NZ First, Labour heavied Maori Party

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says a New Zealand first staff member and a government minister tried to influence the way his party voted on the censure motion against Winston Peters.

Today Dr Sharples said he was “disappointed” over attempts to influence his party.

“I personally had two separate phone calls from a senior minister urging me to vote in favour of Winston, and suggesting that there would be unpleasant repercussions from Maori people if I didn’t,” he said in a statement.

“Both (fellow co-leader) Tariana Turia and myself were disgusted with this kind of activity, aimed at perverting the course of justice and fair play.”

Does Labour still want to campaign on trust?

5 Responses to NZ First, Labour heavied Maori Party

  1. Colin Lucas says:

    Others including Mr Soper seem to be suggesting that it was Mr Horomia who was doing the heavying. If that is true he would only be a messenger for some-one higher up, or closer to or at the top of, the food chain. He is not a great intellect and would not have thought of doing that on his own.

  2. Inventory2 says:

    Quite right Colin. But when one talks of “Labour Party heavies”, he is the first to come to mind – not to mention the heaviest!!

  3. Colin Lucas says:

    Every time I see Mr Horomia, I think of the character “Fat Bastard” in “Goldmember” – I know i shouldn’t but there you go.

  4. Inventory2 says:

    Shame on you Colin. I prefer the photoshopped piccie that has him wearing a t-shirt saying “I fought anorexia and won”

  5. Gina Baker-Mahaki says:

    How are we suppose to be strong if what we see appears to be collapsing?
    Tariana – I am struggling to understand what the collective are saying about you intervening on behalf of the “black power/mongrel mob etc” for Waitangi Treaty entitlements, enlighten me please by telling me I’VE GOT IT WRONG!! Family or not – MORE SO!!. Whoever these patched members are that are voicing these claims : “TAKE OFF THE PATCHES!!! the dark glasses (real mana dos’nt HIDE!) and participate in your day – in it lies your future – with real courage will the people heal and rise. HOW MANY OF YOU ARE FATHERS? Family leaders? First born? YOU!! – have never been your very best yet!!! I, of Ngapuhi Tuhoe descent(44yrs old), I challenge you – all of you – to unitedly put down the rocks in your hands because if you have’nt noticed – you’ve been exisiting in a glass house! – put down your guns, hatred, BLAME, rebellion, pride and blatant disrespect – then and only then will you see the face of one who has truelly loved you – more than family!! BEING MAORI WAS NEVER YOUR INTERPRETATION – genuine breath of our blood is humbleness and whangai. To truelly give of oneself is to lose ones identity in the workload!! To the Maori men and women of my homeland I give my vision for your future, to the Pakeha who speak better REO than me – you have my smiles and adoration! to all else give of your prescence peacefully – as it is both faith and science – we are all going to die by His divine appointment, if you have no more lessons to learn then don’t stand on the sideline throwing verbal rocks, we want the children to grow up in a positive and forward looking New Zealand.
    **Point? By all means claim your entitlements – for your children!!
    Position them with assets to create their world. If you want to be a part of that creativity, get some business nouse and sound advice and do something FANTASTIC, bring out all those ideas you’ve mothballed and did’nt do anything with. Jeremiah 29v11-14 “For I know the plans I have for YOU, plans to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future….”. YES!! I DARE YOU!!

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