What’s Hone living on?

Last month Hone Harawira said that campaigning would be tough because he’d be doing it on the dole.

It’s up to the people of Te Tai Tokerau to judge if someone who’d been receiving an MP’s salary for nearly six years without saving enough to live on for a month  has the nous to be an MP.

They might also ponder how someone who purports to represent the poor and downtrodden doesn’t know there’s a stand-down period for people who’ve resigned from a job before they can receive a benefit.

The rest of us can ponder what he’s living on since he said he had no savings and he’s ineligible for the dole.

Someone with a better understanding of electoral law than I have might know whether donations to a candidate for living expenses count as donations which have to be recorded in election returns.

10 Responses to What’s Hone living on?

  1. robertguyton says:

    Kei te noho a Hone?
    Te Ika a Maui?
    Te hiku o te ika?
    He aha te whakautu Ele?

  2. homepaddock says:

    Good on you Hone?
    The fish of Maui?
    The tail of the fish (Norhtland)?
    The wrong answer, Ele?

    Not sure if that’s the correct translation, Robert. If not you might choose to correct it for those of us who don’t have your fluency in te reo.

  3. robertguyton says:

    Ehara ahua i te tangata mohio ki te korero Maori!
    He pakaru taku reo!
    No reira kei te kati au i te mahi nei.
    Ka noho a Hone ki runga i nga wheua o tana nono.

  4. marty mars says:

    Very petty and snide – up there with the bogus assertion that he was in it for the money.

  5. pdm says:

    HP – perhaps he is living with mummy.

    MM – are you suggesting he wasn’t there for the money?- It is the easiest income he will ever earn. Who else would employ him?

  6. Adolf Fiinkensein says:

    He musta been there for the money, eh?. He sure as hell wasn’t there for his brains.

  7. Inventory2 says:

    Perhaps the stand-down rules are different for recycled ex-MP’s from Maori electorates …

  8. marty mars says:

    Well we will see what the lines are when he wins. Seems like a lot of fear from those with privilege and that is fair enough. Mana is a bright light and the bunnies are ‘middle of the roading’ it. Oh dear the lights are getting closer…

  9. robertguyton says:

    I’m with Marty. Hone’s breakout has you all sinking the boot in wherever you can. Nice.
    If he wins, and like Marty, I think he will, I’ll be crowing here, signalling the new dawn of politics.
    Kei te haere tonu e Hone ki te taumata.

  10. Paranormal says:

    MM & RG Not long to wait now and I think you’ll be sadly disappointed. If Hone is a bright shining light, then no wonder NZ is well on its way to third world status.

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