Mana and Maori bury the toki kaka pota

The Maori Party and the Mana Party have held another meeting to discuss their future relationship, and say they’ve put aside their differences.

“We consider this day historic in the sense that this is the first time the two executives of our parties have come together, and that bodes well for our future working relationship,” said Maori Party president Tukuroirangi Morgan.

“It is a significant occasion where we have been able to put aside our differences and focus on what is best for our people.”

In other words, Hone’s been told to stop being a one-man island, stop being a dick, and compromise for the sake of a greater Maori movement.

Good luck with that.

Mr Morgan first met Mana Party leader Hone Harawira in July in an attempt to heal the five-year rift.

Mr Harawira quit the party over its support agreement with National, and founded his own movement.

He resigned from parliament, fought a by-election and won.

Tentative reconciliation attempts came to nothing and Mr Harawira lost the Te Tai Tokerau seat to Labour’s Kelvin Davis in 2014.

Following Mr Morgan’s first meeting with Mr Harawira, the Maori Party’s co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox ruled out an alliance with Mana but said they were open to “a more cohesive relationship”.

Yeah. ?Perhaps an MOU, like Labour and Green. ?That’ll work.

Fact is, Hone is damaged goods apart from the far north where his blindly loyal foot soldiers are still on the Maori Independence Koolaid.

The German sausage stench will not come off. ?He was for sale, and now he’s trying to get the Maori party to put in an offer on one, slightly used, but essentially useless political “movement”.

Hone will never take his movement beyond Northland now. ?Maori down country just can’t put up with that clown any longer.

Except for Tuku Morgan, who is still trying to broker a Maori super-Alliance.

Good luck with that.


– NZN via Yahoo! News