24 Nov 2011

Minor leaders debate

From Morning Report, 8:09 am on 24 November 2011

Two days to go and it could be that this election won't be decided on Saturday night - but by which of the minor parties end up in a position to make a deal. Under MMP, the positions of the minor parties have often ended up being crucial and today we've brought the leaders of the six minor parties together to tell us what they'd be asking for in return for supporting a government led by National or Labour. In our Wellington studio, the Act Party leader, Dr Don Brash and the United Future leader Peter Dunne. In our Auckland studio are the Green Party co-leader Russel Norman and the New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. In our Whangarei office is the Mana Party leader Hone Harawira and joining us on the phone is the Maori Party whip Te Ururoa Flavell, a late replacement for the co-leader Tariana Turia who yesterday was a late replacement for Pita Sharples.