5 Nov 2008

Peters say NZ First has gained tangible achievements for Maori

7:19 pm on 5 November 2008

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says he wants Maori to remember his party's contributions to their welfare when they cast their party vote.

Mr Peters says unlike the Maori Party, he can point to tangible achievements rather than high flying rhetoric.

He says it was New Zealand First that won extra funding for the Maori Women's Welfare League and Maori Wardens, and got tax changes to the advantage of Maori kiwifruit growers.

Mr Peters says New Zealand First has also been thanked by central North island tribes for the work it did behind the scenes to help bring about the Treelord forestry settlement.