27 Jan 2010

National, Maori Party policy poles apart - Horomia

9:04 am on 27 January 2010

Labour Party Maori affairs spokesperson Parekura Horomia says 2010 will be the year the incompatibility between National and Maori Party policy becomes clear.

Mr Horomia told Waatea News that Maori Party co-leaders have made a lot of noise about their good working relationships within Government, but the social policies they are pushing like Whanau Ora and prison rehabilitation are poles apart from where National really wants to go.

He said National's social and economic policies are already doing huge damage to Maori communities.