9 Jun 2014

Mana Pasifika aims at young voters

7:35 am on 9 June 2014

The Mana Party has said its new Pasifika wing will not be targeting Labour's traditional Pacific voters, following the launch of Mana Pasifika at the weekend in south Auckland.

James Papali'i, Mana Party

James Papali'i, Mana Party Photo: MANA PARTY

Mana Pasifika organiser James Papali'i said they were aiming at new and young Pacific voters.

He said the Pasifika youth vote was up for grabs.

Mr Papali'i said Pasifika and Maori voters had traditionally plumped for Labour, but Mana's coalition with the Internet Party now gave young voters from those groups an alternative.

Mana leader Hone Harawira said the Pasifika wing had been formed to promote the policies Labour was too scared to take on - starting with an amnesty for Pacific overstayers.