Daniel’s Election 2011: Maori Party
This is part six of a nine part series, Daniel’s Election 2011. For part one on the Green Party, click here. For part two on the Mana Party, click here. For part three on New Zealand First, click here. For part four on the Labour Party, click here. For part five on United Future, click here. For the posts after this one, look down the bottom with the comments. If they’ve been posted, they’ll be there as trackbacks.
The Maori Party has had an interesting three years. They’ve made it into Government and done some really great things in areas where large areas of Maori live. As much as I have problem with a race-based party, I really respect the work they’ve been doing. But they certainly have had their issues, with Hone Harawira saying the party was selling out to National, eventually leaving and creating the Mana Party.
Unfortunately, I can’t really discuss their policy, because as far as I can tell, their website only gives the 2008 policy. At least, that’s what the title says, as it does at the bottom. I’m really not willing to discuss policy that may or may not be accurate.
So, this is probably the shortest part of Daniel’s Election 2011. I think it shows that the Maori Party aren’t very good with their website, but that’s not so bad, given they are only really pushing for the Maori electorates, so it’s easier for them to talk to as many of the people they want to vote for them as possible.