Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 26, 2017 17:46:36 GMT 12
PETERS DELIVERS MAORI INFLUENCE TO CABINET
Former Maori affairs minister Dover Samuels says Maoridom should thank Winston Peters for putting Maori in such a strong position in Government.
Eight Maori from Labour and New Zealand First were this morning sworn in as Ministers in the new coalition government.
Between them they hold 18 portfolios.
"The thanks should be given to the leader of New Zealand First, Winston Peters. He's the one that has created the landscape for Maori to take advantage of the coalition agreement made up from the Greens, New Zealand Labour and New Zealand First. I think the culmination of their kaupapa and their principles actually reflect tikanga Maori and Maori kaupapa and Maori aspirations......