The media have been repeating the mantra that Angry Andy had yet to stuff up. This was during three weeks of parliament and two months of holidays. Quite the test.
Little’s first formal outing for the year was at Waitangi, where he shattered his ‘perfect’ record.
Labour leader Andrew Little has watered down his comments about exploring greater Maori self-governance, referring today to examples such as co-governance of waterways rather than allowing Maori to legislate and govern themselves.
On Waitangi Day, Mr Little criticised Mr Key for dismissing a Waitangi Tribunal report that found Ngapuhi chiefs had not ceded their sovereignty by signing the Treaty.
Mr Little said that report found Maori had retained their ability to govern themselves, including law making abilities. While that was “highly problematic” it should be talked about. Read more »