Mana and Maori Party vying for Tua

David Tua is tossing up between the Maori party and Mana in order to facilitate his entry to politics.

Audrey Young reports:

Former boxer David Tua is in hot demand – he has talked with the Maori Party about entering politics, and Hone Harawira’s Mana Party has talks scheduled with him next month.

Tua, a Samoan-born New Zealander, met Maori Party officials in Auckland this week.

Mana, a break-away from the Maori Party, has him in its sights too.

Both see him as a potential drawcard for thousands of Pacific Island voters in New Zealand. 

I doubt David Tua reads this blog…but I suggest he goes with the Maori party.

For a start they aren’t locked into socialist dogma, secondly they aren’t a cult run by nasties like John Minto and Martyn Bradbury.

If it is about making a difference then the Maori Party is a better option as they are already part of a government, and Mana is likely to be isolated by labour if they ever get in a position to deal. Even the Maori party has more pull with Labour than the racist from up north.


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