Hauraki-Waikato

The Tainui Princess is in trouble

The Tainui Princess, Nanaia?Mahuta is in a spot of bother after 21 years in parliament doing not much at all.

There have been strong words from King Tuheitia as he endorses tribal leader Rahui Papa, the M?ori Party’s expected candidate for the Hauraki-Waikato electorate.

“I challenge every one of us…Find the right place for your skills and move out of the way for the people that can truly lead us”, King Tuheitia said at Parawera Marae, south of Hamilton on Thursday afternoon where local celebrations are being held in honour of the M?ori King.

“We all deserve no less than the best leadership on offer.

“She’s going right back to the backbench now. To me, she’s got no mana in there now,” King Tuheitia said of Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta’s demotion in the party.

After more than 20 years of supporting Ms Mahuta as their electorate MP, voters in Hauraki-Waikato have a major decision ahead of them.

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Labour leadership contest turns to complete farce as Mahuta puts her name in the hat

The Labour leadership debacle has turned into complete farce as Nanaia Mahuta chucks her name in the hat to be the next hapless leader of the Labour party.

Labour’s Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta will contest the Labour Leadership.

Ms Mahuta is expected to announce her candidacy shortly.

Ms Mahuta’s announcement brings the number of contenders to replace David Cunliffe to four with former Deputy leader David Parker, Andrew Little and Grant Robertson also in the running.

Her candidacy announcement at 4.30pm comes just before the deadline of 5pm.

She was one of the two MPs – the other being William Sio – to stand by former leader David Cunliffe yesterday when he announced he was withdrawing from the contest.

Oh dear lord, the work shy Maori princess who took much of last year off to care for her baby, and asked her party for even more leave,?is now applying for one of the toughest jobs in NZ, let alone in politics.

Is her theme music for the contest going to be Dueling Banjos.

The Labour party is a joke, populated by fools and clowns

 

– NZ Herald

 

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