Saturday, August 20, 2005

Maori Party Political Address

The Maori Part speaker was Dr Pita Sharples, probably because Tariana Turia doesn't feel comfortable speaking into a camera. He was boasting about the Maori Party's membership and there were plenty of scenes of the Foreshore and Seabed, the issue that got the Maori Party organized. Pita then listed the five main policies of the Maori Party:
1. Honor the Treaty
2. Increased Health Spending
3. Free education and more Kaupapa language nests.
4. Repeal the Foreshore and Seabed Act
5. Help People and Family
For a party that was formed by the Foreshore and Seabed Act, there was no bashing of the Government. Instead Pita placed great stress on the entry of an authentic and independant Maori Voice into Parliament.