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Opportunities Party leader Gareth Morgan says anti-Maori policies by National and New Zealand First are leaving the centre open for Labour.

The economist turned politician says he's angered by National's Social Development spokeswoman Anne Tolley threat to halve the benefits job-seekers struggling with drugs, as well as the party's attack on constitutional rights.

He says New Zealand First's Winston Peters seems to be relying on cynical attacks on the Treaty of Waitangi and the Maori seats.

"Isn't he basically saying to us New Zealand First has figured out there are more redneck or white trash votes to be gained than Maori votes so they are out chasing them and now of course they are head to head with National who are doing exactly the same, they are going for that hard right vote, they are leaving the centre for Labour, it's almost like they have given up, these guys, and with those sorts of policies, good riddance to them," Mr Morgan says.

He sees a great future for Maori if the right policies are put in place.

GARETH MORGAN INTERVIEW

 

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