Tuesday July 25, 2017   Last updated 10:33AM

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

10:00am - 11:00am
Turei highlights the War on the Poor

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The Greens co leader Metiria Turei's admission of benefit fraud when a student, highlights the depth of poverty beneficiaries are living in says Marama Davidson.

Greens MP Marama Davidson has come out in support of her co leader this morning saying the Party's 'Families Package Policy' is based on real solutions for real people doing it tough.

Marama Davidson says Metiria Turei was able to do this by highlighting her own situation.

"It was really important for her to front this in a way that was really authentic. She chose to be able to talk about exactly how hard it is to survive and we know this still happens today and right now that people are forced to tell a lie about their situation because people are just not getting enough to live and not getting enough to get by," she says.

Metiria Turei's admission has taken the shine off the Party's 'Families Package' that was announced in the weekend.

The Party plans to increase benefits by 20%, increase the value of Working for Families and create a Children's Credit of $72 a week.

Marama Davidson says the new policy is about stopping the war on the poor, lifting whanau out of poverty.

"We have known that this policy should be a transformational one. One that gets at the systemic flaws that have been pushing more and more people into poverty and bashing people on lower incomes", she says.


Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Rheumatic Fever
Waatea TV
Parakuihi Breakfast with Dale Husband
Rahui Papa Tainui Leader
King Taawhiao's cottage was purchased by Manukau City from its original site on Wallace Road in 2010. Built in 1890, this was the second Maori kings Auckland residence.
Lance O'Sullivan and Debbie Ngarewa Packer
Ngati Ruanui and Maihealth brings innovative health solution to Patea. Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust (Ngati Ruanui) is pleased to be supporting a much needed solution for the Doctor shortage in Patea. Dr Lance O'Sullivan 2014 New Zealander of the year will be providing a pop-up virtual medical service in Patea.
Nanaia Mahuta Labour Party MP Waikato
Dale speaks to Nanaia Mahuta about Labour Maori candidates have their launch this Sunday. Negotiators for Ngati Maniapoto met at Te Puea Marae last night.
Lawrence Yule President Local Government New Zealand
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Marama Davidson Green Party MP
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
1 Stacey Morrison - Nga tohu Matariki 2017
Nga tohu Matariki 2017
2 Hurimoana Dennis - Te tohu Hiwa i te Rangi
Hiwa i te rangi award -
3 Roihana Nuri - QandA
The madness of deciding the fate of Maori electorates with a binding referendum
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: NZ First's extraordinary claim that deciding the fate of the Maori electorates with a binding referendum is not only dog whistle politics at its worst, it's also incredibly unfair and utterly unjust.
Do we need a new Maori uprising?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: The front cover of last months racism issue by MANA magazine says it all.
Marae TV phone message racism highlights ignorance
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Marae TV employee Blake Ihimaera had a phone message accidentally left on her phone from a company they were looking to hire a car from.
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus




To receive regular updates from Waatea News.