COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Muller too blue for Green leader

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Greens co-leader Marama Davidson says the National Party may have a new leader, but it’s still National.

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller ousted Simon Bridges on Friday in a well-executed coup as the party slumped to 29 percent in the polls and faced losing 17 or more MPs at the September election.

Ms Davidson says the Greens and National have different visions for the country, especially when it comes to Māori kaupapa.

"He’ll have to prove whether or not he is going to be willing to work, listen and genuinely show up for Māori aspirations. I didn't see championing things like the iwi checkpoints to keep our kaumātua and our pakeke safe in our Māori communities. That is an example of, let's see where his advocacy falls. He is going to have to prove that," she says.

Ms Davidson says she’s honoured Green members have put her on top of the list, and says Chloe Swarbrick’s elevation to the number 3 spot is a tribute to her communication skills and the hard work she has put in to her first term.

The next Māori on the list is Tīwhanawhana Trust chair Elizabeth Kerekere at number 9, so the party would need to improve on its 2017 result for her to enter parliament.

Copyright © 2020, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

flu cmdhb apr 2020

TRM Website Banner

Korihi Dates

NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
The most Progressive Government would be a Labour-Green-Maori Party Government
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Progressive voters who want to see transformational policy have one fear this election, that Winston Peter's crosses the 5% threshold and Labour needs him to form a Government alongside the Greens.
Is it time to dump Police 10-7?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: When challenged over TVNZ's lack of diversity in 2007, then chief executive Rick Ellis told a select committee that TVNZ had Police 10-7 which offered a Māori presence that met charter requirements.
If you are frightened by the COVID virus, wait until you hear about the latest from the climate crisis
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: While the New Zealand mainstream media are focused on attacking the Government over failures at the border, there is a far larger threat to New Zealand that is rapidly approaching us with almost no fanfare.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am