Maori Party Cinderella-ises itself

By Jane Clifton In Politics

Print Share
18th February, 2012
It’s hard to take someone seriously when he or she threatens World War III and then goes into hiding. The Maori Party’s no-show on Parliament’s first sitting day this week sapped most of the menace from its vow to pull out of coalition with National. This wasn’t even crying wolf. More like whispering pomeranian. The whole furore over asset sales and the Treaty is one giant shadow-boxing bout, in any case. The Maori Party threatened to resign unless an unenforceable Treaty clause was nevertheless enforced, meaningless though that would be – and not that anyone really knows what the ...

Get full access to Listener.co.nz

Subscribers can read the full version of this story.

You can subscribe and get full online access for as little as $5 per week.

Enjoy the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Listener magazine with convenient online access. This includes access to thousands of archived articles and up-to-date TV and entertainment listings.

Our great content is available online even before it hits the shelves, and includes more focus on breaking news. With our responsive design you get a great reader experience whether you read from your home computer, tablet, or even smartphone.

Already a subscriber? Just to read full version of this story.

Already an existing print subscriber? As part of your magazine subscription you are entitled to receive full access to the New Zealand Listener Online content. Click here for instructions on how to redeem your digital access.

Or you can subscribe now to get unlimited access to listener.co.nz.

Switch to our mobile site