Hone is now suspended from the Māori Party's parliamentary caucus. I am of the view that the Māori party have forgotten what leadership means - it is a right given BY THE PEOPLE. Leadership is not telling people they don't understand, or that they are wrong or just naive. That is not leadership - that is arrogance. The Māori party may feel able to go ahead with 50.01% of the people behind them but they will just smash what they have built. This is not the last chance for maori to have political representation - unless key is telling sharples and turia things that we don't know - the Māori party is the latest and not the last in continued fight for fairness and equality.
Kim at He Hōaka discusses the difficulties of The Māori party and I agree with her excellent analysis.