Tariana Turia says she was pleased to see the Green Party on 10% in the latest poll and that Mana was on 0.5%. She says that The Greens are the true party of the left - this is a theme for her and i imagine it will be one of her 'lines' in the election.
“They are the ones that raise all the significant issues that the Mana Party says they have been established to take up here, the Greens do it on a daily basis. They are a great party when it comes to addressing the issues for the poor, for those who are part of the union movement, those who are out of work,” Mrs Turia says."
Yes the Greens are great but there is still a gap and Mana will cover that and work with the Greens to help the disadvantaged. The gap is Māori who are represented in the groups mentioned by turia and spurned by her party. Soon we will have two real parties of the left with good MP's in the House - and when that occurs the likes of turia will quake in their sheepskinned seats. Get ready it's already happening.