#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Plan continues for Maori visit

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Plan continues for Maori visit

The Maori Party caucus today heard there is ongoing support from Maori and Pacific peoples for a Maori delegation to go to Fiji.

Following the meeting, Maori Party President Whatarangi Winiata, said they were getting a clear message that a Maori group should go and visit.

"Our kaupapa is to support the people of Fiji. Very senior Maori people have indicated a desire to help if the Fijian people would like that."

"This is not an official government visit – this would be a kanohi-ki-te-kanohi visit – and it has been under discussion for many months," he said.

Mr Winiata said more discussions will take place, especially with the Fijian community.

“We will keep the public, the government and other parties fully informed of our plans.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Maori people should not interfere with Pacific politics. They only like to call themselves Pacific islanders when it suits them.

They should just try and clean up the mess in their own back yard instead of trying to play 'mana-enhancing' gibberish in Fiji.

We in Fiji enjoy more indigenous rights than the maori people. they should stay in NZ and try to clean up the mess of poverty, crime and other welfare issues that are dominant in their country.