The Herald reports:
Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has apologised again for comments made in an offensive email and is allowed to remain with the party following three weeks of debate over his future. …
Mr Harawira began a media conference in Wellington to outline what action the party was taking with an apology – this time more fulsome than his previous effort.
He apologised to both Maori and Pakeha for the comments, saying they were “insensitive, hurtful and unnecessary” and had caused much grief.
He also acknowledged he was responsible for damaging his party, saying it had spent four years building up credibility and good will.
“My comments have derailed much of that credibility and set back our efforts to build bridges for our people into the future.”
A split from the Maori Party would have been a lose/lose for the Maori Party and Harawira in my opinion.Tags: Hone Harawira, Maori Party