Harawira on The Nation

October 23rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

No transcript yet but a really fascinating interview with on on . Hone sometimes often gives an impression that he mouths off without thinking, but the interview showed that a lot of what he does is more calculated. He talks about his role being to push the limits, and how the MP needs to differentiate itself from National rather than abandon them.

He also showed some political deftness at not giving straight answers (at one point Duncan had to remind him that it is his role to ask the questions), but he did make one thing very clear. He said that if Pita Sharples retires as co-leader, then he has recommended that Te Ururoa Flavell become the new co-leader. Flavell is gaining a growing reputation as an effective MP, and I agree he is the natural successor to Sharples.

Harawira also showed some quite good insight into how a leader needs to be diplomatic and able to compromise, and that those are not his skills.

This was shown by him talking about his comments on how he would be uncomfortable with his daughters dating Pakeha, and he went on to say that one of them is dating a Maori boy at the moment, and how he doesn’t approve of that. I don’t recall the exact words but Duncan asked him if he thought his daughter’s boyfriend was no good, and Hone replied “Yeah that’s right”. Can’t imagine his daughter will be thrilled to have Dad diss the boyfriend on TV!

For  those who missed it today, would be worth watching it tomorrow.

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24 Responses to “Harawira on The Nation”

  1. Jimbob (640 comments) says:

    Hone laying on the charm, is as convincing as a bull-mastiff cross kissing a lamb.

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  2. Hagues (711 comments) says:

    “if Pita Sharples retires as co-leader, then he has recommended that Te Ururoa Flavell become the new co-leader. Flavell is gaining a growing reputation as an effective MP”

    He maybe an effective MP but he is a piss poor speaker in the house. Can’t imagine him giving any rousing speaches rallying support for the party. I think he gets the anyone other than Harawera vote.

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  3. Shazzadude (506 comments) says:

    The episode’s up on the TV3 website now, it starts about 4 minutes in.

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  4. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    The poor girl, boyfriend probably isn’t radical enough.

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  5. Johnboy (15,011 comments) says:

    “For those who missed it today, would be worth watching it tomorrow.”

    I’d rather watch a piece of dog shit festering in the sun. That’s if we get any sun this weekend. :)

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  6. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    First there was “Meet the Parents”, then “Meet the Fockers”, the next could be “Meet the Harawira’s”.
    No thanks.

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  7. Johnboy (15,011 comments) says:

    Speak for yourself Rodders.

    I think Mummies bright red hair dye is bloody sexy.

    If it wasn’t for Johnnys hatred of all honkies I would be in like a shot. :)

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  8. Viking2 (11,147 comments) says:

    One only needs to look back to the speeches Hone gave during Helens reign to see that in fact he was probably the best speaker in Parliament on the EFA and other controversial bills.
    The problem one should be aware of is letting ones preducies exclude on from seeing the man and his underlying abilities.
    Hone is far smarter than many realize despite his showmanship the appears to the contrary.

    There are many Nat. MP’s who couldn’t match Hone and 35 Labour ones.

    So take more notice when he speaks with serious tone.

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  9. jackp (668 comments) says:

    He’s a racists. I don’t like racists. by the way why is he on the Select Committee of the foreshore and seabed act when he said he wasn’t going to vote for it? That’s like having the kkk on the select committee for civil rights.

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  10. starboard (2,479 comments) says:

    ..the toerag harawira is just a foul mouth piece for his criminal mummy..its like shes got her hand up his arse.. I wont waste my time listening to his/their offensive racist outbursts.

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  11. Johnboy (15,011 comments) says:

    Your right starboard. I think I really preferred the old hag when she had purple hair. :)

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  12. Johnboy (15,011 comments) says:

    Still anyone who could make Helen cry is OK by me however ugly she is! :)

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  13. starboard (2,479 comments) says:

    ..mad as a meet axe…tittyfai…what a nasty piece of work she was back in the 80′s..no wonder her offspring are bitter and twisted.

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  14. Yvette (2,693 comments) says:

    With the hair, is she not a true coloured?

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  15. Shazzadude (506 comments) says:

    You have to be pretty closeminded to not even be able to watch an interview. Another interesting part is that he actually mentioned the commenters on the right-wing blogs as well, how the readers and commentators tried to turn the focus of the Henry saga on him.

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  16. pollywog (1,153 comments) says:

    no wonder her offspring are bitter and twisted.

    only one coming off bitter and twisted is you ya fuckwit.

    Can’t imagine his daughter will be thrilled to have Dad diss the boyfriend on TV!

    i’d imagine his daughter has already heard it in real life and prolly her BF too.

    commenters on the right-wing blogs as well, how the readers and commentators tried to turn the focus of the Henry saga on him.

    and didn’t i fuck them up in double quick time :)

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  17. jcuknz (704 comments) says:

    But what father is really happy with the man his daughter chooses to go out with … really it is quite silly to bag Hone on this matter.

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  18. starboard (2,479 comments) says:

    only one coming off bitter and twisted is you ya fuckwit

    ..Mr Farrar..I believe demerits are in order for the polyWOG…you cant go around calling people that polyWOG…thats terrible.

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  19. pollywog (1,153 comments) says:

    oh but fuckwits can go around here deliberately mispelling an aged Maori Kuia’s name while calling her a mad, foul mouthed, criminal toerag who’s got her hand up her bitter twisted sons arse…

    …if it was me i’d ban you for life just for that you racist fuckwit

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  20. starboard (2,479 comments) says:

    I stand by everything I said about her and her son. Im sorry if the truth hurts..she is a bitter twisted hag and he is an angry racist.

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  21. pollywog (1,153 comments) says:

    …and you’re still a fuckwit

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  22. starboard (2,479 comments) says:

    …ya mama pollywog..

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  23. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    I believes its “yo mama”. Lets not be disrespectful to the superior culture there starbord.

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  24. starboard (2,479 comments) says:

    …yeah but it was in the context of..” ya mamma’s.. got two assholes and your one of ‘em “..but I didnt say that as I would of got hit with demerits…

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