Flavell challenges

Kate Shuttleworth at NZ Herald reports:

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples has confirmed he is being challenged for the position by Te Ururoa Flavell.

Maori Party president Pem Bird will lead a meeting with the party this afternoon over the leadership challenge.

Dr Sharples reportedly said in his arrival speech at the annual Ratana celebrations near Wanganui he would stand down if asked to by the party.

For my 2c I think there is value in having at least one co-leader who is not a Minister so they can devote their time to political leadership and issues, rather than portfolio management.

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