Kate Chapman at Stuff reports:
Mr Harawira said he had been approached by Maori Party members around the country who were keen for him to take over.
“Clearly they’re in dire straits right now, their membership has just dropped through the floor.”
Mr Harawira quit the Maori Party ahead of the 2011 election following perpetual infighting.
There would be ground rules to the proposed merger – Mr Harawira wants be the leader and the Maori Party would have to end its relationship with National.
At the time Hone left the Maori Party, I said it was more about the fact he wanted to be the Leader, than anything else. I think this confirms it.