Maori Party candidates

May 5th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

The has selected South Auckland “stalwart” Rangi McLean to replace Pita Sharples as its Tamaki Makaurau candidate in this year’s election.

It also chose educationalist and Susan Cullen as its candidate for Hauraki Waikato.

Party President Naida Glavish said Mr McClean was “a stalwart of South Auckland. He has lived in the heart of the electorate for over forty years and has held a number of governance roles in the electorate”.

“I have known Rangi for a long time. He is an outstanding candidate and is regarded as an authority on tikanga and Maori cultural matters” said Mrs Glavish.

It will be interesting to who gets the Labour nomination. Most people expect Labour will have a good chance of winning the seat, but you can’t take anything for granted.

3 Responses to “Maori Party candidates”

  1. hj (8,596 comments) says:

    Yesterday Judith was defending the idea of post colonial stress disorder. It would be interesting to do an analysis based on bloodlines (although that line of inquiry is “highly offensive to Maori”)? My guess is that it is group adopted cultural attitude, pertaining to the modern world not the past (something for what’s his name in this post to ponder). I think the Irish once were foul of the system?

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  2. Tauhei Notts (2,367 comments) says:

    Rangi McLean!
    Reminds me of that delightful Billy T James joke many years ago.
    “One half of me is Maori; the other half is Scottish. One half of me wants to get pissed; the other half doesn’t want to pay for it.”

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  3. Adolf Fiinkensein (3,638 comments) says:

    And what about ‘pre colonial stress disorder’?

    Therein lies the next twenty years worth of Waitangi Tribunal hearings.

    I’m told this is under serious consideration within the nation’s faculty lunch rooms.

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