Māori Development Minister Mahuta said compulsory te reo in schools was a matter of “not if but going to be when” on Tuesday morning. …
Peters, the deputy prime minister and leader of NZ First – who oppose compulsory te reo – issued a sharp rebuke towards Mahuta and Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.
“Neither of them are speaking for the Government policy full stop,” Peters said.
“If they want to be in this Government they’ll be on the same page.”
A Deputy Prime Minister threatening to get two Ministers fired. Now he can’t actually do that as they are Labour Ministers. But once he is Acting Prime Minister, I assume he would be able to do so.