for 'insulting' comments on cyclone funding for Māori
Labour MP Willie Jackson has hit out at Mike Hosking, accusing the Newstalk ZB host of personally attacking him over funding for Cyclone Gabrielle-affected Māori communities.
In a scathing Facebook post, the Māori Development Minister unleashed on Hosking for what he called an "exceptionally insulting diatribe" about the Government's $15 million relief package to support Māori communities devastated by the cyclone.
Jackson began the post by saying Hosking had "attacked me personally".
He said Auckland-based Hosking was "a billion miles away from the reality of many Māori hurt by these catastrophic storms".
"His wealth and privilege make him blind to the hurt his comments cause and it allows him to mock the need many Māori have been left in," Jackson wrote.
Link to article: Willie Jackson unleashes on Hosking for 'insulting' comments on cyclone funding for Māori (msn.com)