John Tamihere on why 2020 isn't the Māori Party's year
John Tamihere is typically straight up: This will not be the Māori Party’s year.
New Zealand is in crisis, and it’s not the crisis Tamihere wants to talk about, and it’s a crisis that has dampened the prospects of the political party which he co-leads.
"With Jacinda all over everything it's changed the whole landscape politically. In February, NZ First and-or us could have held the balance of power, so fine was the line between National and Labour. Along came Covid and that's no longer the case.”
Such a lament will not be uncommon this election.