takes stand against Parliament tie rules
Despite the ultimatum, Waititi says he will continue his stand against ties.
Last Thursday, Waititi promised the Māori Party's "unapologetic Māori voice will be heard and that our Māori cloak is felt and is present in every piece of legislation and bill passed in this House".
At the end of the speech, he spoke of his tipuna who was wrongly convicted and put to death for Anglican Priest Reverend Völkner in Ōpōtiki in 1865.
Rawiri said in the House his tipina Mokomoko last words in te reo were, "Take the noose from around my neck so that I may sing my song."
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