Audrey Young is the New Zealand Herald’s political editor.

The Hot Seat: Being third cab off the rank can be powerful

Wairiki MP Te Ururoa Flavell is no political novice but he is facing his first election as Maori Party co-leader.

He discusses the party's record, its goals and its rivals in this Herald Hot Seat interview with NewstalkZB host Rachel Smalley, Herald columnists Fran O'Sullivan and Toby Manhire and political editor Audrey Young.

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Competing with wealthy Internet Mana and why being third cab off the rank can be powerful: What topics Te Ururoa Flavell discussed and where to find them in the full Maori Party interview

43s Who the Maori Party serves

2m 2s Coalition position on National and Labour

3m 35s How monthly meetings with Key and English are run

5m 21s Preferences of the people for National or Labour

5m 50s Working with parties like Act

8m 29s Sharples not moving aside earlier

10m Maori seat candidates

11m 10s Fundraising

12m 31s Competing with wealthy Internet Mana

14m 26s Sounding off on Twitter about media profile

16m 32s Being third cab off the rank can be powerful

18m 17s Attraction of Maori to Internet Mana

20m 21s Whanau Ora

22m 25s Maori seats

24m 34s The party as Treaty Partner

26m 19s Treaty of Waitangi and treaty rights

27m 57s Maori left behind and Maori leaping ahead, Maori Party initiatives

31m 55s Using the Maori asset-base better including Chinese investments

37m 32s Opportunities in the North and settlements

39m 28s Work and young Maori

43m 38s Minerals and iron sands

45m 24s Immigration rate

46m 56s The next big idea

48m 28s Race relations optimism

50m 31s Te Reo Maori

52m 12s Reason to vote Maori Party

The interview was conducted on August 5.


Thursday - Hone Harawira and Laila Harre, Internet-Mana

Friday - Colin Craig, Conservatives

Saturday - Jamie Whyte, Act

Monday - Peter Dunne, United Future

Tomorrow - Russel Norman and Metiria Turei, Greens

- NZ Herald

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