Hone Harawira launched his Mana Party yesterday declaring he was standing for the rights of all poor New Zealanders.
"We are not just a party for Maori, we can no longer be a party just for Maori."
The party was launched in Otara at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Piripono with a campaign video called Tinorangatira Boy by Envisio. Candidates Angeline Greensill, James Papali'i, Misty Harrison, Sue Bradford, John Minto, Annette Sykes and Harawira addressed the full school hall.
Candidates told jokes as well as inciting a passionate and emotional response from the audience.
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They talked about introducing a financial transactions tax and eliminating laws that made Pacific Island people overstayers in New Zealand.