“… Of course, the Maori Party will say that it’s staying in this dysfunctional coalition for the sake of the children.
Which, in the context of this analogy, is the Whanau Ora programme.
No matter how sickly and malnourished it may be – Whanau Ora is still Tariana Turia’s baby.
It is a train wreck.
Yet come their meeting on Monday, you can bet that the Maori Party and National will have patched things up again.
No doubt, they’ll utter token words of mutual respect that will enable them to stumble on until it happens all over again.
On Monday, there will even be – through gritted teeth on John Key’s part – a few humbled words of respect for those meddling aunts and uncles at the Waitangi Tribunal.
The political strategy is already clicking into place:..”
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