Hone Harawira said “farewell” to Parliament yesterday, in a well attended event. He left behind him a challenge:
Mana Leader Hone Harawira has said farewell to Parliament with a challenge to pass his “feed the kids” bill at its first opportunity.
His bill, which would provide a government-funded food programme in schools had the support of Labour, the Greens and the Maori Party. National has so far refused to support it, saying food programmes already existed.
“It [his bill] is ready to be passed at the first sitting of Parliament, and if it did, I know it would gladden the hearts of all good Kiwis, please the mums who are struggling to get by, and fill the stomachs of the 100,000 children still going to school hungry every day,” he said.
“This is not my bill. This is a bill for the children”
In the new Parliament it is, of course, all up to National. Will they feed the kids? To be continued…