With everyone quite rightly focussed on the destruction in Christchurch, the Maori Party have kicked out Hone Harawira and cancelled his membership.
The Te Tai Tokerau part of the Maori Party were already angry over a lot of things, most recently their not being told when this disciplinary meeting was – meaning they couldn’t attend, and the leaking of Te Ururoa Flavell’s caustic condemnation of his surely now ex-friend. This must be breaking point for them.
Was it really mana-enhancing to not hold off on this until at least the immediate aftermath of the quake is over?
[Bunji: membership not cancelled yet – the Herald were a bit quick on that!]