At a noon press conference Metiria Turei announced that she is not resigning and will continue to lead the Greens, but she is not seeking a ministerial position in a new government.
She takes responsibility for her past, but the work on a fair welfare system is more important than any one person.
Wants to be clear for Labour under the MOU.
Metiria Turei will not resign from the Green Party after new revelations about her actions while on the benefit https://t.co/MlGFTgEtsa
— nzherald (@nzherald) August 4, 2017
Turei says the extent of her benefit fraud remains her lie about how many flat mates she had.
— Vernon Small (@VernonSmall) August 4, 2017
Metiria "I opened myself to this (the scrutiny) because I wanted people to understand what it's like to be a beneficiary in this country"
— Katie Bradford (@katieabradford) August 4, 2017
So, being a poor solo mother in the past now excludes you from Cabinet. Burn it down. Burn it all down.
— Idiot/Savant (@norightturnnz) August 4, 2017
Give Metiria a break. A lot of us did some shameful things in the early 90s. I once even voted for the National Party.
— Imperator Fish (@ImperatorFish) August 3, 2017