Thursday, September 28, 2006
MAORI PARTY OFFERED 'BRIBES'
The Maori Party is considering a deal which, if agreed to, will see it supporting the Labour party in parliament. In exchange for it's votes the Maori Party will receive a bale of blankets, a gross of shotguns, a hogshead of Lion Red, $250 worth of Lotto tickets and the foreshore and sea-bed.
Moenui Maori Party Chair Tari Kuahinga told the Kiwi Herald that she was made the offer by 'a bloke tieing up his dinghy at the Moenui jetty on Saturday. He said he was representing some other bloke who lived off-shore.'
Ms Kuahinga said that the executive of the Party would consider the offer at a special hui next week. At the same hui they would also be considering an offer from an undisclosed source which wanted the Party to support the National Party. In exchange for its vote the Party would receive 1000 cubits of scarfing material, 500 pairs of sensible shoes and 713 free entries into the Kingdom of God.
Leaders of both major parties are denying any knowledge of the offers while Peter Dunne has decried the offers as 'outrageous bribes.'
"All I was ever offered was a cold flat-white at a Mt Eden cafe," said the United Leader. "Typical. More special treatment for Maoris."