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Flavell turns the tables on Labour

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 14/03/2017

Te Ururoa Flavell. © Joel Ford/Getty Images Te Ururoa Flavell. Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell got one across on Labour in parliament when Kelvin Davis began criticising his performance and asking him what he had achieved.

Mr Flavell said he could answer that by reading a quote:

"I have to take my hat off to the Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell for keeping the kaupapa of the Maori Party beating while gaining wins from the government in the 2016 Budget.

"In the past two years he has done a good job for Maori and can feel satisfied with a new Whanau Ora injection of another $40 million over the next four years, a total of $72m a year in welfare, education and health spending to go through to Whanua Ora providers."

Who said that? Broadcaster Willie Jackson, shoulder-tapped by Labour to become one of its election candidates.

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