However, she did not condone Mr Harawira's actions. She said she would be deeply offended if someone visited her marae and sought to impose their own tikanga [customs.]
"It was a deliberate act. I think it's called stunt politics - you do it because you know you're going to get attention from it."
Friday, 15 July 2011
We have had a rethink on Hones affirmation speech to parliament - note to self - dont blog til have all the facts.
We only saw a snippet of the telecast of Hone's swearing in and thought that it was because he was speaking Te Reo that got Lockwood all grumpy. But it wasn't he was trying to swear allegiance to the Treaty and the dispossessed.
Anyway we watched Te Karere this morning and Scotty asked Hekia what she thought of Hone's grandstanding.
She put it simply - Marae all over the country have different protocols and its respectful to abide by them. Parliament is a big Marae. There are protocols and Hone should follow them as he would expect people to follow them on his Marae.
and Tariana said the same
So Hone expects us to be be nice in his house but is content to shit in ours.