Saw this on Yahoo just now.
Hone Harawira’s supporters have been screaming abuse and spitting at Maori Party activists on the campaign trail in Kaitaia, party vice-president Ken Mair said today.
Mr Mair said a small group of Mana Party supporters yesterday set up a protest directly opposite the Maori Party team in Kaitaia’s main street.
“They yelled and screamed abuse at our team while children were on the street,” Mr Mair said.
“I also heard that one of them tried to spit at us…the vitriolic and personal attacks were completely over the top.”
Mr Mair said the behaviour was in total contrast to the meaning of the word mana.
“It was that bad that even one of their own supporters crossed the road and apologised to us for their disgusting behaviour,” he said.
At least some of them get it.
But frankly I don’t know what disturbs me more, the behaviour of the Mana Party people, or the fact that Ken Mair is VP of the Maori Party!