The NZ Herald reports:
Act leader Jamie Whyte's been caught short once again - this time clueless about Whanau Ora.
I bet you most New Zealanders couldn't tell you what whanau ora is.
Annette King, then Labour's social services spokeswoman, described it as 'blancmange' because "when you try to get a grasp of it, it slips through your fingers."
Here's a challenge. Summarise the following diagrammatic representation of whanau ora in a sound bite.
All whanau ora does it transfer funds to Maori service providers, a process that occurred before it became known as whanau ora. But there has been a concerted effort to dress it up as a hugely significant development for political reasons. Ask what the Maori Party's great legacy is as we run up to the election and the answer will undoubtedly be whanau ora.
Once more I am pleased and relieved to hear a political candidate being honest. Makes a welcome change to bluster and bluff or evasion.