The ETS is bigger than politics and begs true leadership. National and its farmer lobby are failng to step up, so can we expect more from the Maori Party and iwi?
As far as the public's concerned, Hone Harawira is the Maori Party's biggest political management problem at the moment. But the party's facing a bigger, more important decision at the moment than whether the MP for Te Tai Tokerau should stay or go. It's deciding whether it should vote yes or no on the government's reforms to the emissions trading scheme, and what we know of the negotiations so far raise questions about the minor party's interests.