Following their partnership with the One Pacific Party, the Māori Party are proposing a new visa category for climate change refugees from the Pacific.
The Māori Party announced the policy last week, alongside an one-off amnesty for Pacific overstayers.
The new refugee status stands alongside the party’s other climate change policies of planting 100,000 hectares of forest over 10 years and subsidising solar panels in the regions and poorer communities.
Co-leader Marama Fox told reporter Mack Smith the threat of climate change was no longer on the horizon.
With two Green MPs rebelling from the party, reporter Mack Smith spoke to to Maori co-leader Marama Fox about her thoughts and reactions on the recent backlash directed at Green co-leader Metiria Turei’s admission that she lied to Work and Income.