Launch in new window

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime

You are here

Darleen Tana and New Housing Policy w the Green Party’s Ricardo Menéndez March 10 July, 2024.mp3

Darleen Tana and New Housing Policy w/ the Green Party’s Ricardo Menéndez-March: 10 July, 2024

Darleen Tana and New Housing Policy w the Green Party’s Ricardo Menéndez March 10 July, 2024.mp3 mp3, 10.44 MB
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Former Green Party MP Darleen Tana was suspended from the party after claims of migrant exploitation surfaced at a business owned by her husband Christian Hoff-Nielsen, leading to subsequent allegations of Darleen’s involvement in, or awareness of the situation. 

Tana announced her official resignation from the Greens last weekend, a move which Chloe Swarbrick and her contemporaries in the party had been urging since the allegations surfaced, however Tana still maintains both her and her husband’s innocence and has not yet resigned as a member of parliament. 

Some experts have suggested that the Greens might subsequently invoke the “waka-jumping legislation”, a law requiring MPs to leave parliament if they switch parties, which the Greens have historically opposed.  

For their weekly catch up, Oto spoke to Green party MP Ricardo Menéndez-March, about the allegations surrounding Darleen Tana and whether or not the party will invoke the waka-jumping legislation to remove her as an MP. 

They also talked about Housing minister Chris Bishop's plans to boost housing development in Aotearoa with his new "Going for Housing Growth" policy.