Brash fires Maori MP who criticised his speech

Last week we reported New Zealand National Party Maori MP Georgina te Heuheu's criticism of "Maori bashing" in a speech made by the party's leader, and former governor of the RBNZ, Don Brash. But Brash defended his speech and this week fired the MP.

Angry Maori leaders attacked the dismissal of feminist trailblazer Georgina te Heuheu - the National Party's only Maori MP and the first Maori woman to obtain a law degree - as an insult to her people.

She was replaced with an MP who does not speak