Brash speech criticised by Maori MP

Former Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Don Brash, now leader of the National Party, has been criticised by Georgina te Heuheu, the party's only Maori MP, for a speech she described as "Maori bashing".

Georgina te Heuheu distanced herself from Brash saying she had expressed reservations about the speech many people were describing as "Maori bashing".

The National's leader was accused in the NZ press of playing "the race card" in a desperate bid to win votes after a speech this week which set a

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