Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer plays a game of 'kiss, kick or marry' based on Luxon, Davidson and Peters

With just one month out from the election, Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer has answered The Project's hot seat questions in a version of a familiar game, "kiss, kick or marry". 

Three cards of competing politicians were revealed by The Project's hosts, one of National leader Christopher Luxon, one of Greens co-leader Marama Davidson and a third of NZ First leader Winston Peters. 

"Can I use a kick twice?" she asked, laughing at the hosts who shook their heads in synchronised disapproval.  

"Well can I use kick and marry on one person?" she asked. "Can we negotiate this?" 

"We're going to put one sign on one of these people, so who are you going to kiss?" The Project host Kanoa Lloyd asked. "I think this is the first time I have ever seen Debbie lost for words," Lloyd continued. 

"I think this game sucks, the first person I'm going to kick is the person who doesn't know that he's indigenous and doesn't think we're indigenous, sorry Matua," she said, pointing at Peters' sign. 

"Oh, you're kicking Matua Winston out of the party?" Lloyd asked.  

"Yes, I am," Ngarewa-Packer responded. 

"The second person I'd rather marry is Marama," she said.  

"OK, why are you marrying Marama?" Lloyd questioned. 

"Because [of] the prospect of the other, I would rather change," she joked, pointing at Luxon's card. 

"So, I'm just going to remember there is a new variant of COVID-19 that's hit Aotearoa, I am going to put on a mask, a really thick mask," she said, motioning a quick kiss in the air. 

"This game sucks," she said as the audience erupted into laughter. 

"I thought I was here to sign you all up to Te Pāti Māori, so I'm really devastated," she joked. 

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