Metiria Turei to announce 'most important policy' of her life

The Green Party are releasing a families package today that co-leader Metiria Turei says is "probably the most important policy of [her] life" and will "speak truth to power".

Ms Turei appeared on The Hui on Sunday morning, saying the policy was important to her "because families need a Government that takes their needs seriously, that will build the houses, that will make sure they've got enough to get by, that will make sure their kids don't go to school hungry".

When questioned by host Mihingarangi Forbes about which policy would change things most for whānau Māori, Ms Turei answered it would be the families policy to be announced at 2pm on Sunday.

She said it is her number one priority this election.

"When I said last week that we would tell our truths and speak truth to power, [at Sunday's AGM] you'll see an example of that.

"We actually need to be honest about what's going on in our country for those families. Two people died in the last two weeks because they were homeless sleeping on the streets. We cannot be a country that allows that to happen anymore."

Watch the full interview above.


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