Shots fired at Mana office

Last updated 22:02 01/07/2014

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Mana leader Hone Harawira says he's worried about his staff's safety after shots were fired at his electorate office in Kaitaia, in the Far North.

The shots were fired through the front window of the office last Thursday night.

"I get threatened with violence and I get death threats, but when somebody starts taking shots at my office then that’s another matter altogether," the Te Tokerau MP said tonight. 

A report had been filed with police, he said.

"I’m glad my staff reported it straight away because people call in to my office at all times of the day and night to get help with a range of issues, and their safety, and the safety of my staff, is a huge concern to me.

"Politics can be a tough game and you can get hardened against some of the nasty and mean-spirited attacks against you, but shooting into an office without knowing who might be inside is more than scary, it’s life-threatening and I hope the police catch the perpetrators soon.”

He said he and his staff would not be put off by threats.

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