### ODT Online Fri, 8 Apr 2011
RWC waka support heartens Sharples
By Eileen Goodwin
Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says the controversial Rugby World Cup waka he is backing has support in Dunedin. Speaking without notes at a well-attended lecture at the University of Otago’s Marama Hall last night, the Maori Party co-leader was surprised several people had approached him at Dunedin International Airport to say “the waka’s good”.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr