Tariana Turia had this to say:-
Mrs Turia labelled Mr Goff's comments "bloody patronising behaviour" and said he was scaremongering to try to derail the agreement process.
"He's trying, once more, to frighten our people into saying we should sit with Labour," she said.
"Well, Labour didn't even invite us to sit with them in the last government and our people are sick and tired of being told what to do. He should stick with rebuilding the Labour Party instead of trying to dismantle others."
"People know Labour took the seabed and foreshore away from them. They also know that while Labour goes and loudly tells our people everything they do for them, the most empowering opportunities have come from National governments."
She said kohanga reo, kura kaupapa and progress in health and social services all came from National."
Hone Harawira had this to say:-
"There have been more positive approaches from National in the past three days than from Labour in the past three years. He says he does not “give a stuff” what Labour’s position is. (Kiwiblog)
A spokesman for John Key had this to say:-
"We are looking at forming a government and we don't really care what Phil Goff has to say. It's patronising, isn't it?"