Alf is disinclined to add his voice to the cries of outrage about a prominent indigenous person who has become embroiled in a row over his relationship with indigenous birds.
No, stupid. Not wahine.
We are talking here of kereru, or native wood pigeons for any of Alf’s constituents who might be recent immigrants.
The NZ Herald reports here on the matter:
Ngapuhi chairman Sonny Tau has admitted to being caught in possession of dead kereru and says he deeply regrets his mistake.
Mr Tau confirmed that he was questioned on Tuesday by a Department of Conservation officer about the kereru –
also known as native wood pigeon – in his possession.
It’s a rare bird and it is protected.