Did Alf hear Metiria Turei blatting on about Maori being unrepresented on the new Environmental Protection Agency?
Maori fill only two of eight positions was her complaint (although earlier today Mrs Grumble couldn’t track down an internet reference to the remarks reported by Radio NZ).
The way we were taught to do our sums here in Eketahuna, that means 15% or so of the population is represented by 25% of the appointees. Not bad, eh?
By claiming this to be under-representation, Ms Turei reinforces Alf’s firm belief that Greens are unfit to hold any office that would require them to make economic decisions.