Consultation is the name of the game – and it’s a thriving industry, too, for special people

August 6, 2010

Non-Maori had better get used to the idea they must play second fiddle to Maori, especially now that the Government has signed that United Nations stuff which recognises our indigenous people as “special”.

One of the benefits of being special is that you get to be consulted on all sorts of things.

Maori obviously have had some say in the naming of streets in Havelock North, for example. Non-Maori can like it, lump or piss off and live somewhere else.

Alf makes these observations on reading about a fuss over the naming of Te Heipora Place, named after the principal wife of a bloke called Te Hapuku, who is described as an important chief in the area in the 1870s.
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