Another of Pita’s preposterous separatist propositions is punted out of play

March 20, 2010

Oh, look - they've got borders.

The Maori Party’s politically poisonous separatist agenda and Alf’s strong suspicion the party aspires to split Maoridom from the rest of the country, has been given expression yet again.

Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples is calling on the New Zealand Rugby Union to send the Maori team to the 2015 World Cup.

So which country would the Maori team be representing, then?
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Pita goes down in rugby maul

October 5, 2009

(as dictated to Mrs Grumble)
Pita Sharples is a bloke with an aptitude for falling into a political mire by talking before thinking. Remember the bullshit about giving Maori kids an easy ride into our universities?

Sharples is in danger of sinking deep into more shit on the idea of Maori Television Service coverage of the Rugby World Cup, as a statement he issued today virtually concedes.

“It’s a pity the bid has attracted controversy, but I am well prepared to discuss the merits of the case with the Prime Minister and other stakeholders…”

But he’s a stubborn bastard, and he’s sticking to his support for the MTS bid for Rugby World Cup broadcast rights. He reckons it’s “a golden opportunity for Maori and the nation, which MTS and Te Puni Kokiri are right to seize…”

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