If you’ve got a drop of Maori blood somewhere in your veins, you can count on someone in the Maori media finding out about it and tracking down its source.
The consequence in the case of Jami-Lee Ross is a Waatea News report that that yes, he has a Maori side.
This is not obvious from his name, it might be observed, but nor is it obvious in the case of blokes with names like Shane Jones.
Unlike Jones, Botany’s new National Party MP says he doesn’t know his Maori side, Waatea News reports.
But it seems he is keen to find out.