Okay – maybe the waka is not a $2m white elephant but if anyone profits who will it be?

July 31, 2011

Alf is ready to say he was wrong about saying he was wrong.

He refers to the item posted here yesterday about the waka that (according to the Weekend Herald) nobody wants.

A tribal big-wig reckons that’s bollocks.

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Taxpayers will avoid a capital farce by putting ownership of a plastic waka directly into Maori hands

April 6, 2011

If they built a waka similar to this, which end would be the bow?

The Herald today is headlining a story about another handout to hapu.

The opening paragraph of the report says the Government’s gift of almost $2 million to the hapu to build a plastic waka for the Rugby World Cup has drawn outrage from some MPs.

But outrage, or any response of a critical nature, is bound to be the stuff of sour-grapes politicking from pissed off Opposition MPs who wish they had thought of it first.

The money being extracted from your pockets and mine, dear constituent, is going to a good cause.

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Would a bit of lolly break the brown boycott?

December 4, 2009

Oh dear, what a shame – but (on second thoughts) who exactly gives a toss?

That’s Alf’s response to the mana whenua groups reported to be considering boycotting Auckland supercity’s proposed Maori statutory board.

Pathetic.

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