Dunno why we bother calling it Waitangi Day.
It has become an occasion – in the Far North, anyway – for unseemly shit-stirring.
Accordingly we should think about calling it something more appropriate, like Maori Malevolence Day.
Hone Hawawira’s gaggle of malcontents is promising another dose of aggravation this weekend.
The Mana Party is warning Prime Minister John Key will get a hostile reception at Waitangi this weekend as anger among Maori grows over the potential removal of Treaty rights and cutbacks at the Maori Affairs Ministry, Te Puni Kokiri.
Mana spokesman Malcolm Mulholland said this morning Key was walking into “a perfect storm”.