Why the court should have ignored the Mongrel Mob bit and focused on his indigenous status

December 14, 2013
The court hasn't recognised that his special qualities are more than skin deep.

Alas, the court hasn’t recognised the special qualities that are more than skin deep.

Oh dear.

We have some judges who aren’t up with the play about our indigenous citizens requiring special treatment.

A giant blow was struck in favour of these citizens on 20 April 2010, when Pita Sharples announced your Government’s decision to formalise its support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

He said this would help to restore New Zealand’s mana in addressing indigenous rights.

Pita’s media statement included 16 points set out under an “Announcement of New Zealand’s Support for the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”.

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Seeing eye to eye with Hone – coalition with the Maori Party is bad for re-election prospects

January 18, 2011

And if anyone with

And if anyone with the wrong whakapapa turns up for the consultation, tell them to piss off.


Alf imagines he and Hone Harawira could sit down over a beer at the Eketahuna Club and have a good old chin-wag, real friendly-like.

They have a remarkably similar concern: the Maori Party’s role in the coalition government.

Hone’s thinking is reported at Stuff today –

Many Maori believe the Maori Party has lost track of who it represents and is too wrapped up in its coalition with National, Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira says.

Alf agrees, but would express it differently: many of his constituents think the National Party has lost track of who it represents and is too wrapped up in its coalition with the Maori Party.

One of the more bizzarre consequences was the signing of the UN nonsense about indigenous rights and the bollocks uttered in support of the signing.

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