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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One of Pita’s pet projects – it’s a $2 million waka that nobody wants to keep after the Rugby World Cup

July 30, 2011

Dunno if it’s offensive to white elephants, but Alf is tempted to regard “white elephant” as an apt description for a waka designed to promote Maori culture during the Rugby World Cup.

The Weekend Herald today is saying the $2 million waka could be sent to the scrapheap soon after it stars as a Government-backed tourist attraction during the tournament.

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