Welcome back, the Popatas: Waitangi Day wouldn’t be fun without their researching and interviewing

February 5, 2011

"Are you ready for my first question, Prime Minister?"

Remember the Popatas, the Far North brothers who assaulted Prime Minister John Key outside a marae two years ago “in a rush of blood” because of their concern over land being confiscated from Maori?

Who could forget them.

First, they are two of our special citizens, thanks to our Govenment signing up to some indigenous peoples nonsense at the United Nations.

Second, they have great jobs: John Junior Popata, 33, described himself as a researcher, and Wikatana Popata, 19, says he is an interviewer.

And third, of course, they roughed up the PM in full view of hundreds of people, admitted the assault – and virtually got off scot-free.

Only in New Zealand, eh?

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