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Whyte crimes against logic

Jamie Whyte claims:

“Maori are legally privileged in New Zealand today, just as the Aristocracy were legally privileged in pre-revolutionary France”

Despite the absurdity of both the comment and the comparison, I still have some comments to make below.

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NZ Party Politics

Conservatives wrong about the Treaty

As a party with purportedly Christian leanings the Conservative’s line on the Treaty settlement process is a disappointment. Yesterday party leader Colin Craig was reported speaking to a group of supporters in Nelson saying that the Waitangi Tribunal had contributed little to Maori progress in 40 years and most people would like it shut down ( 283 more words

Ewen McQueen

Political Integration vs Mutual Co-operation

The Māori Party attracts considerable criticism from across the political spectrum. They are ‘separatists’ or ‘brown troughers’ to the Right and ‘irrelevant sell outs’ to much of the Left. 861 more words

NZ Party Politics

Congratulations Tainui!

Waikato-Tainui’s asset base is now $1.1 billion. Since receiving its long-awaited $170 million Waitangi Treaty settlement in 1995, the iwi (tribe) has embarked on a range of enterprises to build wealth. 304 more words


Trick or Treaty

I feel like my understanding of New Zealand history is piss-poor. In social studies class it pretty much went in one ear and out the other and I’ve never really been interested enough to learn about it myself. 699 more words