Tue, 31 Jul 2012 6:05p.m.
The pressure on the Prime Minister to delay the first asset sale in the wake of findings from the Waitangi Tribunal continues to build.
Read the full story »
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
2/08/2012 5:34:23 p.m.
So Maanu Paul feels his organisation has been belittled. Oh dear! How sad! Perhaps Paul should look 'within' to see why so many people feel that way? Maybe he would find HE is the main reason for this belittling simply because any extremist or racist organisation deserves to be belittled. If only to know their place as others see them.
2/08/2012 10:40:42 a.m.
I have to agree with Paora. The majority of Maori do not agree with the few Maori racists among us. The likes of Maanu Paul and Hone Harawera are fortunately a small minority who make noises way beyond the voice or reason and seem driven by a distorted view on who owes what to who and who owns things never conceived as issues when the Treaty was conceived.
To claim Maori rights to things like water that freely falls from the skies is ludicrous. Waterways which are part of the land may be considered for ownership by the people who own the land alongside them but the water running across or down them is not part of the equation and there for all to use. To claim anything different is pure and utter greed.
As Paora says, after 172 years of Treaty comings and goings, it is time to move on for the sake of our country and put the past behind us. We should join together as New Zealanders first and formost, regardless of racial differences. Every one of us is a migrant or a descendant of a migrant family and not one of us has any priority to Lord it over anyone else. We need a new start with a new stand alone constitution to replace the outdated Treaty without reference to it, just as the Treaty did to the agreement before that. Above all, every New Zealander deserves to be treated and respected equally in both law and reality without any hint of racial discrimination.
2/08/2012 9:08:24 a.m.
The only way to become one nation is to gain independance away from UK. Why should we be ruled by British law and headed by the Queen of England?? The Treaty lock Maori and crown together so (for example) the Queen of Englan should have no more rights in NZ than the Maori queen?? Since Maori pax tax to the governemnt the crown pay money to the royal family should they not also pay to the Maori queen?? So when people like John Key talk about ONE nation they mean ONE nation under British rule headed by the Queen of England!!
Mighty River Power shares debuted on the share market this afternoon, and immediately leapt 20c - or about 8 percent - in value.
All eyes will be on the Mighty River Power share price when the company lists this afternoon.
Finance Minister Bill English says the Government is "happy enough" with the price achieved for Mighty River Power shares.
Finance Minister Bill English has announced the share price for Mighty River Power this evening.
Shearer says it won't be difficult for anti-asset sales campaigners to collect the remaining signatures they need.
Auckland, our biggest city, is forecast to grow by...
The Nation reporter Torben Akel took a close look ...
The fight over the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate is on...
The Govt says it's hypocritical of the Greens to c...
Nick Smith says the deal with Bathurst will see na...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.