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State Owned Enterprise IPO announcement – some good, some bad


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This afternoon, we’ve seen the announcement from Prime Minister John Key on what the Government intends to do on the sale of Mighty River Power after the Waitangi Tribunal requested the Government delay the IPO of SOEs so they can be given time to make a final decision regarding Maori Water Rights. They also mentioned the possibility of giving iwi “Shares Plus”, effectively meaning that these iwi would have the right to be involved with the decision making process when it comes to certain issues. Read the rest of this entry

The white man. The only person who can be racist.


Over the weekend, we had the comments from Margaret Mutu, Head of Maori Studies at Auckland University, saying that we should reduce the number of white people migrating to New Zealand. Now, she’s said those comment’s can’t be racist, because it’s not possible for Maori to be racist. Read the rest of this entry

“Let’s make VSM a Treaty claim”… Oh help us…


According to a press release put out today by the New Zealand University Students Association, Maori students have put a claim to the Waitangi Tribunal to say that the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill 2009 is a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi. They have submitted this “due to the negative impacts this Bill will have on Māori development and advancement”. Read the rest of this entry

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