IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BLOCK YOUR EARS
Behind the co-governance movement is The Big Lie in New Zealand politics – that the Treaty of Waitangi guarantees partnerships and 50/ 50 co-governance with mana whenua at every level of government. Sustaining the Big Lie is He Puapua. A academic discussion paper. While is it being embraced by radical Treatyists hell bent on getting veto power on everything, they are bouncing on a tight rope.
For example, in Rotorua the General Electoral Population (GEP) is 55,600 (72%) and the Māori Electoral Population (MEP) is 21,700 (28%), totaling 77,300. Did anyone seriously expect that 28% would be given or win 50% of power? And now that the Mayor has enabled it to happen, that the majority will allow them to hold on to such grossly disproportionate power? Chris Trotter speaks about the parallel situation centrally. A political time bomb can’t be defused by blocking your ears.
Reynold Macpherson RDRR FB Administrator