Has that Deborah Coddington developed into the most asinine person or what? Look at these paragraphs from her Herald column today- absolute fairy tale rubbish-
But Australia still hasn’t solved the problem of equality, partnership and legislating for advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, though there is an ongoing campaign to try to involve the entire country in dealing with this.
In terms of financial wealth, Australia is financially better off, but they could learn something from us in terms of respecting tangata whenua. Yes, the English ripped off the Maori, too, when it came to getting them to sign the Treaty of Waitangi. Henry Williams deliberately mistranslated from Maori to English to protect his land holdings, and numerous other travesties were perpetrated.
But I know where I’d rather live. We can’t go back, only forward, and guilt gets nobody anywhere.
Apart from her completely unsubstantiated claims on the treaty and the Maori being “ripped off”, (and GUILT… ??? Debs, I assure you I do not have one iota of guilt and view the concept as an entirely falsely constructed Progressive/ Marxist political device) what does she think makes an increasing number of NZers, probably from the most intelligent and productive sector of society, decide to leave for Australia every year?
I’ll tell you- they leave to escape the social and economic cost of the separatist crap supported by delusional propaganda embracing bimbos like Coddington.
Australian’s need it like they need a hole in the head.
If there is one social and political affliction that is absolutely ruining NZ in so many ways, but mainly socially and economically, it is the country splitting hugely expensive and always totally unsatisfying Treaty grievance industry.
Most NZers I have met who have taken the plunge and left for OZ (Maoris included) say the comparative absence of whining racist separatist public purse robbers is the best thing about living there. Absolutely amazing that Coddington apparently can’t twig to this.