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Is the Maori Party calling Shane Jones racist?

The Maori Pary has said:

The Maori Party say a cultural impact assessment clause in Auckland’s Draft Unitary Plan is a good idea, and that people focusing on race and cost are missing the big picture.

Te Ururoa Flavell, Maori Party Co-leader says “the provision in the plan to seek a cultural impact assessment from mana whenua on certain sites tagged for development is a good thing. It’s good because Maori have knowledge, history and a unique cultural perspective that can and will add value to our resource management decisions.”

“We are, however, shocked and disappointed with some of the reactions to the proposal. It tells us that our Maori culture, our knowledge, and our history are still treated as second class here in Aotearoa.”

Shane Jones is opposed. Does this mean they are saying Shane Jones is treating Maori as second class citizens? Surely not.

I’m with Shane on this one. But am still waiting to hear if even a single other Labour MP agrees with Shane.

Political commentator David Farrar posts at Kiwiblog.

Comments and questions
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What happened to the principle of democracy? Why are we favouring supposed but untruthful racial superiority?

We are like the old South Africa and are now living under apartheid.
What was the point of protesting against the Springboks?

I wish the sites of Maori interest could be listed so we can avoid having anything to do with them. Forewarned is forearmed.

There is a map showing the sites & is available on the Auckland City Council website. It is not easy to find, but you can ring the council planning dept., who will assist you.

Thanks for that I'll try and give it a go.

Maori party by way of its name is racist. Are there double standards, not allowed to discriminate based on race unless you are Maori? I am confused...

Go into the Auckland Council web page @:

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/plansstrategies/unitaryplan/Pages/home.aspx?utm_source=shorturl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=Unitary_Plan

Then down the right side of the page click on Maps

You will see a dialogue box come up on the left side of the map Layers. Click on Historic Heritage. This will bring up the purple circles.