No Minister

A young Maori Speaks

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If you spend any time around blogs like those of Chris Trotter or The Standard, you’ll know that one of the Big Things the Labour Party and their activists push is … anything Maori – as well as constantly bemoaning the terrible situation of Maori in NZ, but without actually changing anything meaningful that might help, like a healthcare and education system that works for Maori at the coal face. The basic drive is to constantly reinforce the point that they’re not racist, but everybody else is.

I should note that Trotter does get the vapours about things like He Puapua, but only to the extent where he think it might hurt Labour, which is why he’s flip-flopped from worrying about Nasty National using it as a wedge to win in 2023, to thinking that Labour needs to get on with it pronto before 2023. If that doesn’t strike you as particularly coherent well, welcome to Trotter-world, where a love of florid language beats coherence every time.

Instead what we get is a whole bunch of cosmetic, bureaucratic shit that’s merely designed to keep Maori voting for Labour by pretending to care about them. The current blathering about changes to the Healthcare system that will “give Maori a greater voice” is just one example, with “problems” about the Maori uptake of the vaccines constantly given as one of the reasons for such changes.

But in fact Maori vaccination rates for those aged 65+ were right up there with Pakeha and even Asian figures for the same age groups. Sure, extra effort had to be applied in remote regions of NZ, like Northland and the East Coast, but it was done and it worked.

Where it didn’t work was in the younger Maori age groups. Their vaccination rates continued to lag those of the older group, and other racial groups, quite significantly. That doesn’t seem to be racial to me, but more a product of young Maori feeling that they weren’t particularly at risk from the Chinese Xi Snot virus. Whether that was based on them looking at overseas stats, or whether it was just the usual bullet-proof feeling of youth I don’t know but again – given the vax rates in older Maori – I can’t see how it could be claimed to be down to systemic racism in our healthcare system.

And then there’s young Maori guys like this. If his attitude is anything to go by then Labour may find themselves losing the Maori vote a couple of decades from now. His impressions of Jacinda are brutal.


Written by Tom Hunter

March 22, 2022 at 2:53 pm

4 Responses

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  1. That clip is classic. He’s well on to Cindy.


    March 22, 2022 at 9:56 pm

  2. Yep, good viewing giving me a slight hope that the new generation are not completely brainwashed.

    Tom, sorry but I can’t stop myself highlighting this sentence “If that doesn’t strike you as particularly coherent well, welcome to Trotter-world, where a love of florid language beats coherence every time.”

    ‘t wasn’t Trotter-world I immediately thought of.

    MT Tinman

    March 23, 2022 at 9:25 am

  3. Thanks Tom for this, very enjoyable.

    Its not Billy T James but like him its humour for our time.

    Great to see a young Maori fronting political humour, and why shouldnt they too, its been a long time between drinks.

    I love to see him on Luxie,, that could be hard to do, and of course Maori leadership today


    March 23, 2022 at 10:42 am

    • Oh and where are all the white boys and girls who used to do this stuff?

      Bought and paid for by the state, or silenced by the state as it controls all outlets.

      You have to go to America or GB to get a take like this on the political elites.


      March 23, 2022 at 10:47 am

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