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Those precious people who rush to condemn Judith Collin’s condemnation of the proposal to create a separate Maori Health Authority with veto powers over decisions made by NZ Health, the body charged with looking after the health of 83.5% of all other New Zealanders, as racist are demonstrating their intellectual dishonesty. This is a matter for serious debate … yes it involves race based policy … but no, opposing that policy is not racist per se. It is a legitimate response to a massive policy switch that seeks to shift the paradigm from need based to race based … and that is wrong and out-of-step with multi-cultural New Zealand.

And it needs to be seen against the Government commissioned and Te Puni Kokiri driven ‘He Puapua’ Report which calls, among other things, for a Maori Upper House able to veto decisions of Parliament and foreshadows separate Maori educational and justice systems.

While the Ardern Government has yet to respond to the Report you can fairly ask if the proposed changes to the health system are a tacit endorsement of that proposed in Te Puapua with more to come.

Judith Collins should be applauded for speaking out on this … a hitherto secret agenda exposed and, like the Emperor without any clothes, not a pretty sight. Gonna be interesting to see how this plays out with the ‘Waitakere Man’ so called.

Written by The Veteran

May 4, 2021 at 12:45 pm


The revelation by Judith Collins that the Government’s Cabinet Paper on the restructuring of the health service has it that the proposed Maori Health Authority will have veto power over decisions made by Health New Zealand is disturbing news indeed. Begs the question … what does the government hope to achieve by separating our healthcare along racial lines and then placing the power of veto in the hands of one race-based institution?

Gives rise to a second question … is this what we might expect down the track with the education and justice sectors?

The smiling face of the countries virtue signaler-in-chief belies the simple truth that Labour (and the Greens), enjoying as they do a super majority in Parliament, are running a hitherto secret agenda that bodes ill for the countries future and there’s very little ‘we’ can do about it in the short term at least.

New Zealand the way you’ve got it.

Written by The Veteran

April 29, 2021 at 11:02 am