One could not find a better example of cringing Treaty worship and political corectness than in this story in the Dominion Post.
The Wellington City Council has come out with a policy urging people that want to sprinkle ashes of deceased people in public places to consult local iwi before doing so.
The local iwi has sensibly come out and said the policy is an outrage, and they “wouldn’t dream of intruding on how people may deal with death or the consequences of that”.
This is exactly what Don Brash was confronting at Orewa, and why the public has reacted so strongly. It is not about whether this particular law should have this particular clause, but about achieiving a total shift in mind set about what is the role of the Treaty, and the nauseating political corectness that central and local government has developed around it.No tag for this post.