Radio NZ reports:
The Labour Party says it might come as a revelation to some that not all Maori are opposed to mining and oil drilling.
Maori Economic Development spokesperson Shane Jones says there is a fossilised view that Maori aren’t interested or capable of making pragmatic decisions.
While he acknowledges there are been pockets of resistance, Mr Jones says there’s a variety of views – not a monolithic one.
He says oil is the country’s most costly import – a resource within Aotearoa.
What refreshing views from a Labour spokesperson. It would be great to see Labour come out with a policy supporting more use of our natural resources.Tags: Labour, mining, Shane Jones