Is the Maori Party calling Shane Jones racist?

March 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

The have 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.”

is opposed. Does this mean they are saying 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.

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29 Responses to “Is the Maori Party calling Shane Jones racist?”

  1. Manolo (13,780 comments) says:

    “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.”

    The racist leader is saying that productive NZ has to pay for it. So, keep forking out more koha, public money, and all sort of funds, you gullible white men.

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  2. Harriet (4,972 comments) says:

    “……It’s good because the drunk, drugged, unemployed, patched, uneducated & homeless have knowledge, history and a unique cultural perspective that can and will add value to our resource management decisions.”

    Sure it will.

    The real fact is that only one or two Maori want to decide EVERYTHING – under the ruse that being ‘Maori’ is of upmost importance to decision making. It’s not, and Maori history clearly tells us so.

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  3. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    The Maori Part is a Racist entity of course it will call anyone
    who questions their own racist agenda Racist

    What are you people going to do when someone forms

    THE PAKEHA MAORI PARTY

    EH

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  4. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    The only people treated as second class as second class here in Aotearoa
    are
    NZ born White Europeans

    IF you are anyone else the state throws money at your culture regardless

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  5. Jack5 (5,137 comments) says:

    That was a senior-moment lapse by the Maori Party.

    Its members and MP’s know damn well that only folk with 100 per cent white genes can be racist. Shane Jones is rightly proud of the Maori part of his ancestry.

    What the Maori Party members and MP’s apparently don’t know is that there is only one form of knowledge, and it’s racist to say one ethnic group can have its own knowledge distinct from other knowledge. Humans are one species of animal. Our brains work the same way, and they achieve and use knowledge the same way.

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  6. Joanne (177 comments) says:

    Shane Jones is the leader of Labour. He’s the only buggar doing any work that is not about him.

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  7. Odakyu-sen (655 comments) says:

    I want to know which iwi is behind this. (I want an impact assessment of these proposed changes on ordinary Aucklanders.)

    Let’s put this to the vote and see if Aucklanders want to support the iwi’s idea of more consultation.

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  8. Floyd60 (92 comments) says:

    It looks like NZ First supporters are the only ones who read this mush these days. Stop moaning and mow your lawns.

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  9. MT_Tinman (3,187 comments) says:

    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.”

    I can assure Mr Flavell as long as his people’s behaviour is second class and Maori culture, knowledge, and “our history” is made up on the spot to suit current circumstances the treatment as second class will continue.

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  10. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    “…Maori have … a unique cultural perspective that can and will add value to our resource management decisions.”

    Really? “Add value”? Pull the other one.

    The only thing that Maori add to resource management decisions is the announcement of yet another “taniwha” that needs to be appeased by a few million dollars in koha before it goes away.

    How does ripping off the taxpayer “add value” – except to *iwi*?

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  11. wiseowl (895 comments) says:

    If one listens and analyses Flavells utterances over a period of time, one will find he is the racist.

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  12. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    unique cultural perspective

    What is the unique cultural perspective on the CBD of Auckland, especially the reclaimed bits that were underwater before the ToW?

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  13. Paulus (2,627 comments) says:

    Tauranga City Council is reviewing its Maori unelected inclusion so that they can expect to see similar Maori tendencies to Auckland soon.
    Bear in mind that the Maori unemployed in the Western Bay of Plenty is the highest in the country, and employers cannot find enough staff.

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  14. Roflcopter (463 comments) says:

    Even Ngati Whatua have stepped up and said they don’t charge for their work in Auckland, and think the other iwi/hapu groups are a bunch of prats.

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  15. Nostradamus (3,326 comments) says:

    Roflcopter:

    Even Ngati Whatua have stepped up and said they don’t charge for their work in Auckland, and think the other iwi/hapu groups are a bunch of prats.

    Does that spirit of generosity extend to free and unlimited use of the Ngati Whatua room (for which the iwi have naming rights if nothing else) if you *cough* need a quiet (and suitably furnished) room at short notice? :)

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  16. Yogibear (366 comments) says:

    I’m loving the contrast in labour leadership campaign approach between Jones and Cunliffe. Cunliffe spent months in studied distance from Shearer and the issues facing NZers, all the while not so subtly undermining him.

    Jones is spending months actually fronting on issues and being entirely consistent with what he campaigned on in the primary, undermining Cunliffe through public action and work ethic.

    How soon do the ABC’s turn into the FFS’s? (Full-on For Shane)

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  17. Nostradamus (3,326 comments) says:

    Yogibear:

    How about the TTSSFSers (Tug to Show Support for Shane) – or just “Tuggers” for short?

    Seriously, though, it’s curious that Jones Is the self-appointed spokesman for issues that Cunliffe is too scared to take on. The risk for Cunliffe is that Jones will come across as the defacto Labour Party leader. Will that change now that McCarten is inside the nest?

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  18. Yogibear (366 comments) says:

    PFS- Pulling for Shane?

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  19. Yogibear (366 comments) says:

    TOSSERS- Tired Of Seeing Shane Even Remotely Second

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  20. freemark (580 comments) says:

    The once proud Maori race is being used and systematically destroyed by the Socialists, far more than than the colonials ever did. It’s a shame to see this coming from the Maori Party, who appeared by their alignment with this Govt to be genuinely interested in the welfare of their people.

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  21. corrigenda (142 comments) says:

    Have you ever noticed that all sexists are male and all racists are white??? Females and other cultures can be as insulting as they like but are never branded like men or whites. The poor old white heterosexual working male is fast becoming an endangered species.

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  22. wreck1080 (3,917 comments) says:

    I wonder if shane jones/winston peters could form a party :) They seem a little bit on common ground.

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  23. freemark (580 comments) says:

    “I wonder if shane jones/winston peters could form a party”
    I agree, they seem to have at least one thing in common. I wonder if they both like a drink as well? :)

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  24. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    I had to laugh at the TV1 news tonight when Tariana Turia and Georgina Beyer were on. Beyer said if she had have had the balls she would left Labour and gone with Turia. Whose bloody fault is it that she has no balls?

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  25. hj (7,023 comments) says:

    Biculturalism means there are two truths so everything Maori say has to be believed.

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  26. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    Biculturalism is when

    the Crown and Maori Bitch Moan and Whine and send you the bill

    for having to listen to their BULL SH*T

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  27. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    Just Another Bullsh8t scam

    masquerading as “culture”

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  28. RRM (9,924 comments) says:

    Far out Shane Jones. It is RACIST to say that maori ™ should not get a right of veto over what everyone else does.

    Stop being so RACIST.

    Give it all to the Maori ™, you know they deserve it.

    Anything they want, just give it to them. Anything else is RACIST.

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  29. Brian of Mt Wgtn (22 comments) says:

    I dare any of them to come on my property and say I can’t do something.

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