PM and Waitangi Marae

Correspondence between the Prime Minister’s office and Waitangi Marae on the decision not to attend Waitangi on 5 February (from Stuff).







  1. lucher1948

     /  January 9, 2017

    Come on Mr English be the PM for all New Zealanders, Not a good start first Jews and now Maoris,whos next???

  2. lucher1948

     /  January 9, 2017

    Brave downtickers,shades of his last effort as PM(we know how that ended)

  3. A truly courageous act would be to accept … to go and not speak at Te Tii …

  4. Klik Bate

     /  January 9, 2017

    SPOOF ALERT : The ‘missing link’…….Bill’s letter to Wayne XD

  5. duperez

     /  January 9, 2017

    Hard case how some requests under the OIA see months go by before letters become available. And today I’m reading a letter dated January 8th!

    • NOEL

       /  January 9, 2017

      Yup have a request in now….3months…. to a Department and no response yet..

      • Noel, IMHO, that ates for a complaint to the Ombudsman and a letter to the Ministerin charge of the Department copied to the Prime Minister. Squeaky wheels get oiled!

  6. 2017 the Demiocracy and Immigration election. Bill English gets another hiding, foisted on him from the can kicker John Key..
    RMA and Maori co-governance is goiung to be defeated in this country .

    • Yes Paul. Games people play. The Maori behind the Waitangi farce are using this as an instrument to claim equality of power in New Zealand by pushing the PM around. It will not work despite the loud voices demanding a separate and official role for Governance in New Zealand by unelected leaders using family lines to exert rangatiratanga. NZ is a democracy. We elect our leaders by voting, not by tribal or family descent or by riotous behaviour and threats of violence. I laughed when I saw the Prime Minister of our country described as manuhiri being treated with respect, forGods sake, he is the current leader of the country and can not be just a guest in his own country. Ngapuhi are being deliberately disrespectful, and laughing behind the backs of the ignorant pakeha again. Do they want to revisit the Maori Wars again? They should be focussed on weaning their youth from drugs alcohol and early teen preganancy and join the rest of the world learning and working to demonstrate their contribution to the country and the world. The larger proportion of Maori understand this, its just the wannabe ratbags who make all the noise. Do away with Waitangi Day from the National Calender.

    • NOEL

       /  January 9, 2017

      Go away back to St Petersburg.

  7. NOEL

     /  January 9, 2017

    Directed at Paul Scott the Russian troll not Paul Scott the Vet from Christchurch.

  8. Gezza

     /  January 9, 2017

    “I laughed when I saw the Prime Minister of our country described as manuhiri being treated with respect, forGods sake, he is the current leader of the country and can not be just a guest in his own country”.

    1. It’s not his country. It’s mine. And Possum’s. And Alan’s. And PZ’s and I guess around 4 million others’ not counting non-citizens
    2. He is not being treated as a guest. He is being trested as VISITOR to the rohe, & the marae, because he is not a local member of the Iwi, and it is not his tribal land or conference venue. It is theirs. Elsewhere at Waitangi this is not important to the Iwi.
    3. As Bill apparently doesn’t understand this, & Eagleson, who should, is either an egg, or a troublemaker, it is almost certainly for the best that Bill just packs a sad & does something else.
    4. Just saying.

    • duperez

       /  January 9, 2017

      3 Bill and Wayne do understand it but they also understand that most people don’t. They also understand that the lack of understanding of others can be used to their advantage. Which they are doing.

      • Gezza

         /  January 9, 2017

        Yup. He’ll have to go. Who else have they got?

        • On the ball as always duperez …

          So “packing a sad” becomes praiseworthy behaviour for a PM in so-called post-colonial NZ?

          Neo-colonial New Zeal Land I should say …