Media watch – Wednesday

9 May 2018


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  1. PartisanZ

     /  May 9, 2018

    ‘The Ministry of Pākehā Affairs – the time has come’

    Satirical article by former Green MP Catherine Delahunty in Spinoff … I’m thinking of starting a petition to have her citizenship revoked … or perhaps her gender?

    “Despite the sad history of violence towards Māori and the ignorance of how we benefit from the collective misappropriation of other people’s land and resources, there is hope. The Ministry of Pākehā Affairs needs to make sure all Pākehā are supported to understand that Te Tiriti o Waitangi gives us a place to stand in Aotearoa but we have got to stop expecting hand outs and special privileges just because we are Pākehā.”

    • PartisanZ

       /  May 9, 2018

      “The new Ministry will be based on respect and compassion towards a struggling culture addicted to dominance. The addicts can be helped but they do have to want to change and that is why it will take time and sometimes a firm hand.

      It has been more than 160 years of ignoring the problem and hoping that Pākehā will step up to our responsibilities. The honesty and courage of the victims of racism must be acknowledged.

      Co-ministers Waititi and Davidson have said their first task at the new Ministry will be to build a culture of goodwill and good humour. Ideally the Ministry will one day be led by a Pākehā but until those dominance issues are sorted it’s just too risky.”

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  May 9, 2018

        Sounds like normal transmission on RNZ, PZ.

    • Zedd

       /  May 9, 2018

      sounds like Catherine is missing it all (politics) ?

  2. Blazer

     /  May 9, 2018

    leader of the NZ National Party’s high standards…