This is too far, too much insult it is time for the maori party to leave there is no other option.
What he is referring to is this following Radio NZ article
Prime Minister John Key has joked about Tuhoe being cannibals during a speech to a tourism audience in Auckland.
Mr Key has been at loggerheads with Tuhoe this week since he ruled out the return of the Urewera National Park as part of the iwi’s proposed treaty settlement.
Tuhoe have accused the Prime Minister of betrayal, while the Maori Party has said the Government acted in bad faith.
Mr Key has defended the Government’s decision, saying vesting the national park in the iwi would be a step too far for most New Zealanders.
In a speech on Thursday morning Mr Key joked about the dispute with Tuhoe.
“The good news is that I was having dinner with Ngati Porou as opposed to their neighbouring iwi, which is Tuhoe, in which case I would have been dinner,” he said, “which wouldn’t have been quite so attractive.”
He said the Government would work its way through the challenges.
I’d hazard a guess that they’re worried about polling numbers amongst their own voters, and getting some interesting blowback from their members at recent regional conferences.
Update: It appears that John Key has made the international news with his ‘joke’. The Guardian and The Telegraph both have stories and the northern hemisphere is just waking up. Not content as tourism minister with destroying the 21st most valuable brand in the world, he is now screwing up our reputation on indigenous relations as well. He really is clueless.