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5:30 pm, December 31st, 2021 - 9 comments
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Daily review is also your post.
This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.
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Don’t forget to be kind to each other …
I wish all contributors to this site the best of health and happiness for 2022. Most of all take good care, stay well and stay safe.
mary_a All the very best to you and yours for 2022.
Me ako tonu
Me aro tonu
Me kori tonu!
"2022 WILL BE a revolutionary year. The deliberative processes begun in 2021 on how best to reconfigure the New Zealand state in conformity with the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will expand and intensify throughout 2022. New Zealanders will not be able to escape the consequences of their government’s decision to set these processes in motion. Nor will that Government be able to stop what it has begun. Over the course of the next twelve months we will discover how well the people of Aotearoa-New Zealand can ride the revolutionary tiger."
Says Chris Trotter.
Trotter just wanks himself dry on that word 'revolution'.
99% of New Zealanders will not give a damn about the water reforms.
Even the affected local government staff have been given full job security.
There’s 1% of otherwise despised local government councillors, and a few incoherent grunts on tractors.
We turn the tap on, pay the bill, month after month irrespective.
That is true.
Twitter wisedom from some weeks ago:
Some pakeha will default to yielding to Maori demands, eh? Notice how he doesn't actually describe this group as leftists. Coyly waving the red flag at the reader, knowing that rightists & centrists in Aotearoa sure as hell aren't going to do any sort of default yield!
However he did actually suggest Maori unity was possible. Since we've never seen it happen on any basis other than Te Tiriti (and Winston Peters & David Seymour would probably offer themselves as living proof that it hasn't even happened on that basis) the scenario Chris is floating seems somewhat ephemeral.
See? All we have is a work in progress. Assuming consensus at this stage is mere theorising. Even if this group with mana do produce a consensus document for govt consideration, the question becomes one for Labour's Maori cabal to support or amend. The process Labour's caucus follows will be interesting – give the bone to the cabal to chew on first, or have a caucus free-for-all to flush out views first?
Then there's the question of when to run it by the Maori Party to try for a broad consensus. Progress will depend on whatever constitutional changes the Māori leaders decide to go for. Likelihood of the thing proceeding next year is inversely proportional to the number of those…
Rest In Peace Keri Hulme.
Made the West Coast make sense and then scrambled it again in style.
I'll confess I preferred the shorter works rather than The Bone People, but each to their own.