Unbelievable. John Key has opened the environmentally destructive Whangamata Marina. This was a battle between rich property developers, against the serious concerns of local Maori, surfers, and environmentalists.
Key has come down firmly on the side of his rich mates. But not only that, he’s promised more marinas!
John Key’s dream of draining Coromandel’s wetlands to build marinas for wealthy developers is an especially big slap in the face for local Maori. Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples are obviously too busy giving rich Maori a $2b subsidy, to prevent the Prime Minister from stealing the heritage of ordinary tangata whenua.
Settling on the side of the wealthy above ordinary Kiwis is becoming a hallmark of this government. Keep rolling like this Mr Key and people will start to see through that smirk.