Mars 2 Earth is one of the vanishingly few blogs written from a Maori perspective (with quite a bit of environmentalism thrown in). Muscular discourse and some sharp writing. Thankfully, it’s not just identity politics either, some good materialist values coming through too. While Maori Party successes are celebrated, he doesn’t go that step further that Turia and Sharples have to blind adulation of Key. More from the Harawira branch of the party, I would say. Case in point:
Yes key it is about the mana but compensation is due too.
“Prime Minister John Key appears to be backing away from the prospect of a multimillion-dollar settlement with Maori over the foreshore and seabed.”
The rednecks haven’t even started yet and already john key is flapping in the wind. i am concerned about where he will flap to when the big racist guns start firing.
“Key said at his post-Cabinet news conference yesterday compensation was unlikely.
Ummm which consensus was that again john? A bit rich considering the Govt haven’t even come back with it’s response yet. Maybe it’s your populist radar starting to ping!
“There seems to be a strong consensus that compensation is not likely to be part of the process in settling the foreshore and seabed,” he said.”