The Herald editorial is pretty scathing of Key’s Government for rejecting Maori seats on the super-council but I have to take issue with this par:
The Cabinet’s decision to reject Maori seats on the Super City Auckland Council is a retrograde step that undoes much that has been accomplished over the past nine months.
What has been accomplished? All we’ve had is talk. A flag?
To rub salt in the wound, the Key Government has also rejected a select committee recommendation for an investigation as to why public funding for wages in Maori health providers is lower than for other public health providers. No voice for Maori. No justice on pay.
I don’t really expect much of a fight back from Sharples and Turia. They’ve been co-opted completely. But I wonder if Hone Harawira still has the fire in him.