Ross Meurant: Dust settles on Seymour
And it poured down on David.
At first, it was asphyxiating: NZ Herald: David Seymour under fire over Maori vaccination comments
Then, it was misguided: NZ Herald: Debbie Ngrewa Packer: David Seymour's Maori vaccination code attack misguided
Seymour’s reply to the vaccine code outraged
ACT Party leader David Seymour hit a “perfect symbol of something the left worships as sacred” this week when he dared to question race-based policy by tweeting a Covid-19 vaccination priority access code for Maori. The New Zealand Herald printed Mr Seymour’s reply to the hornets who swarmed out of the nest, and that reply was top of the Herald's website all night. Mr Seymour’s reply is a succinct statement of all that Hobson’s Pledge has been fighting for. The full text is reproduced below. Please enjoy:Read more
Seymour fingers state racism
ACT Party leader David Seymour.
ACT Party leader put the spotlight on state racism when he tweeted an image of a code reserved for Maori and said: "If you're worried about vaccination waiting times, you no longer need to make an appointment. All you need to do is use this access code."
The outrage was predictable. However, none of the outraged have provided any evidence of any person disadvantaged in the vaccine rollout by the fact that they have a Maori ancestor.
"The virus doesn't discriminate on race, so neither should the rollout," Seymour said. Hobson’s Pledge agrees.Read more
Ministry spends $700,000 to foster white guilt
Almost $700,000 has been spent on making half of the Ministry of Education bureaucracy feel guilty about the colour of their skin, according to emails released under the Official Information Act.Read more
Seymour: "People shouldn’t have a seat at the table just because of who their ancestors were"
“Labour’s push for co-governance of our water assets is another small step towards a Partnership State where a small number of New Zealanders have greater rights under the law,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.Read more
Did MP start petition that got blogger sacked?
A petition that got a blogger fired from his job after he criticised the He Puapua plan for two governments under tribal monitoring, plus a spoof video ridiculing a Maori Party MP, raises the question whether a Maori Party co-leader started it.Read more
Glad to see Collins, Seymour oppose two-govt plan
There is a glimmer of hope that two political leaders may be listening to voter concern about arrogance by successive administrations on the Treaty, racial preference, and the latest plan for two governments under tribal control.Read more
Radical Government continues push for co-governance
“ACT opposes co-governance – it’s divisive and represents a serious departure from the idea that all New Zealanders have equal rights".Read more
At last, everyone owns the water
At last, a political leader has asserted that everyone in New Zealand owns the water, and that was National Party Leader Judith Collins.Read more
Ihumatao, the election, and Winston
Ihumatao is perhaps the most visible race-relations shambles that the next government will have to fix. Located near Auckland Airport, Ihumatao is where activists have protested against Fletcher’s plans to build almost 500 homes on land that it bought from a private owner whose family had owned it since it had been confiscated in 1863 as a consequence of tribal rebellions.Read more