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Look to the All Blacks - Prebble

Monday 21st Jun 1999
Richard Prebble
Media Release -- Governance & Constitution

The Minister of Maori Affairs' claim that the race relations office should not acknowledge New Zealand is a multi racial country is dangerous demagoguery, according to ACT Leader and Pacific Island Affairs spokesman Richard Prebble.

"While ACT is not saying that a race relations office is a good use of taxpayer funds, a race relations office that only recognised Maori would be a nonsense," Mr Prebble said.

"Mr Henare should look at the racial makeup of the All Blacks. New Zealand is a multi-racial, multi-cultural country. We respect Maori as tangata whenua but we should also give respect to all other cultures represented in our country."

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