Labour Eliminates Threat To Maori Seats
Wednesday, September 19 2001
Derek Fox's appointment to
the board of the new Maori television channel shows the
lengths this Government will go to, to control their
"This is a drastic move to silence Derek Fox.
Labour has effectively removed the biggest challenge to
their domination of the Maori vote.
"New Zealanders are
sick and tired of appointments being made for cheap
political reasons. We've seen it with the People's Bank, and
now we're seeing it with the ill-fated Maori television
"The Government is wasting millions of dollars on
this channel when it was offered a much cheaper and more
effective option by private broadcasters. They're going
ahead with this for the worst possible reasons. The saddest
thing is that the channel will do nothing to help those
Maori kids behind with reading, or in trouble at school,"
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