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New Zealanders Encouraged to Challenge Racist Policies


Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
04 September 2012

New Zealanders Encouraged to Challenge Racist Policies

New Zealand First says if cynical backroom deals between the National and Maori parties leads to preferential treatment for Maori over water rights then all New Zealanders should claim to be Maori.

Rt Hon Winston Peters says such a move would force the Government to declare exactly who it considers to be Maori enough to get special deals on assets already owned by all New Zealanders.

“John Key could write to those New Zealanders he considers ineligible to let them know they’ve missed out.

“That way the racial divide being created in this country by Mr Key over his ill-informed asset sales programme would be clearly marked for all to see.
“It is the only honest thing to do if National intends to lead New Zealand down a path littered with racially segregated policies formulated behind closed doors with the Maori Party,” says Mr Peters.

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