Cat Fight Over National Anthem Stupid - Henare
Mauri Pacific Leader, Hon Tau Henare, said the political
spat over the singing of the national anthem in Maori was a
stupid cat fight.
“Nobody ever kicked up a stink when the
anthem was sung only in English - but now Pakeha feel
cheated. I hope they can now understand how Maori have been
feeling being robbed of their language for decades," he
“Our so-called political leaders should get a life.
The anthem was sung beautifully, it was delivered in the
spirit of the uniqueness of this country, and these people
have made the anthem a political football for election
“Hinewehi Mohi has all my support and aroha.
She has brought home, the agony Maori have been feeling for
years, and she did it from England.
"I support the anthem
being sung in both languages, and maybe New Zealanders
should learn the Maori version like our national netball
"It was a beautiful sight seeing the netballers
singing the Maori and English version without a hitch. It
should be a given in this nation,” said Mr Henare.
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