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« on: December 03, 2017, 01:17:03 pm »


from STUFF/Fairfax NZ....

Don Brash and Bill Gallagher — keeping
racism in the public eye


By ALICE SNEDDEN | 5:00AM — Saturday, 02 December 2017

Deeply relevant former politician Don Brash. — Photograph: David White.
Deeply relevant former politician Don Brash. — Photograph: David White.

IF you're a public figure slipping into oblivion, you have three options: you can say something racist, have your history of sexual harassment be revealed, or die.

Do any of these three things and for a short amount of time, we'll care again.

Last week Don Brash made headlines.

Before I do anything else, I'd like to extend my big congratulations to Don. Few former failed leaders of opposition parties have managed to stay relevant almost a decade after they had any power or influence, but Don's really giving it a good go.

At the time that this went to print, Don Brash had chosen ‘racism’ as his public relevance vehicle of choice. His specific gripe was with Te Reo Māori, and the fact that people dare to speak it on the radio. “No one knows what they're saying!”, he complained, “stop forcing it on us!”, he moaned, and “where did I park my car?!”, he purred.

Don made this complaint the same way all legitimate complaints are made, by writing a Facebook post. I typically wouldn't bother to comment on the movements of Don Brash (especially the activity of his Facebook page, which with just over 2,000 likes is probably audience to only friends, family and ironic follows), but as his comments came at the same time as those of Sir William Gallagher, it almost feels like a pattern is emerging.


Fence building contractor Bill Gallagher. — Photograph: Bruce Mercer.
Fence building contractor Bill Gallagher. — Photograph: Bruce Mercer.

Sir Willy is the chief executive of the Gallagher Group, a company that specialises in fencing. I imagine their Christmas parties are a real hoot. Last week Sir Will-I-am gave a speech where he declared the Te Tiriti o Waitangi a farce. With the wisdom that decades of putting up fences gives you, Sir Will stood up and said what he'd wanted to say for years — that you can't secure land without a proper fence, and that Māori ceded sovereignty.

During the course of his speech he tried to diminish the status of Māori in this country as Tangata Whenua and then spread lies about Māori securing beaches from the public out of selfish desire. His comments were despicable and ill-informed and made me want to rip down fences across the country and I would have, if I didn't know it would only give his company more business.

Together Will and Don (who I assume will star in a reboot of the CHiPS franchise) have again raised questions that were already put to bed decades ago. No, the Treaty is not a farce, unless you're talking about how poorly the Crown have treated Tangata Whenua over the last 150 years or so. Yes, Te Reo should be spoken on public channels. It is an official language of Aotearoa (that means New Zealand, Don). The hypocrisy of Don Brash to bemoan Te Reo being spoken as an infringement on his space, without acknowledging this country's official policy of assimilation that tried to kill the language, is expectantly narrow minded and self involved.

I understand where Don is coming from. As an old white man the world has been his to run for the entirety of his life. He's been told that he's the best; that his opinion matters the most. He's used to being on top. So when he notices that his comfort isn't the number one concern of every single other person anymore, he starts to get nervous. Old white men/young white men/future white men no longer get to set the agenda exclusively, they have to share. And those of us who believe in this evolving agenda have to play our part to prop it up.

We should be speaking Te Reo and we should be using it as frequently and colloquially as possible and we should be learning it in schools. Don should have no time for anything thing else, because he's so busy responding to all our Te Reo. And Sir Willy should go back to doing what he does best, building a fence all the way around himself, so strong, that he can never get out to speak at a public engagement again.


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Related to this topic:

 • Directors apologise for Sir William Gallagher's Treaty of Waitangi comments

 • Sir William Gallagher claims Treaty of Waitangi cover-up


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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 01:28:35 pm »

Don't read this kind of spam post. Summarise or it will be ignored.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 02:26:03 pm »


from STUFF/Fairfax NZ....

Don Brash clashes with Kim Hill over his te reo stance

By BRAD FLAHIVE | 2:48PM - Saturday, 02 December 2017

Former Reserve Bank governor, leader of the National Party, and the ACT Party, Don Brash. — Photograph: David White.
Former Reserve Bank governor, leader of the National Party, and the ACT Party, Don Brash.
 — Photograph: David White.


EX-NATIONAL and ACT leader Don Brash has clashed with RNZ's Kim Hill about te reo on the airwaves.

Last week Brash made a scathing statement about Morning Report host Guyon Espiner's use of Māori greetings on the show, saying they were English-language broadcasts and should stay as such.

It was in support of an article written by Dave Witherow in the Otago Daily Times, in which he opined the fate of te reo Māori was far from New Zealand's most pressing problem.

On Hill's Saturday Morning show, the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand claimed Espiner “spouting on” in Māori is pointless because “98 percent of people can't understand it” if it's not translated.

“There are 21 Māori language stations around the country funded by taxes, part of which I pay for, I have no problem with that at all, and we have a Māori television channel,” he said.

If they wanted to listen to te reo they should do it there, not on an English speaking radio station where it won't be understood, he said.


RNZ broadcaster Kim Hill thought Don Brash's idea of separating language went against the ideology of his lobby group Hobson's Pledge. — Photograph: Andrew Gorrie.
RNZ broadcaster Kim Hill thought Don Brash's idea of separating language went against
the ideology of his lobby group Hobson's Pledge. — Photograph: Andrew Gorrie.


Hill pointed out that his idea was advocating separatism, which seemed to be in conflict with his message that Māori should not receive political privilege because it caused separatism.

“I object to a political separatism, that they are give different political rights,” he said.

Brash fronts the lobbying group Hobson's Pledge which takes issue with the Treaty of Waitangi, among others.

Nearing the end of the 30 minute interview Brash conceded that some Māori words were better than their English equivalent, such as whānau.

“I use the word frequently because family doesn't quite cut it [and so] whānau is a useful addition to the vocabulary, but do I want to know about the things Guyon says in the morning? I don't know because I can't understand it,” he said.

Hill, reading texts from some of the listeners, said people enjoyed it just because it sounded nice, and it was considerate to Māori who were tangata whenua.

They're not tangata whenua, he said.

“For heaven's sake,” said Hill. “If only Sir Michael King were here today.”


Listen to Kim Hill's interview with Don Brash on RNZ.

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Related to this topic:

 • RNZ listener takes offence to ‘over Māori-fication’ of the station

 • Is Don Brash's new Hobson's Pledge the support group that white people need?


https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/maori-language-week/99472015
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 02:26:39 pm »


Kim Hill literally took Don Brash apart, piece by piece.

She really showed Don Brash up for the racist arsehole he is.

It is well worth clicking on the link and listening to that interview.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 10:00:05 pm »

So, who was advocating for priviledge/discrimination/special treatment based on race (aka racism)? Kimbo or Don?
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 10:31:55 am »

Kimbo is looking a bit tired and old these days. Does she advocate special privilidges based on race?
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 07:53:36 pm »

Person 1. Beleives there shouldn't be division or priviledge based on racial heritage.

Person 2. Harks back to ancient history as an excuse to grant status/priviledge/ exclusive rights based on racial heritage.

Which of the above is racist?
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 10:30:22 am »


Have you actually listened to the podcast of Kim Hill interviewing Don Brash?

Or are you merely farting out of your mouth from a position of ignorance?
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 08:04:49 pm »

Answer me this (if you are able):


Person 1. Beleives there shouldn't be division or priviledge based on racial heritage.

Person 2. Harks back to ancient history as an excuse to grant status/priviledge/ exclusive rights based on racial heritage.

Which of the above is racist?
Do you actually think things through or do you just call people names based on which ideological clique you think they belong to?
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 12:43:52 am »

Checkmate. Thankyou for playing. Better luck next time 😁
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 12:53:36 am »


Admit it.....like Don Brash, you simply cannot stand those uppity Maori.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 12:27:33 pm »

Nah, can just spot the real racists. KTJ meet mirror. Mirror meet KTJ 😁
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 09:33:00 pm »

One day you may realise the lefty slogans you parrot make little sense. On that day you will advance from adolescence to adulthood.
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