Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:30

Race baiting!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your canine crusader understands that the unrest and unease around the country about government-imposed, controversial mapping of Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) is all the fault of redneck, racist farmers in the South.

Well, that's Green Party co-leader and Associate Environment Minister James Shaw's view.

He recently said in an interview with a Māori radio station, when talking about SNAs: "You've actually got a group of Pakeha farmers from down south who have always pushed back against the idea that they should observe any kind of regulation."

Wow... imagine if a Minister of the Crown went on radio and said: "there's a group of Māori activists who have always pushed back against the idea that they should observe any kind of regulation."

They would rightly be accused of ill-informed racism.

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