This week's poll asks:
Should the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 be replaced by legislation that restores Crown ownership of the foreshore and seabed?
*Really getting sick of all this c--p! We are supposed to be one people! all with equal rights! Its just an excuse to try and get more hand outs.If we are not careful a new tax will be instigated for white NZ's just to live here! Steve
*Don't give the bloody maoris a thing. Tell them to try and recover any thing from the Poms. Graham
*At least that is what 85% of New Zealanders think! Alan
*Why should one group of settlers benefit at the expense of other settlers? Terri
*Basically, yes. ALSO need to look very carefully at the rest of the moari-damage malevolently afflicted on NZ society. RAMPANT MOARI APARTHEID needs to be stopped (literally) dead in its tracks. Otherwise, the situation will descend into civil unrest. And it wouldn't pay to be a MOULDIE when that happens. Mark
*Next we will see Key adopt a Capital gains tax as he has already stated he does not agree with one, just wait until after the election! John
*And there the ownership should stay, forever and ever, ake, ake, ake. Peter
*Then it wil be available to ALL New Zealanders. Sandra
*We've said it all - time to get out and collect signatures. OUT WITH UNELECTED PRATS LIKE FINLAYSON. Ron
*National Govt should not appease Maori we are all supposed to be equal. Catherine
*The foreshore belongs to everyone same goes for the seabed. Barbara
*The crown should never have been stupid enough to do anything else! Hang on to our coast FOR ALL KIWIS!! H. F.
*For our grandchildren`s future we must become one nation. Frank
*In a democracy, Yes. But can this happen in the New Zealand of today? Who would hazard a guess? Especially when we, the people, have only the right to elect half our Parliamentary representatives by an electoral process. The remainder being appointed “on our behalf” by political parties.
At least a Citizens Initiated Referendum (CIR) would inform us whether any of our Politicians actually would take notice of 400,000 signatures or even more. They have no need too, and they know “A week is a long time in Politics”. Even our media is well versed in knowing which side of their bread is buttered, thus avoiding any chance that this subject will again make the headlines, and be an ongoing embarrassment to our leaders.
Our last chance to secure the foreshore and seabed for all New Zealanders is this Referendum, and our biggest enemy is an apathetic public, especially during an election year, with a World Rugby Cup making headlines daily.
Most of the public will take the attitude “She’ll be right Jack”, turn on the box sink back into being a couch potato, with the normal remark “Nothing much we can do about it”. Convinced that Chris Finlayson knows what he is doing, and that it will all turn out alright in the end.
My question is, after the referendum has gained 400,000 plus signatures-- “Quo Vadis”-- Just how can we control Parliament to be our servants, and not the reverse? Brian
*Finlayson has stabbed New Zealanders in the back, who does he represent here`s for First past the post where we all get to select those imfatous so called politicians. Bill
*The sooner the better. Richard
*A total disaster for the country's future, very divisive. Brian
*There can only be one answer to this question - YES!! Margaret
*I can't believe that this legislation was ever passed. Do we live in a democracy or what? Tim