This week's poll asks:
Is it time to end state funded biculturalism?
*It is the biggest future problem facing our nation and has the potential to take us toward a a civil war. Perhaps it is time we defined what a maori, or asian, or scotsman is, 50% blood line only. Donald
*I have Maori ancestry and am proud to be a 'New Zealand-er'. I am sick and tired of groups advocating racial advantages based on an historical treaty that becomes more irrelevant each passing year. Brian
*Post Haste. Jim
*Overdue! Absolutely and without doubt. Mary
*One coun try - one people. Pam
*We are all New Zealanders, and should be equal before the law. Anybody wanting special rights or dispensations should be prepared to pay for those and not the general taxpayer. Glenn
*I am in my mid-50's, there has been a separatist agenda in this country, particular within the education sector, ever since I can remember, it is just getting way over the top now. I applied for Primary Teacher training in 1972, I was quizzed about the Treaty at my first interview! I refused to comment, I didn't succeed in my application that year. I was quizzed again in 1973, I told the panel of 4 interviewers that I didn't have a pro or a con attitude to it, that to me it wasn't important. I didn't get in that year either. 1974 I was accepted, there was a different panel of interviewers, and I was still quizzed about my thoughts on the importance of the Treaty to NZ education, I said I hadn't changed my view on it from my previous 2 applications, but this time I was successful in getting into Training College. At the Epsom campus, there was a special Maori Education block, and places set aside for Maori intake, the same as for Uni. This separatist agenda has been around for decades. Sharen
*It seems totally wrong to promote one culture at the expense of others. Gerhard
*New Zealand will never be able to grow finacially and socially while we have biculturalism. We also have to stop living in the past and apologising for our ancestors. Colleen
*Bloody oath it should of been done years ago but our spineless politicians are just looking after themselves to hell with the rest of us. Clark
*A divided country will never survive; division reduces any credibility and strength! Elisabeth
*Like Sharia Law is an anathima to UK law so is the barbaric warfare of the ancestoral Maori. David
*Yep, for far too long NZ has been going down the apartheid route - all funded by the ignorant tax payers.
Over the long-term, some form of modern Maori culture will become the dominant culture in this country. Maori will be the first language, with English the unifying language as it often is in places like India.
NZ becoming this way is not in itself an issue. The issue is that it is being done in a covert, one step at a time, faceless way with Government, the media, the academics and the ignorant masses all colluding to make it happen.
Will it change? No now. It's too late, much as it is too late for the those who have finally woken-up in Europe to the stupidity of multi-culturalism.
I respect and admire most cultures (it's too easy to say 'all' when it might not be true) - including my own. I do not have to adopt another culture to respect it - any more than anyone else has to adopt my culture to respect it. Gary