This week's poll asks:
Do you approve of $4 million of taxpayers' money being spent on the Maori Party’s constitutional review?
*I am sick and tired of taxpayers having to cough up for that lot. If they want any reviews they have to pay for it themselves. There are hardly words to describe this outrageous situation. Every $ spent on that is another nail in the coffin. Michael
*We have more division these days between our races than any time in the last 70+ years that I know of. The division is growing much greater under the present leadership than at any other time and my many Maori friends who get nothing from the elite are so disgusted they will not go on the Maori. Let's get real, how many of Maori elite are more Maori than they are white? Judy
*It's an absolute disgrace, especially when it is done in such a below the horizon sort of way. Most NZ'ers would have no idea that their hard earned taxes are being spent on such a racist review panel. How can the result they come up with be anything else but an abomination for the country. It's time people woke up to the facts before it's too late and we are saddled with "right out in the open" apartheid. I wonder where John Minto and his lot will be when that happens - nowhere to be seen would be my guess. Lorraine
*They've had enough of hard working tax payer dollars! Nic
*I am of Ngapuhi descent and wish to see the end of Maori holding out their hands. One land one people as wished by Dame Whena Cooper. Dan
*Isn't about time Maori contributed to Court Case costs with money given to them in treaty settlements. Their greed knows no bounds! William
*No.No. I am 70 yo.The sadness I feel in the break of part maori relationships and non pmr saddens me.The treaty IS a fraud! Recommended reading.The tribe that lost its head and Richer than its all his tribe by Niccolas Monserrat. Or Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I don't believe in any god but if these loonies get control we are going to need one. Keith
*New Zealand has at present been captured by Maori radicals, and no political party is prepared to oppose them. Edgar
*If this continues I will have no future in my own country and nor my children. Lianne
*First time I've voted here, scrolling through the polls and results, it appears questions relating to Maori having some legislated advantage over Pakhea get a 99 to 1 % result, in favor of Pakhea. The survey numbers are quite low. Seems to suggest to me you aren't really creating a groundswell of interest, just pandering to people who have already formed an opinion. If you want a "good" response you flick out an inequality question. Pointless really, is there an organisations you can serve better to help your cause? Mike
*Only bigots would consider imposing this on a multicultural society. David
*Completely disgusted with the machinations of the present administration. Malcolm
*If we are not careful NZs will become second class citizens in their own country. Graeme
*THEY HAVE BLEED THE COUNTRY DRY THAT IS WHY THE COUNTRY IS IN SUCH A MESS. LIONEL
*We the citizens of this country, were never consulted, never invited to participate or more to the point informed properly regarding the establishment of this Constitutional Review. Especially so, when the present government for very obvious political purposes has given Maori a built in racial majority on this “panel”, which has a smell of obvious bias.
Furthermore on a Constitutional issue of this magnitude in any Western Democracy, the people would have the right to a vote on whether they want the Treaty of Waitangi to be our Constitution?, or indeed, whether they want any Constitution at all. This whole affair smacks of something very similar to “insider trading” for which the Government cannot be subject to law.
That $4 million is being spent is merely another Maori sop, and one can but wonder whether the actual decision to implement the Treaty of Waitangi as our Constitution, was made some time ago in exchange for continuing political power.
The National Government should inform the people of its intentions over the whole Maori problem, and if defeat in Parliament looms; then the correct procedure is to take this issue to the people on Election Day.
Failure to allow we, the people to vote, on a Constitution will prove that New Zealand is no longer a viable Western Democracy.
*If Maori want to have this review, do what we all do when we really, really want something,stick your hand in your back kick. The majority of us tangata whenua will see sweet F.A. of any of this largesse. But by association we are tarred with the brush of the minority,who after all is what this nonsense is all about, unadulterated bloody greed.I find some solace in the fact, that the general consensus of opinion among all Kiwi's is that the groups pushing for this,are in all reality no different than the mind set and the behaviour of Wall Street brokers, and the International banking elite. On second thoughts maybe not, as they will then return to the table for another bloody top up. In short Freedom through work, and not deceit is what we all should aspire to.No one owes anyone a living free gratis and for nothing. Oh by the way, how many Maori are working on the Sealord fishing fleet here in our waters taking this bountiful Taoanga from our seas and our people. Wiremu
*This is appalling! The amazing thing is that my brothers children who have part Maori ethnicity, have more opportunity and rights than my children who have part Chinese ethnicity! This country is in big trouble! Geoff
*I am tired of the continued bowing to every Maori demand. They have more money spent on them per capita than any other citizen of this country and still cry poor, still don't achieve as a race, still end up filling the prisons. This must stop. If I were younger or able to leave this country without losing my superannuation I soon qualify for I would leave. I love New Zealand but I have had enough.
For heavens sake let us have a government with the strength to stand up to the demands and insist every citizen is of equal value. Gail
*The vast majority of New Zealanders are blissfully unaware of this constitutional review at all, much less of who is on it or how much is spent on it. Most are also apathetic on the subject or naive enough to leave the subject to politicians.
Surely there must be some in the National party who realise how they are being hoodwinked by a minority racist partner. Or are they, like politicians in general, more concerned about being re-elected than in the future of the country. John