The favoured few

Against all evidence and public opinion Tauranga City Council has voted to give 11 Mission street to Otamataha Trust, which in my opinion is totally irresponsible.

Legally it’s wrong that seven councillors voted and given away without a public referendum or vote from the people of Tauranga on a property that rate payers have paid for! It’s nigh on stealing!

Another issue is that Maori Council now claim they should have a slice of the 5G spectrum because it is their Taonga and government is considering? A German physicist discovered radio waves in 1886, not Maori saying they should own a portion of 5G spectrum because this is a resource [Taonga], does that justify ownership?

What is happening to Democratic NZ? This is preferential treatment to a minority and consecutive governments buy into this behaviour?

No wonder there is no money left to build our SH2 road?

Maori contribute little to the NZ tax system. Most Maori tribes are classed as Charitable Trusts and with incomes now in the millions, they pay no tax. Maori authorities only pay 17 per cent tax whereas the rest of us pay 24 per cent.

Ask the question why then they should be allowed to make big demands on New Zealand’s resources, this is not equality?

No freedom of speech, if the majority speak against this behaviour; the call is racist; our sound arguments are not printed!

New Zealand’s resources, this is not equality?

No freedom of speech. If the majority speak against this behaviour; the call is racist; our sound arguments are not printed!

C Humphries, Katikati.




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2 Comments

KiwiDerek....

Posted on 24-01-2020 21:29 | By groutby

....a comment is offensive if someone is offended by it. You clearly are and that’s fine, but let’s not assume all are as easily offended by the perceived truths of others as you are....

Seriously?

Posted on 17-01-2020 07:49 | By KiwiDerek

At what point does someone complaining about all things Maori become racism? "Maori contribute little to the NZ tax system"? Come on. I am once again surprised that Sunlive uses the "freedom of speech" argument to allow people to freely air their anti-Maori sentiments. "Sound arguments"? It would be a joke if it wasn’t so offensive.

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