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    Default YOU WILL LEARN MAORI!!!

    just as long as TVOne News and the Labour Government continue to cram it down our throats!!

    Am I alone in believing that we, the majority, have no say in the matter?

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    And?

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    I hear it on the news and Seven Sharp in particular and have absolutely no idea what it is about. To me it's just noise.

    So yes, I do believe you are correct, Zippity, we do not have any say.

    And I certainly don't learn anything, because it's just meaningless to me. Not only that, I'm not the slightest bit interested.

    But I do remember - and understand - some of the French I learnt at school. And in later years I have also learnt some German. Those two languagues have some use and relevance as do other European tongues. But maori? What use does that have? You can't go anywhere else in the world and be understood.

    There was a suggestion on the news recently that New Zealand's name be changed and that NZ should change all the English town names to maori names which would make them all completely unrecognisable. What a load of twaddle!

    No. We are English and that is the languague of this country. I have no objection to the maoris speaking their own tongue, but I agree with Zippity, why do they continue to ram it down our throats?
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    Default Re: YOU WILL LEARN MAORI!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    because it's just meaningless to me. Not only that, I'm not the slightest bit interested
    Sums up my approach perfectly.

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    There are alternatives to TVOne news. I haven't watched it in ages, I read news online all day so there's nothing new.

    If you must watch news, as I said, plenty of alternatives.
    You just like to perpetuate your anti-brown racism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    There are alternatives to TVOne news. I haven't watched it in ages, I read news online all day so there's nothing new.

    If you must watch news, as I said, plenty of alternatives.
    You just like to perpetuate your anti-brown racism.
    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    You just like to perpetuate your anti-brown racism.
    You have it all wrong! I am not against maori. What I am against is the government giving them privileges that no one else has. The moaris receive millions and the rest of us have to work for a living. On the whole, I think they are lovely people, but as far as the government is concerned, it's racism in reverse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    You have it all wrong! I am not against maori. What I am against is the government giving them privileges that no one else has. The moaris receive millions and the rest of us have to work for a living. On the whole, I think they are lovely people, but as far as the government is concerned, it's racism in reverse.
    I dont have a problem with maori (or any minority) receiving handouts, but they have to show that money is being used wisely and all the handouts are making a difference .
    eg, stop killing your babies, stop stealing (from other maori) , stop wasting the money we give you .

    want money for te reo , then show us stats that the majority of maori are making the effort to learn it .
    why do we give millions to prop up a language the majority of Maori really dont care about ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    I dont have a problem with maori (or any minority) receiving handouts, but they have to show that money is being used wisely and all the handouts are making a difference .
    eg, stop killing your babies, stop stealing (from other maori) , stop wasting the money we give you .

    want money for te reo , then show us stats that the majority of maori are making the effort to learn it .
    why do we give millions to prop up a language the majority of Maori really dont care about ?
    That seems to be the problem. Much like everyone whinges about how much the government wastes all this tax paying for consultants on how to consult on consulting so there's nothing left for the "common folk" it seems to be the same for what seems to be known as the Maori society here. Nothing left for the people who don't have the voice or the knowledge to claim a slice of the pie

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    Unfortunately 3News seems to be catching up with TVNZ in speaking pidgin English these days and replacing the country name and most city names with Maori ones or hybrid names. No doubt they have been told to say this or their government bribe will be cut.
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