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Author: Roimata Taimana

Portal column  – a  faux plea for democracy

The recent ‘Through the Portal’ column from Trevor Ammundsen (9 January) is yet another racist temper tantrum from the writer, this time poorly hidden behind a faux plea for democracy and sprinkled with racist dog whistles. It is clear that Ammundsen world view doesn’t allow for comprehension of the different needs of different cultures, and also that this lack of vision results in hostility towards Māori. There is obvious dog whistling crafted into the sentence stating that at the meeting to vote on Māori Wards there was “a dominating physical presence from the Maori contingent” – hinting that...

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