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Saturday, July 30, 2005

It's billboard time!

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, the Greens have launched their first billboard. I think it's gorgeous! Metiria said

“This billboard is a tongue-in-cheek representation of a whakatauki - sometimes translated as ‘many hands make light work’,” Mrs Turei says. “It describes the Greens commitment to work together with tangata whenua on te Tiriti issues and to help to forge a new relationship between tangata whenua and tangata tiriti premised on te Tiriti o Waitangi.” “This billboard carries our key voting message for Maori this election – that you can have the best of both worlds by giving your Maori electorate vote to your favoured local candidate and your Party Vote to the Greens.
Nice!

21 Comments:

At 7/31/2005 09:56:00 AM, Blogger peterquixote said...

well kakariki, Green competing with Maori is a sure way to reduce your votes, this is one of the dumbest moves ever, i post elesewhere the startling news that New Zealand is an english speaking country, and this sign defines you as extremist, extremist because you are calling yourself Greens but you are not,

 
At 7/31/2005 12:22:00 PM, Blogger Kakariki said...

I'd rather be an extremist than a racist ;)

 
At 7/31/2005 06:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

peterquixote.....

Someone with a blog as bad as yours has no place commenting on anything.

You make even less there.

 
At 8/01/2005 05:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well peterquixote, if new Zealndis indeed a english speaking country, you seem to fail at writing it down.

 
At 8/04/2005 01:33:00 PM, Blogger peterquixote said...

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At 8/04/2005 04:31:00 PM, Blogger Kakariki said...

Oh poor Peter

Feeling all oppressed? That would be probably what it feels like to have your culture and language attacked, hmm, sounds remarkably like colonisation to me. FYI, Te Reo is an official language of this country. In fact, I hear people speaking it all the time and to be honest, I really don't find that threatening. But maybe that is because I have learnt about my own colonialist heritage, learnt about structural discrimination and have committed my life to taking responsibility for my own behaviour and embracing the cultures of other people, rather than being afraid of them. If you seriously think the Greens are extremist because they are using te reo on their billboards then you must think that every Government department including parliament is extremist because they all use te reo.

Sorry I didn't respond constructively to your first comment but to be honest I can't be bothered trying to reason with racist crap. Which is exactly what your comment was, if you don't understand, try some Treaty education.

Arohanui

 
At 8/04/2005 05:09:00 PM, Blogger Kakariki said...

Oh and peterquixote, what happened to your blog man? Sad.

 
At 8/04/2005 05:45:00 PM, Blogger peterquixote said...

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At 8/04/2005 05:48:00 PM, Blogger peterquixote said...

poor little parrot, weakling I make enough money in five years writing to say what i like sickling, you know who i am call any day, wear you frilly knickers lesbian sickling, difference beytween me and you millions and millions and always will be weakly one, patsy, suck girl

 
At 8/04/2005 05:50:00 PM, Blogger peterquixote said...

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At 8/04/2005 05:54:00 PM, Blogger peterquixote said...

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At 8/04/2005 05:55:00 PM, Blogger peterquixote said...

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At 8/04/2005 06:09:00 PM, Blogger peterquixote said...

hey parrot,
read this,
intellectual supremacy, multicultural,
native,
aristocracy,
class,
money,

 
At 8/04/2005 06:42:00 PM, Blogger Kakariki said...

Maybe you should try Ritalin

 
At 8/04/2005 06:53:00 PM, Blogger Kakariki said...

Fuck you're stupid

 
At 8/05/2005 07:58:00 AM, Blogger peterquixote said...

thats right parrot, i srupid, i sell books to education australia, designed for multi culture use, i successful as well as stupid because i not stuck in time warp hatred like you, you call racist card, on a valid obeservation, you get what you deserve,
more words for you to use in cuba street

vocabulary
chain saw,
spliced corn delicious,
Wanananana
hate
extinct
chinese
mandarin

 
At 8/05/2005 08:01:00 AM, Blogger peterquixote said...

some words which dont help you or your casue parrot,

shit,
fuck,
dumb,
stupid,
racist,

 
At 8/05/2005 08:41:00 AM, Blogger peterquixote said...

yo parrot, i forgets was that treat education you want or tertiary education, fascists say best place for you is Wanananana

 
At 8/05/2005 09:49:00 AM, Blogger Kakariki said...

OK Mr

I've had enough. I would like an apology for your bad behaviour. I am only giving you one chance. Please apologise. If you do, I will remove all references to you from here. If not...

 
At 8/06/2005 06:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't agree with peter at all but you abused him kakariki.
if you want an apology perhaps you should go first?

m

 
At 8/07/2005 11:29:00 PM, Blogger Kakariki said...

Dear anonymous (the last one)

Thank you for you constructive criticism. I am not quite sure what you mean by abusing my buddy peter. OK I called him names but that was only after I tried being patient and reasonable and was rewarded with a tirade of very offensive abuse. Offensive not just to myself but other people. The comments he made were not only in breach of the law but he was also condoning violence against people. That I will not tolerate. I have given him an opportunity to apologise, which he has chosen to ignore. I will be taking action on this in the morning, at which point this saga will disapear from this blog.

 

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