from Ross Muir

I am not in the least surprised at the results of the Maori All Blacks game against Ireland.

1.     Not once did the white Referee even try to observe the Principles of THE Treaty

2.     He acted on his own right through the game, not once calling on Maori advisers and experts in the co-governance of the game

3.     There were times when the Maori power of veto could have been used to advantage, but that was not even allowed to be considered

4.     This was just another shocking display of racist white privilege and highlights how the outmoded Westminster concepts of democracy can no longer work in the new society of Aotearoa.