from Jim Cable

A friend from Auckland is down here (Nelson) at the moment.  He has just been down to visit his son on the coast.

The son’s step-daughter enrolled at, I think, Greymouth High School, but was having difficulty getting the subjects that she wanted to follow.  She eventually worked it out and found that they were available in the local Maori class, but she was not allowed to join that class because it was for Maori only — no Whities permitted!

Greymouth is the last place in NZ I’d have thought an issue like this would ever arise.  I suggested he contact Maureen Pugh, MP for West Coast Tasman.