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How about ‘we are individuals?’?

06/02/2020

Commonsense, therefore will be derided by the Woke, plus the grievance industry and the ‘haters and wreckers’

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Steve Elers has a message for Waitangi Day:

. . .I suppose, based on my whakapapa, physical appearance and self-identity, that puts me in the Māori house. But what about Māori who have more Pākehā ancestry than Māori whakapapa?

For example, my wife is a Pākehā and we have two young daughters, Anahera and Māia.

Given my own whakapapa includes Europeans, who were born in Germany and England and migrated here, then technically I suppose our daughters have more European ancestry than Māori whakapapa when it is all added up.

So, does that mean Anahera and Māia are in the Pākehā house? If having a Māori ancestor means one is first and foremost Māori, why is that so and according to who? Perhaps one gets to choose, or is it based on how one feels on the day? . . 

These are questions that some would say someone like me…

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