Underlying all of this . . .

LETTER

Re: LGNZ Tupapa award etc, July 31 column.

Once again this writer challenges the decision of yet another legally-appointed entity (in this instance Local Government NZ and its award to the Tupapa kaupapa/project); he is insinuating that flawed facts, cultural bias, lack of public consultation, and supposed technological malfunction of the project’s delivery systems are his reasons why he opposes this “bizarre” decision.

In my view, underlying all of this is his inherent personal racism and a pathetic attempt to link his opinion piece to the upcoming 250th anniversary of Lt. James Cooks’ landfall in Turanga nui a Kiwa.

Our community is not perfect but for the first time in many years we can show the country and the rest of the world that our reality is one of togetherness, of unity rather than division, of opportunity pending not lost, of hope in a future where all members of our community matter regardless of race, class, or creed. On Planet Earth the sun always shines first on te Tairawhiti, this place we all call home. We have unlimited potential at our fingertips that we just haven’t utilised yet.

Wally Te Ua (Gizzy first)

Re: LGNZ Tupapa award etc, July 31 column.

Once again this writer challenges the decision of yet another legally-appointed entity (in this instance Local Government NZ and its award to the Tupapa kaupapa/project); he is insinuating that flawed facts, cultural bias, lack of public consultation, and supposed technological malfunction of the project’s delivery systems are his reasons why he opposes this “bizarre” decision.

In my view, underlying all of this is his inherent personal racism and a pathetic attempt to link his opinion piece to the upcoming 250th anniversary of Lt. James Cooks’ landfall in Turanga nui a Kiwa.

Our community is not perfect but for the first time in many years we can show the country and the rest of the world that our reality is one of togetherness, of unity rather than division, of opportunity pending not lost, of hope in a future where all members of our community matter regardless of race, class, or creed. On Planet Earth the sun always shines first on te Tairawhiti, this place we all call home. We have unlimited potential at our fingertips that we just haven’t utilised yet.

Wally Te Ua (Gizzy first)

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John Fricker - 16 days ago
How would you manage if the racism card was removed from your pack?
Saves having to come up with a decent response I suppose.

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