Post by Kiwi Frontline on Dec 19, 2017 4:51:27 GMT 12
WE CANNOT HAVE TWO TYPES OF CITIZENSHIP
“We must have one standard of citizenship for all and the over-arching identity in the progressive NZ state must be unified citizenship, not class divisions based on 1840 groupings.
The order in which your ancestors arrived as migrants, settlers to this country, cannot give you a constitutional status that is different from anyone else.
We cannot have two types of citizenship depending on your ethnic group – one made up of people like myself who whakapapa back to iwi and hapu and those who don't. To embed this in some permanent way is intolerable. People who are born here belong to this land equally”.