Post by Kiwi Frontline on Aug 23, 2019 6:42:51 GMT 12
Sunlive / Weekend Sun 23/8/19
POORLY PORTRAYED Regarding Margaret Murray-Benge’s reply to a [Stuff.co.nz article August 9] article of what she said.
It was poorly written and I ask why do white people have to be continually portrayed in a bad light, but it is expected that part Maori be handed everything for no monetary value at all?
The world is not like that, everything costs and it’s ratepayers’ money. Another writer asks why NZ has such disharmony? If one group in a country has to continually pay and another doesn't, disharmony is inevitable!
Otamataha have no right to expect 11 Mission Street be just given to them, Reverend Brown purchased that land which was deserted at the time.
Also it was another Maori tribe that killed their people and burnt their pa to the ground, not the colonials!
The property should stay with The Elms Trust as an historic site for many reasons for all New Zealanders and what is stopping the Otamataha Trust working together with the Elms and coming to an agreement on the proposed new visitor centre? C HUMPHREYS, Katikati