Done and dusted

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

Aldridge, Tania Mc Innes etc, are what sells the North­land Age then I be­lieve the time is draw­ing close that I can­cel my sub­scrip­tion, as I, like Leo, be­lieve I am be­ing brain­washed by those hop­ing to push their own agen­das, not what is pos­i­tive or con­struc­tive to ei­ther phys­i­cal or men­tal health, the com­mu­ni­ties , en­vi­ron­ment, in­fra­struc­ture or bet­ter­ment of Maori/ Pakeha re­la­tion­ship or health and em­ploy­ment.

This is the 21st Cen­tury that we live in, with many prob­lems fac­ing us as we en­ter into the fu­ture, lead­ing to many prob­lems fac­ing our chil­dren and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions, caused by none other than this gen­er­a­tion and those be­fore us.

What is needed is for the past to be put be­hind us, and pos­i­tive, con­struc­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion for the well­be­ing of our chil­dren and fu­ture gen­er­a­tion.

What we are fac­ing here In New Zealand is very shameful lead­er­ship to date with the run­ning down of

MR KTJ Howearth (Let­ters March 8) should know full well the Treaty was ini­tially bla­tantly bro­ken while still quite new by rebel Maori tribes, os­ten­si­bly over spu­ri­ous/vex­a­tious land sale dis­putes and sovereignt­y.

Both these mat­ters were specif­i­cally dealt with in the Treaty (AR­TI­CLES 1 & 2) which the fully in­formed chiefs signed up to in 1840. Ev­ery­thing was re­con­firmed by the chiefs at the great Ko­hi­marama con­fer­ence held in 1860, at­tended by around 200 chiefs, be­ing the

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