I have read Wally Te Ua's letters in the past and thought about what he has had to say. However I feel that in his latest missive he has strayed into the trap of labelling all people with a different point of view to his, as racist, power hungry, white supremacist, etc. Anyone who supports his view seems to take on the mantle of caped crusaders standing for all that is honest, true, supporting justice and the New Zealand way.
Name-calling does not serve any useful purpose I feel, except to make the caller feel better perhaps. I am not opposed to Maori wards per se, but feel the wishes of the people have not been heard.
The editor's latest editorial at least goes some way to showing how it all might work.
I am amused by the number bemoaning the cost of a vote, when you consider the amount of money spent on other projects in recent times.