I decided to consult an authority. Cultural studies professor Bill Pucki (Ngapuhi, Ngai tahu with a light dusting of Scots-Irish) was only too glad to help. He holds a chair at Waikato University and pulls it out from under any Pakeha who tries to sit on it. Over several whiskies, at the student bar, he outlined some of the Maori discoveries and inventions that I was sadly ignorant of . . .

 

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John Black

John Black

I have had my work published in the Australian Spectator, the New Zealand Herald and several on-line publications. One of the only right-wing people in Education (we hold our meetings in a broom closet)....