If the alleged ‘scandal’ turns out to be a real scandal, then the crisis it is bound to unleash across the Maori world will be profound and long-lasting.

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Known principally for his political commentaries in The Dominion Post, The ODT, The Press and the late, lamented Independent, and for "No Left Turn", his 2007 history of the Left/Right struggle in New...