Gareth Morgan challenges the 'Brash-think" mentality in New Zealand
It's that time of the year again when the media spotlight will be back in the Far North as our country recognises 175
years of the Treaty of Waitangi
Philanthropist and economist Gareth Morgan has taken on the challenge to educate those "pakeha” who think the treaty is
irrelevant. Morgan’s view is that everyone's not getting a fair deal in the land of the long white cloud or as he
suggests, in "Aotearoa New Zealand", and it's time for Pakeha to get educated.
Tomorrow afternoon Dr Morgan will be holding a presentation at Orewa Rotary House to confront people he labels
Orewa Rotary House is famous for the controversial speech where Dr Don Brash, as the leader of the national government,
delivered a speech on the Treaty of Waitangi. Dr Morgan said the "speech one of the most damaging speeches ever made in
terms of Treaty relations".
"It's 11 years since Don made his speech, it's time to have a rethink of our pre-existing ideas and look at what the
research says on how the Treaty is impacting on society."
Dr Morgan will share the research he and co-author Susan Guthrie have gathered over the last 5 years, and published in
their book "Are we there yet"
Open to the public, come along, have a listen, ask some questions and enjoy a cup of tea afterwards!
Where: Orewa Rotary House, 2 Hibiscus Coast Highway
When: Wed 04 February, 12.30 pm