Labour derisively nicknamed Chris Finlayson “Tinkerbell”, which given the release of the latest evidence of Labour’s caucus antics isÂ just a tad hypocritical. But now Chris Finlayson has given himself the new nickname.
NZPA | Monday April 19, 2010 – 07:56am
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson says he feels like “a Pollyana” when it comes to solving the foreshore and seabed issue, despite the appearance of wide gaps between the Crown and Maori over the issue.
Mr Finlayson fronted up to around 100 Maori at a hui in Porirua on Friday to outline the Government’s proposal to place the foreshore into the public domain and give Maori some ability to test through the courts their claims to customary title over coastal areas.
Halfway through a series of hui, Mr Finlayson declared himself to be Pollyanna in finding a resolution the controversial issue.
Pollyanna is a popular fictional character who transformed people’s lives through her endlessly sunny optimism in the worst situations.