Winston Peters really is a bit of a one-trick pony.
He’s played the race card yet again; this time over the RMA, and this time he is dead right.
Changes to the Resource Management Act are the result of the Maori Party “brownmailing” National and will take New Zealand down the path of separatism, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says.
Mr Peters has focused on the reform of the RMA in his state-of-the-nation speech, delivered at the Orewa Rotary Club — the same venue where former National leader Don Brash made his controversial remarks on what he saw as a trend to racial separatism.
The NZ First leader said that under the new RMA bill, every council would be required by law to invite local iwi to participate in the formulation of policy plans, including water management plans.
“This is just the starting point,” Mr Peters told the audience. “Iwi really want much, much more.”