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  • Kumara Republic,

    I should point out that the police put a lot of effort into trying to increase ethical and gender diversity in the police. They actively recruit Maori, Pacific Island, Asian and female police officers. Takes a long time to have that flow through an organisation when some officers have 30 year careers in the job.

    And Kefeng Chu, the Police ethnic liaison officer, is well-established. In spite of these facts, the Police say there are more openings for Asian rectuits than there are applicants.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • Brickley Paiste,

    I should point out that the police put a lot of effort into trying to increase ethical and gender diversity in the police. They actively recruit Maori, Pacific Island, Asian and female police officers. Takes a long time to have that flow through an organisation when some officers have 30 year careers in the job.

    Yes, that's probably quite true and something to keep in mind.

    However, the last time I remember the issue arising in an article, there were active members of the police giving unattributed quotes about "reverse racism".

    And Kefeng Chu, the Police ethnic liaison officer, is well-established. In spite of these facts, the Police say there are more openings for Asian rectuits than there are applicants.

    I wonder how fun it is to be one of the new recruits.

    My point about Shearer was that it bothers me that anglo-saxon hegemony still rules in this country. On that basis, I feel that Shearer is a step backwards.

    Since Mar 2009 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    I'd like to see a society where a Chinese candidate is electable in Tauranga or West Coast.

    Still, National felt a homophobic bigot was electable in Wellington Central..

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Brickley Paiste,

    They actively recruit Maori, Pacific Island, Asian and female police officers.

    I see that you are correct

    I'd like to see a society where a Chinese candidate is electable in Tauranga or West Coast.

    So would I. So tell Labour that their candidate is a disappointment.

    Since Mar 2009 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    I'd like to see a society where a Chinese candidate is electable in Tauranga or West Coast.

    Or Gisborne?

    Oh, wait.

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3207 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    And the Mayor of Dunedin can speak Maori properly, and sing fluently. Impressive stuff.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Peter Chinn pronouces Maori well, and his singing voice is laudable.

    Pity about the stadium thing (I'm a ratepayer to the ORC and highly object my $$$ going to this grandiose nonsense) but we cant have everything. I suppose.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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