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Are you emigrating to New Zealand and want to get a feeling for the strength of anti-British and anti-Australian rhetoric? then watch the above video, taken only hours after William, Catherine and George left New Zealand for Australia: A news report by TV3 journalist Hilary Barry, née Pankhurst, “a New Zealand journalist and television personality who currently presents the 6 pm 3 News.” She won the Best News or Current Affair Presenter award at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards. TV Guide’s Best on The Box award for Best Presenter. In 2012 she won the Radio Award for Best Newsreader and in March 2013, she once again won the TV Guide’s Best on The Box award for Best Presenter.
This is everyday racism in New Zealand.
This folks, is a national news broadcast but no apology is likely to be given to the thousands of British and Australian people it will offend in New Zealand. They have to suck it up, it’s their problem if they’re sensitive enough to find it objectionable. That’s social progress for you!
And here’s another, can you image the outcry this would cause if a similar advert was screened in Australia, or in the UK about the Irish?
And by the way, other countries allow their free press to make comments about the weather. It’s called journalism and not being part of a PR machine. If New Zealand was wet and miserable it’s actually ok to say that.
Seen on the front page of NZHerald.co.nz 19 April
Not only is this everyday racism pathetic from a country that has just managed to top the Social Progress Index but it’s an example of New Zealand’s lack of joined-up thinking. William, Catherine and George also happen to be British and the monarchy they represent has the Queen as the head of the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand. But don’t let that come in the way of a good insult, or legitimizing bigotry and hatred.
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