The First People Of New Zealand

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Butler is a well known anti maori writer and is part of the right wing be think tank NZCPR
The Maori legends of ancient tall and dwarf people inhabiting New Zealand may well be complete bunkum, but wouldn't it be amazing if credible evidence were found to support them?
If these claims are nothing more than Von Dänikenish pseudo-science, then please let them be debunked.
If there is genuine evidence to support the claims though, then this should not be suppressed due to political sensitivities.
 

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If there is genuine evidence to support the claims though, then this should not be suppressed due to political sensitivities.
One wishes that it could be so, but unfortunately such discussion usually ends up being hijacked by unsavory characters. Or, the people trying to discuss this get tarnished with the same brush as those far right characters.

It never made sense to me that it took so very long for NZ to be populated, and the Maori legends may well have a grain of truth to them. Hopefully at some stage in the future it will be possible to discuss this in a rational manner.
 
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