Maori protests were for Waitangi day as for Passports, that was a scam targeting overstayers, you know people desperate to stay.
Doing better how and why?There wasn't a two party system before MMP was implemented and NZ was doing considerably better globally than it is now.
Ineffective police force more concerned with ticketing? Sounds like the crap disgunted drunk drivers and speeders spout off after being caught. Green energy? whats wrong with that, we have ample resources of renewable energy, as well as helps hitting our carbon targets.The government is really quite ineffective for a nation our size. Health care is falling apart, ineffective police force that is poorly resourced and more focused on ticket revenue gathering than crime prevention, poor transportation, racial tension (I know at least three people who were hospitalised after wandering home after a night out because they were white), massive brain drain to Australia/UK, universities fading in quality, secondary school quality fading (This new certificate system they have introduced is pathetic), energy issues due to this ridiculous reliance on "Green" energy, compariative low standard of living to some of our peers, etc etc. Try living in South Auckland for a while and come back and tell me how stable we are.
Proportionally we are also falling well behind Australia. Note, I said proportionally. If it wasn't for a few films over the years to boost tourism we'd be well behind.
Every country has its good and bad, poor and rich areas, as well as their problems, like Australia also has energy issues and water shortages.
The previous system did not represent the voting base, a third party could get 15% of the vote and no seat thus no voice at all. System we have no far better represents the voting base than the old system ever did.Also, if you represent 15% of the people, you should have 15% of the say. But that is quite a foreign concept for Kiwis to fathom, as we are "big" on giving minorities quite a bit more than they deserve. The system we have now does not represent the voting base. It panders to the minority, which is why if you are a White Male living in New Zealand you have significantly less "rights" than almost anyone else. If I still lived there, I for one would rather certian parties in NZ do NOT get a greater say than what they deserve. Some of their views are quite.. extreme.
White males in NZ having less rights than anyone else is just utter BS, and im a white male.