Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Dr Michael King on Kim Hill

If you didn't see Face to Face tonight, you missed out. Kim Hill interviewed Dr Michael King (author of the Penguin History of New Zealand, among other things) - and unlike her interviews with politicians (which are by their nature hostile - the interviewees don't want to inform so much as spam their talking points), this one was actually informative.

Something Dr King suggested was a royal commission on the role of the Treaty, which would explore and define those elusive treaty principles referred to in legislation. This is a fantastic idea! It would allow everyone to have a say, which can only be healthy in a democracy. I wonder how long it will take for the government (or United Future) to steal the idea and start pushing it?