Tuesday 26th of May 2020
Naming Paul Goldsmith as an example of M ori representation in response to concerns about diversity; having Goldsmith say, Im not M ori; then ousted deputy Paula Bennett (who is M ori) laughing her head off at the idea - not a great start to the day for Muller and Kaye.
In response to the concerns about the very white National front bench, new leader Todd Muller said Paul Goldsmith was M ori. Moments later, Goldsmith said he was not. Paula Bennett cackling in the background was the icing on this cringeworthy cake.
Tough last 24 hours for the Nats leader Todd Muller - backs owning the MAGA hat - backs down on bringing it to his office - that QandA interview - claims Paul Goldsmith as Maori - Paul Goldsmith says he is not Maori.
"NGATI EPSOM - Shane Jones shouts across the House at Paul Goldsmith as he stands to ask a question.
Seems like Nikki Kaye was lacking in a few important details. Where have I heard this accusation recently?
I leave you guys alone for half a day and nek minnit Paul Goldsmith is related to me this year is wild.
Shane Jones admonished for yelling out ahh Ng ti Epsom in Parliament as Paul Goldsmith stands up to speak.
They got Paul Goldsmith and David Seymour confused, didn t.
New National Party leadership just used Paul Goldsmith as an example of a M ori MP on its predominantly white front bench. A surprised Paul Goldsmith then cleared things by saying no, I m not M ori. You can t make this shit up.
Shane Jones is a fud, but this is quite funny.
And in other news, the Opposition Party of New Zealand creates indigenous front bench members out of thin air to fulfil diversity gap; or is that a chasm?
Paul Goldsmith will be played by Cliff Curtis for the remainder of the Parliamentary Term.
No, shes not, Nikki and Todd were.
Hey guys Nikki Kaye says Paul Goldsmith is Goldsmith says he of them is lying. Im thinking its Paul.
Mother, two sons charged in relation to young womans death ...more paul goldsmith Levin Jack Tame.
One thing is for sure. Paul Goldsmiths Grandfather had a far better ratio of white and m ori wives than the ratio of m ori on Nationals front bench.
Shane Jones scolded for yelling Ng ti Epsom at National MP Paul Goldsmith in Parliament Newshub.
Paul Goldsmith being Ngati Porou is the funniest story this year.
National Party just elected Paul Goldsmith as the Maori one. See guys?! theyre diverse!
Bit rude of Grant and Winston addressing Paul Goldsmith with Maori greetings and salutations in parliament to much laughter, because we said he was Maori. Rest assured we in the National Party know how to identify if someone is Maori - they re behind us in the seats up the back.
NZ First Minister Shane Jones - who just yelled out "Ng ti Epsom" after Paul Goldsmith finished speaking in the House - is now referencing the Bible. Paul was struck blind for three days this Paul has been blind for three years.
Kia ora koutou, tonight: Govt pumps $37m into vaccine strategy, we hear from a scientist who thinks NZ could win the race to make it. And who is Nationals top-ranking M ori MP? Its not Paul Goldsmith. This & more on 101FM, , Freeview 50, SKY 83.
Shane Jones scolded for yelling Ng ti Epsom at National MP Paul Goldsmith.
Am having some thoughts about the big-hearted spirit that Paul Goldsmith believes is the built this nation ...
Facing concerns that National s new front bench has only white faces, Todd Muller said that finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith was M ori. Goldsmith moments later corrected his leader and said that he was not M ori live updates.
Ng ti Paul Goldsmith??? A lighter shade of beige.
Nikki - Paul Goldsmith is Maori - Kaye. That Nikki?
When I look at Paul Goldsmith, all I can think is that hes about to get clowned by Kenny Powers.
Tova: "New National Party leadership just used Paul Goldsmith as an example of a M ori MP on its predominantly white front bench. A surprised Paul Goldsmith then cleared things by saying no, I m not M ori. You can t make this shit up.".
And dont forget Paul "Rangi" Goldsmith and the fact his Great Great Great Great Grandfather had European as well as Maori wives. I wonder if he was legally "wed" to his Maori wives.
Nikki Kayes blunder about Paul Goldsmith is truly concerning (seems a fair bit racist to go "Hes connected to Ngati Porou so he must be one of them indigenous " as if there arent other ways to be connected) Im struck by Goldsmiths claims about all those.
This is undefendable. The hole only gets deeper and deeper on this one. has clearly rewarded his backers.
"No, Im not Maori, [Paul Goldsmith] said." Coincidence that thats the one occurrence of the word in s story that doesnt have a macron on the a?
I saw that too but then saw this.
Nikki initially said it. And then Todd Muller was asked whether Paul Goldsmith was the only Maori in his top 12 and he said "Yes".
National leader Todd Muller and Nikki Kayes blooper over Paul Goldsmith - they claimed he was of M ori descent. Mr Goldsmith said while his great grandfather had Pakeha and Ng ti Porou wives, he himself wasnt M ori.
Nikki Kaye just Paul Goldsmith.