So the Scotts shudn't have their own Parliment then Neil?
You're asking someone with a name like Neil Morrison?
In some circumstance serperate governace makes practical sense although I do think the Scottish parliament is only weakly justified. And they do have oil.
BOP have geothermal , tourisim, timber, & farming as an economic base but I feel this is off target a bit.
Che - To think soverignty is the same as to secede from NZ is erroneous. I haven't heard anyone call for seceding from NZ. Even if this was the case we still have a colony fully supported by NZ. Not to mention the state isn't paying rent for forests they're contract to already.
Wairoa has oil,
Hey MH, I haven't forgotten that you asked what "fair dealing with Maori" might actually involve. I wrote up my manifesto a couple of nights ago and then my server glitched and I lost it all. I'll do it again on the "this just in" thread which seems to have taken over from here. But not just now - later tonight.
Sorry if it's already posted.
nzherald.co.nz leading with
Oh noes! Someone stuffed the ballot...