Orewa Speech

The Orewa Speech was a speech delivered by the then-leader of the New Zealand National Party Don Brash to the Orewa Rotary Club on 27 January 2004. It addressed the theme of race relations in New Zealand and in particular the special status of Māori people. Brash approached the once-taboo subject by advocating 'one rule for all' and ending what he saw as the Māori's special privileges.

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Don Brash - Leader of The Opposition - Orewa Speech
... On 27 January 2004 Brash delivered his first Orewa speech on "Nationhood" at the Orewa Rotary Club, north of Auckland, expressing opposition to perceived "Māori racial ... poll for Television New Zealand, taken shortly after the speech ... Shortly after the delivery of the Orewa speech, Brash fired his Māori Affairs spokesperson Georgina Te Heuheu because she would not publicly support his speech ...
Orewa Speech - Legacy
... Brash returned to Orewa on 25 January 2005, hoping to capitalise on the previous year's success, and gave a speech on social welfare and on welfare dependency ... This speech, dubbed Orewa 2, failed to generate the publicity of the original ... Brash has returned to make annual 'Orewa speeches' every year since, on a wide range of topics ...

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