Bowker's 'sucking up to Māori' comments
Wellington businessman and Hurricanes board member Troy Bowker has accused animation entrepreneur Sir Ian Taylor of “sucking up to the left Māori loving agenda”, despite Taylor’s Māori heritage.
Taylor’s post five days ago was in response to National leader Judith Collins’ backing for a referendum on the use of the name Aotearoa for New Zealand.
In his LinkedIn post Taylor, whose firm Animation Research Limited is famous for its America’s Cup and global sports graphics, linked to a Tom Scott cartoon which had the words: “How come NZ excels on the water in yachting, rowing, kayaking etc? Answer: Our ancestral DNA!”
Taylor said it could be a “wonderful message for Judith and her friends” calling for a referendum on the name Aotearoa.
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