This stuff really annoys me. Yes Maori get preferential treatment. We let them die younger, achieve the least in the education system, have the lowest rate of attendance at teriary education, have the highest rates of unemployemnt, infant mortality, health issues, some of the poorest rates of access to the health system, etc... And we let them be a punching bag when a party that represents people who have the most, in terms of money, access to education, health system,and accountants who work out cunning ways to not pay for this, people who received higher tax breaks than any other group, i.e. those who really do get preferential treatment, want more votes. I am sick of people like Don Brash getting air time for his unhelpful, racist and divisivise and self serving comments.