Dame Anne envisages a healthy democracy and a decent society, neither of which we are currently experiencing and ends her opinion piece with:
"This is a wonderful country, and there is no place here for arrogant, dictatorial styles of governance. Our leaders need to learn greater humility, to trust the good sense of ordinary citizens and stop dancing to the tune of a selfish, uncaring few. Only then will New Zealand be prosperous, and free."
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(Dame Anne Salmond is a distinguished professor or Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland)