Background from a 10 July 2011 report:
ct Party marketing director John Ansell has quit after criticising "white cowards" for not standing up against Maori radicals...
...Ansell, who designed the Iwi/Kiwi billboards, attacked "white cowards" for not standing up against the "Maorification" of the country, the NZ Herald reported. "
Act's controversial marketing guru resigns | Stuff.co.nz
Update from yesterday, 14 August 2012:
ontroversial advertising guru John Ansell is whipping up a nationwide campaign dubbed "Treatygate" to stop New Zealand going down the path of racial separatism...
...The campaign will be a precursor to a proposed citizens initiated referendum at the next general election, posing the question: do you want a colour-blind nation with one law for all and free from racial favouritism of any kind?...
...Mr Ansell is confident of getting 80% of New Zealanders to support his call for a colour-blind state, devoid of the Waitangi Tribunal, separate Maori seats and Te Puni Kokiri.
“I think it will cause the National and Labour parties, who have basically run this country as an undemocratic state on this subject for the last 40 years, to have to abide by the will of the people.
“Where else in the world is the winner of a war of rebellion paying reparations to the descendants of the losers 150 years later?
“It’s absolute nonsense, but this sort of stuff is never talked about.”
So just where is the $2 million going to come from which Mr Ansell needs to fund his campaign?
It is a question he’s a little coy about, but he admits he has been in touch with multimillionaire ACT backer Louis Crimp
, an outspoken critic of special treatment for Maori.
Ad man Ansell unveils 'Treatygate' and declares war on racial favouritism | The National Business Review