“..Have a look at Hone’s interview with Smalley on The Nation.
What you will see is a quiet, considered, rational advocate for Maori.
Chatting to him before the interview I encounter, as I have on previous occasions, an engaging, funny and, above all, warm personality.
In debate he displays not merely high intelligence – but a rare dialectical subtlety that he uses to effect.
Hone is not easy to beat in an argument about race relations in Aotearoa.
He has spent too long at the coalface – is too experienced – too sharp – too articulate – too driven by his concern for his people -
- and his intolerance of injustice..”
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