Waitangi Day: Stop all the moaning

Last updated 05:00 06/02/2014

CELEBRATE: A piece of pav is just one of the many reasons we're lucky to be Kiwis.

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It's Waitangi time again.

There will be the inevitable protestors.

There will be the inevitable whingers complaining about the protestors.

Neither side will have any effect on me.

My Waitangi Day will be, as always, an annual celebration of the fact I'm lucky enough to live in a country that enjoys a level prosperity and freedom that many people around the world can only dream of.

Many New Zealanders seem to focus on the negative about this country in general and on Waitangi Day in particular.

I've even heard people claim that they 'can't' celebrate their national day because other people are protesting.

That doesn't even begin to make sense.

Stop all the moaning and take ownership of the day. Eat some lamb and pavlova or whatever Kiwi kai you fancy and make it a celebration with the people you care about.

Remember and be proud of how much this little country has contributed to the world.

The day is what you choose to make it.

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