From today’s NZ Herald:
“Well you won’t be getting my vote because I don’t think we need any Asians in Parliament,” the pharmacist shot back tartly.
Korean-born Ms Lee, a former journalist who has been in New Zealand for 21 years, asked brightly, “Why not?”
Mr Baird said he had his reasons. “They are very difficult people to deal with. They don’t spend any money. I don’t see that they bring any money into the country. Another problem is their English is very bad.
“You’re all right,” he told the candidate later. “You are almost 100 per cent. But, seriously, we find it difficult, particularly old people. We have Titus here to talk to them.”
Guess how he voted in the last election.