My comment was deleted by the end of the day.
It is not advisable to be ashamed of your whakapapa. 'Tis what it is.
Until Labour accepts who and what they are - a neo-liberal attuned political party with a poor track record of helping Maori - they are no good to Maori.
Bryce Edwards: Identity politics vs class politics - 8: Neoliberalism and identity politics
David Neilson: Making History Beyond Neoliberalism: Response to Roper
Maria Bargh: Maori Development and Neoliberalism