Nevermind that there was always a ‘h’ sound in the name,
prior to colonisation.
And in this place, where the grandiose buildings stand;
as a reminder of what they could build:
And speaking of pakeha.
Upon his throne,
outside of the council building,
sits the right honourable John Ballance.
The plaque reads:
“To commemorate nation builder and Wanganui citizen John Ballance,
premier of New Zealand (1891 – 1893)
also founder and editor of the ‘Wanganui Herald’ newspaper.
Born in county Antrim, Ireland, 27 March 1839,
died in Wellington, New Zealand, 27 April 1893.”
But how inaccurate are the words of the pakeha,
that the Nannys warned off.
They did not build the nation:
They stole it.
You see, in our world,
John Ballance is infamously known as the racist twat who stated,
and I quote:
“The only good Maori
Is a dead Maori”
So what became of the right honourable twat
If you make your way through
the open gates of the
You will find a rather large piece of stone,
where the Ballance is truly restored.
And on this plaque, its noted:
That Johnny was the PM;
where he was born and where he died.
And some other lame ramble
that I cut out of the photograph,
because I can.
And the moral of the story:
Even Racist Pricks Eventually Die Too.