Let me be absolutely clear about this. Let me put it plainly and state my unequivocal position. Let me draw a line in the sand and define the terms and say something memorable about a significant event. I have no comment about the All Blacks selection squad that was announced this week, any more than I have a comment about the video of Oranga Tamariki staff uplifting a newborn baby from its mother.

I haven't actually watched the video. Who's in it? As arts minister, I'm very supportive of the film industry in New Zealand, and some