Well well. It seems that outspoken Maori and media slut David Rankin has some supporters on his home turf.
"Let's not pussyfoot around. Ngapuhi has never been part of the Kingitanga. I don't think what he said was wrong. It was the way he said it.
"I sit back and giggle to myself sometimes - he's got balls the size of moa eggs."
For his part, Mr Rankin says he isn't going to change his "shock and awe" method.
"I realise that the media is our new marae. There are 126,000 Ngapuhi. If I was to call a meeting at my marae there'd be 50 people.
"People say Ngapuhi are wild but in reality we want everyone else to put their point of view across. This has started debate.
"Who is critiquing Maori society today? Nobody. You have to have debate otherwise you may as well be Pakehas."