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Green's co-leader Metiria Turei says Don Brash's latest Orewa speech sounds like the last gasp of an old many trying to relive his glory days.

The former National Party leader returned to the Rotary Club where his 2004 speech denouncing so called Maori privilege resulted in a massive surge in support for his party and almost delivered him the 2005 election.

In his latest speech delivered on behalf of his Hobson's Pledge movement, Mr Brash said the push for privilege persists and politicians still pander to it, creating positions of power for Maori only.

Ms Turei says there was nothing new in the speech.

"It's all been rejected before. It's been politically rejected. It has been socially rejected. He got nowhere with this stuff. He could not make it work when he had political power and he is now trying to make himself relevant again. I find it really tragic," she says.

Rather than looking backwards like Hobson's Pledge, the country needs to look at how it can make the Treaty of Waitangi real in structures like justice, health and education.

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