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Our goal is to remove from law and practice any race-based discrimination in governance and property rights.

 


Residents to face chainsaws on Mount Albert

This morning, Auckland residents stood in front of 345 endangered trees on Mount Albert to protect them from zealots at the Tupuna Maunga Authority, which plans to cut them down....Read more


Ihumatao protest: please sign our petition asking Government to uphold the Treaty settlement, and police to evict the protesters

In 2015, the Ihumatao iwi Te Kawerau a Maki agreed to a full and final settlement of all their grievances and received financial redress of $6.5 million, plus forestry, forestry rentals and more. Fletchers bought private land in the area and announced plans to build 480 homes, 40 of which were to be given to Te Kawerau a Maki. But a member of that iwi (against the will of the elders) started a land occupation demanding that the Government buy the land to keep it as is.

If the Government caves in to protesters and buys the land, this will open the floodgates to similar protests, trash Treaty settlements, and erode private property rights.


The latest from Absurdistan Aoteroa

No, we're not making this up. Despite the fact that Maori suffer higher rates of harm from cannabis abuse, Maori Health providers have called on the Crown to favour Maori for cannabis production. Read more

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NZ Maori Council call on Pope to apologise to Maori for colonisation

Click here to hear Matthew Tukaki, Executive Director of the Maori Council explain why.


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Councillors vote to allow Ngai Tahu two voting appointees on Otago Regional Council's powerful planning committee

The seven-three vote at the Otago Regional Council yesterday to include two voting un-elected tribal appointees on its policy committee shows race-based preferential treatment in action, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today... Read more


National, New Zealand First and ACT join to defeat Ngai Tahu Representation Bill

On Wednesday evening, in a surprise move, National, New Zealand First and ACT MPs defeated the Canterbury Regional Council (Ngai Tahu Representation) Bill, a Bill that would have granted unelected members of Ngai Tahu the right to sit and vote on the Regional Council. In the wake of the Christchurch massacre this vote was symbolic of our need for unity.  Unity, the sense that we are New Zealanders ahead of any particular identity, can only be maintained if we share the same democratic rights....Read more 


Entrenched seats a political absurdity

Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirakatene’s Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill will, if passed, require a 75% majority in Parliament to disestablish the Maori seats....Read more


Minister, we're in this together - please talk to all of us!

Dear Minister, 
We believe that the Government’s move to establish a ministerial responsibility for reviewing the relationship between the Crown and Maori is fraught with danger because it entrenches the notion that the Crown and Maori somehow exist as separate groups in partnership with each other...Read more


Iwi rights to fresh water on the government's agenda again

The Hobson's Pledge position on fresh water is that it is there for the benefit of everyone, irrespective of ethnicity, and that a special deal for Maori is out of the question... Read more


Marine and coastal area: first marine and coastal area agreement sets precedent for decades of fresh treaty negotiations

The first Agreement negotiated under the Marine and Coastal Area (Tukutai Moana) Act 2011 not only confirms widely raised fears of the Crown’s failure to represent the public interest but sets a precedent for fresh rounds of Treaty style negotiations... Read more

 

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