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

 


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Join John's locally based campaign against Ngai Tahu Representation Bill

Canterbury based John Bell is spearheading a local campaign against an absurd Bill that will grant Ngai Tahu the power to appoint representatives with voting rights onto Canterbury's Regional Council. Read more

Contact John Bell on jw.bell@xtra.co.nz


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

Please submit against Rino's Bill that will permanently divide us into maori and "non-maori", us and them forever.

GO HERE: Parliament: make a submission Electoral (Entrenchment of Maori Seats) Amendment Bill 2018

Submissions close 14 December 2018

 

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

 

Resounding "NO" to Maori wards

Last year Councillors in Palmerston North, Kaikoura, Manawatu, Whakatane and Western Bay of Plenty voted for separate Maori wards. We challenged them. Results to date show an overwhelming rejection of race based wards in Palmerston North, Manawatu, Whakatane and Western Bay of Plenty. Brash - respect "no" votes on Maori wards... Read more

 

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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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