Speeding up the coastal give-away

The expected time to transfer the entire coast of New Zealand to small groups of people with Maori ancestry will reduce from 100 years to 30 years after Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little caved in to pressure from the Waitangi Tribunal.

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Will tikanga law include cannibalism?

Will tikanga law that a High Court justice has just included in a coastal area ruling include inter-tribal warfare, cannibalism, slavery, and other primitive customs, or will it just be a modern version, historian Dr John Robinson asked this week.

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Did MP start petition that got blogger sacked?

A petition that got a blogger fired from his job after he criticised the He Puapua plan for two governments under tribal monitoring, plus a spoof video ridiculing a Maori Party MP, raises the question whether a Maori Party co-leader started it.

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32 councils scramble to set up segregated voting

At least 32 councils scrambled to meet Friday’s deadline to set up segregated voting via Maori wards or constituencies for next year’s elections. Overwhelming support was claimed despite low response to limited consultation.

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‘Racist’ smear to shut down debate

The headline said “Maori party co-leader ejected from parliament after performing haka in racism row”. See Maori Party leader ejected. However, what the Leader of the Opposition said was not reported.

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Poll: 69% oppose two-govt tribal-rule plan

Sixty nine percent oppose a plan for two governments under a tribal compliance committee while 20 percent said news of the plan would change the way they voted, according to a poll that finished on Friday.

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Glad to see Collins, Seymour oppose two-govt plan

There is a glimmer of hope that two political leaders may be listening to voter concern about arrogance by successive administrations on the Treaty, racial preference, and the latest plan for two governments under tribal control.

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Sign petition to stop two-government tribal rule

A Government plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) intends to establish two governments in New Zealand by 2040, one for Maori and one for everyone else.

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Segregated voting looms for 20 councils

Since February 1, when referenda on Maori wards were outlawed by the Labour Government, 20 councils are considering or resolving to establish segregated voting via Maori wards or constituencies for next year’s local body elections.

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Collectors still needed for Maori wards petitions

Signature collectors for petitions around the country for votes on proposed Maori wards are still needed in Taupo, Gisborne, South Taranaki, Northland, Whangarei, and Kaipara.

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Orewa revisited

As many readers will know, on the last day of November the Stuff media group ran an apology to Maori New Zealanders on the front page of all their newspapers under the heading “We are sorry”.  They said that they had been racist, “contributing to stigma, marginalization and stereotypes against Maori”.

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More Maori wards signature collectors wanted

Even more Maori wards signature collectors are needed now that the Taupo District Council, the Gisborne District Council, the Ruapehu District Council and the South Taranaki District Council have proposed Maori wards.

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Ask Taupo councillors to vote against Maori ward

Now is the time to send an email to the mayor and councillors on the Taupo District Council to ask them to vote against a proposal to introduce a Maori ward at an extraordinary council meeting tomorrow.

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Please email councillors on opposing Maori wards

Three more Northland councils will vote in the next few days on whether to introduce Maori wards so now is the time for you to email councillors to explain why such wards are racist and not wanted.

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Education Ministry imposes anti-white race theory

The Ministry of Education has launched a wide-reaching programme called Te Hurihanganui which is presented as “anti-racism” but is actually anti-white.

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NZ First MP issues race-based election bribe stunner

A $100 million grant for marae from the Provincial Growth Fund announced by the MP struggling to return to Parliament is a stunning display of race-based pork-barrelling by a party that normally courts the one-law-for-all vote.

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At last, everyone owns the water

At last, a political leader has asserted that everyone in New Zealand owns the water, and that was National Party Leader Judith Collins.

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Ihumatao, the election, and Winston

Ihumatao is perhaps the most visible race-relations shambles that the next government will have to fix. Located near Auckland Airport, Ihumatao is where activists have protested against Fletcher’s plans to build almost 500 homes on land that it bought from a private owner whose family had owned it since it had been confiscated in 1863 as a consequence of tribal rebellions. 

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Matariki holiday a giant step too far?

Last Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she had “listened to Kiwis” and will make Matariki a public holiday from 2022 if re-elected. The Kiwis she had listened to were the 30,000 who had signed two petitions calling for Matariki to become a public holiday. Launched by Action Station and New Zealand Republic, these online petitions were handed to Labour MP Paul Eagle on Friday night, July 24. There were also the 630 people polled by the Labour Party’s research firm, UMR, in July, who backed a Matariki holiday.

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Five councils work on Maori wards, voting appointees

Signature collecting is well under way after the New Plymouth District Council on July 21 voted to establish a Maori ward. A similar campaign is under discussion in Tauranga after the city council there on August 25 also voted for such a ward. Three other councils are being pushed to have separate voting or representation for members of their communities who may have Maori ancestry.

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Where do the parties stand on a colour-blind NZ?

The election campaign has started and the political parties have published their policies. What follows is where Labour, National, Green, ACT, NZ First, New Conservative, and the Maori Party stand on Hobson’s Pledge issues.

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Tribunal wants more money for coastal claimants

A two-year inquiry by the Waitangi Tribunal predictably has found that the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 breaches the Treaty of Waitangi and prejudicially affects Maori.

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Waikato tribe’s water ransom bid deplored

Under no circumstances whatsoever should the Waikato tribe – or any tribe – hold to ransom a third of the country's population, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones told a select committee on Thursday.

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Electoral race-baiting clicks up a gear

Electoral race-baiting clicked up a gear yesterday when Maori Party co-leader John Tamihere smeared “Pakeha” as "asymptomatic racists".

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Maori Party wants to save us from statues

The cartoon above, courtesy of Garrick Tremain, shows the absurdity of the Maori Party’s attempt to win support, that is by having councils investigate and remove colonial statues.

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