The stand-off over planned felling of 345 exotic trees on Mount Albert, Auckland, perhaps lifts a veil from an absurd yet extensive decolonisation process that we are ALL paying for.Read more
A new Tauranga councillor who made politically incorrect comments about the Treaty and Treaty settlements on Facebook has got the new Race Relations Commissioner in a fizz.Read more
News that New Zealand history will be taught in all schools from 2022 raises two questions -- which version will be taught and will our children be indoctrinated.Read more
Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon tried to gloss over blatant racism in the Local Government Act 2002 when he said he was disappointed that our pamphlet, delivered at the weekend, criticised tribal appointees and Maori wards or constituencies in local government.Read more
Separatism is gaining traction within local government so Hobson’s Pledge has launched a campaign to urge voters to ascertain candidates’ views before voting in the upcoming elections.Read more
Wealthy tribe Waikato-Tainui may buy disputed land at Ihumatao from Fletchers for around $39-million, according to NewsHub.
The prospect of an iwi role emerged when former Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson said protest leader Pania Newton’s march on Thursday should be south to meet Tainui, instead of to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office in Mount Albert.Read more
Will Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s talks on the Ihumatao protest at Mangere, Auckland, lead to the Government buying a 32ha special housing area from Fletchers and, if so, what would this mean for housing, property rights, treaty settlements, and future protests?Read more
Dysfunctional co-governance arrangements at Auckland’s ancestor mountain authority show a practical failure of biculturalism.Read more
Commentator Damien Grant slammed former MP Chester Borrows’ report He Waka Roimata – A vessel of tears by showing simply that the root cause of Maori incarceration was not to do with racism or colonialism and more to do with how welfare destroys families.Read more
The Ngati Porou coastal area bill, which passed its third reading this week, gives a clear picture of how the entire marine and coastal area of New Zealand is likely to be governed after the 600 or so current claims are either rubber stamped by the Minister or wind their way through the High Court.
The bill, which gives the tribe $15.3 million to enable Ngati Porou to exercise their rights and obligations, provides a framework for customary rights recognition for Ngati Porou subgroups in relation to the coastal and marine areas defined in the above map. Time in jail or a massive fine is specified for anyone who does anything in a tribal area without permission.Read more
Govt carer takes boy to gang pad for a lesson
As you can see from the cartoon above, issues around the treatment of children in care had an inconvenient complication when news broke that a government carer dropped a boy at a gang pad in Hastings because he was getting cheeky.
Oranga Tamariki removed the boy from there and confirmed he was safe and with his family as soon as it was alerted to the situation, and is "working to wrap as much support as possible around him and his whanau due to the attention that this is gaining on social media." See https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/oranga-tamariki-carer-allegedly-drops-boy-gang-pad-being-cheeky
Hastings was in the news for a series of unwelcome reasons over the past week. It was where Mongrel Mob blocked Te Mata Peak for a gang ceremony while police did traffic duty. At a later urgent meeting, the council and police confirmed that such public events were quite OK. See https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12230447
The local iwi chair supported such gang gatherings subject to the gang correcting its manner of ancestor worship. See https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/replace-gang-call-ancient-call-ngati-kahungunu-chair?fbclid=IwAR2NPyfNArX9-k1Olp03tnq7AIaKXVUYupyXoJlZEvulN4l5VFgezGwMXbcRead more
Fifty years of Government appeasement of gangs, especially Maori, came to the summit of Te Mata Peak near Hastings last Saturday when the Mongrel Mob in full regalia held a ritual as the public were excluded and the police did traffic duty. Gang members were heard barking like dogs and shouting “sieg f***ing heil”.Read more