Free Speech Under Attack
Peter Cresswell, Jeremy Fisher, David Round, Robert Stanmore, Tim Wikiriwhi
Free speech under attack explains the struggle for free-speech in England over several centuries and how it was an established by the time British law came to New Zealand in 1840.
In the 21st century, new forces have arisen to try to limit free speech on the grounds that certain statements might offend minorities. In fact, offending people is one of the by-products of free speech and is no argument for restricting it.
The current moves to limit free speech on such spurious grounds as "religious hate speech" laws are the work of power elites whose eventual aim is to limit, if not altogether abolish, the right to criticise powerful minorities, and indeed, authority itself.Read more
Pre-1840 the rules of tikanga could be brutal in respect of inter-tribal wars and their consequences - especially for the ordinary natives who often lived in fear. Happily everyday life for Maoris has been transformed. The practice of tikanga has changed, taking on many aspects of Western culture. There are many and varied descriptions of just what tikanga is now. This uncertain tikanga is being re-introduced into our way of life and written into law, setting rules to determine the behaviour not just of part-Maoris but of all New Zealanders.Read more
The arrival of British rule in New Zealand in the wake of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 did not immediately spread throughout the country as qualified manpower was scarce. Some Maori in the Waikato were dissatisfied that lawlessness still prevailed in the back areas and so the idea of having their own "king" and government was floated. Not all Maori - not even in the Waikato - accepted the idea.Read more
Once We Were One: the Fraud of Modern Separatism
In this book Andy Oakley, the author of "Cannons Creek to Waitangi", exposes the fraud of the New Zealand government in the 21st century continuing to transfer wealth, rights and public resources from the general public into the hands of a small tribal elite composed of people who have more European blood in them than Maori. Some of them are more than 96% European and yet they continue to receive race based privileges and special funding not available to others.
Having grown up in the low income suburb of Cannons Creek, near Wellington, the author has strong views about this continuing enrichment of a small elite on a purely racial basis while those in real need - both Maori and European - are missing out.Read more
THE BOOK EVERY NEW ZEALANDER SHOULD READ
Hugh Barr, Don Brash, Mike Butler, Reuben Chapple, Peter Cresswell, Bruce Moon, John Robinson and David Round
175 years ago our forebears brought forth a new nation, conceived in trust and dedicated to the proposition that all New Zealanders would be one people, living under the same law. But for the last 40 years we have been under relentless pressure to divide the country into two groups - iwi and the rest of us.
Back in 1975 Waitangi Day and the Treaty of Waitangi Act were set up to foster a sense of nationhood and a greater awareness of the Treaty as a symbol that embraces us all. What we got instead was years of protest and vitriol while billions of dollars have been taken from everyone and handed over to private tribal trusts.Read more
This brief and concisely written guide book to Treaty issues should be read by anyone who wants to understand this important subject. Besides explaining the current treaty settlement process the book also looks at the circumstances surrounding the signing of the treaty and the later rebellion by certain tribes which led to the warfare of the 1860s.Read more
John Robinson, Bruce Moon, David Round, Mike Butler, Hugh Barr, Peter Cresswell
This is probably the most important book published in recent times as it shows how in 27 years the Treaty of Waitangi has been reinterpreted, the "partnership" myth created, tribal corporations set up, public assets transferred to those corporations which are now on the brink of securing a special place in a new, treaty based, written constitution.Read more
Canons Creek to Waitangi
In this book Andy Oakley, who was brought up in the Wellington suburb of Cannons Creek, questions the logic of giving ever greater taxpayer handouts on a racial basis to an already wealthy tribal elite instead of making these "Treaty billions"available to all New Zealanders on the basis of need.
He exposes the Waitangi Tribunal as a racist fraud and shows that, at the time of signing the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, there was no such thing as a "Maori race"- only various nations/tribes that were constantly at war with each other.Read more