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.
The Tribunal criticised insufficient funding for claimants, lack of policy and strategy by the Government, and lack of progress.
Little intends to create a three-step process of initial engagement; research and evidence gathering; and determination and recognition, which would either be considered by the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations or the High Court. See New strategy
Bear in mind there is no funding to represent 85 percent of New Zealanders who must stand by and helplessly watch the massive give-away.
Neither is there funding for an appeal against the error-ridden Churchman judgement that allowed a claim for a strip of Bay of Plenty coast based on legal double-speak that regarded occupation interrupted by land confiscation as “shared exclusivity”.
Our petition which asks Parliament to amend the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 to restore public ownership of the coastal area, put all claims through the High Court, and repeal customary marine title, while affirming customary rights has picked up more than 35,800 signatures. We need your support. The petition may be signed at https://www.change.org/beaches4all
Coastal fast-track another step for He Puapua?
Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little’s coastal give-away fast-track looks like yet another step in the progress of the He Puapua plan to set up two governments under a tribal monitoring committee. The other steps are:
- The abolition of the right of local communities to hold binding referenda on Maori wards.
- Forcing Maori language and culture onto government departments and local authorities, while the state-funded media lace news with separatist propaganda.
- Replacing English names of places, streets, towns, buildings, and government agencies with Maori names. Even the nation’s name “New Zealand” is being changed by stealth.
- Setting up a separate Maori Health Authority with veto rights over the entire health system.
- Transferring ownership of the conservation estate to private tribal entities, as recommended by the Options Development Group.
- Imposing 50-50 council-tribal control over water through the Three Waters Reform.
- Imposing a revised history curriculum that looks more like Maori studies, which intends to indoctrinate our children about the evils of colonisation.
Our petition against the segregated governments plan has picked up more than 7700 signatures. If you have not done so already, click here to sign it Reject co-governance
Fashion, colonization, and hysteria
When National Party MP Paul Goldsmith unfashionably remarked, last Tuesday, that colonisation benefited Maori, the howls of outrage from some Maori MPs were hysterical, and quaint, considering their generous salaries and perks courtesy of the coloniser system are proof of advantage.
Former Labour Cabinet Minister Michael Bassett, a professional historian, did the best smack-down.
After noting that Goldsmith is a first-class honours graduate in history with a number of well researched books to his credit, and after referring to Peeni Henare and Willie Jackson as “two of the weaker minds in our ministry”, he said that a disturbing aspect of the attacks is that far too many of his National colleagues seem to be siding with Henare and Jackson’s twaddle. See Colonisation gave Maori cause for hope?
Conservative commentator Cam Slater joined the debate when he created a fictitious dialogue between a Debbie, a Rawiri, Hone, Ngahiwi, and a Rangi which ended with Debbie being forced to concede that the British brought peace, along with sanitation, medicine, education, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, the Treaty and public health. See What did the British ever do for us?
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