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
The seven-three vote at the Otago Regional Council yesterday to include two voting un-elected tribal appointees on its policy committee shows race-based preferential treatment in action, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today.Read more
The Otago Regional Council tomorrow should reject a proposal to include voting un-elected tribal appointees on its policy committee, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today.Read 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
Sometimes “indigenous rights” activists make themselves look silly while trying to make a stand against celebrating Captain Cook’s visit, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today.Read more
Thank you for the support that has flooded in since Wednesday when the New Zealand Maori Council called for an investigation into Hobson’s Pledge by the Human Rights Commission.Read more
Hobson’s Pledge welcomes an investigation by the Human Rights Commission called for by the New Zealand Maori Council so long as the Commission applies the law, acts independently, and leaves prejudice at the door, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today.Read more
Banning Don Brash from a university is one thing but suggesting that advocacy of arguments made by New Zealanders such as him should be made illegal is a whole lot worse. It was precisely these sorts of threats that sparked the creation of the Free Speech Coalition last year.Read more