The New Zealand Herald is in the process of inflicting a seven-part series denigrating a race and the Race Relations Commissioner is missing in action. What’s going on?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
The arrival of waka in Gisborne on Saturday and the Endeavour replica with another tall ship, the R. Tucker Thompson, today, was a bit of a surprise.Read more
Two emails objecting to our Vote 2019 summary of where candidates stand on race issues shine a light on the Orwellian world of race policy in New Zealand.Read more
Since the Maori king made the unsurprising announcement during the week that Ihumatao land should be given to “mana whenua”, Fletchers may be forced to sell with the Government being the only buyer.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
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
Please sign our Ihumatao petition: Government must uphold Treaty settlement, police must evict protesters
In 2015, the Ihumatao iwi Te Kawerau a Maki agreed to a full and final settlement of all their grievances and received financial redress of $6.5 million, plus forestry, forestry rentals and more. Fletchers bought private land in the area and announced plans to build 480 homes, 40 of which were to be given to Te Kawerau a Maki. But a member of that iwi (against the will of the elders) started a land occupation demanding that the Government buy the land to keep it as is.
If the Government caves in to protesters and buys the land, this will open the floodgates to similar protests, trash Treaty settlements, and erode private property rights.
Scrutiny attracted by Ihumatao protesters has turned up information that undermines claims of long association with the land, and shows why land there was confiscated.Read more