by Hugh Barr, Don Brash, Mike Butler, Reuben Chapple, Peter Cresswell, Bruce Moon, John Robinson and David Round
One Treaty, one nation - the book every New Zealander should read. 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
by Mike Butler
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
Nine years of a National Party Government pandering to separatist demands will be an issue voters will consider in next year’s general election, Auckland business manager Casey Costello said today.Read more