Hobson’s Pledge wants all New Zealanders to benefit from quality health care. Yes, there are New Zealanders with complex needs who require significant help, but this isn’t restricted to just those with a Maori ancestor. The causes are usually multifaceted and can certainly not all be blamed on the health system.Read more
This Bill must be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever to come before the New Zealand Parliament in that it unashamedly and explicitly introduces racism into the New Zealand health sector.Read more
The Government has no mandate for the introduction of a “Partnership” or “Co-Governed” arrangement when it comes to the provision of Health Services. Nor does it have a mandate for He Pua Pua and yet it is being implemented in the shape of this Bill. This is chilling.Read more
Three Waters = tribal control over fresh water
The Three Waters are the water you drink, waste water and storm water.
Labour's "Three Waters" is a radical plan altering the ownership and control of New Zealand's fresh water infrastructure. Despite huge opposition, Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced that the Ardern-Mahuta Labour government will confiscate council-owned water assets across New Zealand and transfer them to four mega water companies.
What does it mean for you?
- each water authority wil be controlled by an unelected board of twelve members
- six will be appointed by iwi, the other six members will represent all the councils contributing assets to the water authority. That means for example, that just six people will represent all twenty South Island councils
- those twelve people will have total control over the water that flows in and out of your property, and how much you pay for it.
- you will have to do their bidding, and pay whatever they charge and you can't vote them out of office because they are not elected to represent you eg requiring farmers to introduce cripplingly expensive (and largely unnecessary) water treatment facilities, which could force them off the land.
Three waters = tribal control over fresh water
- Three Waters grants equal representation between local governments (which also represent ordinary Maori folk) and Maori tribes
- all Board decisions will require a 75% majority, as iwi members tend to vote en bloc, this effectively grants tribal representatives control over all major decisions
Three waters grants exclusive ownership rights to iwi over a necessity of life - fresh water
- The new structure recognises what Mahuta calls the "mana o te wai" - or authority over fresh water a necessity of life. As no other New Zealanders are granted "mana o te wai", Mahuta is transferring ownership rights in fresh water exclusively to iwi
Who or what exactly are iwi?
- iwi are private entities made up of complex networks of trusts and companies operating commercial businesses that are hugely wealthy
- the Three Waters structure will further cement legalised extortion into our legal framework where eg iwi rights under the RMA result in special deals for iwi contractors and expensive consultancy reports (which are unwanted and of no value to the recipient except to be granted iwi "approval")
Conflicts of interest between iwi profits and the environment
- conflicts of interest between environmental concerns and iwi business profits will arise, eg Ngai Tahu board members will be able to vote against environmental concerns, even though this will serve Ngai Tahu's financial interests.
We must not stand for this: what you can do:
Sign our Open Letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern:
Groundswell The Mother of All Protests - 21st November:
Farmers have been attacked on all sides by stifling regulations and new rules which could see them forced off their farms. The Three Waters Plan is the final straw. Join the protests which are being held up and down the country on 21st November. Take along a "NO 3 Waters" sign.
Hobson's Pledge members have been extremely generous in contributing to our campaign so far. Please accept our sincere thanks.
If you wish to contribute to our campaign, donate here:
And it poured down on David.
At first, it was asphyxiating: NZ Herald: David Seymour under fire over Maori vaccination comments
Then, it was misguided: NZ Herald: Debbie Ngrewa Packer: David Seymour's Maori vaccination code attack misguided
ACT Party leader David Seymour hit a “perfect symbol of something the left worships as sacred” this week when he dared to question race-based policy by tweeting a Covid-19 vaccination priority access code for Maori. The New Zealand Herald printed Mr Seymour’s reply to the hornets who swarmed out of the nest, and that reply was top of the Herald's website all night. Mr Seymour’s reply is a succinct statement of all that Hobson’s Pledge has been fighting for. The full text is reproduced below. Please enjoy:Read more
In 1981 I was one who literally fought to protect the rights of Kiwis who wanted to exercise their lawful right to attend rugby games and not have their travel disrupted by protestors who disregarded the rights of fellow Kiwis in their quest to fight Apartheid in another country.
Today, I find myself in a role not dissimilar to that of John Minto 1981. Difference is; I stand against Apartheid in New Zealand.Read more
Under the guise of implementing in New Zealand the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Maori sovereignty activists have delivered to the Government a radical plan to establish two governments in New Zealand by 2040, one for Maori and one for everyone else.
Progress towards the creation of these two governments would be subject to a monitoring group created by tribal groups and chaired by a Maori sovereignty radical.
The Government has tried to hide this plan, titled He Puapua, by releasing a short version that omits both the proposals for two-governments and the plan for an overarching compliance group consisting of tribes and Maori sovereignty radicals.
But the full 123-page version, which would end democracy in New Zealand as we know it, was obtained under the Official Information Act. Click here to see the uncensored plan:
The plan that was partly and quietly released last October includes:
- Two complete governments that overlap. A Maori parliament, executive, judiciary, and civil service could be created to overlap with the existing parliament, executive, judiciary, and civil service with the overlap described as a co-governance sphere.
- A written constitution based on a radical reinterpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi by the Waitangi Tribunal in the 1980s. If that happens, those with some Maori ancestry would have greater legal rights than everyone else. The Treaty that chiefs signed in 1840 is clear that Maori would have the rights of British subjects then, which means as New Zealand citizens now.
- The tribal estate will be significantly enlarged by the transfer of Crown lands, waters and the foreshore and seabed to Maori ownership
- A Maori health system, where patients with a Maori ancestor will be treated differently from other patients.
- A Maori court system, where offenders with a Maori ancestor will be treated differently from other offenders.
- Maori jails, where inmates with a Maori ancestor will be treated differently from other inmates.
- Granting Maori rights and title to water. Some Maori organization would be paid every time you turn on the tap.
- Public education to eradicate unconscious bias, the sort of bias that no one is aware of until someone with a strong bias against you points it out. This means the 85 percent would be scared to think or speak freely.
- Waitangi Tribunal decisions would cease to be recommendations and would bind the Government to implement them.
- Compliance would be ensured by the Aotearoa Independent Monitoring Mechanism, a group set up by the Iwi Chairs Forum and consisting of Maori sovereignty radicals.
The plan is already under way
- Maori wards are being set up in local government. This started in 20 local bodies when referenda on such proposals were outlawed on February 1, 2021.
- The Ihumatao protesters forced Fletcher Building to sell 33 hectares to the Government for $30 million.
- An anti-coloniser history curriculum starts next year to indoctrinate our children.
- A plan for a separate Maori health authority has been announced.
If you don’t want to live in a country where there are two governments and where the tribal elite clip the ticket and Maori sovereignty activists call the shots, you should sign our petition.
Petition: We, the undersigned citizens of New Zealand, demand that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Labour Government reject outright and cease implementing all aspects of the two-government plan as described in He Puapua, the report of the working group on a plan to realise the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in NZ.
That would mean:
- No two-governments,
- No written constitution based on the radical reinterpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi created by the Waitangi Tribunal in the 1980s,
- Disestablishing the Waitangi Tribunal, which has shown by its decisions that it has outlived its usefulness,
- Disestablishing the Ministry of Maori-Crown Relations, which is entrenching racial separatism,
- No separate health, welfare, judiciary, prison, or any other such government agency set up for a single ethnic group,
- Ending all dialogue between the Government and the Independent Monitoring Mechanism group.
- A declaration that water is owned by all citizens of New Zealand,
- Restoring the right for citizens to petition for votes on proposals for Maori wards in local government,
- Holding a binding referendum on whether to continue with or disestablish the Maori seats in Parliament,
- Suspending work on the proposed school NZ history curriculum, because the draft is flawed and politicised beyond redemption,
- Restoring public ownership of the marine and coastal area,
- Requiring the correct use of the name of our country, which is New Zealand, on passports, and all government documents. The Treaty-based Maori name for New Zealand is Nu Tirani.
We, Maori and non-Maori alike, are in this together. We ask that we be treated fairly and equally.
The Water Services Bill (the Bill) currently making its way through Parliament has much to commend it. Most New Zealanders want the quality of our freshwater and drinking water to be maintained to a high standard throughout the country. Similarly, most would support the prioritising of wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and maintenance to an equally high standard. These are absolute basics in any first world country.Read more
A bizarre craze seems to be sweeping New Zealand right now. All things derived from Europe, except our creature comforts, must be set aside, as we are expected to embrace all things Māori. It's racism on a grand scale.Read more