Nothing The Treaty Can’t be Blamed For

Nothing The Treaty Can’t be Blamed For

Treaty of Waitangi claim targets alcohol harm among part-Maori

Maori Warden David Ratu says he’ll take his fight for fair alcohol policy to international courts if he has to. A claim before the Waitangi Tribunal is calling on the Government to raise the price of alcohol in an effort to curb the impact of drinking on the health of part-Maori.

In his claim, David Ratu said the Government had breached the Treaty of Waitangi by not implementing recommendations laid out by the Law Commission in 2010, which included increasing the price of alcohol, raising the drinking age to 20 and restricting alcohol advertising and sponsorship. Ratu also objected to the Government failing to ensure the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act was consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi.

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the effects of alcohol and its consumption and supply have been a matter of concern to part-Maori communities. Ratu, who works in south Auckland for the Turehou Maori Wardens ki Otara Charitable Trust, said he believed the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol in New Zealand was actively driving health inequalities between part-Maori and non-Maori.

His Treaty claim is part one of the 140 claims that make up the Wai 2575 Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry. He argues that part-Maori have poor health as a result of the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol. The claim is currently before the Tribunal, which will examine breaches of the Treaty in health services and outcomes for part-Maori.

“Every piece of legislation out there has a treaty clause in it, except alcohol; except the one that has the biggest impact on and does the most damage to my people. That is simply not good enough,” Ratu said. Alcohol-related issues affecting part-Maori would continue unless the Law Commission’s recommendations were adopted, he added.

Alcohol Healthwatch said hazardous drinking amongst part-Maori had increased, particularly for part-Maori women where problem drinking had jumped from 21 per cent in 2011, to 29 per cent in 2015. Ratu’s claim is endorsed by Alcohol Healthwatch executive director Nicki Jackson. “The high level of alcohol-related harm that part-Maori experience is simply unjust, and is often related to living in communities saturated with liquor outlets,” Jackson said.

Jackson said the claim was unique, given it was seeking changes to New Zealand’s key legislation regulating the sale and supply of alcohol. Part-Maori communities and organisations faced significant challenges in matching the legal resources used by the alcohol industry to appeal policies, she said. “So although many groups are trying to reduce the availability of alcohol in their neighbourhoods, they are severely limited in their ability to have an effect. That is why this claim is so important.”

Maori Party co-leader and part-Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell said he wasn’t aware of the claim and it would be inappropriate for him to comment while it was before the Waitangi Tribunal. “I can say that the effects of alcohol and its consumption and supply have been a matter of concern to many of our part-Maori communities across the motu (island) for some time,” he said.

Regardless of the claim outcome, Ratu said he would continue to fight for fair alcohol laws. “I wont stop and if it has to go to the international court, then so be it.” Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said he was not aware of the claim and would not comment while it was before the Waitangi Tribunal.

More Spin on Racism

More Spin on Racism

A recent Listener Article by Richard Harman prompted a pithy reply from John Ansell, wherein he said:


How deftly Richard Harman models the Left’s five-point Maorification strategy.

First, denigrate.

Mock anyone who champions the 80 percent of Kiwis who reject racial favouritism in poll after poll. Cast Don Brash as an ageing rock star, Waikanae as Wellington’s retirement town, and his audience as grey-haired baby boomers. Smugly assume most readers share the leftists’ distaste for my factual observation that whingeing Maori radicals have gone from the Stone Age to the Space Age in 150 years and haven’t said thanks.

Second, intimidate.

Harman didn’t tell you he spent Brash’s meeting furtively photographing every audience member’s face like a Stasi informant.

Third, invalidate.

Frame Brash’s Orewa speech as notorious. Forget that 93% of Dominion Post readers applauded it. Frame my Iwi/Kiwi billboard as controversial, despite floating voters rating it their favourite of thirteen billboards that won two campaign-of-the-year awards.

Fourth, exaggerate.

Harman cites one dissenter as evidence that the billboards were unpopular with National MPs. (Not evident to me when a clapping caucus confirmed post-election that many wouldn’t be in Parliament without them.)

Fifth, fabricate. (Remember when ‘history revision’ meant studying, not muddying?)

Trot out the party line that the chiefs retained sovereignty post-Waitangi, cunningly entitling their distant descendants to specific representation in an increasing number of pieces of legislation and regulation.

The Treaty specified nothing of the kind, of course – Cultural Marxist revisionist historians, journalists and Maori-vote-grubbing politicians did.

But Harman is right that National is looking more like an urban liberal party that’s working hard to align itself with Maori in the run-up to the election. Clearly any MPs who still represent the party’s members and principles have effectively been silenced as National and the rest of the Left test the line between [non-] partnership and [anti-] democracy.


For those who feel the need for some context to those feisty points, or who have the patience and fortitude to wade through it, click here to read Harman’s article.

The New Plymouth Racist Mayoral Zombie Reincarnates

The New Plymouth Racist Mayoral Zombie Reincarnates

Below is the alleged content of a facebook post by Murray Chong (a New Plymouth councillor) regarding the part-Maori committee on the New Plymouth council.

Iwi representation debate . . .

We had a referendum last term based having Maori Wards, and 83% of the voters didn’t want it due to it not being democratic as it was a race based rule.

On Monday we debate the set up of this new committee, and I hope our councillors remember and consider how the majority of its ratepayers voted in the above referendum.

This new Iwi representation committee will not only offer recommendations to our council (which is fine) but they will also have the power to make final decisions on the items shown below without it having to go through to full council for all elected councillors to have the final vote on.

We have elections to vote for councillors to make final decisions on our behalf and many people have suggested to me that unelected committee members should only have the authority to give recommendations to our council and definitely not have the authority to make final decisions.

This ruling that they are wanting to allow in this committee is unlike any other council committee and is not the standard democratic process.

This will be a very interesting debate on how we will all vote on this, on Monday.

Read the drivel on Stuff about how exhuming racist representation for New Plymouth is somehow a fresh start!

Iwi and council launch a new governance partnership and a fresh start


From the Racist New Plymouth Council . . .

New Governance Partnership Between NPDC and Senior Iwi Leaders Created

22 June 2017

New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) and iwi leadership have created Te Huinga Taumatua Committee to bring the expertise of iwi leaders to the Council’s decision-making process.

“This is a pleasing step forward and is about iwi leaders having a seat at the governance table,” says Mayor Neil Holdom.

Te Huinga Taumatua Committee will consist of five iwi leaders and five elected Councillors to identify and discuss issues of cultural, economic, environmental and social importance to Maori in the district. Unlike the former Iwi Relationship Subcommittee, Te Huinga Taumatua will generate items for the Council to consider as well as make recommendations on Council issues.

“The committee consists of iwi leaders with strong mana and governance experience. It will focus on issues of importance to Maori and provide strategic guidance to NPDC,” says Cr Gordon Brown.

“It’s a pleasing step forward in our partnership and we’re looking forward to the future of this governance committee,” says Cr Marie Pearce.

The committee consists of:

Mayor Neil Holdom.
Councillor Gordon Brown.
Councillor Richard Handley.
Councillor Stacey Hitchcock.
Councillor Marie Pearce.
Larry Crow (Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Trust).
Leanne Horo (Te Kāhui o Taranaki Trust).
Glenn Peri (Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Trust).
Liana Poutu (Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust).
Colleen Tuuta (Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga).

The committee’s name has two parts: Te Huinga, which has a dual meaning for a gathering of people and a gathering of leaders, and Taumatua, a place where birds gather high in the trees.*

The committee will meet every five weeks starting 17 August, pending Councillors’ confirmation of its terms of reference at their next meeting on 26 June.

It will also help NPDC meet its statutory obligations relating to the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi under the Local Government Act 2002.

The committee’s full terms and references are online in the 26 June Council Meeting agenda.


* From whence they can undemocratically defecate on Ratepayers, below.

Swansong

Swansong?

Despite the possibility of civil unrest, the pervasive apathy of so many New Zealanders have made the task of championing racist-free democracy untenable for the 1Law4All Party and its Board.

The Board feels that by continuing to oversee the Party limping along in the way it is, members and donors may be given the impression that the Party has some chance of meaningfully opposing the rampant racism that is perverting NZ’s democracy.

In 2013 and 2014, 1Law4All solicited members with the promise of having the name 1Law4All on every NZ ballot paper. That promise was broken.

The present Board and several hundred stalwart members, donors and supporters have soldiered on since then, resolved to get the name 1Law4All on to every ballot paper and hoping to regain the credibility forfeited by the treachery of certain Board members of that time.

Alas, despite the need being even greater now, time has not healed the wound. The Party has never really recovered from that betrayal of members in 2014. As a consequence and despite everyone’s best efforts, the present position is:

  • The Party lacks the 550 financial members necessary to register to be eligible to lodge a Party List with the Electoral Commission, or utilise the $37,500 allocated to it for public broadcast funding; (see EC letter, below)
  • The Party has insufficient prospective Party List candidates (6-7 would be required if the 5% voting threshold was reached);
  • The Party has no President, or Secretary;
  • The Party has no Leader or deputy;
  • The Party is not broke, but lacks anything remotely like the necessary money to fight an election campaign—est: 1.5 million min;
  • The Party lacks the necessary administrative staff and general human resources necessary fight an election campaign.

Therefore, with a truly heavy and somewhat exhausted heart, the Board has proposed the motion to wind up. However . . .

Possible Alternatives

Instead of winding up, 1Law4All could advertise for candidates for the 64 general electorate seats. With its current bank balance (May 2017) and subject to some modest conditions, 1Law4All would offer to pay 50% of the candidates’ $300 deposit. If that was achieved, 1Law4All would indeed be on every General Election ballot paper. But not its logo. Unfortunately, only registered political parties can use a registered logo beside electorate candidates names on ballot papers.

There is no requirement for 1Law4All to be a registered political party to enable electorate candidates to use the party’s logo and name.

Another option might be assisting with the legal fees of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations (CORANZ) in fighting the recently advertised 550+ applications for NZ’s coastline by part-Maori opportunists, using the Marine & Coastal Area Act.

Yet another might be combining with another existing organisation that has the same or very similar objectives.

Or election advertising to ensure the racism of National, Labour & the Greens is well-known by all NZ voters. Of course, that still leaves the problem of who to vote for.

All are welcome to suggest more options for consideration.

The Annual General Meeting of 1Law4All (Inc) is to be held at the Armitage Hotel, 9 Willow Street, Tauranga at 1.00pm on Saturday 24 June 2017.


Racist Lolly Scramble

Racist Lolly Scramble

Vote Treaty Negotiations contains a multi-year appropriation of $1,400 million for the five-year period 2017 to 2021.

Yes – you read that right. 1.4 billion dollars of taxpayers money and taxpayer-owned assets being given to part-Maori in unabashedly racist-vote-buying by National.

It’s presumed that’s in addition to the “$93 million for maori development” mentioned, here.

Remember that any non-part-Maori who wants to object to their customary swimming beach being fraudulently grabbed must pay a Court filing fee of $110 to lodge that objection.

So – lucky you – you get to pay twice. Once to cover the beach stealers costs and another to pay your own.

Vote National for more and more of the same.  Labour or the watermelon party (Greens on the outside, reds on the inside) would be just as bad, if not worse.

Lolly Scramble

Lolly Scramble

Interesting how National gets so much. In 2014, private donations gave National a $4 million dollar war chest to sucker NZ voters. So it seems that the system is, ahhh, ‘arranged’ to favour the larger, existing parties. And – of course – only registered political parties actually get the financial support and 1Law4All has not yet re-registered for this year’s general election. and it costs to register and it costs to lodge a party list and it costs for the post-election audits and . . . .

. . . it’s not unreasonable to think that the way things are is intended to favour the status quo. After all, the bigger parties alternating in government get to set the Rules.

 

Chris Whinlayson

Vertically Tilted Playing Field

Vertically Tilted Playing Field

News from one of NZ’s foremost racists



Each iwi-hapu-whanau claimant is being offered thousands of taxpayer dollars to prepare and file their claim.

Any non-part-Maori citizen who objects must pay a court filing fee of $110.

That’s fair and even-handed, right?

 

We Will Screw You For Everything!

In a previous blog post, this was said:

We Will Take From Them The Water

Perhaps not? Maybe it’s going to be more a matter of, Whinlayson’s enabled us to. . .

Screw You For Everything!

Read the letter below. A harbinger of coastal and marine area ka-ching things to come?

Letter to the Editor
Taupo Times

Over the past year I have been communicating with Government Minister Christopher Finlayson in order to establish ownership of the waters of Lake Taupo. This came about as a consequence of being made aware that the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board (TMTB) had raised a levy on the commercial boat operators for the use of the waters of Lake Taupo for such activities as boat tours, fishing and other vessel activities on the lake. Most of these activities do not involve contact with the lakebed.

A Deed was signed between the Crown and Tuwharetoa Maori in 1992 and amended in 2007. In a nutshell, this deed establishes ownership of the bed of Lake Taupo by TMTB but not the water of the lake. The Crown owns the water of the lake by statute.

Further, TMBT is entitled to charge for commercial activities and commercial structures which involve the use of the lakebed.

Minister Finlayson has stated that TMTB owns the lakebed as well as the “water column” and the “airspace” above the lakebed despite these entities not being stated in the Deed. I disagree with his statement.

I put to the Minister the following questions for clarification:

(1) “The definition of “water column” with regard to lakes and rivers is defined as the column of water from the surface of the water down to the bottom sediments. It seems incongruous for the Trust Board to have rights to control the water column when it is clearly understood in the Deed that the Crown owns the water of the rivers and the lake.”

(2) “The definition of “air space” is the space above the earth or above a certain area of land or water. With this in mind it is logical that the airspace above the rivers and waters of Lake Taupo would be owned by the Crown for which it would have rights to control this airspace. This clearly would indicate that it is inappropriate for the Trust Board to have rights to control the airspace above the aforementioned waters.”

(3) “Bearing in mind the definitions of “water column” and “airspace” it would be that the Crown has ownership and rights to manage these and not the Trust Board. Thus the Trust Board would have no right to charge commercial users for the use of the waters of Lake Taupo.”

The Minister has not given me an answer to these questions but has reiterated that a general principle of property law gives the landowner (i.e. of the lakebed) rights to the lakebed, as well as the water column and the airspace above.
He has effectively gagged further discussion by suggesting that I seek legal advice.

I believe the Minister has misinterpreted the Deed and that interpretation of the Deed needs to be revisited. Hopefully, the way things are going with regard to the forthcoming general election, I may well have the opportunity to revisit the Deed later this year.

Tony Ludbrook
1 May 2017

We Will Take From Them The Beaches

We Will Take From Them The Beaches

We Will Take From Them The Foreshore;

We Will Take From Them The Islands;

We Will Take From Them The Water;

We Will Take From Them The Land;

We Will Take From Them The Rivers;

We Will Take From Them The Mountains;

We Will Push Them Into The Sea.

Is this the National Party government’s death knell? How could anyone other than those in the blues seeking election actually vote for National?

MARINE AND COASTAL AREA APPLICATION

You are hereby notified that Cletus Maanu Paul, on behalf of all Maori, has applied for recognition of customary marine title and protected customary rights (rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga and all ancillary activities) over the entire area of New Zealand, including all islands to the outer limits of the territorial sea; and, the Marine and Coastal Area surrounding all islands and reefs lying off shore from the coastline to a distance of 12 nautical miles; and, the entire foreshore and territorial waters of New Zealand under the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011. Notices of appearance in support or in opposition to the applications must be filed by Friday 30 June 2017 in the Rotorua High Court.

• Published Sunday, April 30 2017
• First Published Sunday, April 30 2017

And if that snatch for the entire country doesn’t work, then the khaki mafioso will aim to take it from you, piece-by-piece. Of course, it’s likely that this is not only the tip of the iceberg, but a distraction. It is not necessary for such applications to go through the high court.

All the greedy grabbers need to do is cosy up to whanau Whinlayson, behind the closed doors of his office, to get what they want – by the back door – literally. Perhaps he did turn the cuzzies down on some, because even he couldn’t stomach the mendacious temerity of the claim? Or perhaps he was worried that – come September – the voters might be reminded of his treachery?

Here’s some of the other classified adverts . . .

HIWARAU TURANGAPIKITOI AND OHIWA OF WHAKATOHEA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the …

MAHURANGI NGATI AWA, NGAPUHI MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the …

NGA HAPU O NGATI WAI IWI MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

NGA TINI HAPU O MANIAPOTO MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

NGAI TAI IWI AND THE URI (DESCENDANTS) OF NGAI TAI IWI MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions …

NGAI TAMAHAUA HAPU MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

NGATI HEI CHARITABLE TRUST INCORPORATED MARINE AND COASTAL A REA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all …

NGATI HUARERE KI WHANGAPOUA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

NGATI KAHU & TE RARAWA TE URIOHINA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine …

NGATI MANU & NGATI RANGI MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

NGATI MURIWAI HAPU MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

NGATI ONEONE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

NGATI RAHIRI TANGATA WHENUA KI TE TII WAITANGI KI TE PEIWHAI RANGI MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal …

NGATI TOREHINA KI MATAURE O HAU MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

NOTICE TO ALL BENEFICIARIES OF NGATI KAHU KI WHANGAROA AND ASSOCIATED HAPU A Hui-A-Iwi/Hapu has been scheduled for Saturday 27th May at Waitaruke Marae to commence at 11.00am. Purpose: …

O NGA HAPU O TAIAMAI KI TE MARANGAI MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

PAKOWHAI HAPU MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO HIGH COURT UNDER THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011: CIV 2017-404-546 The Trustees of the Ngati Rehua Ngatiwai ki Aotea Trust, for …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO HIGH COURT UNDER THE MARINE A ND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011: CIV 2017-404-545 The Trustees of the Ngati Manuhiri Settlement Trust, for and …

RIRIWHENUA HAPU MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

ROPU O RANGIRIRI MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

TE AITANGA O NGA URI O WHAREKAURI MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

TE HAPU O TITOKO NGAI TAMA AND URI (DESCENDANTS) OF TE HAPU O TITOKO NGAI TAMA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with …

TE HIKA O PAPAUMA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

TE IHUTAI KI ORIRA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

TE KUPENGA O NGATI HAKO MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

TE RUNANGA OF NGATI PU INCORPORATED MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

TE URI A TEHAPU MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

TE WHANAU O HONE PAPITA RAUA KO REWA ATARIA PAAMA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, …

WHANAU A APANUI HAPU MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …

WHANAU A KAUWHAKATUAKANA MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 APPLICATION In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011, all interested …


Another Fifteen Today

Anyone care to check to see if there’s any unclaimed coastline left, now?

Published Monday, May 01 2017

Public notice of an Application for an order under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 CIV-2017-485-000250 Application by Te Tawharau o Ngati Pukenga on behalf of …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-404-558 An application by RIHARI DARGAVILLE on behalf of the Ngaitawake, …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-2017-404-565 An application by HONOURABLE DOVER SAMUELS on behalf of the …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-404-542 An application by MARAMA STEAD on behalf of the Te Taou, being …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-404-537 An application by JOSEPH ROBERT KINGI on behalf of the Nga Puhi …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-404-538 An application by RIHARI DARGAVILLE on behalf of the New Zealand …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-TBA An application by RIHARI DARGAVILLE on behalf of the Taitokerau District …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-TBA An application by RIHARI DARGAVILLE on behalf of the Ngaitawake, being …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-404-539 An application by RIHARI DARGAVILLE on behalf of the Ngati Kauwau, …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-TBA An application by RIUHA LOUISA COLLIER on behalf of the Ngati Kawau, …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 CIV-404-573 An application by MAIA MARIA NOVA on behalf of the Ngai Tahuhu, …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO HIGH COURT UNDER THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011: CIV-2017-485-240 The Trustees of the Parengarenga Incorporation, for and on behalf …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION UNDER S100 OF THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 (“MACA”) Notice is given on behalf of Ngati Maraeariki and its hapu Ngati Raupo, Ngati …

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION UNDER THE MARINE AND COASTAL AREA (TAKUTAI MOANA) ACT 2011 Te Whanau a Haunui (Royal Family) In accordance with the provisions of the Marine and Coastal …

Public Notice of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu’s application on behalf of Ngai Tahu Whanui for an order recognising customary marine title under section 98 of the Marine and Coastal Area …


An Earlier 1Law4All Blog Post on This Matter

An Ignorant Councillor

An Ignorant Councillor

On 26th April, 2017, at a relatively unimportant meeting of the district planning committee of the Hutt City Council, the chair of this committee, Lisa Bridson, took it upon herself to impose karakia (Maori prayers) on the other councillors at both the beginning and the end of the meeting.

She claimed that she had done so because “the council had an obligation to adhere to Treaty of Waitangi principles and work in partnership with Maori.” Thus did she expose her lack of knowledge of these things since the Treaty of Waitangi does not have any principles and nor does it create an obligation for councils in the 21st century to work in “partnership” with Maori.

Should she ever actually read the words of the Treaty (a short and simple document) she will find no mention of either “principles” or “partnership” for the very good reason that there aren’t any.

Lisa Bridson is not the only New Zealander to be ignorant of these things, but for her to use her position on council to impose her ignorance on others is alarming and constitutes a very good reason not to vote for her at the next council elections. Surely the Hutt can come up with better and more knowledgeable councillors than her.

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Doubtless paid for by the NZ taxpayer - not Mr Ratu.

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