By Michael Coote

Just weeks remain before submissions on the proposed Auckland unitary plan close on Friday, February 28, 2014. After that, those who have failed to get their word in edgeways and asked for the right to speak at subsequent Resource Management Act (RMA) hearings will be shut out of direct input into the process.

The deadline is salient not least because Auckland Council under mayor Len Brown is attempting to use the unitary plan to foist a race-based constitution upon Auckland that will permanently elevate its part-Maori inhabitants to legal and public policy supremacy over all other residents and ratepayers.

The only way to stop or at least stall the neo-apartheid juggernaut set in motion by the Brown council is to lodge opposing submissions.

Even in its revised version of the unitary plan, the council still concedes it’s going way beyond the letter and even the spirit of the RMA to create new and changed relationships with Maori tribes.

What the council shies from admitting, but what’s transparent in the wording of the proposed plan, is the undemocratic establishment of a de facto “Treaty partnership” co-governance regime involving 19 commercially-orientated iwi authorities representing a racially-defined minority of Aucklanders.

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6 thoughts on “Unitary Plan deadline fast approaching

  1. For many years now the Treaty has been taken completely out of context. It only gave Britain sovereignty over New Zealand and Maori the same rights at the people of England under the dependency of New South Wales and English Law.No more, no less.
    The document that set up our political system and legal system was Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter dated the 16 November 1840 and it makes no mention of a ‘partnership’ between Maori and the Crown.
    For further details log onto: http://www.onenzfoundation.co.nz.

  2. How about posting some examples of submissions that can be used or altered to suit? That would prompt more input.
    After all our supporters work and therefore have very limited time.

    1. Hi Steve, and anybody else who could make a submission on the Auckland Unitary Plan.
      If you look at the Home page of this website you will find links to all the information necessary for making a submission. Plus some examples to help you out.
      Please do this. It will take some effort but is incredibly important.
      Thank you.

  3. Is anyone surprised by this? I hope not.
    It has been in the making for many years, yet we (the general public) have been cowed into silence because objecting means that we are “racist”, neo-colonial oppressors” etc. etc. ad nauseum.
    I rather think that it is too late to stop the formation of a race biased administration that serves the wishes of a small minority (Maori) at the expense of the rest of us, both in a local and national context.
    Really, the UN has been very clever in advocating this crap about “rights of indigenous peoples” and getting everyone to sign up to it in the interests of “fairness” and “righting past wrongs”. While both of those things are laudable, the real agenda is the de-stabilising of Western governments, which will enable the establishment of a global autocracy that will make the Soviet Union look like a ladies’ tea party. The Arab, Asian and African segments of the world will not deal with us in a manner of which we will approve at all.
    But hey, I’m just paranoid. Right? These people are really peace-loving philanthropists. Right?
    I think I feel a new Tui poster coming on!

  4. I am opposed to unelected race based people being elected to any council and having voting rights. I wont vote for any government that’s in power with this arrogant affront to democracy

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