Maori Mythpers

The NZ variant of Chinese Whispers

When is a lie not a lie?

When it’s a many-times-told monetised-myth of modern-day part-Maori.

The indiscriminate use of the word taonga (defined as property procured by the spear) to defraud NZ taxpayers is likely well known to the 1Law4All members and contributors, here.

The cannibalisation of the radio spectrum by modern-day part-Maori is a great example of lies and myths.

How can something be an historical ‘treasure,’ when no one – brown, white or brindle – knew it existed, back in 1840, when the Treaty was signed at Waitangi?

Common sense is distressing to the Kangaroo Court called the Waitangi Tribunal, so such logic is stoically avoided. All in the pursuit of enriching a small group of elitist part-Maori at the expense of a large group called the New Zealand Taxpayer.

For those with an interest in the real science, rather than the scam pseudo-science mumblings of the Waitangi Tribunal, have a read of this item, by Donald Beswick.

Starstruck Navigators

8 thoughts on “Maori Mythpers

  1. John Key visited our Whakatane a few years ago and one of the questions I asked him was whether the Crown countered any oral history claims at the Waitangi Tribunal Hearings and he said that nobody had asked that question before, which means “no.”

    1. Oral testimony given by a part-Maori cannot be questioned – or the person giving it cross-examined – because that would be “disrespecting” the part-Maori person.

      1. In that case, of course, oral, hand-me-down history is nothing more that hearsay. Something that would not be acceptable in a proper court.

        As has often been said, Chris Whinlayson, despite being a lawyer, could not tell the difference between history and hearsay.

  2. Another great lie is Maori “navigation”. They had no numerical system, no way of recording as they had no alphabet, no way to measure angles, no measurement of time, no distance measurement, no charts/maps, no way to measure speed, no reference system (like latitude and longitude), no compass (although as the sun rises in an easterly direction and sets in a westerly direction, that was as good as it got), not even a concept that the earth was not flat and no knowledge of the sun’s apparent declination that changes throughout the year by about 47 degrees.

    They claim to have lost this “art” of navigation and then somehow, after a 500 year break rediscovered it again (no details of how this allegedly happened as there was no alphabet or written records). The part-Maori sycophants are all to eager to believe their lies, but their “re-enactment” canoe is loaded with GPS, charts, calculators and a host of non-traditional items. Basically early Maori were washed up in NZ due to weather and tides and currents, and then all the BS about navigating here followed.

    The latest BS about navigating from Napier to Wellington being some special feat is nothing special. Just follow the coast making sure the land is on the right hand side (did they even have words for ‘left’ and ‘right’???) and keep away from breakers, has been done for centuries by many cultures who realise that it is nothing special. The great early-Maori navigation con is fooling the uninformed naive Kiwis who are too afraid to question these liars.

  3. The Nga Puhi elder, David Rankin, said his ancestors came here on a tidal drift. It was in all the stories handed down. That sounds more like it.

  4. If the Maori were so adept at navigation, how come they never returned to, or even know the location of ‘Hawaiki’?

  5. Another Myth: how can one navigate to anywhere they do not know exists? How could one set course to an unknown destination? Stars move, not only from side to side, but also up and down. To point to any star and say, “see that star? We’ll go that way!” This means they will sail one way when the star rises and another way when the star sets – all the way back to where they started.

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