Another cause for worry is the Kingâ€™s cartel of advisors. The King maintains a large office, in comparison to his mother at least, including Rangi Wallace whoadmitted to beating his step-daughter and her mother, Helen Kotua. Further to that,Â Wallace also owed $250,000 to IRD in 2011Â and Kotua owed Baycorp over $3000. Kotua, I should mention, is the author of the protocols above.
Guests are also encouraged to refer to Tuheitia as â€śyour majestyâ€ť. Odd. I find it strange that royal protocols exist at all â€“ Te Atairangikaahu did not keep a protocol guide. Hell, when she travelled the country she would stay at the homes of her friends and whanau. No hotels and chauffeurs, thank you very much. After all, the Kingitanga isn’t about reverance and mana does not extend to those people with less having to act towards you with veneration.
The “King” has remarkable similarities to David Shearer. Â He doesn’t like uppity whitey bloggers either. Â Truth columnist Chris Trotter as upset both of them in past weeks.
Their deliberate attempts to twist and misrepresent my words, and their use of false names and anonymous websites to hurl abuse at me, my family, my staff and anyone who disagrees with them is clearly a sign of how badly things have broken down and are in need of repair.
Now we have Pakeha commentators weighing in, once again, on what is, I say respectfully, none of their business. On this topic, I suggest that those who would venture an opinion and attempt to draw on Pakeha history for what is happening in Tainui are writing in ignorance. Their time would be better spent inquiring into why our Teachers have not been paid – of great concern given the commitment of many Maaori teachers to their profession and their communities.
Respectfully, the Chief Maori Grand Poobah should focus on appalling child abuse and education failure among Maori and look at his own troughing before trying to silence his critics, Pakeha and Maori.
He’s not even a proper King.