A bit of a revelation has emerged ¬†on the TradeMe message boards.
Turns out that the Pakeha Party may not be a genuine movement at all.¬†You decide.
Here is the email exchange. ¬†Between David Ruck, the seller of thepakehaparty.co.nz and its Facebook page, and Paul Harris, the potential buyer.
Hi Paul [Harris, aka stonemaster],
Please use david.ruck [AT] 0199.co.nz to correspond.
We have a *website being built with excellent features* – I will hand
this over and redirect¬†www.thepakehaparty.co.nz¬†to your domain name.
I will also *hand over admin to the Facebook page* and advise the
best way to introduce the best way to present your party to the strong
following on there (with some well constructed status updates).
This has been a *HUGE marketing campaign* that has been created for
you!!!!! ALL that *media exposure* and you get to take it all over!!!
You simply can’t get any better than this absolutely.
*$100, 000 and I hand it ALL over to you and [remainder of email cut off]
Paul then responds to David Ruck:
Dont know what to say…really dont.
Its a pity it was all a revenue collection thing.
David realises he’s come on too strong
It isn’t. If you guys don’t want it I’ll go forth with it. But because
you are trying to do a similar thing I thought I’d offer you the
opportunity to take it over
Paul isn’t buying this new explanation. ¬†He’s actually coming from a genuine point of wanting to have a Pakeha Party himself. ¬†He replies
Over four decades this team has been working on this. Not a facebook page
or a tv interview, but actually gathering evidence and research. Time
I havnt got the heart to mention it to them.
End of the day, you have 40,000 Kiwis you are going to trick, pay and
Was telling a guy today that David Ruck will be remembered as the guy
that started the movement. I dare say I feel you will be remembered for
something a little different.
Real kick in the teeth for a bunch of people that have tirelessly worked
for years to gather the truth and the facts so that even your kids could
grow up as equal New Zealanders.
Yep. ¬†Paul’s gutted. ¬†His dream of a genuine 40,000 New Zealanders-strong Pakeha movement is nothing more than the dream it was the day before.
David isn’t quite done yet
¬†I’ve been speaking to them – they think it’s a great idea. I didn’t
realize you weren’t involved in that process – it’s maaaaarketing AND more
- every political party has to pay ALOT for marketing my friend. I will
deal directly with them.
Sorry for any mis-understandings Paul I think you are taking this the
At this stage Paul has lost all interest, and is no longer up for a fight
Yes, maybe I did take it the wrong way.
Good luck and all the best in the negotiations.
You did well David.
So, readers. ¬†A little poll, below.
Based on what I've heard, seen and read to date, I believe that
- The Pakeha Party is a money making scam (56%, 369 Votes)
- I'm not sure. I'm going to watch this develop (33%, 220 Votes)
- The Pakeha Party is a genuine political movement (11%, 73 Votes)
Total Voters: 662