Maori

Will Rotorua be next to force unelected Maori “representatives” on ratepayers?

On Thursday there is possibly a vote, pushed by Labour hack, Steve Chadwick, to put Te Arawa representatives on Rotorua Lakes Council.

It will be a very explosive issue. A few councillors and a previous candidate have created a group to oppose the move:

Six months ago, at the Mayor’s instigation, a “Te Arawa Partnership Plan” proposed to give the iwi two unelected representatives on the Rotorua District Council, plus 50% control of the Resource Management Committee and their own parallel administration. The plan was flatly rejected by Rotorua ratepayers. Council officials have since provided finance and staff to support several hui, the most recent on 14 December 2014.

With respect, we invited Te Arawa to reaffirm the principles of democracy.

In recent times the Council, with the support of the Mayor, has increasingly paid lip service to due process and pushed through numerous decisions and changes to delegations about discretionary spending. So, we may ask, where to from here?

Given the Mayor’s progressively unilateral decision making, and recent announcements, it is clear she will ram through her preferred model of representation at the last meeting of the year on 18 December, hoping that the political fallout will fade over Christmas. Such tactics would be ill advised and will most likely backfire. Many Councillors have recently come to the conclusion that this Council has over-stepped the mark with the lack of due process. The lack of authentic consultation prior to controversial near split-vote decisions is creating a legacy of division in our community. Ramming through unelected representation will push the boundaries of democracy, and once again, divide our district. Public tolerance of such behaviour is fading.

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Giving the wahine the bash still a national sport for Maori

Maori women are more likely to become assault victims than other New Zealanders, police data shows.

Recorded crime victim statistics, recently released by police, showed about one in five assault victims in the last four months was a Maori woman. Yet they make up just 7 per cent of the population.

A family member, such as a partner, ex-partner, parent or sibling, was the most likely person to carry out the assault.

The figures, previously only available to police and some policy makers, show the various permutations of crime and its victims.

For Europeans, Asians and Indians, men were more likely to be assaulted than women, but for Pacific Islanders and Maori, women were more likely to be victims.

Family violence rates for Pacific Islanders were almost double those of Europeans and Asians. Maori were not far behind.

That Maori women were over-represented in crime victimhood statistics was not surprising, Victim Support chief executive Kevin Tso said.

“It’s very indicative of the stats we’ve seen and the work we actually engage in,” he said.

Trends were not always easy to determine, but the victimisation of Maori women had emerged in other research, including the recently released Glenn Inquiry.

It was something Victim Support dealt with every day.

“This topic . . . goes to the core of our New Zealand demographic and cultural issues in our society,” Tso said.

Regional figures showed race-based victimisation was widespread.

Once were Warriors.
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Tax on stupid people tops $2billion p.a.

The stupidity tax that is applied to gambling has reached $2 billion per annum.

I thank the fools for voluntarily contributing to society…we need more taxes like this one.

More than $2 billion is thought to be lost to gambling annually in New Zealand, but the number engaged in regular gambling has dropped off.

In 2012, researchers from AUT University and the National Research Bureau conducted the largest gambling survey since 1999, with 6251 adults taking part. The results have just been made public.

“The most notable finding was a substantial drop in the number of people who¬†gamble¬†weekly or more. ¬† Read more »

Muppet Mayor Mandates Maori quota

These muppets never give in, it is bad enough in Auckland having unelected Maori board members lording it over us all, but now the Mayor of New Plymouth is proposing that all councils have 50% of council seats allocated to Maori.

It is breathtaking racism and wonky thinking.

I doubt he will be mayor for long.

New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd has taken his fight for Maori representation a step further, calling for a law change so up to half of all councillors in New Zealand are Maori.

Judd, already fighting critics over his council’s plans to create a Maori ward, believes there should be more Maori representation across the country to better reflect the Treaty of Waitangi.

“The reasonable interpretation of the Treaty is that you would have fifty-fifty representation around the table,” Judd said.

“We should be incorporating the Maori perspective around council tables, and ultimately that would mean up to half the representation each.”¬† Read more »

David Rankin on the Waitangi Tribunal decision

Today the Waitangi tribunal tried to rewrite law by issuing their decision that that Maori chiefs who signed the Treaty of Waitangi did not cede sovereignty.

Shortly thereafter David Rankin of Ngapuhi issued a press release:

Iwi leader says Tribunal ignored testimony and defames his ancestor

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin (a descendent of the nineteenth century warrior chief Hone Heke) says that the Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori sovereignty, which is released today, defames his famous ancestor.

Mr Rankin gave evidence at a Waitangi Tribunal hearing which led to this report.  His testimony included details of the oral history of the treaty signing and how the rangatira [chiefs] at the time regarded political developments that were occurring:

“When our tupuna, Hone Heke, signed the Treaty of Waitangi, he did so because he know it was the only option in terms of having a relationship with the British Crown.  But the tribunal is now telling us that all those chiefs saw the Declaration of Independence, which a few had signed in 1835, as being the basis of their relationship with the British.  That is a lie and that is not what the tribunal was told.

Mr Rankin says the Tribunal report defames the memory of Hone Heke, and of his whanau’s oral histories, and that if the tribunal refuses to alter the report to reflect the testimony he provided at the hearing, he will lodge a Treaty claim against the tribunal itself, which will be a first in Treaty history, for prejudicial effect.

On top of that Paul Moon, a notable historian has also come out saying much the same thing.¬† Read more »

Horse resigns over Maori seat in local council

5899219S0me people have principles…and stick to them:

New Plymouth councillor John McLeod has resigned in protest of a Maori ward being passed at tonight’s meeting.

The councillor handed in his resignation mid-meeting, moments after the council voted seven to six in favour of establishing a Maori ward for the 2016 local body elections.

His resignation from the New Plymouth District Council is effective immediately. ¬† Read more »

My First Te Reo – Pono

It is Maori Language week again.

The Herald has changed their masthead. Here at WOBH we give far more appropriate coverage to Te Reo.

tereo


 

PONO

1. (stative) be true, valid, honest.
2. (noun) truth, non-fiction.

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More apartheid money for our increasingly unequal society

Labour bangs on about inequality.

And it is true, the government continues to encourage widening of the gaps between the haves and the have nots. It’s just that the inequality is in areas you never knew.

If you have Maori heritage you get showered with cash and if not you get what everyone else gets….three fifths of five eighths of stuff all.

Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia today announced the establishment of a National MńĀori Housing Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) to co-ordinate strategic MńĀori housing policy across government.

The MńĀori Housing Unit will also support the implementation of¬†He Whare Ahuru He Oranga Tangata ‚Äď The MńĀori Housing Strategy¬†which was announced recently. This strategy sets out six directions for improvement in MńĀori housing over the next 10 years.

‚ÄúThe establishment of the MńĀori Housing Unit is another step in the Government‚Äôs plan to improve housing for MńĀori, who more than other New Zealanders are affected by overcrowding, substandard housing and low levels of home ownership,‚ÄĚ says Minister Turia.

The MńĀori Housing Unit will in turn be supported by a MńĀori Housing Reference Group made up of MńĀori business and housing practitioner experts.

Brown troughers are the best at it…troughing that is. If there was a troughing Olympics Maori would win hands down…followed closely by farmers…and health academics in third place.

And even better from their perspective absolutely no one can complain about it because if you do you are a white oppressor racist pig.

But wait there is more cash that needs laundering through the brown wash machine. Read more »

Human Wrongs Commission makes a mess of it again

RNZ reports:

The Sunday Star Times is being accused of sensationalising and impeding race relations.

Its reporting of of an Asia New Zealand Foundation survey has been criticised by the Human Rights Commission.

The Foundation’s research showed 44 percent of Maori polled thought New Zealanders felt less warm towards people from Asia. But the newspaper’s headline for the story read: ‘Maori dislike of Asian immigration deepens’.

Indigenous Rights Commissioner Karen Johansen said a complaint has been sent to the Sunday Star Times, and a meeting had been sought with the editor. She said when she saw the article, she could not believe what she was reading.

Karen Johansen said she read it three times and was left with the impression it was inaccurate.

The Human Rights Commission pointed out that some of New Zealand’s first pioneers came from China. It said Asian New Zealanders did not arrive yesterday, and they have been an integral part of the nation since its birth.

So let me get this right.  The Sunday Star Times reports a poll that shows that  more Maori feel badly about Asians now than during a previous period, and the Human Wrongs Commission wants a paper not to report the actual results?

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Maori kids getting the bash isn’t Maori’s fault

Radio New Zealand reported last night

An inquiry has found that the cause behind the high rate of child abuse and domestic violence amongst Maori is rooted in colonisation.

The first report of the $3 million Glenn Inquiry called the ‘People’s Report’ into social problems was released on Monday and a blueprint for change would be released later in the year.

The report points to widespread dysfunction in the courts, particularly the Family Court, and broken, poorly resourced and disconnected social services as barriers to dealing with the problem of abuse.

The testimony of 500 survivors, frontline workers and offenders was recorded to highlight the depth of the problem and calls for a national strategy.

The report says Maori culture holds tamariki and wahine in high esteem. However, European colonisation taught tangata whenua new ways of privileging men – rendering women and children as possessions and contributing to male violence against them.

To be honest I went to bed mulling this over.   Mostly because of the fact that Owen Glenn has paid $3 million dollars to come to the conclusion that Maori families killing their kids is not their fault.

$3 million dollars to validate and propagate the victim mentality and lack of responsibility of a people that kill children.

Not to worry ma’am, you couldn’t help stick your baby in the drier and turn it on, it was dem white colonists that told your great great great granddaddy lies about being better than wahine¬†that’s done this. Read more »