Dirty politics by the Maori Party?

Is democracy racist? It is if you ask the Maori Party.

“Racism has been defeated by fairness, justice and reason today,” said Māori Party co-leader and Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell in response to Te Arawa winning their battle for better local government representation.

The Rotorua District Council has voted to accept a modified version of the Te Arawa Partnership Model today after receiving more than 1800 submissions on the issue. This will ensure that a Te Arawa representative will be on all standing committees.

“During the submission hearings, the people of Te Arawa have had to stare at, and sit next to, the ugly face of racism, but today it was booted out the door, and rightfully so. I am so relieved that the tāngata whenua of Rotorua have been listened to because what is good for Te Arawa is good for the city.

The gall of these people is incredible.

The “ugly face of racism” is the face of individuals advocating a retention of democracy.

When the government should be making it easier for ratepayers to sack piss poor councillors, the Maori Party are instead ushering in unelected officials with voting rights.

Thankfully there’s at least one group calling them out:

The Maori Party’s approach of bullying and intimidation against those who have stood up for one person, one vote, in Rotorua, is a dishonourable act by Members of Parliament that should know better.  Democracy Action, a pressure group which champions democratic values is calling-out Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell for his intimidatory comments regarding the Rotorua District Council vote to accept unelected members onto Council committees.

Democracy Action Chairman Lee Short says:
“We all accept that reasonable people can have differing views on race-based appointments onto local councils, but for a Government Minister to label those who stand for democracy as ‘racist’ is frankly outrageous.”

“We call on Mr Flavell to withdraw his offensive remarks. Bullying and intimidation have no place in democratic debate.”

The Maori Party have been pushing for race based representation in local government, aided and abetted by useful idiots like New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd.

It’s a stupid idea that failed spectacularly in Fiji and will fail here.

Jeremy Wells, the private school princess [UPDATED]

After yesterday’s post I had a number of people contact me about Jeremy Wells and his background, so I have reconsidered my position – since I am allowed to change my mind.

I still think false apologies are meaningless and I stand by that…but with a little bit more information, I am calling him and his enablers out.

You know – it is funny that the latest hero of the left, Jeremy Wells, is a St Kents and Wanganui Collegiate private school princess, but somehow thinks that no one will know about that as he gets to mock Mike Hosking for being aristocratic. He is simply pandering to his left wing enablers and luvvies in the media.

A pity then, that Wells descended into racism in his bid for cheap and nasty laughs.

Radio Hauraki has been rapped over the knuckles after a Mike Hosking impersonation by DJ Jeremy Wells was labelled racist by some listeners.

The radio station apologised after Wells’ appearance on the Hauraki Breakfast show on May 15, presenting a segment called Like Mike.

Wells, in character as broadcaster Hosking, said he preferred “Maoris to keep to themselves in marae, rural rugby clubs or on-stage cultural performances in Rotorua hotels coinciding with a hangi buffet”.

“Maoris are loose units. They’re often tattooed. The women smoke too much and are free and easy with their affections.

“The world’s media are watching us this week. As right-thinking New Zealanders we should be asking: is this the image we want to convey to the world?”

The act drew hundreds of comments on the station’s Facebook page; many expressed outrage, although others said the item was clearly satire and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

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Photo Of The Day

An Australian Refugee tells her story

Today’s post was written by an Australian woman living in Australia. I think that her story deserves  a wider audience because I know deep down that if it is happening in Australia then it will happen in New Zealand. We are not safe in our little island nation. We can tell ourselves that Europe is far away and we won’t do what The United Kingdom, Sweden,Holland, Denmark, France, Italy and others have done. We can tell ourselves that our government won’t make the same choices but that can only happen if we recognise the threat now, not when it is too late. We need to wake up and we need to wake up now!

A family PHOTO-

A family PHOTO-http://castlegarsource.com

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A perfect example of the politically correct culture of offence.

In our Politically correct culture the Thought police are everywhere. They take offence on our behalf whether or not we are actually offended. The following is a perfect example of how ridiculous this ‘ culture ‘ is. A petition was launched and pressure brought to bear on this woman to apologise, despite the person who she was allegedly racist towards not being offended and in total disagreement that the comment was racist.


Lucy and Maria Aylmer appeared on the Australian morning show last month & outrage over the interview has steadily risen Photo / Screengrab / Channel Seven

An Australian television presenter has apologised after for a comment she made while introducing a pair of British twin sisters on her show who have different skin colours, in which she appeared to congratulate one of them for her fair skin.

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Conservative Party insider to Colin Craig and the board: “Stop the infighting it will destroy us”

Things are starting to boil over in the Conservative Party.  I have some stories sitting here that I’ve held back because they would have gotten lost in the by-election debacle, the boxing and Black Caps winning the world cup.

To the Board and Colin Craig.

Debbie Cunliffe one of our Party stalwarts has resigned, Debbie was made of
tough stuff and you brought her to her knees. How many more of us will fall?
Continue to say you are listening and then disregard us see what happens. If
you will not listen to those who have courage to challenge you, who will you
listen to – just yourselves?

It appears that you have filters in place to only listen to those who fit in
with your agenda. Your agenda is hidden to us!

You want to shut down any discussion by email and Yammer. You are telling me
to shut down I will not because I believe that binding referenda and Justice
etc should be practiced within the Party, and if not we are being

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Face of the day

Lemn Sissay with Golliwogs

Lemn Sissay with Golliwogs

I loved and hugged my Golly and went to bed with it. My Golly was made for me by our next door neighbour who was Tongan. She became my adopted Aunty as she and Mum were close friends.

Not having black dolls is more racist than having them. It is like pretending that there is only one skin colour in the world. Black dolls should be MORE acceptable in todays Politically correct society not less.

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has applauded Pak ‘n Save for pulling golliwog dolls from the shelves of one of its stores.

Pak’n Save said one of its supermarkets made an “error of judgment” in selling the dolls, and has apologised to customers.

A photo of a black “Happy Gollies” children’s toy, retailing for $21.99, attracted a storm of opprobrium on social networks Twitter and Reddit.

A black rag doll otherwise known as a Golliwog

A black rag doll otherwise known as a Golliwog that was removed from Pak n Save shelves in NZ

A pair of ' white ' rag dolls that Susan Devoy would find acceptable.

A pair of ‘ white ‘ rag dolls that Susan Devoy would find acceptable.

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Remarkable Maori racism on display

The Race Relations Commissioner has called on organisers of a basketball tournament to allow a teenage girls’ team to play after they were refused entry because their coach wasn’t Maori.

Basketball coach Andrew McKay said it was unfair to his under 17s team who were barred from this week’s National Maori Basketball Tournament after a rule change meant even coaches and management had to be Maori to enter.

Mr McKay coached a Ngati Whakaue team which won the under-15 division at last year’s tournament in Rotorua.

But his application in October to enter the same team in the under-17 grade for this week’s competition, which starts today, was initially declined by the organisers because he was non-Maori.

A clause that all coaching and management personnel must provide whakapapa to an iwi — or state tribal links — was added to the online entry forms after he had applied, he said. Read more »


Photo Of The Day

Photo: Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos

Photo: Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos

George Lincoln Rockwell

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SPCA throw Bob Kerridge under the bus for telling the truth

The SPCA has distanced itself from claims by one of its officials who linked dog attacks to the owner’s ethnicity.

Auckland SPCA head Bob Kerridge said  people of some ethnicities had no idea of their responsibilities and “don’t care”.

But his boss, Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals chief executive Ric Odom, said responsible dog ownership was not a matter of race.

“Bob’s comments are his personal views and do not reflect the views of the SPCA,” Odom said.

“We proudly work with anyone who shares our common vision and would be horrified if Mr Kerridge’s comments led anyone to think that his personal views on ethnicity were shared by the SPCA.

“They are not.”

The SPCA believed responsible dog ownership was something every dog owner should practice regardless of their ethnicity or socio-economic status.

Weasel words.  Of course it is what people should do.  But Bob was observing what is happening now.  And is it really such a surprise that the same area where they back over kids in the driveway with monotonous regularity, the pets come of third best?   Read more »