Māori King Movement

Finlayson tells King of Huntly to naff off

Chris Finlayson has told the former truck driver and King of Huntly to naff off over his ridiculous idea that Tainui can claim Auckland under?the Treaty of Waitangi.

Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson has one message for Waikato-Tainui if it wants to begin negotiating a claim over parts of Auckland – get a mandate and specify your claims.

He said he had given Tukoroirangi Morgan the same message about five times in the past.

“He nods and then nothing happens,” Mr Finlayson told the Herald.

“Mandates don’t last forever.” ?? Read more »

Bob Jones was right about the so-called Maori King

Back in 2010, when the so-called Maori King was whinging about something else Bob Jones wrote this:

So, the comical Ngaruawahia ex-truck driver who can’t speak Maori and struggles with English but calls himself King of Maoridom despite his realm ending at his letterbox has declared Maori own the rain. That’s excellent news. I assume His Majesty will accept liability for inflicting millions of dollars of flood damage annually through Maori rain supply mismanagement. He can ponder that when sitting on the only throne he’ll ever occupy, namely in his lavatory.

Boy was he ever right. Now the King of Maori-dom is whinging again that he hasn’t been allocated enough time to peak to William and Kate when they visit New Zealand later in the year. He says he will boycott, better they just cancel the meeting then if he isn’t happy.

Predictably the British press have labelled this a snub, but they shouldn’t really…this is just another rude maori being rude and then taking umbrage at people telling him to stick it then.

Still it makes for good copy. Harry Mount of the Telegraph writes a memo to the “King of the Maoris”:

King Tuheitia has refused to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge next month on their tour of New Zealand, because their planned 90-minute meeting wasn’t long enough.? Read more »