Category Archives: Maori

Opposition to ‘Aotearoa’ Name Change — The BFD

Don Brashbassettbrashandhide.com Don Brash was Reserve Bank Governor from 1988 to 2002, and National Party Leader from 2003 to 2006 The Maori Party has launched a petition calling on Parliament to change the country’s official name to Aotearoa and “officially restore the Te Reo Maori names for all towns, cities and place names”. According to…

via Opposition to ‘Aotearoa’ Name Change — The BFD

Discrimination of the Day — The BFD

No fishing at level 4, unless it’s Maori customary fishing. (Clearly, it is such a tricky virus it can tell the difference between Maori and Non-Maori). The BFD. Discrimination of the day. The BFD. Discrimination of the day. With your help Discrimination of the Day will become a regular segment on The BFD. A reader…

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Press Statement from Troy Bowker — The BFD

Troy Bowker My discussion on Linkedin In with Sir Ian Taylor was never intended to involve rugby or my involvement with the Hurricanes as a shareholder and board director. However, it is clear that this has become the central focus for the media rather than the important issues around New Zealanders being proud of the…

via Press Statement from Troy Bowker — The BFD

Mathematician Tears Apart He Puapua — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust In a new book titled He Puapua – Blueprint for breaking up New Zealand, mathematician John Robinson, tears apart the He Puapua plan for two separate governments, one by Maori for Maori, and the other, a “fully bicultural” administration for everyone else. History written by a person who majored in maths and physics,…

via Mathematician Tears Apart He Puapua — The BFD

Disappointment of the Day — The BFD

Weather forecaster Philip Duncan has expressed his “disappointment” in New Zealanders who did not like him calling New Zealand “Aotearoa.” Duncan said it is disappointing that many New Zealanders are still showing resistance to embracing te reo Maori. He jokingly suggested that those who had felt compelled to air their grievances likely did not have…

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Letter to the Editor: Co-governance like the House of Lords — The BFD

Dear Editor May I say how delighted I am that the Government is going down the He Puapua route and co-governance. It will remind me of the old country- Great Britain. I refer, of course, to the House of Lords, which represented the land and capital-owning aristocracy mostly from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. How wonderful…

via Letter to the Editor: Co-governance like the House of Lords — The BFD

Demand the Debate — The BFD

Judith CollinsNational Party Leader New Zealanders are being left out of important decisions by the Labour Government as they continue to make policy announcements that were never campaigned on and will have a significant impact on New Zealanders. From the Car Tax, cancelling promised infrastructure projects, the $785m Auckland cycle bridge, rushed law changes to…

via Demand the Debate — The BFD

UNDRIP Consultation Follows Two Govts Plan — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust Consultation on the implementation in New Zealand of the United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People will start with Maori groups, Maori Development Minister Willie Jackson confirmed on Thursday. See More UNDRIP consultation Although he said the He Puapua plan for two governments under tribal control is not the Government’s plan, the fact that consultation with Maori groups will…

via UNDRIP Consultation Follows Two Govts Plan — The BFD

Incitement of Hatred and Ethno-Nationalism — The BFD

In the 9th episode of the Right Minds Podcast, Dieuwe de Boer, Origen, and Tare Paurere break down the six “incitement to hatred” proposals from the Ministry of Justice and discuss New Zealand’s transition to an ethno-state. We theorise how both “hate speech” legislation and constitutional changes to make the country a Maori ethno-state will…

via Incitement of Hatred and Ethno-Nationalism — The BFD

Office of Treaty Negotiations: ‘Maori Women Didn’t Receive the Vote until about 1922’ — The BFD

hobsonspledge.nz In a letter on Treaty Settlements Office Ministerial letterhead dated 9 September 2019, Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little, in regards to a pamphlet arguing that everyone ought to be treated equally before the law, stated: “The pamphlet….. curiously ignores the fact that Maori were not treated equally before the law between 1840 and about…

via Office of Treaty Negotiations: ‘Maori Women Didn’t Receive the Vote until about 1922’ — The BFD

A Slow-Moving Coup — The BFD

Dr Muriel Newmannzcpr.com A slow-moving coup is underway in New Zealand. Unlike most coups, the transfer of power through non-democratic means that’s taking place is being orchestrated by the Prime Minister. Under the guise of implementing the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples, Jacinda Ardern is planning to replace democracy with Maori tribal rule by…

via A Slow-Moving Coup — The BFD

Where Is the Formal Response to the Two-Govts Plan? — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust Six weeks ago, when the leaders of both the National and ACT parties drew attention to a Government-commissioned plan, titled He Puapua, to establish two governments in New Zealand by 2040, one for Maori and one for everyone else, there was name-calling and side-stepping. After a few days of media commotion, Maori Development Minister…

via Where Is the Formal Response to the Two-Govts Plan? — The BFD

Co-governance Has to Stop — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader David Seymour. Another co-governance plan, this time for South Island water is yet another example co-governance structures put in place by both National and Labour Governments. A plan from the Labour Government to transfer 50 per cent of publicly-owned water assets in the South Island to Ngai Tahu is no different to…

via Co-governance Has to Stop — The BFD

Govt asked to hand entire conservation estate to Maori — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: National leader Judith Collins says she has been leaked documents that recommend the Government undertakes a major shake-up to Department of Conservation (DoC) land.The document, which National passed on to media this morning, outlines a number of draft recommendations from the Options Development Group – a body tasted with reviewing conservation policies.The…

via Govt asked to hand entire conservation estate to Maori — Kiwiblog

Glad to See Collins, Seymour Oppose Two-Govt Plan — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust There is a glimmer of hope that two political leaders may be listening to voter concern about arrogance by successive administrations on the Treaty, racial preference, and the latest plan for two governments under tribal control. NZ’s gang problem. Cartoon credit SonovaMin. The BFD. On Saturday, National Party leader Judith Collins used…

via Glad to See Collins, Seymour Oppose Two-Govt Plan — The BFD

WCC refuses to give the public any say on voting rights — Kiwiblog

Stuff reported: Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has been accused of “delay tactics” and seeking “political cover” after he suggested a proposal to give iwi voting rights on council committees should be taken to the public.A representative from each of Wellington’s two iwi will be given voting rights on all but one city council committee from…

via WCC refuses to give the public any say on voting rights — Kiwiblog

Government Normalising and Encouraging Maori and Pasifika Abortions — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 25 March 2021 Right to Life is concerned that the Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall is committed to making the killing of Maori and Pasifika unborn children more accessible and convenient. Why does the Minister believe that she can help Maori and Pasifika women by making the state funded killing of their children more…

via Government Normalising and Encouraging Maori and Pasifika Abortions — Right to Life New Zealand

The MP’s tweet the media won’t report — Kiwiblog

This (now deleted) tweet from Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi proclaims caucasians as an archaic species that is becoming extinct. As of 8 am Thursday I have not seen it reported in a single media outlet. Now imagine an ACT MP had sent a tweet where he or she said Maori are an archaic species…

via The MP’s tweet the media won’t report — Kiwiblog

Stuff’s “Our Truth” Is Part-Farce Part-Comedy — The BFD

The execrable “Our Truth” section of self-flagellating Stuff exposing their past ‘racism’ is part-farce, part-comedy. Belting out the beaut idea just a couple of weeks ago the racism-hunters cited “One front-page article from the 1800s” which reported, ‘”For an inferior race, coming in contact with one greatly superior, there are generally but two possible and…

via Stuff’s “Our Truth” Is Part-Farce Part-Comedy — The BFD

NZFOI deeply troubled by Ngarewa-Parker’s use of the Holocaust — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

Maori Party co-leader, Debbie Ngarewa-ParkerMaori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Parker’s claim to be a holocaust survivor diminishes the Nazi Holocaust and causes further pain to those who have lost loved ones in that attempted genocide. In Parliament, newly elected Maori Party MP, Debbie Ngarewa-Parker said: “I stand here as a descendant of a people who survived…

via NZFOI deeply troubled by Ngarewa-Parker’s use of the Holocaust — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

Maori wards are not the same as geographic wards — Kiwiblog

The media are running countless stories on the push to take away from the public the right to decide if their Council should or should not have Maori wards. The latest is at Stuff which quotes five different people who all believe the public should have no say on whether a Council has Maori wards…

via Maori wards are not the same as geographic wards — Kiwiblog

Guest Post: Why I will never be an Aotearoan — Kiwiblog

A guest post by David Garrett: I am and always have been a very proud New Zealander. Although I have little interest in sport, particularly rugby – I am often unaware of when or even who the “AB’s” are playing – a little part of me is proud that teams with “Black” or “Ferns” somewhere…

via Guest Post: Why I will never be an Aotearoan — Kiwiblog

Cultural Sensitivity Goes Two Ways — The BFD

There has been a bit of a furore this week about the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nanaia Mahuta, having a moko, otherwise known as a facial tattoo. The usual suspects have crawled out of the woodwork and claimed that anyone who doesn’t like this decision is ‘raaacist…’, even though the last minister of Foreign…

via Cultural Sensitivity Goes Two Ways — The BFD

Māori Council calls for police to address discrimination in cannabis arrests — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 2 November 2020Family First Comment: Good call.Also focusing on why Maori disproportionately use drugs would also be a good call.Prevention and education matters. The New Zealand Māori Council has called on the police to use their powers of discretion to stop sending Māori to prison for low-level drug offences now the cannabis referendum…

via Māori Council calls for police to address discrimination in cannabis arrests — Family First NZ

Do You Want Your Councillors to Oppose Maori Wards? — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trusthobsonspledge.nz Three more Northland councils will vote in the next few days on whether to introduce Maori wards so now is the time for you to email councillors to explain why such wards are racist and not wanted. The Kaipara District Council will vote on a Maori ward on Wednesday, October 28, the…

via Do You Want Your Councillors to Oppose Maori Wards? — The BFD

— Kiwiblog

So due to frustration with the Government’s measures, Hone is organising a vigilante action up North. This is the last thing we need. Only central or local government should be enforcing restrictions on travel. The Government needs to ensure vigilante actions are not tolerated. Tags: coronavirus, Hone Harawira

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Oranga Tamariki Report – Normalise Adolescent Sex & Teen Parenting — Family First NZ

 

Media Release 11 February 2020 A disturbing report on teen parenting recently released by Oranga Tamariki has called for adults to “normalise adolescent sex, contraception, and parenting”. The report also says that “moralistic worldviews and beliefs around unmarried teenage mothers have been criticised by researchers in New Zealand”, and that “adults need to demonstrate that…

via Oranga Tamariki Report – Normalise Adolescent Sex & Teen Parenting — Family First NZ

Improved Government-Māori relationship, Treaty is ‘a permanent and morally irrevocable relationship’ — Your NZ

Protests (and crowds) were down at Waitangi this year, but the relationship between Māori and the Government seems improved. Discussing things better is a positive, but doing things better has to get more impetus. Sam Sachdevaa (Newsroom): Patience, positivity on display for Ardern’s Waitangi visit Patience will eventually wear out unless posit9ve communications doesn’t lead […]

via Improved Government-Māori relationship, Treaty is ‘a permanent and morally irrevocable relationship’ — Your NZ