Category Archives: Waitangi

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 […]

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Will Labour destroy 30 years of Treaty settlement progress? — Kiwiblog

TVNZ reports: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government is “mindful of its obligations” as Simon Bridges today pressed her whether public money will be used to buy land at Ihumātao.However, she also said at present negotiations are taking place between mana whenua and Kiingitanga with no Government input.National’s leader has questioned Ms Ardern about the…

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The PM stumbles over the treaty — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s apparent inability to say what articles one and two of the Treaty of Waitangi said serves as a timely reminder about the simple contents of the Treaty. Through Article 1, the chiefs ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria. Article 2 confirmed that chiefs, tribes and the people of New Zealand owned what…

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Government in danger of breaching Treaty of Waitangi — Right to Life New Zealand

 

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern is to be commended for her moving words of love and concern for children expressed in her beautiful prayer at the Waitangi Day commemorations. She quoted Dame Whina Cooper, “Take care of our children. Take care of what they hear. Take care of what they see. Take care of what…

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Simon Wilson: Brian Tamaki’s ‘good macho’ sermon at Waitangi — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

COMMENT: Brian Tamaki began his Sermon on the Flat, at the “lower” Te Tii Marae by the beach at Waitangi, with a reading from the Second Book of Samuel, chapter 3, verse 1. And the house of David …

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Ngāpuhi split over treaty negotiations — Your NZ

One of the biggest Treaty of Waitangi settlements has been one of the longest to get into negotiations, and the hardest to resolve. One hapū, Ngāti Hine, want to split off from Ngāpuhi and do a separate deal. This may be the only way of making things happen. RNZ in December – Ngāpuhi vote: Minister […]

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Splashing cash at Waitangi — Your NZ

So far one of the biggest stories of the lead up to Waitangi Day is the splashing of Government cash. In the lead-up to Waitangi Day the government has announced total grants of $223.79 million, with much the money aimed at fostering Maori economic development. https://t.co/rTYw6egl7I pic.twitter.com/8b7c0S39D3 — NBR (@TheNBR) February 4, 2019 It looks […]

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Waitangi – inclusion, protest and handouts — Your NZ

It is to be expected that there there will be some sort of protests and attention seeking leading up to or on Waitangi Day. That is sort of a tradition. If there are protests the media will be on to them – they can sometimes dominate coverage, even though they are only a small part […]

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After insulting Aussies, now he’s insulting Ngapuhi — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Andrew Little has gone from insulting Aussies to insulting Ngapuhi: Quote: Andrew Little is wrong to think that hapū in the north couldn’t manage their own Treaty settlements, a Ngāpuhi lawyer says. The Treaty Negotiations Minister told RNZ on Friday that many of Ngāpuhi’s 100 or so hapu had difficulty functioning, and talks with iwi…

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The Chatham Islands war — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

In late October of 1835, the calm waters of Port Nicholson belied a palpable tension onshore. This was most keenly felt amongst the people of Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutanga. The relentless bloodletting of the preceding years of civil war; fought in the rolling pastures and hill lands of the Haowhenua; brought about by…

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Would the Decriminalisation of Abortion Violate Article Three of the Treaty of Waitangi? — Right to Life New Zealand

1 May Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Maori Development, Dear Minister, I believe that the government’s proposal to decriminalise abortion would violate Article three of the Treaty of Waitangi. When the treaty was signed in 1840, the Crown gave an assurance that Maori would have the Queen’s protection. I believe that that protection was to…

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Bassett on race relations: ‘Māori are having a whale of a ride on the back of the Treaty’ — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Michael Bassett, in his interview for The Listener, also shared his thoughts on race relations in New Zealand: Quote: You were a member of the Waitangi Tribunal for 10 years (1994-2004). What, in your view, is the current state of race relations in this country? We have this rather extraordinary liberal preoccupation with everything Māori while…

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Treaty of Waitangi may be used in battle to save charter schools — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If the battle to save charter schools, which are doing so much for Maori, was a comic book I would describe this latest move as a Pow if not a Zap! I can only hope that the Treaty of Waitangi proves to be the Kryptonite that the schools need to drain the Labour party of…

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Rip-offs condemn poorest families — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Rip-offs condemn the poorest families or so opines Doug Laing in the Bay of Plenty Times editorial. (reprinted from 6 Feb Hawkes Bay Today) As another Waitangi Day rolls by, there must be some question over whether the purpose of the treaty signed in 1840 was the same as the reason for which we are now…

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Good on ya Bill, I wouldn’t go either — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

After decades of insults it is little wonder that politicians don’t want to go to Waitangi any longer. Earlier this year Bill English refused to go, and now he says he is unlikely to ever go again. Bill English says he’s unlikely to return to Waitangi for Waitangi Day if National is re-elected. In February,…

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Te Tii Marae off Waitangi welcoming duties

Te Tii Marae will be informed this morning they will no longer host official welcomes preceding Waitangi Day celebrations. Newshub: Te Tii Marae will no longer host Waitangi welcomes A meeting will be held at Te Tii Marae this morning where trustees will be informed they will no longer host official welcome ceremonies for dignitaries and Members […]

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Rodney Hide lambasts the Waitangi Tribunal

Rodney Hide gets stuck into the Waitangi Tribunal: The total stupidity of the Waitangi Tribunal was fully on display last week. I refer, of course, to the finding that Maori reoffending is a Treaty of Waitangi breach. It’s bad enough that such reports are written, let alone that we taxpayers must fund them. They are…

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While Little has a tin ear, Winston gets it just right

Andrew Little’s tin ear over Waitangi, where Bill English lacks leadership for not going, but he will boycott if he doesn’t get the media he deserves has left the door open for Winston to get a word in edgeways. Being Winston Peters he doesn’t need the door to be ajar, he just usually kicks it…

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