New Zealand a young face on old bones

Our best heritage It would surprise many Kiwis to learn that, though the country had its formal beginning only about 180 years ago, New Zealand adopted the body of English law, which added over a thousand years of history, to before 1066, to exiles and executions of...

Words are all we have

Let us define them Lawyers are masters of language, with the result that disputing the meanings of words can occupy days of court time with deliberations that drastically alter the character of a suit and secure unexpected judgements. Definitions are key to all...

We’re all people of this land!

Pretending Maoris are natives of this land and all others are not is a wicked fiction There are three reasons for this. Maoris arrived here from Taiwan in about 1200 AD, so they’re immigrants like the rest of us.Maori activists were born in the last few decades,...

Democracy be damned

Non-Maori votes enfeebled as unelectable Maoris never face elections There is a hostility building among conservatives in Middle New Zealand at the Labour government’s blatant vandalism of our democracy. Their radical, race-based alterations enfeeble non-Maori...

We’re better than you think

Think New Zealand’s pretty great? Of course you do—but it might be better than you think (NZ is third from the left, above). You may have heard recently (because our democracy is under attack) that we’re one of the world’s oldest continuous...

Three Waters could hardly get worse, right?

Taxpayers’ Union major update: email of 9 March, 2022 Below is a major update on official proposals to “improve” the Three Waters scheme. But first, an update on our fundraising for court action: We are now confident we will hit our $200,000 fundraising target...

Co-governance and separatism

by Richard Treadgold4 February, 2022 We need to clarify exactly why people are upset with the government’s changes to our democracy. Most of the media and many commentators give the impression the government’s been pushing the co-governance barrow for...

He Puapua clarified

The authors summarised the report’s proposals as a scenario, dubbed “Vision 2040”, consisting of 22 bullet points under five sub-headings. Vision 2040 is set out below, with Te Reo terms translated into English. Vision 2040 Sovereignty Māori will be exercising...

Fight now or later, but fight you will

Transcript of a speech by Senator Malcolm Roberts to the Australian Senate on 1 December regarding the Trusted Digital Identity Bill 2021 As a servant to the people of Queensland and Australia, tonight I draw attention to a new government bill, the Trusted Digital...

Maori activists elevate themselves

First published on 1 November, 2021, by the Democracy Project.Published here by permission (emphasis added – Facilitator).   November 1, 2021 But treaty unites us under the Crown Ghost of David Lange, Princess Jacinda & the Wicked Witch Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for...