< October 2018 newsletter


Complaint made to HRC over race-based policy

A North Waikato land owner has made a complaint to the Human Rights Commission about the Waikato Regional Council's proposed Plan Change 1, which would allow iwi to develop land and change land use when everyone else with similar land is denied the same right. Click HERE to read a news report on this issue.

The last words go to Tauranga journalist and New Zealand history enthusiast, Ryan Wood, who in a recent opinion piece, writes:

“We could stop living in the past and start seeing each other as fellow humans, we could maybe even start addressing the real cause of inequality in our society…..”

To read Ryan’s article, please click HERE.

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Update on complaints re ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ series

There has been a disappointing response from the Race Relations Commissioner in relation to complaints made by members of the public about the a seven-part series published by the NZ Herald - “Land of the Long White Cloud – confronting NZ’s colonial past”. The commission has turned a blind eye to the series’ negative effect on race relations, instead lamely suggesting the correspondent contact the Media Council, or complain to the independent Human Rights Review Tribunal. Please see below a typical response received by a member of the public: Continue reading