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December 2017

Thank you so much for your interest and support over the year. However, with two deadlines looming, the issues are keeping us busy right up to the end of the year, with which you may be able to assist.

  • If you or your organisation are considering registering as an interested party in the claims made in the High Court under the Marine and Coastal Area Act, a reminder that time is rapidly running out to do so. Details on how to go about finding who is claiming what are available in the newsletter below.
  • Help is also being sought to collect signatures for petitions to spark polls in Palmerston North, Manawatu, Whakatane and Western Bay of Plenty. These councils have voted have voted to foster racial division by proceeding with separate Maori wards. See newsletter for details.

Other issues covered in this issue include:

  • A report on the process which resulted in the creation of the Sea Change marine spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf. The Plan strongly pushes for iwi co-governance of the entire coastline of the Hauraki Gulf, so the question must be asked - how did the process, and the Plan, end up heavily weighted in favour of Maori interests?
  • A warning of the dangerous situation being created by the distortion of the history of New Zealand. Bruce Moon, deeply engaged in studying New Zealand history, and author of the author of "Real Treaty; False Treaty - The True Waitangi Story”, recently published a well-researched article, ‘Our-Reversion-to-Tribalism’. It is well worth taking the time to read. Please see the newsletter for more details.
  • Recommended summer reading. The newsletter includes links to interesting articles by various authors.
Thank you for your continued interest and support. If you have any suggestions you would like to offer, or if you need further information or help, please do not hesitate to contact us at democracyaction@xtra.co.nz

Kind regards,

Susan Short
Secretary
democracyaction@xtra.co.nz

Coastal Claims

Claims under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 Will the new government fix the problems - or make them worse? When Labour and New Zealand First were last in office, Helen Clark and Winston Peters acted to ensure the foreshore and seabed remained in public hands. Labour's Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 vested ownership of the public foreshore and seabed in the Crown. Continue reading

Maori wards for local authorities?

Four more councils have voted to foster racial division - councillors in Palmerston North, Manawatu, Whakatane and Western Bay of Plenty districts have voted to proceed with separate Maori wards, doing so without consulting their constituents. It is now over to locals to demand a vote. Help is being sought to collect signatures for petitions to spark polls in these areas. Continue reading

The Waitangi Tribunal – a corrupt system?

Dr John Robinson, in an open letter sent to the Minister of Treaty Negotiations on November 25th, is highly critical of the Waitangi Tribunal, and is calling for a new approach. Dr Robinson has based his proposal on his personal experiences and observations. Continue reading

The widespread re-writing of our history – lies, lies and more lies!

In an article published on Breaking Views on November 14th Bruce Moon, a retired computer pioneer and author of ‘Real Treaty; False Treaty - The True Waitangi Story’, laments the insidious effort to erase our true history, accounts of which appear in the news media almost every day. Continue reading

Kiwi Frontline

Kiwi Frontline is a website which was set up to “expose the rampant escalation of rights, privileges and powers based solely on racial descent”. It contains a wealth of information from a number of sources, and is a valuable resource for those interested in finding out more about the issues. Please click here to access the website.