Colourblind State, Constitutional Advisory Panel, Treatygate

2013 — the year we force the Constitutional Advisory Panel to tell the truth

Welcome to the New Year.

Sorry I was offline for the last part of the old one, and thanks for your patience.

I’m now fully restored, and determined to achieve the following goals:

  • 2013 — make the Constitutional Advisory Panel report to the government that 80%+ of New Zealanders want a colourblind state.
  • 2014 — make Treatygate and racial equality an election issue.
  • 2015 — make the new government repeal all racist laws and create a colourblind state.

A flurry of posts will soon follow, which I hope will get you excited about wanting to help. 🙂

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22 thoughts on “2013 — the year we force the Constitutional Advisory Panel to tell the truth

  1. So awesome that you’re ‘back’ John. Was starting to wonder if you’d had a visit from some ‘heavies’. We wish you well as we fight on . . .

  2. Get the Constitutional Advisory Panel to tell the truth? Yeah, right. Pigs might fly, too. Remember that modus operandi of such quasi-governmental-related outfits. “Consult and be seen to consult so we can say we did consult” – then go ahead and do what they intended to do, all along.

  3. Good to have you back John, we have to hold our elected and list MP’s feet to the fire too. Got to keep picking away. best for the New Year.

  4. Welcome back John! Phew, was starting to worry your website might have withered and died through intimidation and blackmail, – what a relief to have you back online!

  5. It is becoming apparent that a lot more people are becoming aware of the danger of a constitution for this country being based on the “Prnciples of the treaty of Waitangi” For a starter no one, except perhaps an ex short term PM, can adequately explain exactly what these principle consist of, few can agree on exactly what the Treaty itself is meant to convey. So the sooner this idea of a constitution based on such tenuous grounds is shot down in flames the better.

    And it would appear that a goodly proportion of the populace is coming to this way of thought.

  6. Me too, Trina. It is certainly a big relief to have you back, John, and much stronger and even more resolute I hope. I’m right behind you also and can hardly wait to get cracking.

  7. Great to see you back John. I like the way you have set out what we should achieve and given a time frame. Collectively I think this country can achieve things provided we are unified and organised in our approach. You have my support. Cheers

  8. Yes welcome back John, let’s see if we can stop the Maorification of everything in New Zealand.

    We had a whale wash up on our shore yesterday, the local Iwi were quick to claim it, rope it off and rip it open for the jaw bone. The local council’s unelected Iwi representative would have had a hand in this.
    Surely the descendants of our countries early whaler settlers had as much if not more cultural connection to this whale than local Maori. New Zealand was founded by these early settlers and their whaling activities whereas there is no history of pre European Maori whaling at all. However they would cut them up if they ever happen to beach themselves. But alas, the whaler descendants were never even consulted and here is the reason why:

    If you are a descendant of a whaler i.e. somewhere in your family history someone was a whaler. This does NOT give you the right to call yourself a whaler. Obviously you are not a whaler, you are just a descendant of a whaler and you have NO special place in New Zealand.

    However, if you are a descendant of a Maori i.e. somewhere in your family history someone was a Maori. This DOES give you the right to call yourself a Maori and you DO have access to the dual set of rights our government attributes to “Maori”.

    Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in this?

    I have no problem with Maori culture, I embrace it. I do have a problem when it finds its way into every part of our lives at the expense of all other cultures.

  9. I would totally agree with you, Andy. I too, have no problem with Maori culture and, like you, embrace it, but I’m totally fed up with the maorification of everything at the expense of everything to do with everyone else.

    Your point about whalers and their history is a very good one and so true.

  10. A great big welcome to you John for the New Year of 2013 and to the solidification of “Together New Zealand” I knew you would be back – some of these personal hiccups take a bit of sorting. With regard to the Constitutional Advisory Panel – I said to my daughter once in reply to something she said “Pigs fly” and her reply – yes they do!! they export them live by plane!! SO – John and Together New Zealand team WILL get the Panel to be truthful. Is Michael Laws on board with his knowledge and views? He seems to be a good platform for information. Helen – I agree with you and the others, it seems that everything that is done has to be referred to or from Maoridom. Is it possible to talk with various Councils and have (since it is not a legal requirement) all references to Maori or Iwi removed from their statutes? Have a plan for all Councils to start removing just little things at a time? John, let us know what plans are for this year, especially in Christchurch where I live. To all of you involved in “Together New Zealand” Happy New Year and my we really get to know each other.

  11. Article is still there Owen just further down the page. Interesting though is that it is not open for comment like nearly all of the other opinion pieces. There are 62 “likes” though. I suggest that everyone adds a ‘like” to the article.

  12. Good on you, John!
    I’ll be giving this issue all of my energy this year, and I can assure you that I’ll be at that so-called “debate” at Te Papa.

  13. You commenters mentioning something you called “maori culture” must mean cannibalism, infanticide, murder, slavery, ugliness, violence, and wafare, and other bad things I suppose. Why would you “have no trouble” with those? ( I hope you didn’t mean art, dance, literature, music, private property rights, the rule of law, and other good things, because “maoris” have never had any of these good things.)

  14. Oopa!! You are so right Barry. A very good point. We need to think before we speak don’t we. They didn’t even sing before ‘we’ came. They used to chant in a monotonous way. I guess much of what we like today has been learned from others and now they call it ‘their culture’.

    One thing they can do though is sing in tune and I like the blend of their voices.

    It’s all too easy to call it ‘Maori culture’ today but if we are to be correct, it’s been learned from others.

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