Together New Zealand, Treatygate

70% of Waikanae audience would vote for single-issue party

Waikanae meeting 22-4-13 - audience - Thatcher slide

Invoking the spirit of Margaret Thatcher at the Waikanae meeting.
New Zealand badly needs politicians with “the guts to do what’s right”.

We had a full house of 160 at the Kapiti Coast U3A meeting on Monday.

Since I’d been there twice before performing my after-dinner speech about the crazy English language, I started a few minutes early with Tom Lehrer’s Elements Song and my own song about Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!

(With my gruelling day job, it’s good for me to return to the humour now and then. I’ve also just accepted an invitation to to be guest poet at Wairarapa Words in Carterton on May 5th.)

My Treatygate/Together New Zealand presentation was compressed into 45 minutes, which was a little rushed for my liking.

Waikanae meeting 22-4-13 - audience - SCF slide

SCF is, of course, South Canterbury Finance.

Since most people were not Treatygate groupies, I polled them before and after my talk on how much of a problem they thought Treaty issues had become.

At the start, a handful said ‘not a problem’, but most were evenly split between ‘a bit of a problem’ and ‘a big problem’.

Observer Lindsay Perigo was struck by how many had migrated from ‘bit’ to ‘big’ after seeing my evidence.

Surprisingly, about 70% of this random group of intelligent older folk said they would vote for a single issue party to end Apartheid Aotearoa.

Thanks to my friend Ned for the photos — and the beer and Shiraz afterwards.


21 thoughts on “70% of Waikanae audience would vote for single-issue party

  1. Yes, well done, John. It’s very encouraging to see how your presentation increases people’s awareness when they didn’t really realise before hand how bad things were.

    I also agree with Marvin and dislike intensely our country being called Aotearoa. It’s a deadly trick by the apartheid ones who want to rename our country and we mustn’t assist them otherwise it will become the norm and before we know it that’s what our country will be called.

    1. I don’t have a problem with the word per se but in legal terms New Zealand already has a name and until it is legally changed, if ever, after a referendum, then New Zealand is it. If the public want to change the name to Hobbiton, Cuckooland or any other name, so be it, let democracy rule the day but this change by stealth has got to stop. I need a new passport (which will have ‘that word’ on the cover) and I can’t wait to tape over ‘that word’ as others have done.

      Anyone notice this?

      Of course, I’m sure it’s all kosher….Tui ad.

      1. Good grief. She closes other schools but is thinking of opening a ‘Maori’ one. She certainly has an agenda if ever I heard one.

  2. JA, you’re doing an excellent job, please keep it up, for all correct-thinking New Zealanders. (I mustn’t use the term right-thinking, eh?)

  3. A Maori school driven by her relatives? ….I have the strangest feeling i’ve seen this movie, it involves a train wreck with no sign of the $millions on board.

  4. We need to nip the ‘Aotearoa’ bit in the bud right at the start. You are right, KC, it looks as though she has already been captured.

    We need to send her David Rankin’s elocal article on ‘Maori’ not being indigenous and Bruce Moon’s excellent summar about what the Treaty says and means..

    Does anyone have an email contact for her at her office?

  5. What a disgracefully fawning speech. She is trying to be more and more Maori in her style and attitudes. Any hope we might have had that her appointment would put some balance back into the workings of that office have already been proven to be misdirected.

  6. As Dame Susan seems to be uncontactable I’m going to write to Judith Collins and tell her what a mistake she has made if she thought common sense was going to be brought to the role. I totally agree with your summary of her fawning speech. She will probably end up more ‘Maori’ than the part-Maoris around the way she is going. I fear she has lost my support because I can see where she is heading.

    Why on earth do we need a Race Relations Conciliator anyway? They just cause trouble and don’t solve anything, as John McLean has said in a Treatygate letter.

    1. Truthful history is precisely what I’m encouraging you to consider, Joselyn – as opposed to the revised PC version invented and peddled by socialist academics.

      Before these fraudsters captured the political agenda, it was accepted by historians that the version written closest to the events they describe was preferred. But no longer.


      1. A good question, John. We all know stories change in the telling over the years so why aren’t people researching close to the times events happened.

        I recommend you read the recent book out called Twisting the Treaty, Joselyn. It is thoroughly researched with references throughout that can be verified by anyone.

        Anyone who has grown up in the last 30 years has been fed a litany of lies about the treaty and what it was meant to achieve and have no idea of our true history unless they have taken it upon themselves to find out. The Treaty was to bring the Maori people together with their possessions under the same laws as the rest of us so we could all be treated the same. In those days possessions were described as that being procured by the spear.

      2. Taonga meant ‘property procured by the spear’ according to the only dictionary current at the time of the Treaty – whose linguistic consultant had been chief Hongi Hika.

        How that word has been twisted since.

        Another book you could read, Joselyn, is Ian Wishart’s The Great Divide.

        If you have an open mind, both that and Twisting the Treaty should tell you all you need to know about the suppressed history of this country.

        Don’t expect to find either in a university library.

      3. Having read both books and many others, I totally endorse John Ansell’s comments. These books will tell you absolutely everything about our history. They have been well researched and give references to everything so you can corroborate all that has been said.

        They are both MUST READ books.

  7. Another two must reads are Stuart C Scotts Travesty at Waitangi and Travesty after Travesty. These two books are damning and Scott was never sued. His attention to proven verifiable fact and detail were impeccable.

    1. I certainly endorse that KC. Both are excellent books full of facts that can’t be refuted and this makes them extremely important for our true history.

  8. Hi KC, I think one of those books was ‘Travesty Of Waitangi’ rather than ‘Travesty At Waitangi’. But they were a great read, as is ‘The Great Divide’ and ‘Twisting The Treaty’. Funny how nobody has found any inaccuracies in these books yet many of the privileged racist maori are quick to dismiss them as fantasy in a thinly veiled attempt to maintain their special racist status!! Maybe Joselyn could enlighten us of any errors in these books….but I think she is likely too busy enjoying her racist privileges/rights/favours that the other 85% of NZ are not entitled to because of our race. Hey, Joselyn am I right? Yeah, I know I am!!

    I have been away at sea and only arrived back in NZ recently. I see that Maori kiwifruit growers have special funding ( ) and the racism against all non-maori continues.
    Pleasing to see this site still going. Unfortunately I am not able to contribute as much as I would like because of working overseas and the expensive cost of ships satellite internet. Keep up the good fight !

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