1LAW4ALL, Auckland Unitary Plan, Cultural Impact Assessment

Aucklanders: speak NOW or forever bribe the tribe ($1500-$4000 for a Cultural Impact Assessment)

This just in from 1LAW4ALL. Aucklanders have until 5pm tomorrow Tuesday 22 July to register their rage against the purple pox of Cultural Impact Assessment…

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THIN END OF THE WEDGE?
or THE END OF AUCKLAND’S WORLD?

Yes – you already know about the disastrous Auckland disUnity Scam, but new revelations reveal more of just how bad it’s getting.

As a consequence of new rules and regulations recently adopted by the Auckland Council, applicable to all of Auckland, hundreds of thousands of Auckland properties and property owners will be ensnared in the Cultural Impact Assessment [CIA] financial enrichment regime of Auckland part-Maori tribes and sub-tribes.

Given that the average charge for a CIA is $2300 and that they range from $1500 to $4000, one has to wonder at one tribe’s Auckland disUnity Scam submission that asserts:

“we could not gain an advantage in trade competition through this submission.”

Yeah, right.

If you thought the epidemic of purple dots was bad enough, submissions to the Auckland Unitary Plan show that part-Maori tribes and sub-tribes want vast areas added to the schedule of ‘Sites of Significance,’ including Remuera, Pukekohe and Rakino Island!

No part of Auckland is safe from their money-grabbing hands. Waterways, volcanic cones, mountains and hills – you name it.

As one submission went:

“The entire [Auckland] area is of significance to this tribe. For the tribe, this is a single cultural landscape, not a series of occasional ‘sites’.” [Purple dots].

Just in case you missed that: All of Auckland is to become a site of significance and/or value, if that tribe has its way.

“Unfortunately, the tribe has not completed its research about sites of special significance to it, but attached is a list of those that are known. It is requested that provisions be added to the Plan to protect them environmentally and for cultural use.

And the for-starters wish list of land grabs which one tribe wants to have control over and turn into a CIA cash cow is:

  1. Hays Stream (Waipokapu)
  2. Hingaia Stream
  3. Ihumatao
  4. Kaikaka
  5. Karaka Stream
  6. Mangapu (Symonds Stream)
  7. Manatangi Marae
  8. Mangatawhiri Forest
  9. Mangere Mountain -Te Pane-Mata-Oho
  10. Matukutureia
  11. Mauku Stream
  12. Maungaroa
  13. Motu Mako (Shark Island)
  14. Mt Hobson – Ohinerau
  15. Mt Smart – Rarotonga
  16. Mt St John-Te Kopuke
  17. Ngakoroa Stream
  18. Oira Creek
  19. Opaheke
  20. Otuataua
  21. Taihiki River
  22. Tamaoho (Mt William)
  23. Te Aparangi
  24. Te Aunaaunga
  25. Te Awanui O Taikehu
  26. Te Hihi Creek
  27. Te la Roa
  28. Te Maketu
  29. Te Maketu Falls
  30. Te Tokaroa (Meola) Reef
  31. Titi
  32. Tuhimata
  33. Waihoehoe Stream
  34. Waitete Pa
  35. Waraha Stream
  36. Whakaupoko (Bald Hill)
  37. Whaneamaire Stream
  38. Whangapouri Stream
  39. Whatapaka
  40. Whatapaka Creek
  41. Papahinu
  42. Paparata
  43. Paparimu
  44. Paraheka
  45. Patumahoe
  46. Pehiakura
  47. Puhitahi
  48. Puhitahi Creek
  49. Pukekiwiriki
  50. Pukekohe
  51. Rakino Island
  52. Remuera
  53. Slippery Creek (Otuwairoa)

Unless you want to become tenants and serfs on your own property, you have until 5.00pm tomorrow, Tuesday 22 July, to get your counter-submission of concern, angst and displeasure in to the Council.

Hop to it.

For more information from the Democracy Action web site, click here.

Or click here to send an e-mail

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7 thoughts on “Aucklanders: speak NOW or forever bribe the tribe ($1500-$4000 for a Cultural Impact Assessment)

  1. Of course, it’s too easy to dismiss this as a problem unique to those strange folks north of the Bombay Hills. They should should sort out their own messes, right?

    It’s not that simple.

    The Local Government Commission has indicated that the racially-biased disaster plan for Auckland is to become the template for use by other councils, throughout NZ, as their District Plans come up for review. That’s why the ‘rest of us’ need to pay some attention to what’s going on in Auckland.

    I.e. If the rest-of-us do nothing about the Auckland disUnity Scam, then we’ll need to prepare for an Apartheid District Plan coming to where we live, in the not-too-distant future.

    Rotorua was a good foretaste of what’s to come. In case you missed it, read about it here: http://1law4all.kiwi.nz/2014/05/07/bravery-or-madness/

  2. The Auckland disUnity Scam is a shocker and should be the template for what NOT TO DO with the rest of the Councils in this country. Something needs to be done to dismantle it post haste. There should be nothing based on race in any of our Councils and only elected members should have any say. All the funding for these scammers must be costing Auckland an enormous amount which could be spent much more usefully elsewhere – for the benefit of everyone..

  3. WORSER & WORSER

    Maori focus in Auckland’s 10-year Plan

    Auckland Council is prioritising the well being of Maori in its new 10-year budget. The council has begun debating its first decade long budget, with six priorities on the table. One of those is to significantly lift Maori social and economic well being in Tamaki Makaurau.

    The plan outlines ambitions, including creating a development fund for urban homelands, providing support to meeting houses across the area and helping strengthen Maori business.

    The financial data is not final but the Independent Maori Statutory Board’s wish list of projects is set to cost about $160 million.

    It comes after a report in May showed the council spent only a quarter of its budget set aside for Maori specific initiatives last year, and even less in the first half of this year.

  4. To be fair, the original item used the expression “papa kainga.” However, ‘homeland[s]’ seemed a fair translation, to assist comprehension for those who might not grasp the Maori meaning.

    All-too-often. Maori language expressions have a vagueness associated with them. A facet that the cynic in me says is exploited, at times. Or worse. As in the comment that Sharples is alleged to have made on TV:

    “The Treaty is in our language and if it’s in our language then surely we can make it mean anything we want it to.”

    Have they ever!

  5. Ah yes, it opens up a Wonderland of creative opportunities, as Alice and Humpty Dumpty remind us (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpty_Dumpty):

    “I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’ ” Alice said.
    Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’ ”
    “But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument’,” Alice objected.
    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

    Did Master Pita/Peter actually say “make it mean”?

    If so, that’s a Humpty of a confession.

    1. One would need to see the actual TV item, to be sure. I have not. Only reports of what he said. I.e. hearsay, unfortunately.

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