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Titford’s partner: trial a ‘joke’

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My thanks to elocal editor Mykeljon Winckel, who has allowed me to release this story to you a day before it appears in his publication.

The fearless yet likeable ‘MJ’ — son of a Dutch war hero — is one of New Zealand’s few honest media owners. We’re lucky to have him.

Marcian Thomas was also interviewed for TVNZ’s Sunday programme, which screens tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Also appearing will be Susan Cochrane/Kakarana/Titford, so it will be interesting to see if TVNZ’s balance is any better than that of the Sunday Star-Times.

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Kupe’s descendant confirms other races were here first

 David Rankin - Maori not indigenous

David Rankin - Every Maori community talks about fair-skinned people

David Rankin - Maori didn't navigate here - Te Tai Tokerau tidal drift from Tokelau

Elocal editor Mykeljon Winkel has come up trumps again with a story about Ngapuhi’s achiever chief David Rankin.


“You recently voiced support for historians who claim that New Zealand was settled much earlier than commonly accepted. Are you merely supporting free speech and political incorrectness, or do you genuinely believe that there were other civilizations here in NZ before the arrival of Kupe circa 1250AD?”


“Let me just start off and say this, Maori are not the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. There were many other races already living here long before Kupe arrived. I am his direct descendant and I know from our oral history passed down 44 generations.

I believe this needs to be investigated further because every Maori community talks about Waitaha, Turehu and Patupaiarehe. This goes hand-in-hand with the other research.

As Maori, we have come to a time of maturity where we need to debate these issues. I want to get to a genuine consensus about this issue, although I think academics want it to disappear. If we start talking about it and investigating it, it’s an exciting opportunity to explore.

My ancestors like Kupe came to the Hokianga in search of other people. In the Waima ranges, there was a pipi shelter on the mountains, and the kuia used to talk about the fair skinned people up there.

A lot of people identify as Paniora (translated as Spaniard), indicating that the Portuguese and Spanish washed up on ancient ships in Northland.

In 2002, I went to the Austronesian Leaders Conference in Taiwan and we discussed similarities with Taiwanese Aborigines. We traced our origins and the Maori and Polynesian connection to China.

All the leaders such as myself and Matiu Rei, Aborigines, Solomon islanders, Rapa Nui and Hawaiians were all interested in early settlement theories. There is a lot of writing about the whole ancestral link.

Really, Maori didn’t navigate here, we came on a tidal drift. Te Tai Tokerau is actually the tidal drift from the Tokelau islands. When my ancestors arrived at the shores of Aotearoa, there were people here to greet them. The question is: who are those people?

It goes hand-in- hand with our oral history. There are questions written by Ian Wishart, Noel Hilliam and others that need to be answered.”

Elocal has championed the quest for more openness on pre-Maori settlement in New Zealand. The case is well-summarised in a recent story by Raynor Capper on the Waipoua Forest stone city subtitled Undeniable Proof of NZ Civilisation Before Kupe.

Most interesting to me is National Archives’ 75-year embargo of evidence found in a three-year state investigation of 500 acres of the 25,000 acre historical treasure trove in the 1980s.

Waipoua embargo - National Archives

Is the idea of a pre-Maori stone city in the Waipoua Forest the ludicrous fantasy of nutters, as  our haughty Appeaser-General Chris Finlayson claims?

If so, why must we wait until 2063 to see what state investigators found there in the 1980s? 


“What do you think the ramifications would be if Maori appeared not to be the indigenous people of New Zealand?”


“That would put all our treaty claims in question and our indigenous rights at the UN. It would open up a whole can of worms. I do believe if we start approaching it the right way other Maori would be keen to discuss it.

I think there has been a rot been allowed to set in to Maoridom since the Lange government took power in the early 1980s.

In many ways, all the changes that have taken place have taken the basic responsibility away, their mana, from being true Maori, like working for a living, educating themselves and their families, leading strong lives and observing the laws of the land.

If you are able to work then work! Help your fellow Maori and Pakehas be successful in life. Being Maori — and, let’s face it, you only need to be 32% by government standards — does not mean you need to take the easy way out and have your hand out.

I have never taken anything from the government, I am self made, strong and I say stop the funding. Maori need to return to the warriors they once were.

It may be hard at first but intergenerational beneficiaries are embarrassing to my culture.”

David Rankin - Changes have taken away basic responsibility

David Rankin - If you can work, then work

David Rankin - I've never taken anything from government

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TREATYGATE Part 2 — Maori Need Honest Ngatas, Not One-Eyed Duries

Fearless owner/editor of elocal, Mykeljon Winckel, has published a second Treatygate article from me, plus two pages of reader feedback from the first story.

Read the words of the story below, or double-click the pics, or check out elocal online.


Grievers Need Achievers As Leaders

Maori Need Honest Ngatas,
Not One-Eyed Duries

by John Ansell

The Treatygate snowball that your brave magazine elocal set in motion last month is already rattling the Griever and Appeaser elites as it builds into an unstoppable avalanche.

A week or so ago I was in the Maori Affairs Select Committee room at Parliament being interviewed by Maori TV.

Gazing down augustly from on high were four huge, hand-tinted portraits of Achiever Maori leaders Sir Apirana Ngata, Sir Maui Pomare, Sir James Carroll, and Sir Peter Buck.

In 1922, Sir Apirana had been honest enough to say this about land confiscations:

“Some have said that these confiscations were wrong, and that they contravened the Articles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Government placed in the hands of the Queen of England the sovereignty and the authority to make laws.

Some sections of the Maori people violated that authority. War arose from this, and blood was spilled.

The law came into operation, and land was taken in payment.

(This itself is a Maori custom – revenge, plunder to avenge a wrong.)

It was their own chiefs who ceded that right to the Queen.

The confiscations cannot therefore be objected to in the light of the Treaty.” [1]

Sir Apirana could have added that not only did the rebels breach the Treaty, but they did so knowing what they stood to lose.

Governor Grey to the chiefs of the Waikato:

“Those who wage war against Her Majesty  or remain in arms must take the consequences of their acts and must understand they will forfeit the right to possession of their lands guaranteed to them by the Treaty of Waitangi.

These lands will be occupied by a population capable of protecting for the future the quiet and unoffending from the violence with which they have been threatened.” [2]

Same story on the East Coast:

“At Turanganui Mr McLean sent messages by Hauhau chiefs to the rebel sections of Rongowhakaata and Aitanga-a-Mahaki, warning them that unless they came in and made submission to the government they would be attacked and deprived of their lands and homes.

This offer met with no response.” [3]

Faced with insurrection, the government then did exactly what it said it would do.

And for doing it, you and I have just paid over $22 million for wronging Rongowhakaata.

What exactly had Te Kooti’s
Pai Marire 
(meaning ‘good and
peaceful’) Hauhaus done 
that was
so wrong? Just hacked, skewered,
shot and burnt 70 innocent
men, women and children, 
spectacularly the Lavin children,
who they threw
in the air and
impaled on bayonets.

We, in the simpering form of Appeaser-General Chris Finlayson, have also issued a grovelling apology for sullying the good name of the tribe’s poster boy, Te Kooti.

What exactly had Te Kooti’s Pai Marire (meaning ‘good and peaceful’) Hauhaus done that was so wrong?

Just hacked, skewered, clubbed, shot and burnt 70 innocent men, women and children, from babies to the elderly – most spectacularly the Lavin children, who they threw in the air and impaled on bayonets. [4]

Sorry about that, chief.

Sadly, the achiever values of the Ngatas, Pomares, Carrolls and Bucks have given way to the griever values of the Harawiras, Turias, Mutus and Itis.

Supposedly one of the more honest of this motley gang of professional mourners is longtime Waitangi Tribunal chair, Justice Sir Eddie Durie.

In 1999, Durie was remarkably candid about dodgy iwi claimants:

Some Treaty of Waitangi claimants have asked researchers to change findings that would be unhelpful to their cases, says the chairman of the Waitangi Tribunal.

Justice Durie said also that some tribes had even tried to make the payments of researchers conditional on findings being altered.” [5]

But it’s not just the tribes who’ve tried to doctor the evidence.

The Tribunal’s claim negotiator, the Crown Forest Rental Trust, has done the same.

And at least once, it didn’t just try, it succeeded.

The researcher who succumbed, then spilt the beans, was MIT Ph.D Dr John Robinson.

As a socialist, Dr Robinson may have been seen as a safe choice to ‘prove’ the Tribunal’s agenda that Maori nineteenth century population loss was caused by land loss.

Unfortunately, Dr Robinson preferred to study the evidence, and found the precise opposite.

His analysis showed that the overwhelming reason for Maori numbers dwindling in the second half of the century was the slaughter of tens of thousands of breeding-age males in the intertribal genocides of the first.

That plus the customary Maori practice of female infanticide. [6]

Dr Robinson regrets that he agreed to conceal his findings in order to be paid. But once safely retired he made good, telling all in The Corruption of New Zealand Democracy – A Treaty Overview.

Another insider to voice dismay at this uniquely Kiwi kangaroo court was that arbiter of journalistic ethics Brian Priestly, who in 1998 said:

Years ago I attended several sessions [of the Waitangi Tribunal] while advising the Ngai Tahu on public relations for their claims.

It would be hard to imagine any public body less well organised to get at the truth.There was no cross examination. Witnesses were treating with sympathetic deference.The people putting the Crown’s side of things seemed equally anxious not to offend.

In three months I don’t think I was asked a single intelligent, awkward question. I should have been.I resigned because I am basically a puzzler after the truth and not a one-eyed supporter of causes.” [7]

And so to today, and Sir Eddie Durie’s latest confession, when tackled about his conflict of interest in claiming water rights for his tribe from the Tribunal he used to chair:

 I believe we as Maori do not have the same luxury to observe the same ethics.” [8]

Since when was ethics a luxury – especially for a judge?

When reminded on TVNZ’s Q&A
programme that by law nobody owns
water, Durie shot back “That’s Pakeha
law. That’s a different law.”

Sir Eddie’s claim that water was more crucial to the Maori than to the British is insulting.

(How quickly the Griever focus has switched from the traditional obsession with land.) [9]

How does he think those landlubbers and their farm animals hydrated their squishy bodies?

With what substance did farmers irrigate their pastures?

What was that big wet wobbly thing that British warships and traders bobbed about on?

When reminded on TVNZ’s Q&A programme that by law nobody owns water, Durie shot back, “That’s Pakeha law. That’s a different law.” [10]

Yet he would know better than anyone that the Treaty says nothing about Pakeha law or “the Maori legal scheme” that he claimed existed, and everything about all New Zealanders having equal rights under one law.

With this outburst, Sir Eddie has become a one-man advertisement for a Colourblind State.

He and today’s other Griever Maori leaders dishonour the memory of Ngata, Pomare, Carroll and Buck.


[1] The Treaty of Waitangi – An Explanation, Sir A. Ngata, Maori Purposes Fund Board, 1922.

[2] Papers Relative to the Native Insurrection, Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1863 Session I, E-05.

[3] The New Zealand Wars, Vol. II, J. Cowan, p.125.

[4] Cowan, p.333.

[5] NZ Herald, November 17, 1999, p. A14.

[6] The Corruption of New Zealand Democracy – A Treaty Overview, J. Robinson, Tross Publishing, 2011, pp.11-20.

[7] Ngai Tahu claim: too little critical analysis, Evening Post, April 3, 1998.

[8] Dominion Post, August 11, 2012, p.C3.

[9] TVNZ Q&A, August 19, 2012, transcript of Sir Eddie Durie – Haami Piripi interview.

[10] Q&A as above.


PHOTO CAPTION: John Ansell calls himself a ‘conviction copywriter’, who hates selfish politicians, and is known for distilling political concepts into the plainest of English.

He created the ‘Iwi/Kiwi’ billboard series for National in 2005, two award-winning radio campaigns for Labour in 1987 and 1993, and in 2011 fell out with ACT over his proposed press ad headline ‘Fed up with the Maorification of Everything?’

He sees the racially-rigged National-Maori Constitutional Review as a major threat to our country and has founded Colourblind New Zealand to see if a referendum reinforced by a hard-hitting public education campaign can succeed where politicians have failed to halt the appeasement of Griever Maori.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last month’s Treatygate story in elocal launched John Ansell’s Colourblind State campaign to end racial favouritism. View Part 1 online at www.elocal.co.nz and comment on Part 2 on our blog.

Thanks for all the comments so far and for your donations.

Donors large and small have already chipped in nearly $100,000 towards John’s advertising fighting fund of $2 million.

To keep the total snowballing, email john@johnansell.co.nz and follow more of John’s articles at www.johnansell.wordpress.com.


Thanks to Mykeljon for the coverage, Brenda and Rachel for your design skills, to Mike, Ross, Martin, John, John, Jean, Colin, Bruce, David, Trina, Don, Hugh, Caroline, Garth, and Graham for sharing your knowledge, to Iris, Stephen, Jordan, Simon, ‘Simon’, Helen, Mary, Tom, Robbie, Wendy, Basil, Karen, Lyn, Phil and Ian for your support and suggestions, and to all of you concerned citizens who’ve dipped into your own pockets to get this campaign going.

We’ve still got a long way to go, but we’ve made a promising start.

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TREATYGATE — Time to Expose the Con

This article is now running in elocal magazine, thanks to one of our country’s few courageous media owners, Mykeljon Winckel.

It explains the double-pronged campaign I’m planning to end the Treaty Grievance Industry.

Read it here, or double click the pic.


 Wake Up New Zealand, We’re Being Conned!

by John Ansell

Photo of yours truly in the church yard at Russell pointing to a headstone that neatly negates the latter day lie that Ngapuhi chiefs did not cede sovereignty in 1840:


A friend asked me recently, “Do you think truth still matters in New Zealand?”

I froze.

I couldn’t give him the answer he wanted.

Because for too many members of the New Zealand elite,  certainly including state Treaty historians, the answer is no.

Evidence-based critical thinking is out. Ideology-based wishful thinking is in.

We have become the Land of the Long White Lie.

Telling the truth in New Zealand can get a stroppy copywriter into a power of trouble.

Last year I fumed to a reporter, no doubt after yet another holocaustic exaggeration by a neotribal extortionist demanding my water or flora or sky, that Maori had gone from the Stone Age to the Space Age in 150 years and had yet to say thanks.

For pointing out this irrefutable fact, I was roasted by Rosemary McLeod, disowned by Don Brash, and honoured by an anonymous brown supremacist with my very own Facebook page ‘John Ansell is a Racist F***wit’.

However, I was also contacted by a Maori friend, who gleefully trumpeted how clever his people had been to make such stellar progress, and, in the absence of my forebears, thanked me most profusely.

These two opposite reactions caused me to divide Maori into two broad groups, which I call Achievers and Grievers.

The Achievers I admire very much, especially those who – sadly – feel they have to escape to Australia to live the lives of equal New Zealanders.

But the Grievers I can’t abide.

They clearly descend from the ethically-flexible rebel minority who breached the Treaty in the wars of the nineteenth century, and their inflated sense of entitlement has been costing the rest of us dearly.

It is a charming but potentially fatal flaw of New Zealanders that we want to be nice to people at all costs.

Unfortunately there is a fine line between niceness and cowardice.

Being nice to Griever Maori can be very costly indeed – especially when the iwi elite are aided and abetted in their extortion attempts by all the other elites– the political, bureaucratic, academic, judicial, legal, and media.

The approach of successive governments since the early seventies can be summed up by a word most commonly associated with the late thirties: appeasement.

Consider the Evidence

  • We’ve had prime ministers inventing Treaty principles out of thin air, forging unnecessary alliances with Maori separatists, and surrendering our beaches so they can be handed to iwi in secret by their very own tame minister.
  • We’ve had a corrupt Waitangi Tribunal refusing to pay researchers whose findings do not support their racist fantasy, and a Race Relations Commissioner who instructs councils to create special seats for one race only.
  • We’ve had historians hushing up the 1989 discovery of the final English draft of the Treaty when they realised that Hobson included “all the people of New Zealand”, not just Maori.
  • We’ve had activist judges pretending that this 1840 sovereignty-for-protection deal was an equal partnership between the world’s then-greatest empire and dozens of warring stone age tribes that the British had saved from cannibalism, slavery and extinction.
  • We’ve had battalions of lawyers making fortunes from bogus claims, with one of those lawyers now the minister in charge of rubber stamping those claims. [This sentence was left out of the article for some reason – possibly legal.]
  • And we’ve had an editor of a major daily who refused to run an entirely factual election ad asking if you’re fed up with pandering to Maori radicals, yet was happy to cite free speech in defending a cartoon that compared welfare minister Paula Bennett with Nazi death camp doctor Josef Mengele.

On second thoughts, appeasement is too wimpish a word for such a sustained and orchestrated con.

The only word that cuts the mustard is TREATYGATE.

The elite’s methodology is clear…

The Treatygate Con

  1. Get state academics to rewrite New Zealand history as a fantasy novel, where the Maoris are the goodies and the British the baddies.
  2. Get state schools and universities to indoctrinate New Zealanders with this fake history.
  3. Get the bogus historians to slam past historians as unreliable (even those who witnessed the actual events or interviewed those who were there).
  4. Get the state media to peddle the fake history to stoke Maori grievance and Pakeha guilt.
  5. Get iwi to fake claims to right fake wrongs.
  6. Set up a state tribunal to hear these fake Maori claims.
  7. Pay senior lawyers to represent Maori, and junior lawyers to represent the Crown.
  8. Give the tribunal sole  power to interpret the Treaty.
  9. Let the tribunal approve claims based on pure hearsay.
  10. Make all Treaty-related documents as hard to find, and hard to read, as possible.
  11. Brand as ‘racist’ anyone who questions any Maori entitlement.
  12. If enough people object, threaten a race war.
  13. To continue the resource grab indefinitely, entrench a Treaty-based, Bolivian-style constitution where indigenous people are more equal than others.
  14. Pretend that Maori are indigenous to New Zealand, when they sailed here just before the Europeans, and suppress the mounting evidence that other races got here first.
  15. Pretend at all times that Maori remain a separate race, even though they’re all now part-Pakeha.

For the last year I’ve been studying Crown-Maori history intensively with the help of nine authors who have written more than thirty books on the subject.

The scale of the Treatygate fraud is massive and reaches into every agency of the New Zealand state.

But What Can We Do?

It will take money, but I believe the secret of success is a powerful public education campaign using the plainest of English, rolling out one fascinating fact, one ad or poster at a time.

The goal is to get sheepish Kiwis, ‘the Passionless People’, to understand what has been done to them, and to tell their politicians, “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it any more!”

If we can make Treatygate a Top Three issue when the big parties do their polling, then our leaders will have no choice but to listen and act.

Here’s the plan…

How to Defeat the Con

  1. Launch Colourblind New Zealand, and set a goal to lock in one law for all by December 2014.
  2. Raise a $2 million fighting fund so the politicians know we’re able to embarrass them.
  3. Petition for a referendum at the 2014 election. Question: “Do you want New Zealand to be a Colourblind State, with one law for all, and no racial favouritism of any kind?”
  4. How to make the PM obey the referendum result? Run lots of bold Treatygate ads telling voters just who has been conning them, and how.
  5. If media refuse to run these ads, use rival media to expose them as part of the con.
  6. Bombard government MPs with instructions from their voters to obey their will.
  7. Support local body campaigns on Maori wards (typically attracting an 80% NO vote).

With your support I hope to work full-time on this project until New Zealand is a Colourblind State.

The racially-rigged Constitutional Advisory Panel has already begun the process of changing the constitution by stealth, meeting mainly with Maori groups in contravention of its pledge to meet a wide range of New Zealanders.

So there’s not a moment to lose.

Because truth does matter.

If you’d like to help and/or donate to this campaign to free NewZealand from this perverse reverse apartheid, please email me at john@johnansell.co.nz.

This is not a religious or political party-driven campaign.

I simply want the government to give us the racial equality that the Treaty promised.

Photo caption:

John Ansell calls himself a ‘conviction copywriter’, who hates selfish politicians, and is known for distilling political concepts into the plainest of English.

He created the ‘Iwi/Kiwi’ billboard series for National in 2005, two award-winning radio campaigns for Labour in 1987 and 1993, and in 2011 fell out with ACT over his proposed press headline ‘Fed up with the Maorification of Everything?’

He sees the racially-rigged National-Maori Constitutional Review as a major threat to our country and has founded Colourblind New Zealand to see if a referendum, reinforced by a hard-hitting public education campaign, can succeed where politicians have failed to halt the appeasement of Griever Maori.


The latest water rights issue where Maori are simply extorting ‘free’ shares from asset sales under the artificial privileged race umbrella is nothing short of racial abuse.

To quote Muriel Newman’s NZCPR:

“Another myth perpetrated by tribal leaders is that the first settlers ‘owned’ the whole country. This is totally illogical and a complete fabrication.

“New Zealand’s small population did not ‘own’ the whole country. In the days before private property rights were established by the rule of law, people ‘owned’ what they could defend.

“Common areas like mountains and wilderness areas, the foreshore and seabed, rivers and lakes, were not ‘owned’ by anyone but were used by all.

“The same goes for resources — minerals, the sea, the air, our water, wild animals and plants, and other common goods.”

When John Ansell approached elocal with Treatygate, I decided to run his story on the basis that Maori continue to have a privileged NZ media platform to expound their radical views and it’s time the NZ race have their say.

I invite our readers to have their comment. Blog on www.elocal.co.nz.



My planned ad campaign will not happen unless a whole lot of Kiwis like you are prepared to dig deep to save your country.

If a lot of us give a little, and a few give a lot, we can stop the professional grievers and their ‘useful idiot’ appeasers in their tracks.

Please give whatever you can afford, and send this link to everyone you know.