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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The 1LAW4ALL Party is now a reality. Although I am not keen on the numberplate styling, I must say I do like the logo and the clever way the 1 doubles as the hole in the ONE.

There are some good people involved in the party — John Harrison and Tom Johnson in Hawkes Bay, Larry Wood and Candy Ostman in Nelson and Peter Cresswell in Auckland being the only ones to have so far identified themselves.

I hope the others will soon demonstrate the courage of their convictions.

I wish them well in attracting a suitable leader, deputy and candidates. The “build it and they will come” approach is bold and risky, and therefore deserves to succeed.

Their success at the ballot box will depend entirely on their finding a front person who can fire up the masses. Without that person, they’re a ghost party.

An inspirational, forward-focused Maori would, of course, be perfect.

The leader must crystallise the views of 80% of New Zealanders plainly and fearlessly, in the most challenging of forums. He or she must front foot every issue, never take a backward step, electrify the public, and terrify the Nats.

It must be a retail campaign that grabs the millions, not a wholesale campaign that impresses the thousands.

The party should bring good Kiwis together, and persuade good Maori to stand up to the Grievers.

For some time, as you know, I’ve been proposing a single-issue party called Together New Zealand. I thought the inclusive model was the way to go.

But in the end the organisational expertise and funds have gone with the 1LAW4ALL concept.

While I’m disappointed not to be in the loop, I did the best I could with what I had. I hope these 158 posts and dozens of media and live appearances have made a bit of a difference.

Over the last eighteen months, I’ve surprised myself by how little I mind fighting our opponents.

Fronting up to Hone Harawira on Close Up, Chris Finlayson at Orewa, Metiria Turei and Joris de Bres on Maori TV, Willie and JT on Radio Live and in Truth, the security guards at Te Papa and John Key and the iwi thug at Waitangi have been easier than I expected.

(Mainly because they have no answers to plainly-stated truths.)

But squabbling with friends I find deeply depressing. (And I have more than enough in common with John Kirwan and Stephen Fry in that regard already.)

So it’s time for me to step away from this issue, at least for a while, and see if I can make a difference in another important area — that of language.

To the many readers who’ve helped me in so many ways, a sincere thank you.

If you continue to see posts on this site that you find useful, feel free to keep supporting it. I have dozens of unfinished posts, which I hope to finish as the inspiration returns. At the moment there’s not much gas in the tank, but that may well change.

Otherwise, I suggest you get behind the 1LAW4ALL guys and help them deliver on their potential.

Some time ago, I said I’d be speaking tonight in Hastings, and next Tuesday at Otago University. Those appearances have been cancelled.