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JACINDA FORCE FEEDS US TE AO MAORI

Are you, like me, getting sick and tired of being told that everything about our culture is inferior to Maori, and that we should learn to live with a constant diet of Te Reo? Turn on Radio New Zealand in the morning and Susie Fergusson, Guyon Espiner and even Corin Dann do the news introductions in Maori. Try Midday Report and you get Mani Dunlop showering us with untranslated Maori phrases. “Aotearoa”, we keep being told, wrongly, is “the original name for New Zealand” when it wasn’t. As an historian who spent a decade on the Waitangi Tribunal, I abhor such crass ignorance. As Michael King pointed out, our country had no name in 1840 except a Dutch version of the words “New Zealand“ that had been bestowed internationally on our islands by Abel Tasman when he returned to Europe after his visit in 1642. At the time the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 both signatories occasionally referred to “islands” or used “Nu Tirani”. It was Sir George Grey, much derided by today’s more belligerent Maori crusaders, who first popularized the word Aotearoa in the 1850s. The Main Stream Media (MSM), however, now use it all the time, telling us it was the first name for our lands: the New Zealand Herald, TV ONE, TV3, Radio New Zealand, Stuff, you name it: belligerent ignorance keeps being forced upon us at Jacinda Ardern’s behest and partly funded by the Public Interest Journalism Fund.


Let’s reflect for a moment. During the 2020 election campaign no one from the Labour Party told us that if Jacinda was re-elected we would be flooded with Maori names, place names, new departmental names eg “The Ministry for Women Manatu Wahine”, a bulls-wool version of the Treaty they call “Te Tiriti”, assertions that Matauranga Maori is superior to western science, that lots of advertisements on TV would henceforth be in Maori, and that MSM journalists who could speak a little Maori would have their pay accelerated and their work-loads reduced. Nobody told us that henceforth European culture would be down-graded, false historical narratives would be taught to our children and called “history”, or that more and more hours of the school day would be given over to Te Reo and the peddling of demonstrable falsehoods about aspects of cultural relations. Or that no one in the Ministry of Education would lift a finger to ensure that children were told the facts, rather than codswallop. It is ridiculous to pretend that a language can be taught by sprinkling individual words into sentences in another language. At that level I could claim fluency in French!


Let me be clear. All my life I have argued for Maori to have a fair shake. I marched in the streets in 1960 against an all-white All Black team going to South Africa. Same in 1981 when the South Africans chose to send an all-white team to New Zealand. When as Minister of Internal Affairs I chaired the 1990 Commission it funded many initiatives such as building a dozen new waka to give Maori pride of place at Waitangi in the Queen’s presence on 6 February. As Minister of Local Government I supported local councils consulting Maori when issues important to them arose. I’m the first to acknowledge that Maori haven’t always been treated fairly. But I abhor the ignorance demonstrated daily by Jacinda Ardern’s government, her acolytes, ministers like Nanaia Mahuta and Willie Jackson, and their bureaucracies in the name of “equity”. In between all his other commitments, what efforts has Education Minister Hipkins, or his CEO Iona Holsted, made to ensure that our school children are taught factually accurate information about Maori and Pakeha history? I’d award them a fail mark on what I’ve seen of the school curriculum. Same for what the Minister of Broadcasting – yes, Willie Jackson – prescribes for RNZ and TV. If those ministers and bureaucrats had to pay fines for the inaccuracies appearing on things under their control they’d be bankrupt.


If only Jacinda, her cabinet and her caucus had been better educated, or read more, they might be embarrassed by what is being done in the name of promoting Maori. Why didn’t they tell us at election time what they intended doing? Why the sudden surge of misleading pro-Maori propaganda the moment the election writs were returned? Is it now the sliding poll support for the Labour government that has led them to step up their preoccupation with Three Waters and a costly re-structuring of the health services in the name of greater control by Maori before they lose office?


The worst aspect of all this is that the government’s relentless pro-Maori push is seriously damaging race relations in New Zealand. The 83 percent of our population who aren’t Maori – people like Chinese and Indians who have come here to work hard and to get ahead, not to mention the many generations of Europeans – have to watch rewards going to people on the basis of ethnicity rather than work ethic. Hard-working, talented Kiwi without a drop of Maori blood – and that’s all that most self-designated Maori possess – are passed over for promotion and a place in the sun under this government. The hermit kingdom they call “Aotearoa”, with its tightly controlled borders, has become a social laboratory aimed at facilitating a takeover of authority by a small racial minority backed up by a false narrative.

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Philip Stickland
Philip Stickland
2022年12月26日

There are a number of books that help understand.

The Great Divide by Ian Wishart,

The Benefits of Colonisation by Adam Plover,

Once We Were One by Oatley


And more.

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basilwnz
basilwnz
2022年9月29日

Michael writes very well, as you’d expect, and of course there are a few different opinions on the issue. A few of us have commented elsewhere on this, but I’d say that there’s much agreement that we have no concern about personal choice - after English, learn whatever language you enjoy, admire, or maybe require.

If you live in, for example, in a Spanish-speaking country, then that’s your main way of communicating (I’ve read that about 1/3 of the world speaks Spanish by the way).

The point is, this issue shouldn’t be a reason for division and heated argument, but the push that’s come since Labour took power has created it.

Enough voters next year can force a change of…

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David Farrar commenting on how co-governance stymied Playcentre‘s constitution.


Welcome to NZ’s near future.


A 91.75% majority vote to change Playcentre Aotearoa’s constitution has been overruled by some of the organisation’s roopu (governance bodies), Playcentre insiders have revealed.

One parent, who asked not to be named, said the nationwide vote on Saturday morning was designed to change the parent-led child care education organisation’s constitution to a “trust deed” so — among other issues — more of the funding it received would go to local playcentres, rather than “98%” going to the administrative body, which operates a bulk-funding model.

In the vote, parents and employees at 366 of 400 playcentres voted yes in favour of change.

A massive 92% vote in…


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Just what I was thinking.

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pat.j.dyer
pat.j.dyer
2022年9月29日

Another outstanding piece Michael, thank you.

When Willie Jackson was questioned about the 327 million TVNZ and RNZ mega merger on the radio yesterday, he said that one reason for it was that we need to recognise other cultures like Asian and Pacifica etc. Who are you kidding Mr Jackson, what absolute rubbish!

This waste of money is simply another excuse to force feed even more Te Reo on us in disguise. I predict that large numbers of people will turn to the internet and Sky television for their news feed and entertainment, because they’re getting a guts full of being controlled by their government. I know that I’ll be switching off.


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ranee.duff86
ranee.duff86
2022年10月06日
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Since this govt funded TVNZ I have seen a change and both the presenters and content is very sanitized sadly. We no longer watch TVNz- same with any merger of RNZ. Why??? Money would be better spent on paying nurses more to stay in NZ for example,orfighting crime , improving the life’s of every NZer who has been pillared by this arrogant and incompetent govt. They HAVE to go.

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Right now, iwi leaders are scheming over how best to introduce a written treaty-based constitution without alarming the public.

They are determined to enshrine the Treaty of Waitangi in any new constitution.

Why?

A written constitution would transfer ultimate law-making power from democratic voters, to unelected judges – who cannot be sacked.

Some ramifications?

He Puapua (not government policy - yeah right!) will be more fully implemented and Co-governance baked in place. In the long term, this will lead to disproportionate Maori control of our country. New Zealand. But, by then it will be called Aotearoa by repetitive dictate.


Not NZ the way you want it? Vote NZ First and ACT who, will put some stiffening in National’s spine in…

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Michael
Michael
2022年10月12日
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Bradfordir345 either can’t find it or won’t find it. Either way it’s just misinformation as it stands, he refuses to even name the iwi leaders he believes are involved. Another conspiracy theory.

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