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PAUL HENRY: Speech to ACT conference June 9, 2024



A fantastic, funny and rousing speech from Paul Henry about the sorry and sad state of New Zealand right now.

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An aside.


Te reo Māori in the public sector: More work to be done for normalisation of te reo


Really? There are other matters more important to the nation. One is our parlous financial state which may be downgraded from AA+.


Our ruinous borrowing will then be more expensive.


Not withstanding, the Māori Language Commission chief executive Ngahiwi Apanui-Barr said -


“There is only one language of this land, every other language was brought here from overseas. That’s why we advocate for everybody in Aotearoa to speak Māori.”


Oh? Why should those NZ citizens, the majority from other ethnic groups, learn to speak Maori?


Clearly at considerable cost in lost opportunities in other endeavours. For most, learning to speak another…


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basilwnz
basilwnz
14 jun
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Well their CEO would say something along those lines. However his opinion is just that. In reality, the world has local languages by the score, and a few mainstream ones. As it happens English is one of the most important (apparent to anyone) enabling communication across the nations.

Rather a good thing I would have thought - certainly in our favour.

Te Reo - important to Maori culture and of interest for some others for sure. If everyone in NZ does speak it one day, they will have chosen to do so - not coerced instead.

Just a final point, the 'Maori' language referred to would be far removed from what it once was.

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To Janine - how NZ government depts. are sliding down the scale


Recent comments have raised questions as to the Waipareira Trust. A short summary of its financial were posted and praised for the revenue level. I replied as to that ( as per copied below.) It seems few read it as the reply was buried as a reply. As Janine raises the subject again and asks why are the red flags not being acted upon, I have copied the prior response/reply below again.


The bottom line is that if you are a professional in some of the large law and accounting firms, you soon see that the government departments are both incompetent and underfunded. But more than willing to…


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Are our politicians naive people or are they just pretending to be naive? Do they not realise that questions were raised about John Tamihere and the Waiperera Trust months ago? Still, this organisation that he is director of, received millions of dollars in the budget.


Go on any government website, scroll past page one, and you will see where we are heading. Try the department of Education for starters. Special reading aids for Samoan students, linking them to their own "mythology and customs". I thought we were returning to basic education principles? Should this separatist teaching aid be introduced into the New Zealand education system? In Samoa possibly.


The "Te Tiriti" adherence is guiding all New Zealand policy now.


Why…


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Phil View
Phil View
13 jun
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InternetNZ controls the .nz domain names and the ideological nature of their website is striking. It gives me the shivers to get a sense of what is being put in place in New Zealand.

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Reply to tallman:


When will people wake up? - Luxon is already captured - Do people just not realise that Maori governance is already being worked up behind the scenes and the public service is advising Luxon what to do! Oh you don't believe it? Well for example, these people are driving it and guess who put them in charge ! https://www.lawcom.govt.nz/about-us/our-people/

or - https://tikatangata.org.nz/about-us/richard-tankersley-2


There are many government depts. working hard, as Luxon plays "financial saviour" but ignores the direct ongoing costs of converting NZ to indigenisation and decolonisation put in place by the Labour-Ardern administration. In other words, he is sinking slowly into a "bureaucracy- quagmire" that Labour managed to install and stack with influential Maori-orientated decision-makers who…



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basilwnz
basilwnz
14 jun
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Good people, bad people Charles. Throughout any and every culture. Unfortunate but there we are.

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Here's a quick thought. If we all send this to 5 people and ask that they send this to 5 people and so on maybe the message will get through.


Don't choose 5 people that already agree with you but those that think differently and maybe even some that still worship ardern.

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