Stop the damaging lockdowns, Jacinda. Bill Muehlenberg is right…

Stop the damaging lockdowns, Jacinda. Bill Muehlenberg is right…

https://billmuehlenberg.com/2020/09/10/the-case-against-lockdowns-and-police-states/

The evidence worldwide is that lockdowns have caused more damage to the countries that implemented them than was ever originally envisaged. The number of deaths from serious medical conditions that were brushed aside as lockdowns were prioritised will probably have cost us more deaths than those from Covid-19 – now recognised  to be on a par with other formerly damaging epidemics, such as the Hong-Kong or Spanish flu.

Jacinda Ardern’s edicts have been over-reliant upon media-feted medical “experts” with a very narrow perspective on the costs of these highly damaging shutdowns of the country to people’s lives,  businesses, health, and even hopes and dreams. The consequences are with us in the numbers of suicides – and in those now left facing financial despair as Labour’s controversial, anti-business coalition plunges us into an abyss of financial debt  -and promises more and more of the same, in a vote-buying pre-election spree.

Give this government’s  pre-coronavirus attack on our productive industries such as oil and gas exploration, the evidence is that we are now being further damaged by a government with an overwhelming socialist agenda. And the extraordinary,  virtually totalitarian controls that have been placed upon our democracy  and upon individuals’ actions are highly ominous.

What has been made very obvious with Ardern’s government, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, is not only the ongoing blunders that have been made along the way –  and the constant excuses we have been subjected to with regard to the lack of much-needed testing for border controls,  in our  state of total unpreparedness – is the lack of competence the country should have been able to rely upon.

This, is well as the pattern of attack by highly dangerous viruses over recent years should have given due warning that it was time for contingency preparations to have been made and ready. With one or two honourable exceptions,  the medical “experts” seem to have also missed the boat in this area.

Add these factors to the centre-staging Jacinda Ardern’s overwhelming conviction of rightness – and it’s time for New Zealanders to say, as so many already are –  that they have had enough..

 From two typically generous Australians – in contrast  to our literary mafia

From two  typically generous Australians – the contrast to our literary mafia in this country?

https://ncc.org.au/newsweekly/music-cinema-books/problems-across-the-tasman-similar-to-our-own/

So-called ordinary New Zealanders are basically decent, generous people, but our literary bully-boys and- girls in this small country where well-heeled pressure groups rule the roost are really quite vicious. And as poor Charlotte Dawson found to her cost, the small world of self-regarding  media “celebrities” has also become so indoctrinated in left-wing propaganda that –  in spite of Stuff newspaper’s ludicrous claims –  fair, objective reporting and competent analysis of the issues facing us today is largely non-existent in our mainstream media.

With my enthusiastically received books for children long blacklisted by the rabid Left (as told to my distributor) because my then Dominion columns  expressed considerable concern about the takeover of education – and the exaggeration of so many treaty claims –  my timely title – The “100 Days – Claiming Back New Zealand…what has gone wrong and how we can control our politicians”  was of course boycotted by reviewers.   ( I can think of one highly antagonistic and competitive left-wing writer of basically chick-lit, who has managed to publish a list of all the children’s writers in this country, well, not quite all…This,  in spite of “The Mora Stone” being  included in the Children’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand nominations for the top ten Notable Senior Fiction in its year and in the initial list of nominees for the prestigious international Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in the US Mythopoeic Awards for Children’s Literature. It was listed on a Yahoo site by another reviewer.as one of her top five all-time historical fantasies.

https://www.amybrooke.co.nz/books/intermediate-and-young-adults/the-mora-stone/

However, the Left apparently just don’t happen to keep up with things…especially when their ideology is challenged…

I can think of a handful of really fine New Zealanders indefatigably fighting to win this country back from its basically Marxist takeover of all our institutions. Among those contributing to the latter is Jacinda Ardern, with her radicalized, socialist determination to inflict her own extremist agenda on what was once a  far happier country. Her wish to basically make it easier to have more babies killed before birth also has Miss Ardern quite shockingly voting against allowing  doctors to supply medical help to any aborted child left to die – which goes against  the grain,  as far as New Zealanders are concerned.

And what about Ardern’s push  to have highly worrying euthanasia legislation inflicted on the country? Or her party’s  favoring of the opening of Pandora’s box with “liberal” legislation promoting the increasing use of  recreational cannabis (because, of course, this is what it will do – with all its detrimental effects on health and safety). Again, this is typical of so many of the shortfalls in thinking of  those pushing their own barrow…

Where is there any acknowledgement from this apparently ignorant government of the fact that Sweden decriminalized cannabis use in the 60s, but after 20 years, made it illegal again, in the 80s? 

For no  reason at all?

Why do our politicians never learn? Why was John Key’s government foolish enough to allow a (former?) Communist spymaster  to be given a list ranking as a national MP –  and even to refuse to expel him when they learned that he had concealed this (i.e. basically falsified) in  his CV). What has been behind the National Party’s too cosy cuddling up to Communist Chinese business interests in this country – to the detriment of New Zealanders as a whole? Yet there have long been warnings of China’s determination to infiltrate and dominate the West, buying up land, businesses  and strategic assets, and influencing governments’ policies by whatever means possible, including spying.  Key himself is on record as praising the leadership of Xi Jinping,  tyrannically presiding over a country where the punishing, imprisoning and torturing of citizens  – including, horrifically, removing the vital organs of dissidents while alive to sell to those seeking transplants  – has become part of  a pattern of horror being woven all over this unfortunate country.

It is good, therefore,  to see the rise of the New Conservative Party with new faces and policies which will resonate with majority New Zealanders, particularly those respecting the foundation values on which this  country was built. Given the decline in New Zealand First’s following, in particular on Winston Peter’s ill-advised, last-minute and unheralded support for the UN’s global migration pact – never  put to the country to ratify  –  the New Conservatives are in a strong position to cross the 5% threshold, particularly given growing recognition of the Green Party’s policies as extremist, basically anti-productive and destructive to the prosperity of this country.

It was interesting then, to read this generous Australian review of my  100 Days,  Claiming Back New Zealand…. book, focusing on the one vital provision that the clever Swiss people wrested from their own government to ensure that it is the people themselves – referred to as “sovereign”  – who are able to make the decisions concerning the future of their own country – rather than the politicians.

Two fine writers are involved here – Paul Collits – who tells of his own experiences while living and working in New Zealand –  and Peter Kelleher, editor of the excellent Australian News Weekly, supplying the kind of incisive commentary and analysis of events in this part of the world which is very much lacking in New Zealand. For this  reason alone, New Weekly deserves the support of more New Zealanders. https://ncc.org.au/newsweekly/ 

Why is it than in this country we produce nothing now to fill the gap left by Ian Wishart’s INVESTIGATE – when our neighbours can produce other fine Australia publications such as the UK/Australian Spectator, edited by Rowan Dean, with articles from exceptional writers such as Giles Auty, James Allan, and others – as well as Quadrant and the IPA Review?

With some wonderful exceptions, I have routinely found Australians  on the whole, far more generous than Kiwis writing in these and other areas. And our annual Summer Sounds Symposium was fortunate enough to attract many fine speakers from across the Tasman – including the late Hal Colebatch, Keith Windschuttle, David Greagg (Wizard Dafydd), Patrick Morgan, Warren Reed (with his prescient, 1995 book about Chinese Spying activities, treachery and secrecy already within Australian bureaucracies),   Joseph Poprzeczny, John Ballantyne, Peter Westmore, Paul Monk, David Flint and others making outstanding contributions.

The long-term outcome of these symposia was the thinking that underpins both the book reviewed here by Paul Collits,  and our movement to claim back this country  – www.100days.co.nz and  on Facebook’s https://www.facebook.com/100daystodemocracy?ref=br_tf

We need the knowledge of what as actually been happening  to reach more New Zealanders, long deprived of anything approaching a quality education in our dumbed-down state schools, where, as part of the whole Marxist agenda,  even the teaching of real history has been withdrawn, replaced with its reinvention by activists. And part of their agenda is their stealth movement to rename this country.

They will win – if not enough New Zealanders care enough to fight back. And we should remember that everything, ultimately, depends upon the individual…

Amy Brooke

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The indefatigable Bruce Moon.  His unmissable book & political corruption

The indefatigable Bruce Moon – and how all our political parties have behaved disgracefully.  His unmissable book .*

Treaty of Waitangi issues have long become an “orchestrated litany of lies” to which New Zealanders have been subjected by self-serving extremists from the 60s onwards. The intellectual laziness and sheer corruption we have been subjected to with regard to treaty issues is quite simply unforgivable.

But who is left to be surprised? There must by now be very few NZers  who have not  wondered  what has happened  to  cause the extraordinary proliferation of treaty claims  on board  the Treaty of Waitangi gravy train which has continued on many years past the date on which only major challenges were meant to have been examined and settled. But the grievance industry has learned how to tap into a bottomless well, to lodge more and more claims and to gain more and more advantages, greatly assisted by our vote-buying political parties – in many cases simply kowtowing to those making the most noise After all, the cunning Mrs Harawira advised Maori activists never to be satisfied, quoting Malcolm X, “The squeaky wheel gets the most grease…” They have certainly taken her advice. 

New Zealanders of good will  – by far the majority of both now part-Maori and  non-Maori – will be shocked  by the exposing of the real facts in the brilliant Bruce Moon’s excellent corrective, his  unmissable and highly readable  book,  “New Zealand –  The Fair Colony. “Other good historians over the years have consistently tried to wake the public up to what has become a massive con. And it is perhaps a reflection of the fact that since the 1950s onwards, the quality of education has massively declined in this country, that so many New Zealander lack intellectual curiosity, and have become only too successfully propagandised.

 So few have taken the trouble to analyse and understand what exactly has happened, at least partly as a result of the phasing out of the more demanding academic subjects such as Latin and Greek, the almost total neglect of the teaching of history, the failure to teach the grammar and syntax of English – the most important international language – and the general dumbing-down of subjects. As Henry Ford reportedly said, “ Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” Aiming for excellence in sport has been promoted in this country, without the corresponding and very necessary promotion of the importance of learning to think well. 

So this book will be a well-timed revelation to many. It had its origins as “A text prepared for the New Zealand History Teachers Conference, Waitangi, 6-8 July 2020.” Because of Covid-19 it was never delivered, which is now to the advantage of us all. Too many of those called history teachers have been thoroughly brainwashed by government propaganda, and the indoctrinated do not find it easy to challenge their own programmed thinking. We can only hope this book reaches them as well. 

Additional chapters include  material such as  the address which Bruce Moon was asked to give as a talk to the Nelson Institute on 8 April, 2018 and was also never delivered, another disgraceful episode among those with which we are now becoming familiar. This eminent Nelsonian was actually prevented from speaking – although previously especially invited to – because of thinly veiled threats made by two individuals to the Nelson library and the Nelson City Council staff – who thereupon decided to cancel his talk.

Moreover, while the unattractively named “Stuff” newspaper chain boasts about importance of good, objective  journalism (but has openly stated that it has  no intention of ever publishing any well-informed material challenging the global warming hysteria)  it has also extended its ban in relation to treaty issues. The Nelson Mail, long abandoned by so many subscribers who supported it while it was a far better newspaper, has a record of  consistently  refusing  to publish Bruce’s well-written and well-researched letters correcting quite wrong “facts” in articles written by local activists. Nor is Bruce is the only local correspondent to have his letters suppressed – if they apparently encounter editorial prejudice.

This book is an absolute must. Not only does it contain the planned address to the New Zealand History Teachers Conference, and the banned talk to the Nelson Institute, there are separate chapters dealing with such important issues as “Ngai Tahu’s crooked path from rags to riches”, “Changing our country’s name by stealth”,  “Some tips about Te Reo”, “The Waitangi Tibunal must go”, and among others,  “The Rangiowhia Affray” – a particularly  striking account of the downright lies  told  in complete contradiction to what actually happened on that occasion. Genuinely shocking,  it details how the actual facts of brave Europeans, risking their lives to save Maori individuals, have had these replaced by the sheer badness of their deliberate twisting.

Another particularly telling chapter, “Ngai Tahu duplicity goes on and on”, reminds us of the incredible decision made by District Court Judge Joanna Maze who found so appalling a crime committed by a helicopter pilot (who, on Christmas Eve, 2011, hovered over the summit of Mt Cook / Aoraki) that she thought her “starting point for sentencing had to be “the maximum penalty available, a fine of “$5000”. Only the guilty plea of the pilot led her to reduce this to $3750. Mrs Maze said the episode must be “seen as one of sacrilege to those to whom Aoraki/Mt Cook is of central cultural importance”. The Department of Conservation chimed in with equal nonsense, having bought into Ngai Tahu’s claim that the peak represented to Ngai Tahu the most sacred of ancestors“- and so on. What can we say about  this one instance, among many, of the sheer duplicity of this cunning and immensely manipulative tribe,  who, on the face of it, seemingly  managed to con this judge because of her apparently little knowledge of this tribe’s actual history  – and of the sheer nonsense underpinning such a claim. It is a very good example of so many of the distortions, the stretching of facts and the downright lies which have been foisted off onto the country  – including on our equally ignorant, and/or self-serving politicians. 

This book should be read by every politician, every history teacher, and available to all primary and secondary teachers in our schools. It challenges the quite blatant twisting of the facts of our co-history, which,  in the hands of the now blatantly captured Ministry of Education  – (long white-anted in  that “long march”  through our institutions) –  has basically become a tool for activist extremists re-writing our history and  substituting self-serving propaganda  – such as the completely untrue myth of  “partnership”. We can also note the firm intent to prioritise the historically totally inaccurate “Aotearoa” as the Maori triumphalism movement strives  to thrust supposedly superior tribal values on a country which has become thoroughly brainwashed…thanks, too,  to a complicit media.

It is also unacceptable that  no accountability is required by our present Prime Minister’s handout government, helping itself as usual to taxpayers’ pockets and  robbing Peter to pay Paul with racist-based funding,  as all our political parties have now been doing for decades. It can well be regarded as public theft. Moreover, even 25 years ago, the highly regarded, UK-based Economist, warned, in 1995, that this country had embarked on the worrying course of “ethnic favouritism”. It has got worse. I recall the dismay, too, of emigrants escaping from the apartheid system in South Africa, only to note in dismay that we have gone down the same path.

We all know that Labour is dodging the cost of the damage done to the economy, as a result of the spread of Covid-19 and the cost of the lockdowns to so many individuals and businesses. It has not just been a case of arguably-needed handouts, but of the contrast between the $56 million bestowed on part-Maori representatives in contrast to the $27 million for long established welfare organisations to help address areas of genuine need. A palpable difference – but why? – when all help should be based on need – not on a part-racial inheritance.  Questions are also  asked about has become known as the  MP Shame Jones’s  slush fund – although accumulatively  hundreds of millions of  taxpayer dollars have routinely been bestowed on Northland activists these recent years.

Down south, too, on the West Coast, where part of the $56 million has apparently gone to help part-Maori tourist operators, locals have noticed a sudden increase in individuals owning  4-wheel-drive vehicles – although these are not exactly needed  on the bush trails where conveniently placed pieces of greenstone wait to be suddenly discovered with a “Good heavens! Fancy finding this!” delivered to gullible tourists. 

Long ago lolly-scrambles spring to mind… as our governments apparently require no accountability for the largesse showered on pseudo-tribal groupings, where the money handed over so often to its administrators largely remains with their extended families, and where prosecutions have been strangely lacking over the years when misappropriation of funding has been proved. The gravy train steams on.

It’s impossible to hear do justice to this essential book, underpinned by Bruce Moon’s qualifications and achievements. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Otago and graduated MSc (Hons). A rocket scientist in Australia and England, Bruce was an early pioneer in mathematical modelling with a computer. Returning to New Zealand, he installed the first university computer at Canterbury University in 1962.  Co-founder of the Canterbury branch of the NZ Computer Society, now Information Technology Professionals, he was National President in 1978-9 and is an Honorary Fellow. He also holds an MSc with distinction from the University of London and is a Fellow of the Institute of physics. 

Bruce’s volunteer work has had him teaching at a mission school in Vanuatu. As a volunteer he taught physics at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics and the library of Tibetan Works and Archives in India. He has taught English to Tibetan refugees from Chinese oppression and worked with disabled people elsewhere.  Bruce also served for many years in the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, and was awarded The Volunteer Reserve Decoration He has maintained an interest in New Zealand history since his school days, and has been described as “a consummate Treaty authority”. 

Naturally, therefore, he is apparently just the sort of person the Stuff newspaper chain wants to ban.

Although I have researched and written on treaty issues for over 30 years, I have rarely come across a book so very readable, relevant, and well-written. It is a sobering corrective of so much which our gullible media have also swallowed and inflicted on us, and deserves the widest possible readership.

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Don’t all lives still matter?

https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/06/do-all-lives-still-matter/

Yet what was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2019? 

Reverse racism now runs riot, with destructive mob rioting being deliberately promoted  –  and civilised standards,  behaviour and debate now lost. 

And heaven help those brave conservative Black Americans trying to stand up to what has become an all-pervasive evil…

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Do we care about the corruption of little children?

Do we care about the corruption of little children?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-sex-ed-teaches-new-jersey-minors-about-sodomy-and-how-to-consent-to-it?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=9b9c701525-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520World_COPY_770&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-9b9c701525-401642341

Make no mistake –  it has also begun here in New Zealand.

Don’t think it hasn’t – and only individual parents at last standing up to the teachers who support the  Ministry of Education (long invaded and taken over by destructive Marxist infiltrators) can defeat this actual evil. For evil it is.

The great Times columnist, Bernard Levin, warned us that “ The atrophy of moral judgment is the characteristic disease of our times – the inability to see evil – and the willingness to condone it.”

How many New Zealanders are simply condoning what is happening in all these highly changeable areas?

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Is everyone happy with the ominous spectre of creeping state control?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/french-contract-tracing-app-lays-groundwork-for-techno-police-group-warns?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=65fb961ec2-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520World_COPY_768&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-65fb961ec2-401642341

Jacinda – too self-willed for a democracy

Jacinda – too self-willed for a democracy

Arguably, Jacinda Ardern’s destructive and racist politics are unhealthy for New Zealand.

https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/05/covid-19-and-the-creeping-state/

When we have the over-authoritarian leader of any political party failing to realise that they are simply temporarily chairing a group of  loosely-united individuals — not there to rule the country — democracy flies out the window.

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Our staggeringly cruel treatment of the ill and dying –

Our staggeringly cruel treatment of the ill and dying – why are we allowing this?

Very few New Zealanders will be anything like comfortable with Jacinda Ardern’s  government policy, which, while ostentatiously promoting well-being and kindness, denies the lonely and dying elderly in our rest homes and hospitals from being with those they have spent their lives cherishing.

Mothers and fathers  not able to say goodbye to their children!  Children not able to be with and comfort their parents… husbands and wives to assure each other of that love they have given through thick and thin…to tell  the most important things of all…just to hold a hand and be there.

It feels dreadfully morally wrong that we are conniving at agreeing with our politicians that  our survival as a society necessitates our turning our backs on those who have meant so much to us – even given their lives for us – a tragedy of repudiation of the most vulnerable at the time  – when they may most of all need us with them.

Some would argue that to be able to see and give comfort at such an important time is one of the most important things we can do in our lives – and would argue that we will still eventually defeat this coronavirus – but that the price we pay by being kept away from those who have such a great need of this  – those they love being with them  – is one that is simply too high.

I would agree. And I would ask those of you who feel the same to write to the Prime Minister -it’s certainly easy enough to email any MP…and the leader of the Opposition and/or or your own MP.  All it requires is a first name, a full stop, then @parliament. govt nz –  For example : – Winston.Peters@parliament. govt.nz …and so on.


One very useful thing to remember is that in normal times, most MPs don’t bother to read their emails. Their staff do it for them. And apparently sme  staff are quite good at making sure that emails they personally might not like don’t get sent on to the ministers.

But now, with secretaries apparently  not being on duty in Parliament, MPs wanting to take the measure of the country are answering their own emails – as I have just discovered from one high-ranking politician writing back directly.

And from this fine reminder from Rabbi  Dr Shai Held, in the Atlantic March 12, 2020,  well titled The staggering heartless cruelty towards the elderly comes the overdue reminder that a global pandemic doesn’t give us cause to treat the aged callously.


Isn’t it time to protest about the fact that we are doing just this in New Zealand?  Why on earth are we!


Please help by joining our own protest. And read on.

Please note that we do not need even to stress that “from a religious perspective” there are important things to teach our children… Forf rom any perspective of decency, and our duty of care for the most vulnerable is always there.

The staggering, heartless cruelty toward the elderly

A global pandemic doesn’t give us cause to treat the aged callously.

by Rabbi Dr Shai Held

The Atlantic, March 12, 2020.
URL: www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/respect-old/607864/

“Extract (emphasis added)

From a religious perspective, if there is one thing we ought to teach our children, it is that our worth as human beings does not depend on or derive from what we do or accomplish or produce; we are, each of us, infinitely valuable just because we are created in the image of God. We mattered before we were old enough to be economically productive, and we will go on mattering even after we cease to be economically productive.

Varied ethical and religious traditions find their own ways to affirm an elemental truth of human life: The elderly deserve our respect and, when necessary, our protection. The mark of a decent society is that it resists the temptation to spurn the defenseless. It is almost a truism that the moral fabric of a society is best measured by how it treats the vulnerable in its midst — and yet it is a lesson we never seem to tire of forgetting. “You shall rise before the aged and show deference to the old,” the Bible says — look out for them and, in the process, become more human yourself.”

© Amy Brooke, Convenor, The 100 Days.  See my book “100 Days – Claiming Back New Zealand …what has gone wrong, and how we can control our politicians.” Available through my  BOOK Page at www.amybrooke.co.nz, or at Amazon’s Kindle.

Jacinda Ardern -and promoting divisive separatism in this country

Promoting divisive separatism in this country.Why so many of us would now prefer to honour Anzac Day.

http://www.newsweekly.com.au/article.php?id=58932&s=OEcQKB

In relation to the Covid-19 virus, Jacinda Ardern’s left-wing coalition has reportedly bestowed $56 million on Maori ( but  who, now, are legally defined as Maori?) with a much lesser amount of $27 million to go to other welfare recipients. Why?

The phrase, the silent majority, has long been used to refer to New Zealanders who are not highly vocal, nor stridently demanding – like our customary special interest groups, but who nevertheless, quiet New Zealanders, keep their eye  on what is happening to the country. And their patience is running out, noting the continual handouts of hard-earned and undeserved millions of dollars to a noisy minority of part-Maori descent whom it pays financially to keep demanding more and more of taxpayers’ funding. Their appetites are apparently insatiable.

Our governments appear to fall over themselves to buy the so-called “Maori vote, although there are no longer any full-blooded Maori in New Zealand. Moreover, the Maori economy has been estimated to now be worth approximately $40 billion. For several decades, various forms of compensation,  of scores, even hundreds of millions of dollars at a time have been handed over to the larger,  then smaller and smaller part-Maori groupings – which was never the intention of the treaty settlements. An increasing number have been questioned, with good reason, as flawed settlements that should never have gone ahead.

The South Island Ngai Tahu settlement made in the 90s is a very good case in point. Shockingly,  the Minister of Treaty Negotiations at the  time basically told the Maori Affairs Select Committee to ignore the nearly 400 submissions –  many from historians very-well informed indeed, and producing evidence that this claim was  basically “a swindle” – a  phrase used at the time. However, a clever lawyer, and a tribunal operating like a Star chamber… as the Waitangi Tribunal does – can often win the day.  And it did. Quite shocking examples of bias and disgraceful behaviour on the part of some sitting on subsequent Maori Affairs Select Committees have raised the question of basic corruption.

Yet, in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, this government is repeating the same pattern – preference grants on the basis of race. As usual, there is no requirement from those managing or receiving this grant  to return accountability  to the taxpayer. Moreover, in what has become an ongoing rort –  the majority of part-Maori, now settled throughout, businesses,  trades and professions,  many of whom also disapprove of what is happening,  see nothing whatever of this money. It customarily ends up in the hands of highly politically astute activists, those ostensibly administering it for the benefit of “our people”.

But who are ” our people”? And throughout these recent decades, what has again and again amounted to theft of this money has been highlighted without cases being brought to court – and without any genuine recompense being paid.

The most crucial point is that there is no legal definition whatever of Maori. Who is Maori?  For obvious political advantage, in the 1970s,  the requirement that anyone claiming to be predominantly Maori had to be at least 50%  genetically Maori was removed.

So why does millions of dollars continually get taken from the majority of New Zealanders to be bestowed on supposedly Maori claimants, apparently regarded as less advantaged than those who have no Maori inheritance?

This is of course not only completely untrue – it is also unforgivably condescending to a very clever,  warlike people,  the majority of whose ancestors only survived (during a time when internecine  warfare and the horrors of cannibalism were widespread) by being among the smartest of their people.

Arguably their descendants continue to outwit our governments.

New Zealanders have long endorsed the theory that help should always be given on the basis of need – not on the basis of race.

Worse, there is not even any definition of of “Maori”… and so many of those applying to control this funding are predominantly European… even with as little as 1/16 or 1/32 of Maori inheritance. Yet our political parties continue to inexcusably endorse what has become  the politics of corruption.

To  wantonly throw New Zealanders’ hard-earned money at an ill-defined group of people who have learnt to pull the puppet strings of racial preference, has to stop.

It’s high time to legally establish who can genuinely claim to be predominantly genetically Maori.

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© Amy Brooke, Convenor, The 100 Days.  See my book “100 Days – Claiming Back New Zealand …what has gone wrong, and how we can control our politicians.” Available through my  BOOK Page at www.amybrooke.co.nz, or at Amazon’s Kindle.