Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Roger Childs: Jacinda, read the documents

The Māori Health Authority, Three Waters and Māori seats on councils were achievements Ardern said the Government was proud of. Ardern said she was “comfortable” the government was doing its best to fulfil obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. –Will Trafford, New Zealand Herald, 10 January 2023

Honesty is the best policy

The prime minister needs to look carefully at the documents we have signed up to and need to honour, before she pats herself on the back for her divisive, dishonest and undemocratic policies. In 1840 the Crown agreed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) and in 1948 the then Labour Government signed The United Nations International Declaration of Human Rights. A few years ago a journalist asked Ardern if could recite a particular Article of the Treaty. She couldn’t.

The Māori Health Authority, Three [5] Waters and Māori seats on councils are racist policies which breach both documents.
  • The Health Authority is a separatist institution designed to serve the interests of one ethnic group.
  • Three Waters was opposed by the vast majority of Councils and was the subject of a massive petition against it. It gives 50% of the administrative control of drinking water, waste water and storm water to iwi. The latter represent 16.5% of the population.
  • The seats for Maori on councils is undemocratic. No other ethnic group is guaranteed representation in local government.
Honouring the UN Human Rights Declaration

Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2 Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Article 30 Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

The other 27 Articles spell out specific freedoms and entitlements which all people should enjoy.

Jacinda Ardern and her government are in breach of Articles 1, 2 and 30. In New Zealand, Maori people, or accurately part-Maori, have special rights compared to other Kiwis. In favouring part-Maori in their polices, the Labour government makes a distinction on the basis of race. Then there is also a breach of Article 30. By endorsing separatist policies for Maori, the prime minister and her policy makers are performing acts which have destroyed the rights and freedoms related to equality for non-Maori people.

The UN Declaration of Human Rights is binding on members, unlike the 2007 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which is the blueprint for Maori activists and the government for ultimately achieving undemocratic ‘co-governance’.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi – a bastion of equality

Ardern said she was “comfortable” the government was doing its best to fulfil obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Unlike the Human Right Declaration’s thirty, the Treaty had just three articles. Maori chiefs ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria and her successors forever; the Crown guaranteed all the people on New Zealand possession of their lands, dwellings and property; and all the people were given the rights of British subjects.

Basically very simple – no principles, partnership, government obligations or special rights.

The Prime Minister needs to read the Treaty and realise that fundamentally it was a democratic document and did not provide for special rights for the native New Zealanders, later known as Maori.

Her government has, and is continuing to implement separatist polices which favour at most the 16.4% of the population which has some Maori ancestry.

Roger Childs is a writer and freelance journalist. He is a former history and geography teacher, who wrote or co-authored 10 school textbooks. This article was first published HERE


Anonymous said...

All true -in breach of the UN Charter and the ICCPR as well as the UNDR.
But a legal challenge to these Treaties would take years to reach a judicial decision.

The key issue is repeal all laws with co-governance embedded. The Ardern government is taking full advantage of its parliamentary majority to ram thorough a massive legislative agenda based on race. The aim is to advance The He Pua Pua as far as possible - until it can be completed by another Left-leaning government some time before 2040.

Labour will be very nasty and noisy in opposition from 2024 on.

Voters must demand:
1.blanket repeal of all laws involving co governance
2.a national debate - on whether NZ should be a democracy or an ethnocracy for 17%.
3. a binding referendum on this choice. Then 83% - comprising many cultures - will give this step full support.

Anonymous said...

Jacinda Ardern is always the 'name' for Government policy, but it is a mystery to me how this has all come to pass so relatively quickly - after, we now realise, decades of simmering. Ardern is an idealogue - not deeply knowledgeable, and not actually a deep thinker. Maybe there are no deep thinkers in the Labour Party? could David Parker be? The rest cannot be totally stupid though. Have they been trying to use Maori, as iwi are undoubtedly using them? Utu. If so they have been badly mistaken. Their ignominy will last for decades (fingers crossed)

Mudbayripper said...

This is an email I wrote to the PM in October of 2021 Dear PM,
Some advice. Get yourself a copy of the Treaty of Waitangi, English or Maori version, the 1840 one. Not the Revised addition of the 1980s. Sit down somewhere quiet and read all three articles. You will notice there is no mention of a partnership between the signatures, in fact it speaks of "equal" rights for all under crown law.
This was when the beautiful country of New Zealand was born.
Now 181 years later, and with respect, while not one full blood Maori are in existence. All bar none are of mixed lineage. Your Government is bringing about a racial divide that will destroy our people and our democracy. WHY.
All New Zealanders deserve better than this. We are one people.

Yours Sincerely Geoff Clasby.

PS. Thank you for looking after us during this time of Covid 19.

Doug Longmire said...

Yes - absolutely, glaringly, obvious that the government is in flagrant breach of the U.N. Charter of Human Rights.
Also in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi !!!

Is simply does not matter how many activist revisionist judges, politicians etc try to "re write" the Treaty, the breach is clear for all to see. Just read the words of the Treaty.

As an aside, I see that the Waitangi Tribunal on their website, state that, in applying the Treaty to 21st century, it is necessary to "go beyond the words of the Treaty"
HULLO !!! Ignore the words, and re-write a 21st century Treaty ??
That's the Tribunal's stated policy !!

Anonymous said...

Well said, Roger. You could have also included UNDRIP (albeit that wasn't mandated by the public), which the Govt. is also relying upon for its He Puapua-like agenda, wherein:

Article 46
1. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, people, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act contrary to the Charter of the United Nations or construed as authorizing or encouraging any action which would dismember or impair, totally or in part, the territorial integrity or political unity of sovereign and independent States.
2. In the exercise of the rights enunciated in the
present Declaration, human rights and fundamental freedoms of all shall be respected. The exercise of the rights set forth in this Declaration shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law and in accordance with international human rights obligations. Any such limitations shall be non-discriminatory and strictly necessary solely for the purpose of
securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for meeting the just and most compelling requirements of a
democratic society.
3. The provisions set forth in this Declaration shall
be interpreted in accordance with the principles of justice, democracy, respect for human rights, equality, non-discrimination, good governance and good faith.

Clearly, Article 46 has been ignored at almost every turn.