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Allan Titford Update, 11 April 2017

Prepared by Ross Baker, Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.  12/4/1017. (C)

For further information: www.onenzfoundation.co.nz  Email: ONZF@bigpond.com.au

Allan titfordIt must be remembered Allan Titford was a completely innocent victim when the Crown decided it wanted his freehold titled farm to help settle Te Roroa’s “alleged” Treaty of Waitangi claim, but Allan refused to sell his farm until the Rural/National Bank joined forces with the Crown to bankrupt him over a 5 year period forcing him to sell his farm, under duress, without legal advice and well below its true market value. As his father’s farm was held as security by the Rural/National Bank for a loan Allan had on his farm, his father would also lose his farm that had been in the family for 100 years.

 

Allan’s farm had an approved seaside subdivision on part of it and when sold would have repaid the Bank and made him debt free, but the Crown destroyed all this, including a young innocent family to satisfy Te Roroa’s “alleged” Treaty of Waitangi claim. See letter below from the late Ngapuhi Chief, Mr Graham Rankin.

 

The original Sale Agreement to purchase Allan’s 1650 acre freehold titled farm at Maunganui Bluff was drafted by Philip Fox Solicitors in 1994. On the 8 December 1995 Allan, on his New Zealand Lawyer Mr Clive Jackson’s advice, decided he now had no other option than to sign this Agreement, under duress, or he would lose everything as well his father would lose his farm The Bank held as security.

 

On the 12 December 1995, and without legal advice, Allan was forced, under duress, to sign a new Sale Agreement drafted by the Crown Law Office that he had never seen before, this included many new clauses, especially a clause that Allan could not sue the Rural/National Bank for mismanagement of his farm when it was under the Bank’s financial control. He made and signed a large amendment to page 11 of the new Sale Agreement that he was selling his farm, under duress, and as he was in Tasmania, he had a Tasmanian Notary Public, Mr Sam Samec, who was paid by the New Zealand Crown, witnessed this amendment.

 

Allan and Mr Samec also initialled pages 10 and 12 and both signed the execution page 13 but left the other pages un-initialled as they were not the pages Allan had agreed to sign on the advice of his New Zealand lawyer, Mr Clive Jackson, on the 8 December 1995. Allan’s New Zealand lawyer, Clive Jackson said if he had seen this agreement before he signed it he would have advised Allan, “Not to sign it”!  The Notary Public then sent the Sale Agreement back to the Crown Law Office later that morning.

 

Allan and his New Zealand lawyer, Clive Jackson, were refused copies of the fully executed Sale Agreement after being signed by the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Mr Sam Brown, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, therefore, they had no idea the documents had been tampered with. If Mr Brown had known Allan was selling his farm, under duress, he would not have signed the Sale Agreement as an contract signed, under duress, cannot be enforced in a court of law.

 

When Allan and the One New Zealand Foundation eventually received a copy of the fully executed Sale Agreement under the Official Information Act in 2004, page 10, 11, and 12 that both Allan and Mr Samec had initialled had been substituted for clean pages. While every page of the fully executed Sale Agreement had been initialled by Mr Sam Brown, not one page was initialled by Allan or Mr Samec.

 

In 2010 Allan found a copy of the original agreement in a government file with page 10, the amended page 11 and page 12 that he and Mr Samec had both initialled but had been substituted for clean pages in the Agreement Mr Sam Brown, the Commissioner of Crown Lands, had been given to sign in 1995.

 

Once we presented the original Sale Agreement with the amendment to page 11 and the initialled pages 10 and 12 to the Crown Law Office and a letter from Mr Samec and Mr Jackson stating that neither of them had given Allan legal advice before he was forced to sign the new Crown Law Office Sale Agreement, we believe the Crown had no other option than to:-

 

  1. Admit the documents had been tampered with by the Crown Law Officeand pay Allan compensation for having his farm taken for an “alleged” claim using corrupt documents, or
  2. Convict Allan on “alleged” assault charges against his children, burning down his house and assaulting and raping his wife. The Crown chose this option! Surprise, surprise!

 

When the Crown found Allan’s wife Susan was divorcing him because she had had enough of the claim, the constant harassment by the Crown and the Police and wanting to take control of the family Trusts; the Crown gave her immunity in February 2010 to help the Police lay 58 charges against Allan. The court breaching 3 fundamental principles of our legal system to convict and jail Allan for 24 years!

 

  1. The criminal justice system must be, and must be seen to be, free from political interference. I attended the meeting where the Hon John Carter gave Allan’s estranged wife Susan immunity from prosecution to help the Crown and Police lay charges against Allan. Susan Stating, “I think when they go to get him they are going to get him for as much as they can”, and they certainly did!
  2. One of the most crucial aspects of a fair legal trial is the right to call witnesses on both sides. Although Allan had given his Crown paid lawyer a list of witnesses, he refused to call any in Allan’s defence.
  3. A man is innocent until proven guilty. Allan was not found guilty, he had a guilty verdict handed down by Judge Duncan Harvey who had only heard the Crown’s witnesses.

Allan has waited over 3 years for a hearing date for his appeal, but as the Crown has him where they want him and are in no hurry to allow him an appeal. In fact, he should be completely exonerated because of the way his trial was conducted; it was no more than,

A malicious prosecution of a political nature to pervert the course of Justice”.

 

In September 2015 Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, made another unforgivable mistake when she stated Allan had been convicted of sexually assaulting his children, the worst crime any father can be accused. While she apologised, this seems to have been picked up by Allan’s Case Manager Erica Hiyama at Corrections and Allan’s 5 year old son Leo was immediately refused visiting rights to his father. Since then, the ONZF has been trying to have Leo’s visiting rights restored, but Corrections and the Crown seems to want to make Allan’s prison term as miserable as they possibly can. Both Erica Hiyama and Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem have now “left” their employment and the new Chief Ombudsman, Judge Peter Boshier, refuses to reply to our letters as does the Crown Law Office.

 

This was the first claim by the apartheid Waitangi Tribunal which stated, “This land must be returned to Te Roroa at whatever cost”.  The Crown did not want egg on its face with its first claim and decided to take Allan’s farm, “At whatever cost”, including tampering with the Sale Agreement.

 

The Minister of Justice, Hon Doug Graham, who signed the Deed of Sale on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, initialled Allan’s amendment to page 2 of the Deed of Sale stating, that Te Roroa’s claim was only an “alleged” claim because he knew there was no evidence to prove otherwise.

 

This claim had already been heard by Chief Judge Shepherd in 1939 and after a full investigation by the court, it was found there was no case to answer and Parliament rejected the claim in 1942.

 

As Allan has no family or friends in Auckland he asked if he could be moved to Ngawha Prison in Northland, but so far has been refused. What else can the Crown do to break this man! A man that has not only fought for his own rights but for the rights of every New Zealander who owns land, therefore, he needs and deserves our support for a fair re-trial or to be completely exonerated.

 

Allan Titford has suffered enough at the hands of the Crown and its bureaucrats, especially those in the Waitangi Tribunal, the Police, the Crown Law Office, the Ombudsman’s Office and the courts; they all helped to put Allan where he is today, teaming up to protect each other when the Crown stole Allan’s freehold titled farm for Te Roroa’s “alleged” Treaty of Waitangi claim. “The work of the claim was shoddy, unclean and destructive in the eyes of our New Zealand Society. Bad research coupled by greed and inefficiency”, the late Mr Graham Rankin, see letter below, therefore, there is no doubt that Allan Titford’s trial was;

A malicious prosecution of a political nature to pervert the course of Justice”.

Allan not only fought for his rights, he fought for every land owner’s rights in New Zealand by initiating the 1993 Treaty of Waitangi Amendment Act, “That private land is sacrosanct and totally excluded from Treaty claims and the settlement process”, but the Crown still took his land, two years after the Act was passed.

 

We must now fight for Allan to be completely exonerated, he was not the villain here!

 

For further information, the following two books can be purchased from, ONZF, P.O. Box 7113, Pioneer Hwy, Palmerston North. $10-00 each, incl. P & P. “STOLEN LANDS AT MAUNGANUI BLUFF” and “WHY ALLAN TITFORD WAS JAILED FOR TWENTY FOUR YEARS”, both a must read for the truth.

 

It’s time the Government and the media told the truth on why Allan Titford was jailed for twenty four years!

June 4th 2001.

 

Minister of Treaty Claims,                                                                                                                                             Hon Margaret Wilson.

 

Tena koe,

Eighteen months ago I met a man of good Bohemian stock. I have met him several times later, a young man with a terrible bile in his belly, and rightfully so.

No living person should suffer the pain he and his wife and children, at the hands of Government and Associates, Ministers in particular. From the time the Te Roroa claim took effect, I asked, “could this be the land of our fathers”.

In my view, how could Te Awha Parore and Tiopira own so much land, when Maori, at some time in our history had communistic laws? The Chief only apportions a small parcel of land for family requirements, no more, no less. The land belonged to the Tribe not the chief.

Te Roroa people are only squatters, living on the edge of Waipoua Forest. They don’t even know what they are!! Ngatiwhatua or Ngapuhi. Like the Israelites, driven out of the Bay of Islands to Whangaroa, then fled with Hongi Hika in chase to Waipoua.

My Ngaitu people were the earlier settlers, our Tupuna, Chief Kohuru of the funerary chests at Kohekohe. I am angry that the chests were never returned to Kohekohe, but interred in a simple ceremony at Waimamaku without permission.

I have read the Te Roroa report, also attended the findings at Waikara Marae, men and women in the finery, Ministers, Members of the Tribunal, others in country apparel, gumboots, oilskins, horses, tractors and dogs, out for a great day. The big tops, a large dining area, all at the expense of the Government of the day.

Before the seal had set, this 15th day of May 1990, the great philosophers found there was a grave mistake. Accordingly, a prompt change to the Act was pushed through by Parliament, “land that was owned by private ownership should not be challenged”. The work of the claim was shoddy, unclean and destructive in the eyes of our New Zealand Society.

My question Minister, the land can never be given to Maori, sitting as a “crown jewel” when it should be returned to Allan Titford, now.

I asked Titford to bring me copies, various deeds, Court minutes, successions before writing. I am satisfied what I have witnessed, by the sequence of events, from the time the Crown purchased Maunganui lands from Te Awha Parore in successions, or lease, is compatible with the standard within the law of our country.

Also let it be known to the Tribunal and yourself, in permanent storage, Turnbull Library had “an epitome” of official documents, relative to native offers and land purchases in the North Island of New Zealand. A very useful follow up guide for claims. Compiled and edited by N.Hansen Turton. There is a large section contained about Maunganui lands.

Enclosed, is exhaustive research provided by Titford. Maps and Deeds can be supplied if required. I am a devoted protector of my Maori Peoples interests if a case is fair and accurate, same goes for Pakeha people.

I must reiterate, this must be the saddest case I have come upon. Bad research coupled by greed and inefficiency. Please have the Tribunal sight this letter. Be guided by extra care in the future.

Tena Koe Hoi ano

 

Signed, Graham Rankin, Ngapuhi Elder.

Regards to our Great Prime Minister.

 

The late Graham Rankin was a respected Ngapuhi Chief who knew the whakapapa and history of this land and its people far better than the claimants, the Crown or the Waitangi Tribunal, but the Crown failed to listen and gave Allan Titford’s land to Te Roroa, “when they were only squatters living on the edge of the Waipoua Forest”!  FACT!

Hon Nick Smith Breaches Queen Victoria’s 1840 Royal Charter

Hon Dr Nick Smith5 March 2017.

 

Hon Dr Nick Smith,

Minister for the Environment,

Parliament Building,

Wellington.

 

 

Dear Sir,

 

RE: Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter of 1840 and the RMA Bill.

 

I have just read a copy of your letter below which seems to be your standard reply to those concerned about the apartheid RMA Bill before Parliament.

 

The One New Zealand Foundation Inc. is concerned that it seems you have no idea that the Tiriti o Waitangi only gave tangata Maori, “The same rights as the people of England” on a temporary basis under the laws and dependency of New South Wales from the 21 May 1840 when Britain declared sovereignty over all the Islands of New Zealand until the 3 May 1841 when New Zealand became a British Colony of one flag and one law. Fact!

 

Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 made New Zealand into an independent British Colony on the 3 May 1841 with its own Governor and Constitution to form a government to make laws with courts and judges to enforce those laws under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed. Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter was New Zealand’s “true” Founding Document. Fact!

 

Unfortunately, governments have completely ignored Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent which has caused the Treaty to be used as our Founding Document giving Maori special right that were never intended by those that signed the Tiriti o Waitangi or Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter dated the 16 November 1840.

 

Over 500 tangata Maori chiefs gave up their tribal or iwi territories to Great Britain in 1840 and every tangata Maori became a British Subject in 1840 confirmed by the 1865 Natives Rights Act. Governments should know that a British Subject cannot be in “Partnership with the Crown or the Monarchy”. Fact!

 

What document gave iwi the right to be consulted on New Zealand law, especially the RMA Bill?

 

While the One New Zealand Foundation Inc. has discussed the Royal Charter with Te Papa they refuse to display it, therefore denying its 1.5 million visitors per years of our true history, including it seems, our Prime Minister, the Hon Bill English.

 

Our Governor Generals since the Most Rev Sir Paul Reeves have continued to grant Royal Assents to apartheid Bills that give Maori special rights over their fellow New Zealand Citizens. See attached article.

 

Sir, there is absolutely nothing in our history that gave iwi special rights not enjoyed by all the people of New Zealand. To do so is to dishonour those that signed the Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840 and Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840.

 

It is interesting to note, Prime Minister, Hon Bill English had never heard of Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter until we brought it to his attention last year. How could this man be Prime Minister without knowing how New Zealand separated from New South Wales and became a British Colony with its own Constitution to form its own political, legal and justice systems?

 

I would imagine you and many other MP’s would also be completely unaware of Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter of 1840, otherwise you and the rest of the MP’s would not continue down this path of separatism by giving iwi Consultation Rights in the RMA Bill or any other Bill or Act of Parliament that the Tiriti o Waitangi and Queen Victoria’s Charter Royal Charter made perfectly clear, must never happen!

 

You state in your final sentence in your letter below, “It is important that the Bill is clearly understood as the benefits are significant”.  The only benefit the One New Zealand Foundation Inc. can see, is the benefit to one small group of New Zealand citizens that can claim a minute trace of tangata Maori ancestry that was never intended by those that signed the Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840 or by Queen Victoria in Her Royal Charter of 1840. Fact!

 

See attached articles for your information which both appear on our website, www.onenzfoundation.co.nz. Please feel free to pass this on to other MP’s who are possibly also ignorant of out true history.

 

Yours sincerely.

 

 

Ross Baker.

 

Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc..

 

 

Standard letter from Hon Nick Smith. 

 

Dear Ian,

 

Thank you for your email of 2 April 2017 regarding the Government’s Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms through the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill (Bill).

 

The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill contains significant gains that will reduce costs and get better outcomes, including:

 

  • Faster, simpler plan making
  • Thousands fewer consents required
  • Fewer opportunities for appeals
  • Less duplication with other Acts
  • Better management of natural hazards
  • Increased legal weighting for property rights.

 

This reform is critical to addressing housing supply and affordability by making it easier, faster and less costly to create new sections. Section prices in Auckland have gone from $100,000 in 1990 to $530,000 today and are the core reason housing has become excessively expensive. It addresses this core issue by opening up land supply, reducing the time taken to get consents, reducing the cost of land subdivision and enabling the construction of infrastructure. Parties that are opposing this Bill are blocking the very changes that will make housing more affordable.

 

An assertion which has been made about the process is that iwi participation arrangements will impose onerous multiple consultation requirements on councils and consent applications.  This is not correct.  Current requirements for consulting iwi are cumbersome and cause a lot of frustration.  The new arrangements will clarify which iwi need to be consulted, and on what issues.  Some councils already have these arrangements and they are proving to work well.  By agreement, large numbers of consents are not referred to iwi, as they are not related to issues in which iwi have an interest.

 

The Bill requires that the iwi participation arrangements support timely consent decisions and that compliance costs must be minimised.  The law makes plain that these arrangements are about participation, not control.  The law would require councils to discuss with iwi a participation arrangement, but it gives amble flexibility to ensure the arrangements are practical and workable and does not compel agreement and arrangements cannot be imposed onto a council.

 

There has been a claim made that there has been no consultation on these arrangements and that they are just there to appease the Māori Party.  This is also untrue.  Iwi Participation Arrangements were included in the 2013 public discussion paper on the RMA reforms when Minister Adams was leading the RMA reform and before the Māori Party was in discussions with the Minister for the Environment.  The 2014 National Party election policy specifically referred to iwi participation arrangements saying we would “Improve Maori participation to specify clear requirements for councils to involve iwi/hapu in early stages of planning”. They were then included in the Bill that was introduced in December 2015 and in the Next Steps for Freshwater documentation released in February 2016.  This has provided three opportunities for public consultation.

 

There has also been a claim that the Māori Party has sought and gained exemption for Māori farmers to need water permits for stock water. The facts are that the current RMA provides for an exemption for a water permit for stock drinking water for a natural person, but if the farm is a company or Māori Incorporation a permit may be required.  The Bill makes plain that no water permit is required for stock drinking water whether the farm is owned by an individual, a company or a Māori Incorporation.

 

It has also been claimed that the Bill allows iwi to become resource consenting authorities.  There is no provision in the Bill that allows iwi to become consent authorities.  The existing law already allows transfer of powers of joint arrangements at a council’s discretion, but very few councils use them.

 

In summary, there are three important things to be aware of regarding the Bill:

 

  1. This is the largest shake up of the RMA since its inception in 1991 and will make a big difference to reducing the unnecessary delays and costs of the Act.
  2. The fact that Labour and the Greens are opposing the Bill because it reduces consultation requirements, appeal rights and makes development too easy, just reinforces why the Government needs to pass it.
  3. The provisions around iwi participation arrangements are a small part of the Bill that will make existing iwi consultation requirements work better.

 

Thank you again for writing. It is important that the Bill is clearly understood as the benefits are significant.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for the Environment

Governor General Dame Pasty Reddy must not continue to grant Royal Assents to Government’s Apartheid Legislation!

Governor General Dame Pasty ReddyThe One New Zealand Foundation Inc. would like to bring to your attention the deal between the National Party and the Maori Party to get the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill through Parliament.

To get this Bill through Parliament, the National Government must rely on the support of the Maori Party to get a majority but in return, the Maori Party demanded the inclusion of an iwi participation clauses, which would require local government to invite un-elected local tribal trusts into co-governance arrangements, creating apartheid and unconstitutional legislation.

Even if Parliament passes the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill it must still receive its Royal Assent from the Governor General before becoming an Act of Parliament or Law.

If a Bill passes its third reading by Parliament, it is passed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives to the Governor-General, who will (assuming constitutional conventions are followed, which in this case are not) grant a Royal Assent and the Bill then becomes an Act of Parliament or Law.

Some constitutional lawyers, such as Professor Philip Joseph believes the Governor-General retains the power to refuse to grant a Royal Assent, especially if the Bill is based on false information or apartheid legislation as in this case.

A Royal Assent is the final check of legislation by our Head of State!

The problem we have, in March 1990 our Governor General, the Most Rev Sir Paul Reeves threatened to joined Maori leaders in violence or even a civil war if Maori did not get their own way. Hardly the comment expected from the Queen’s Representative to New Zealand.

Since this time, Governments in fear have given in to Maori’s every demand and Governor Generals have granted Royal Assents to some the most apartheid legislation approaching that of South Africa and Bolivia. See attached threat of violence or a civil war by the Most Rev Sir Paul Reeves and the Maori Leaders below.

Our new Governor General,  Dame Pasty Reddy stated in her Swearing-in-Speech on the 28 September 2016  “That in exercising her functions as Governor-General she would respect and honour the unique partnership between the Crown and Māori, as enshrined in our founding document, Tē Tiriti o Waitangi”.

The 1865 Native Rights Act confirmed Maori as British Subjects and British Subjects cannot be in “partnership” with the Crown or the Monarchy.

If Dame Patsy Reddy, the Queen’s Representative does not understand that Maori cannot be, “In partnership with the Crown”, then she should resign!

Dame Patsy also overlooks the fact, the Tiriti o Waitangi cannot be our “Founding Document” as it only placed New Zealand under the laws and dependency of New South Wales on a temporary basis until Britain declared sovereignty over all the territories of New Zealand. If only a few territories had been given up by the chiefs to Britain, these territories would have remained under the laws and dependency of New South Wales.

Britain declared sovereignty over all the islands and territories of New Zealand on the 21 May 1840 and the Proclamations were published in the London Gazette on the 2 October 1840.  Queen Victoria issued Her Royal Charter/Letters Patent on the 16 November 1840 that separated New Zealand from New South Wales and made New Zealand into a British Colony on the 3 May 1841 with a Governor and Constitution to form a government to make laws with courts and judges to enforce those laws under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed.

Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent is OUR true “Founding Document”!

Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy must understand the Tiriti o Waitangi had served its purpose by the 21 May 1840 by ceding all the islands and territories of New Zealand to Britain, then Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840, our true Founding Document and first Constitution made New Zealand into a British Colony on the 3 May 1841 that set up New Zealand’s political, legal and justice systems of one flag and one law, irrespective of race colour or creed. Our true “Founding Document”!

Governor General Dame Pasty Reddy must not continue to grant Royal Assents to Government’s Apartheid Legislation.

Sir Paul and Government differ over treaty on screen

NZPA

For further information, ONZF@bigpond.com.au or ONZF@bigpond.com.au.   30/3/17.

Government Ignores Constitutional Charter

An Election Discussion Paper, 2017

To:      All Members of Parliament.

From:  The One New Zealand Foundation Inc. Email: ONZF@bigpond.com.au.

Government Ignores Constitutional Charter”

By Ross Baker, One New Zealand Foundation Inc. 1/2/2017. Copyright.

 

There is no excuse for the government and people such as Attorney General, Hon Christopher Finlayson and Leading Constitutional Lawyer Sir Geoffrey Palmer, the man trusted to write a new Constitution ignoring Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840. Surely they are not that ignorant of how New Zealand separated from New South Wales and became an independent British Colony with its own political, legal and justice systems. They must know the Treaty of Waitangi only placed New Zealand under the laws and dependency of New South Wales from the 21 May 1840 until the 3 May 1841, just 12 months!

 “Ignorance is no excuse for committing an unlawful act!”

The Government, including Te Papa and our new Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy should know better than to refer to the Treaty of Waitangi as our “Founding Document” and “A partnership between Maori and the Crown”. Te Papa, our National Museum refusing to display Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter.

While the Treaty of Waitangi gave Britain sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand and tangata Maori, “the same rights as the people of England”, it was not our “Founding Document”. It was an “agreement”, not a “partnership” between tangata Maori and Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria and/or Lt. Governor Hobson did not have the power or authority to give tangata Maori any special rights or privileges in the Treaty of Waitangi not already enjoyed by all the people of England, and none were given.

After each tangata Maori chief signed the Treaty of Waitangi on the 6th February 1840 at Waitangi, Lt. Governor Hobson shook their hand and repeated the words “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people”. Tangata Maori became British Subjects and British Subjects cannot be in “partnership” with the Queen or the Monarchy.

The Treaty of Waitangi placed New Zealand under the laws and dependency of New South Wales on the 21 May 1840, therefore was not our “Founding Document”.

At the time the Treaty of Waitangi was being signed, Britain had no idea of whether it would gain sovereignty over the whole country or only parts of the country, therefore, Britain could not make any formal plans of how Britain would rule New Zealand until Britain knew the results of the Treaty, so temporarily place New Zealand under the laws and dependency of New South Wales.

Once Britain confirmed over 500 North Island chiefs had signed the Treaty, sovereignty over the North Island was declare by Treaty and over the South Island by discovery as virtually the whole of the South Island had been sold before the Treaty was signed by the South Island chiefs travelling to New South Wales to find buys. Over 700 Deeds of Sale still remain in the New South Wales Supreme Court.

On the 21 May 1840 when Britain declared sovereignty over all the island of New Zealand and tangata Maori had become British Subjects, the Tiriti o Waitangi had served its purpose and was filed away as it was of no further use except as an historic document.

The 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act dragged it out of storage and has continually allowed its translation to be distorted to give Maori special rights and privileges over their fellow New Zealand Citizens never intended by those that signed it in 1840. The Waitangi Tribunal allowing the Treaty to be interpreted to make it fit the claim before it to succeed.

Academics such as Dr Margaret Mutu, Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland, have continued to distort the translation of the Tiriti o Waitangi to benefit Maori only until they have completely destroyed a once noble language. To tamper with a document of National importance must surely be fraud.

Once Britain declare sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand, which has never been challenged by any other country, all the people of New Zealand came under the laws of New South Wales until the 3 May 1841 when the Royal Charter made New Zealand into a British Colony and all the people of New Zealand came under the laws of New Zealand.

The Treaty cannot be breached as it made no laws, it made tangata Maori British Subjects, “with the same rights as the people of England”, under one flag and one law. The Treaty was unique to New Zealand as it gave tangata Maori, “the same rights as the people of England” without so much as lifting a finger.

The only claims Maori have against the Crown are either alleged breaches of the laws of New South Wales or New Zealand, which should only be heard under normal court procedure, not by the apartheid Waitangi Tribunal that interprets and twists the Treaty to make sure the claim is successful.

The Treaty of Waitangi was never intended to be our “Founding Document”, it was solely to find out whether tangata Maori would give up their sovereignty to Britain and become British Subjects under British rule. Over 500 tangata Maori chiefs signed their names or their marks for them and their people to become British Subjects under British rule of one flag and one law.

From 21 May 1840 until the 16 November 1840, the British Parliament debated whether to leave New Zealand under the dependency of New South Wales or become a separated British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution to form a government. This could only be established by Royal Charter.

On the 3 May 1841, Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 separated New Zealand from New South Wales with a Governor and Constitution to form a government under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed.

Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent is held in the Constitution Room at Archive New Zealand under the title, “ACGO83411A19R21434434. Charter of 1840. Constitution of the Colony of New Zealand into a separate colony. 16 November 1840”. See below.

The Constitution of the Colony of New Zealand was our true “Founding Document” and first “Constitution” as it separated New Zealand from New South Wales and made New Zealand into an independent British Colony with a Governor and Constitution to form a government to make laws with courts and judges to enforce those laws.

The government, its agencies and Te Papa our National Museum have for some reason deliberately keep Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent from the People of New Zealand, completely ignoring it in favour of the Treaty of Waitangi. But in so doing have racially divided the People of New Zealand into Maori and non-Maori that was never intended by those that signed the Treaty in 1840 with the words, “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people”.

Without Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent, New Zealand would have remained under the laws and dependency of New South Wales without a “Founding Document” or its own “Constitution”, but the British Parliament decided to separate New Zealand from New South Wales and make New Zealand into an independent British Colony on the 3 May 1841. The day we must all honour and celebrate with pride, the day we became an “Independent Colony”.

It is now over to the People of New Zealand, both Maori and non-Maori that they honour our ancestors wish in 1840 to become one people under one flag and one law, “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people”. Not allow a few self-appointed Maori leaders and a past Governor General, the Rev Sir Paul Reeves threaten the government with violence and/or a civil war if Maori did not get their own way, which was aired on the ABC TV Four Corners Programme called “Trick or Treaty” screened in Australia on the 5 March 1990.

The Governor General is the Queens Representative in New Zealand. They are responsible in giving Her Majesty’s Royal Assent to Bills for the Bills to become Acts of Parliament, but with racial comments like this and our new Governor General having no idea of New Zealand true history, no wonder we have and will continue to have, racial problems in New Zealand.

All New Zealand’s laws had to be in accordance with the Constitution provided by Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter and examined and approved by the British Parliament, but without the government recognising Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter as our true Founding Document and first Constitution, it has continued to give Maori special rights and privileges over all others citizens never intended by the Treaty of Waitangi or Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter.

Maori today refer to their ancestors as “tangata whenua” but over 500 chief that signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 signed it as “tangata Maori” because they knew they were not the “tangata whenua” or the “Indigenous People of New Zealand”.

It is unbelievable how governments have continued down this path without acknowledging Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter. This can only be taken as a criminal act by those involved that should have known better.

Ignorance is no excuse for committing an unlawful act!”

Governments have lead New Zealand “down the garden path” to end up where we are today, “A complete bloody shambles” that must be sorted out by first recognising and adopting the Royal Charter as New Zealand’s true Founding Document and first Constitution.

The Treaty of Waitangi had nothing to do with making New Zealand into a British Colony with a Governor and Constitution to set up our political, legal and justice systems, it was only an agreement between the Queen and tangata Maori that gave sovereignty of New Zealand to Britain and made Maori British Subjects with the “Same rights as the people of England”, no more, no less!

After the  21 May 1840 New Zealand and its People were under the laws and dependency of New South Wales until the 3 May 1841 when Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter gave New Zealand its own political, legal and justice systems under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed, but under the watchful eye of Great Britain.

In 1947 we adopted the Statute of Westminster which granted full sovereign powers to New Zealand in domestic as well as foreign affairs with all the people of New Zealand becoming New Zealand Citizens under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed.
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Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840.

 

Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 is held in the Constitution Room at Archive New Zealand, Wellington with Governor Hobson’s Final Draft dated the 4 February 1840 and the 7 copies of the Tiriti o Waitangi that were signed by Lt. Governor Hobson and over 500 tangata Maori chiefs in 1840.

 

There is also one copy of a CMS printed Tiriti o Waitangi authorised by Lt. Governor Hobson that was read and discussed at Waikato because the “official” copy of the Tiriti o Waitangi had not arrived and the first 5 Waikato tangata Maori chiefs signed this copy and had it witnessed by Rev Robert Maunsell.

 

Unfortunately, space ran out on the CMF printed copy and another 39 chiefs signed an unauthorised English version of the Treaty that had been compiled by Hobson’s secretary, James Freeman from James Busby’s early draft notes that Robert Mausell must have had on hand. These 2 documents were to be treated as one. One, the “office” copy that was read and discussed at Waikato and the other, just to hold the overflow of signatures when the CMS printed copy could hold no more signatures

 

When the Waikato Tiriti o Waitangi was handed into Lt. Governor Hobson to be signed, it was record that 44 signatures had been collected at Waikato, 5 on the authorised CMS printed copy and 39 on Freeman’s unauthorised English version.

 

Lt. Governors Hobson’s signature on Freeman’s unauthorised English copy is either a forgery or was signed when Hobson was extremely ill with a stroke when he would have had no idea of what he was signing. Lt. Governor Hobson never made or authorised an English version of the Treaty to be signed by the tangata Maori chiefs, stating, “All signatures that are subsequently obtained are merely testimonials of adherence to the terms of that original document”. That document being, the Tiriti o Waitangi signed at Waitangi on the 6 February 1840”.

 

We must all honour and celebrate with pride Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter on the 3 May every year as our “Independence Day”. The day we became one people under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed. “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people”.

 

For further information, www.onenzfoundation.co.nz or onzf@bigpond.com.au

 
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DVD

 

Disc of the Constitutional Charter of New Zealand supplied by the Chief Archivist, Archives New Zealand.

               Supplied by: The One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

For further information contact: onzf@bigpond.com.au

Constitution Aotearoa

Constitution Aotearoa    

Taken from: www.constitutionaotearoa.org.nz with comments in “red

About

“New Zealand’s basic rules of how we govern ourselves are difficult to find, hard to understand, and too easy to change. We need a modern constitution to fix that”, Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler.

Comment. We don’t need lawyers such as Geoffrey Palmer who cannot make up his mind and Andrew Butler, an Iris lawyer to write a new Constitution. It’s no Irish joke, it’s for real! Our lawyers have done enough damage already to our country and race relations so they must not be allowed to write our Constitution!

The book

A constitution provides the system of fundamental principles under which a nation is governed. It sets out the government’s powers and limits and how government institutions work. Our first Constitution Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 did exactly this but is completely ignored by our lawyers, governments, Maori and Te Papa that misleads its 1.5 million visitors per year!

New Zealand’s current constitution is formed by a jumble of statutes and is unclear and inaccessible to most citizens. It can be overridden easily by Parliament and is subject to political whims. Not only by Parliament, the Waitangi Tribunal continually overrides it.

A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand, by former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer and constitutional lawyer Dr Andrew Butler, proposes to change that. One man that could not make up his mind and the other, an Irishman that has shown he does not know our true history

The book proposes a new constitution that is easy to understand, reflects New Zealand’s identity and nationhood, protects rights and liberties, and prevents governments from abusing power.  Because the Government will have all the power with Maori, similar to the Constitution of Bolivia, except Bolivians are the indigenous people, tangata Maori are not!

It sets out the terms of a codified constitution that is accessible and clear and reflects the reality of modern New Zealand. As seen by Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler, both lawyers trying to squeeze the last dollar from you and me for their lawyer mates!

It aims to stimulate debate about New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements. Our goal is for ordinary New Zealanders to be able to own their constitution, and for that constitution to reflect the realities of our modern nation. By basing it on the Tiriti o Waitangi, a document that had nothing to do with our Constitution or setting up our Nation, how ridiculous is that!

A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand makes the case for change. By one man that can’t make up his mind and some newcomer! They don’t even know our country is called “New Zealand” and has been for over 200 years. Geoffrey and Andrew, Aotearoa is a fiction!

Sir Geoffrey Palmer was the man that allowed the Waitangi Tribunal to hear alleged Maori claims dating back to 1840, many previously heard and “fully and finally” settled or rejected. He also instigated the Tiriti o Waitangi was a “Partnership between Maori and the Crown” and dreamt up and put into law “The Five Principle for Crown Action on the Treaty of Waitangi” that gave one small group of New Zealand Citizens with a minute trace of Maori ancestry special rights, privileges  and advantages over their fellow New Zealand Citizens. At the time Palmer thought, “This a rather elegant legal solution”, but he later admitted, “I was wrong”!    

It 1990 Palmer woke up to the terrible mistakes he had made and tried to put it right on the ABC TV programme, Four Corners, “Trick or Treaty” but he was too late the horse had bolted and he had no other option that follow the horse and bolt from politics before he started a civil war threated by the Maori leaders and supported by the Governor General, Rev Sir Paul Reeves if they did not get their own way. Palmer then became involved in advising Maori on Treaty claims. Has this man no conscience?

Sir Geoffrey Palmer did give this advice, “It is true the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 and all the other statutes, which give explicit recognition to the Treaty are not entrenched. They can be swept away by a simple majority in Parliament”, but Parliament was too afraid to act after the threat by the Governor General and Maori Leader of violence and a possible civil war if Maori did not get their own way.   

He is now having another go at separating the people of New Zealand with a new Constitution hoping the people would have forgotten the terrible mess he made in the 1980’s, but the One New Zealand Foundation Inc. never forgets and we have the documents and videos from those involved at the time to prove it. See NZ Herald article below as an example.

The authors

Sir Geoffrey Palmer

Sir Geoffrey PalmerSir Geoffrey Palmer QC was a law professor in the United States and New Zealand before entering New Zealand politics as the MP for Christchurch Central in 1979. Comment, “The factor that shaped my intellectual approach to Maori issues in New Zealand was my experience in the United States…… It was on this background that I drew, and with adaptations used as the basis for legislation to advance the interests of the Maori minority in New Zealand.  I did some researched on the outstanding grievances and it did not appear to me that looking into them would open the can of worms, which many feared. I took the view that the claims may take a decade to deal with, that it would cause some anguish but it would be worth it in the end“. Nearly 3 decades later, billions of dollars and hundreds of alleged claims still to be settled with no end in sight, how wrong he was then and how wrong he is now!    

In Parliament he held the offices of Attorney-General, Minister of Justice, Leader of the House, Minister for the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister. Comment. When Attorney General he instigated the “Partnership” and the “Principles” into our legislation until when Prime Minister his clash with Governor General the Rev Sir Paul Reeve on the ABC Programme Four Corners when he stated, “Did Queen Victoria for a moment think of forming a Partnership with a number of signatures, a number of thumb prints and 500 people. Queen Victoria was not that sort of person”. He also warned against, “making literal interpretations from the Treaty”, stating, “The meaning of the Treaty in terms of its operational consequences now, was far from clear. In fact, it’s a documents that is so vague that that is its primary problem”.  Now he wants to base our constitution on the Tiriti o Waitangi! Is he for real?

On leaving politics in 1990 he was a law professor at the University of Iowa and the Victoria University of Wellington. Comment. Did he leave or was he pushed for his comments on the ABC’s TV Four Corners programme causing the threat of violence or a civil war by the Governor General and the Maori Leaders with his about face on the ABC?

In 1994 he became a foundation partner of Chen & Palmer Public Law Specialists where he remained until 2005 when he was appointed President of the Law Commission, a position he occupied until 2010.  During that period he also chaired the Legislation Advisory Committee. Comment. When the ONZF ask him to act for it in 1995 he replied, “I regret this firm cannot accept the instructions contained in your letter. We have a professional conflict of interest since we advise a group of Maori”. He made the rules now he was reaping the rewards!

He has appeared extensively in the superior courts including the Privy Council. He is a member of the Her Majesty’s Privy Council, was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1991 and was made an honorary companion to the Order of Australia the same year. He was made a member of the Global 500 Roll of Honour by the United Nations Environment Programme. He holds four honorary doctorates. He was elected a member of the American Law Institute, a Member of the American Association of International Law and a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Rule of Law Committee. Comment. His views of Her Majesty’s Privy Council, “I was utterly opposed to the Privy Council having anything to say at all about what the Treaty meant in New Zealand“. He was a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council but he had no faith in it! 

In 2010 and 2011 he chaired the Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident for the United Nations in New York that reported to the Secretary-General. For eight years he was New Zealand’s Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission. Comment. He didn’t do much for the whales, they are still being slaughtered by the Japanese!

Sir Geoffrey is a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law and the Law Faculty at the Victoria University of Wellington.  He has an extensive list of publications in legal periodicals and is the author or co-author of 12 books, the latest of which is Reform – a Memoir published by the Victoria University Press in November 2013. Comment. But not one mention of Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 that separated New Zealand from New South Wales on the 3 May 1841 and made New Zealand into an independent British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution to form government to make laws with courts and judges to enforced those laws under one flag, irrespective of race, colour and creed and he’s now writing a new Constitution! OMG!

 

Andrew Butler

andrew butlerAndrew was born in Ireland and has lived in New Zealand since 1991. Over the course of his career he has been a legal academic at Victoria University of Wellington, a Crown Counsel in the Human Rights team at the Crown Law Office, and most recently a partner at the Wellington office of the law firm Russell McVeagh. He has extensive experience in human rights and administrative law cases. High profile cases have included acting for the Crown on the Ahmed Zaoui litigation, and representing Lecretia Seales in her case seeking to clarify the law on medical aid for the dying. Comment. As a Human Rights Lawyer he should have realised the Human Rights given to tangata Maori by Britain making them British Subjects with the same rights as the people of England. A race of people on the verge of extinction by their own hand rescued by the world’s leading super power at the time. He also seems to have no idea of how New Zealand became a British Colony with its own Governor, Constitution and government on the 3 May 1840. Without this knowledge, how can he write a Constitution for New Zealand? Imagine a Constitution for New Zealand written by an Irish lawyer! Unfortunately, it’s no Irish joke, it’s for real!

He has published extensively in New Zealand and overseas on a range of topics, including as co-author of the leading text on the New Zealand Bill of Rights, The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990: a commentary (2nd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, Wellington, 2015). Comment. It’s a pity he had not spent more time researching New Zealand’s true history before joining Geoffrey Palmer to write a new Constitution for New Zealand. Andrew, we already have a perfectly good Constitution and don’t need lawyer’s tampering with it.  

law foundation new zealandA Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand is supported by a grant from the New Zealand Law Foundation.

Comment. The lawyers have already made a fortune out of Maori by representing them in their alleged claims, now they want to steal the last dollar from you and me supporting a new Constitution. No way!

The rest paid by the taxpayer no doubt! 

All our Constitution needs to say is:-

We are one people under one flag and one law irrespective of race colour and creed. In other words, “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people”, the words the chiefs agreed to when they shook Lt. Governor Hobsons’s hand after they had signed the Tiriti o Waitangi at Waitangi on the 6 February 1840 followed by three hearty cheers from those gathered. 

Don’t let our self-serving lawyers interfere with a document that belong to the people of New Zealand to help line their pockets. They have stripped Maori for millions of dollars to help fight their alleged claims that have cost the people of New Zealand billions of dollars in assets and money and now they want to steal our last dollar with a new Constitution based on a document that is being continually distorted to meet the cause! 

How can these two clown’s lawyers expect to write a new Constitution when they seem to have no knowledge of Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter, our true Founding Document and first Constitution that made New Zealand into an independent British Colony under one flag and one law, irrespective of race colour or creed? 

We do not need a new Constitution, there is nothing wrong with the one Queen Victoria gave us on the 16 November 1840 with a few tweaks as time goes by. Definitely not one by lawyers to benefit lawyers, especially one lawyer that cannot make up his mind and the other has no idea of our documented history held at Archive New Zealand. Just a pack of parasites (see below), far more interested in lining their pockets than the people they serve or our country as a whole.

Say “No to a new Constitution” and honour the one we already have and tell Palmer and Butler to keep their greedy little fingers away from our Constitution!

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The One New Zealand Foundation Inc. has a copy of DVD and transcript of this disgraceful clash between the Governor General, the Rev Sir Paul Reeves and the Prime Minister Palmer screened on the ABC TV programme Four Corners in March 1990 the called “Trick or Treaty”.  Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer had woken up to his terrible mistakes, but our Governor General of Maori descent and his Maori mates would have no part of it, even threatening violence and or a civil war if they did not get their own way!

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Maori First M P, Mr Delamere has described lawyers as “legal” parasites who have been able to sponge up the potential benefits Maori may have been able to get from settlements.  Don’t let these “parasites” sponge from the rest of us with a new Constitution written by them!

There is nothing wrong with our Constitution if governments would honour it, but with the parasite lawyers filling their pockets and Maori threating violence and or a civil ware if they don’t get their own way and our politicians quite happy to sit on the fence and let it happen financed with taxpayer’s funds.  

Say “No to a new Constitution” and honour the one we already have and tell Palmer and Butler to keep their greedy little fingers away from our Constitution!

This article has been compiled from information we have on file by those involved at the time. For further information, please contact, onzfoundation.co.nz. 6/2/2017.

When are Maori going to stand on their own two feet

Maori Chieftain speaks out.

David Rankin, Ngapuhi kaumatua

It may surprise many New Zealanders, but a growing number of Maori are fed up with the Waitangi Tribunal, and the entire Treaty gravy train.  There is a stereotype If Maori collecting millions of dollars in settlement money and living the easy life.  The reality is very different.  Here are a few facts:

David Rankin, Ngapuhi kaumatua.

Direct descendant of Hone Heke.

A part-Maori with mana.

 

  1. The Tribunal makes up history as it goes along.  A growing number of New Zealand historians are pointing this out, although most of them are labelled as racist for doing so.  Facts are omitted in Tribunal reports, and evidence is shaped in some cases to fit predetermined outcomes.   As an example, I gave evidence at a Tribunal hearing about my ancestor Hone Heke, the first chief to sign the Treaty.  However, because the oral history of our whanau did not fit with the Tribunal’s narrative, my testimony was excluded.  Yet, several radicals with little knowledge of our history had their testimony included because it fitted with the separatist agenda. This leads to point2.
  2. In the 1970s, many of us hoped that the Tribunal would be an organisation that would achieve reconciliation.  It has turned out to be a body that is bringing in apartheid to New Zealand.  This sounds dramatic, until you see how it advocates for race-based access to certain areas, and race-based management policies for Crown land.
  3. Treaty settlements make tribal corporations rich, with the help of favourable tax status and often little or no rates to pay.  So with these advantages its pretty easy to become super profitable.  But do you think the average Maori sees any benefit from this?  None at all.  I have been asked several times to be on trust boards and have been offered large sums of money to do so.  I refuse.  History will judge the kupapa (traitors) who have abandoned our people for money.
  4. The tribunal is a bully.  Go against it, and you will be labelled a racist or worse.  Yet, who does it help?  Apart from a few elite Maori who have become millionaires from the process, there is no benefit to Maori overall.  Drive through Huntly or anywhere in Tuhoe and you won’t find any evidence of these multi hundred million dollar settlements.

Let’s be clear.  The Tribunal exists to make lawyers, and a few elite Maori very rich.  It has deprived our people from their birthright and divided and destroyed many of our communities.  The sooner it is shut down the better.

David Hone Heke Rankin

Te Matarahurahu hapu

Ngapuhi

And Jim Gray agrees, “When are Maori going to stand on their own two feet”

Greetings people,

This arrived in my Mailbox and I would have to agree 120%. I have experienced on the same number of occasions exactly the same type of treatment whereby correspondence and questions are not published because the responses may not be acceptable to the masses. Despite the fact that Diversity being the core of good Governance I don’t get appointed to any Boards etc whereby one can disagree or debate the issues. Exactly the same as with the Maori Kiwifruit Growers Forum. This whole thing amused me. Despite a record year none of the Maori Growers were asked put their hands in their pockets to fund the meetings and formation. As usual they just held out their hands and as usual the mana came from heaven.

I have asked on a number of occasions the purpose of this Forum and to date have not received an answer. However what I do hear in the background is what I would determine as being the word Separatism and Job creation Some seven people were appointed to the Board who inevitably will all expect to get paid and will actually contribute little if anything to the Industry. I expected the Waitangi Settlements to provide some relief from the burden of taxation, Housing, Jobs and relief of poverty but this has not happened despite all of the supplementary handouts as well. But I know of others, particularly lawyers who have done very well out of the settlements.

David Rankin is exactly right and when are Maori going to stand on their own two feet? Kei hea te Mana?

Heoi Ano

Jim Gray,

Te Arawa, Tainui, Mataatua.

Putting the Record Straight

From: Ross Baker

Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:35 PM

To: Gregory Baughen [DPMC]

Cc: B English (MIN) ; onzf@bigpond.com.au ; Colourblind State Discussion Group ; 1law4all ; casey@hobsonspledge.nz

Subject: Re: Governor General makes errors in her Swearing-in-Speech.

 

Mr Gregory Baughen [DPMC],

Official Secretary to the Governor-General of New Zealand,

Wellington,

New Zealand.

 

Dear Sir,

Hopefully by now Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy has had time to read the attached article we sent to her and she now understands the “errors” she made in her Swearing-in-Speech on the 28 September 2016 where she stated, “That in exercising her functions as Governor-General she would respect and honour the unique partnership between the Crown and Māori, as enshrined in our founding document, Tē Tiriti o Waitangi” .

The Tiriti o Waitangi only gave sovereignty of all the islands of New Zealand to Britain, made tangata Maori into British Subjects; and place New Zealand on a temporary basis under the laws and dependency of New South Wales.

As Her Majesty’s Representative, Dame Patsy must understand a British Subject cannot be in “partnership” with the Crown or the Monarchy.

The Tiriti o Waitangi was only an agreement between Queen Victoria and the tangata Maori chiefs that placed New Zealand on a temporary basis under the laws and dependency of New South Wales from the 21 May 1840 until Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 made New Zealand into an independent British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution to form a political, legislative and justice system in New Zealand on the 3 May 1841.

As Her Majesty’s Representative, Dame Patsy must understand that Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent was New Zealand true Founding Document and first Constitution.

For far too long Governor Generals have been granting Royal Assents based on false information, even getting into a clash on the ABC Four Corner’s Programme, “Trick or Treaty”  with Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer and Attorney General, the late David Lange who stated,“The Treaty was, far from clear now, in fact, it is so vague and that is its primary problem” and “Did Queen Victoria for a moment  think of forming a partnership with a number of signatures, a number of thumb prints and 500 people? Queen Victoria was not that sort of person”,

Sir, we ask that Governor General, Dame Patsy Redding puts the record straight by making a public statement of her “errors” in her Swearing-in-Speech and in future, grants her Royal Assents based on Fact not Fiction!

 

Yours sincerely,

Ross Baker.

Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

  1. Prime Minister, Hon Bill English.

Other interested Parties.

Will she be, “Just another puppet on a string”?

Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy.

Will she be, “Just another puppet on a string”?

By Ross Baker, Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc. 10/12/2016 (C)

one-nzIn our new Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy’s Swearing-in-Speech on the 28 September 2016 she stated, that in exercising her functions as Governor-General she would “respect and honour the unique partnership between the Crown and Māori, as enshrined in our founding document, Tē Tiriti o Waitangi”. See email from her secretary page 8.

From this email, Dame Patsy completely ignores or has been misinformed of the true documented history of New Zealand held at Archives New Zealand in Wellington and  will continue to grant Royal Assents to Bills based on her modern views of New Zealand’s history of false translations and interpretations of the Tiriti o Waitangi. See “Final Draft” of the Treaty of Waitangi dated the 4 February 1840, page 9. “Te Tiriti o Waitangi” dated the 6 February 1840, page 10 The “Official Translation” by the Native Department in 1869 page 11. Professor Margaret Mutu’s 2012 “Fraudulent Translation” to benefit part-Maori, page 11. There is only one Treaty and that is, “Te Tiriti o Waitangi dated the 6 February 1840”.

When Hobson became ill, this was the instruction he gave to those collecting further signatures. “The treaty which forms the base of all my proceedings was signed at Waitangi on the 6 February 1840, by 52 chiefs, 26 of whom were of the federation, and formed a majority of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. This instrument I consider to be de facto the treaty, and all signatures that are subsequently obtained are merely testimonials of adherence to the terms of that original document”. Lt. Governor Hobson

Queen Victoria and/or Great Britain would never have formed a “partnership” with a primitive race of people without any form of united government or written language and still practicing cannibalism, and there is absolutely nothing in the Tiriti o Waitangi that gives that impression. Copy of Official translation by the Native Department for the Legislative Council in 1869, page 11.

From the chiefs speeches on the 5 February 1840 there was no mention of a “partnership” between the Crown and Maori. They fully understood that if they signed the Tiriti o Waitangi, Lt Governor Hobson would be up, up, up and the chiefs, down, down, down. See page 5.

The “partnership” was endorsed by the 1987 Court of Appeal between the New Zealand Maori Council and the Attorney General (CA 54/87) by using an “unofficial” translation of the Tiriti o Waitangi by Professor Sir Hugh Kawhura who admitted was an, “Attempt at a reconstruction of the literal translation of the Maori text”. This was an unofficial, fraudulent “reconstruction” by Kawhura to benefit part-Maori only which was wrongly accepted by the Crown and the Courts for the purpose of this case. Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer and Attorney General David Lange both warned against making literal translations of the Tiriti o Waitangi during their clash with Governor General, Rev. Sir Paul Reeves. See page 7.   

Dame Patsy also stated the Tiriti o Waitangi was New Zealand’s “founding document” but the Tiriti only gave sovereignty of New Zealand to Great Britain on the 21 May 1840 and temporary placed New Zealand and its people under the laws and dependency of New South Wales for six months until Britain decided on New Zealand’s fate. Proclamations were published in the London Gazette on the 2 October 1840. By then the Tiriti o Waitangi had served its purpose and was filed away in an old shed where it was later damaged by rats and by fire.

Once Britain had obtained sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand, Queen Victoria’s issued Her Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840, which made New Zealand into an independent British Colony. From the copies of the two documents, the Tiriti o Waitangi could hardly be, “New Zealand’s Founding Document”!  See page 4.

Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent separated New Zealand from New South Wales dependency on the 3 May 1841 and “founded” New Zealand and its islands as an independent British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution to form a government to make laws with courts and judges to enforce those laws under one flag and one law and irrespective of race, colour or creed. There was also no mention of a “partnership between the Crown and Maori” in the Royal Charter as through the Tiriti o Waitangi, Maori had become British Subjects and British Subjects cannot be in “partnership” with their Monarch or the Crown.  See page 6.

Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent has been completely ignored by New Zealand’s Governor Generals when they grant Royal Assent to new legislation. In fact, the Royal Charter is not mentioned in any legislation or Act of Parliament. Most of our Acts of Parliament since the 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act have been based on the Treaty of Waitangi, the “partnership” and the Fourth Labour Government’s “dreamt up” Five Principles for Crown Action on the Treaty of Waitangi, which has been continue ever since by government.

To allow this to happen, translations of the Tiriti o Waitangi have been deliberately distorted and misquoted to such an extent that they bear little, if any resemblance to the document signed in 1840 by Lt. Governor Hobson and over 500 tangata Maori chiefs. See Mutu’s translation page 12.

Dame Patsy Reddy must be advised not to grant Royal Assents to legislation based on the Tiriti o Waitangi or the “partnership” as the Tiriti o Waitangi was not New Zealand’s “founding document” and there was no “partnership” between tangata Maori and the Crown in the Tiriti o Waitangi.

To do otherwise is to mislead the People of New Zealand of their true history and rights and to insult the intelligence of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria and Great Britain. Under British law, Queen Victoria or Great Britain could never have formed a “partnership” with tangata Maori in 1840.

Royal Assent. If a Bill passes its third reading, it is passed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives to the Governor-General, who will (assuming constitutional conventions are followed) grant a Royal Assent as “a matter of course” and the Bill become law/an Act of Parliament. Some constitutional lawyers, such as Professor Philip Joseph believe the Governor-General does retain the power to refuse to grant a Royal Assent, especially if the Bill is based on false information or apartheid legislation. A Royal Assent should be the final check on bad legislation!

Over the last 45 years, radical Maori have hi-jacked our weak Politicians and have forced governments to give Maori special rights in our legislation over their fellow New Zealand Citizens with Governor Generals, in some cases with a vested interest granting Royal Assents to this apartheid legislation! See “Clash between Governor General and Government” page 7.

Refusal of a Royal Assent has never occurred under any circumstances in New Zealand, once a Royal Assent has been granted, the Bill then becomes law, but it is time a stop was put to this!

The One New Zealand Foundation Inc. has written to Dame Patsy to inform her of New Zealand’s true history but through her secretary, she refuses to change her views. Could this be to keep her job? See page 8.

In March 1990 this was brought to the attention of the Governor General, the Most Rev Sir Paul Reeves of part-Maori descent by the Prime Minister, Geoffrey Palmer and Attorney General, the late David Lange that was aired on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Four Corner’s TV programme. Geoffrey Palmer stating, “The Treaty was, far from clear now, in fact, it is so vague and that is its primary problem” and David Lange stating, “Did Queen Victoria for a moment  think of forming a partnership with a number of signatures, a number of thumb prints and 500 people? Queen Victoria was not that sort of person”, but the Governor General in 1990 refused to accept this and hinted he would join Maori leaders; “That failure to address Maori “injustices” under the treaty would lead to violence or such thoughts as civil war. Not the comment expected from Her Majesty’s Representative in New Zealand but our Governor Generals have continued down this path of racially based laws ever since. Copy of New Zealand Herald article page 7.

Both Geoffrey Palmer and David Lange either resigned or were pushed from front line politics soon after this programme was aired on TV without fixing the terrible mess they had made, but Palmer our leading constitutional lawyer, did give this advice, “It is true the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 and all the other statutes, which give explicit recognition to the Treaty are not entrenched. They can be swept away by a simple majority in Parliament”, but failed to act.

Governments have also failed to take Geoffrey Palmer’s advice fearing violence and/or a civil war, as hinted by our past Governor General, the Rev Sir Paul Reeves and Maori leaders if Maori did not have their “alleged injustices” settled, which in most cases had already been settled in the 1940’s and in some cases, many times over.

While refusal of a Royal Assent has never occurred under any circumstances in New Zealand, our new Governor General, Dame Pasty must honoured, respected and obeyed Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 and refuse racial legislation based on the Tiriti o Waitangi being a “partnership” between the Crown and Maori.

Past Governor Generals, in some cases with a vested interest, have granted Royal Assents to apartheid Bills based on race and a distorted and misquoted Tiriti o Waitangi. This was never the intention of Queen Victoria or the 500 tangata Maori chiefs who signed the Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840.

The People of New Zealand have been lied to for far too long, they have a right to know the Tiriti o Waitangi has been distorted and misquoted to allow it to be referred to as, “A partnership between the Crown and Maori and New Zealand’s founding Document”. Governor General, Dame Pasty must honour, respect and obey Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 and not continue to grant Royal Assents to Bills based on race, “as a matter of course”!

CONCLUSION

  • From the Chiefs speeches they knew exactly what the Treaty meant.  See page 5.

 

  • Both Palmer and Lange warned against making literal interpretations from the Treaty in the 1990 ABC’s Four Corners Programme, but they allowed it to happen. See page 7

 

  • The Treaty consists of the Preamble, the 3 Articles/Laws and the Consent. Without these 5 parts it is impossible to interpret or understand the Treaty.  See page 9, 10 and 11.

 

  • If the Treaty is to be understood, then the whole document must be read, including the Preamble which clarifies any ambiguity in the articles/laws as in any document. This is the reason the Preamble is omitted from most copies of the Treaty over the last 30 years. If the Preamble is used, then the Treaty cannot be distorted on misinterpreted, unless it is distorted.

 

  • Once the Treaty was signed, the chiefs did not complain about its meaning, only that when reality set in, they realised they could no longer continue with their unlawful, savage ways.

 

  • Most modern historians pick one word or phrase and try to dissect it without the whole document. The tangata Maori chiefs understood it and I understand it because we both used the whole document, not just those bits to suit the cause as is happening today.

 

  • The Treaty was only to give Great Britain sovereignty/control over all the island of New Zealand which has never been disputed internationally. Once sovereignty was achieved over all the islands of New Zealand the Treaty had served its purpose and was filed away in an old shed where it was later damaged by fire and rats.

 

  • New Zealand was temporary place under the laws and dependency of New South Wales for 6 months until Britain decided on New Zealand fate.

 

  • Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 “founded” New Zealand as a British Colony on the 3 May 1841 with a Governor and Constitution to give a political, legal and justice system within New Zealand.

 

  • In 1970 the Treaty was dragged out of storage with the catch cry, “The Treaty is a fraud” but when this did not work, the Treaty’s translation was distorted and the new catch cry was, “Honour the Treaty”. This hit a cord with our weak politicians and since then they have given in to Maori’s demands at the expense of every New Zealand Citizen. New Zealanders have lost land, assets and money based on the fraudulent translations of the Treaty of Waitangi.

 

  • It must be remembered the Treaty place New Zealand under the laws and dependency of New South Wales and only dealt with a primitive race of people without a united government, written language and still practicing cannibalism, while the Royal Charter “founded” New Zealand as a British Colony on the world stage, it was a Document of International Importance!

 

  • The Tiriti o Waitangi only place New Zealand and its people under the laws and dependency of New South Wales while the Royal Charter, our true “Founding Document” and first “Constitution” made New Zealand into a British Colony under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed.
  • There was no “partnership” in the Tiriti o Waitangi and the only “principle” was, “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people”. Governor Hobson’s pledge as he shook each chief’s hand after they had signed the Treaty at Waitangi on the 6 February 1840 at Waitangi.

 

                    Tiriti o Waitangi V Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter

On the right is Queen Victoria’s pristine Royal Charter dated the 16 November 1840 with the Royal Seal attached. New Zealand’s true Founding Document and first Constitution. A document all New Zealanders should be extremely proud to display! See page 6.

On the left is the Tiriti o Waitangi signed at Waitangi on the 6th February 1840 which was filed away in an old shed after Britain gained sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand and was later damaged by rats and by fire. With thanks to John Ansell.

 

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The Chief’s Speeches on the 5 February 1840

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The chiefs fully understood there would be no “partnership with the Crown”.
The Governor would be up, up, up and the chiefs down, down, down”.
With thanks to John Ansell.

Royal Charter disk supplied by Archives New Zealand, Wellington.

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Disk of Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter of 1840. Constitution of New Zealand into a Separate Colony, 16 November 1840.
By the authority of the Chief Archivist, Archives New Zealand
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Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent.

New Zealand’s true “Founding Document” and first “Constitution”.

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Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter of 1840.

Constitution of New Zealand into a Separate Colony, 16 November 1840.

 This document has been completely ignored by the New Zealand Governments and Governor Generals.

New Zealand Herald, 6 March 1990

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The clashing views of the Governor General, the Most Rev Sir Paul Reeves and the New Zealand Government on the Treaty of Waitangi were aired on Australian television, but not New Zealand television for very obvious reasons.

The One New Zealand Foundation Inc. has copies of the DVD and transcript of this programme.

It is true the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 and all the other statutes, which give explicit recognition to the Treaty are not entrenched. They can be swept away by a simple majority   in Parliament”.

Former Prime Minister and Leading Constitutional Lawyer, Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

Email from Mr Gregory Baughen, Dame Pasty Reddy’s Official Secretary

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It is interesting to note Mr Gregory Baughen’s comment, “We have corresponded before, when Sir Jerry Mateparae was Governor General. It is clear that the views that you, and we at Government House hold about modern New Zealand’s founding document are not that close”. 

That’s because our research is based on documented evidence held in our Archives, not the modern views Government House holds based on a distorted and misquoted Tiriti o Waitangi to allow it to be referred to as, “A partnership between the Crown and Maori and New Zealand’s founding Document”.

Governor General, Dame Pasty must honour, respect and obey Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 and not grant Royal Assents to Bills based on race , “as a matter of course”!    

The Final Draft of the Tiriti o Waitangi, 4 February 1840

 

This is the “Final Draft” written by James Busby under Lt. Governor Hobsons instructions on the 4 February 1840 that Hobson gave to the Rev Henry Williams and his son Edward to translate into the Tiriti o Waitangi at 4 pm on the 4 February 1840.

The final draft was found in 1989 by John Littlewood and his sister Beryl Needham in their deceased mother’s private papers. Note the word Sovreignty is misspelt as in all of Busby’s earlier drafts and it is dated the 4 February 1840, the day it was written. Rev Henry Williams and his son also made corrections in his translation to the various people the Treaty referred to in the Preamble and Article 3 as shown in “blue” in the Final Draft in 1840 and the Official Translation by the Native Department in 1869.  

All the people of New Zealand” was left as is in Article 2 as it referred to “all the people of New Zealand”, irrespective of race, colour or creed  

The Final Draft  (Written by James Busby under Lt. Governor Hobson’s direction).

Her Majesty Victoria, Queen of England in Her gracious consideration of the Chiefs and the people of New Zealand, and Her desire to preserve to them their lands and to maintain peace and order amongst them, has been please to appoint an officer to treat with them for the cession of the Sovreinty of their country and of the islands adjacent, to the Queen. Seeing that many of Her Majesty’s Subjects have already settled in the country and are constantly arriving, and it is desirable for their protection as well as the protection of the natives, to establish a government amongst them.         

Her Majesty has accordingly been pleased to appoint Mr. William Hobson, a Captain in the Royal Navy to be Governor in such parts of New Zealand as may now or hereafter be ceded to Her Majesty and proposes to the Chiefs of the Confederation of United Tribes of New Zealand and the other chiefs to agree to the following articles.

Article One.

The Chiefs of the Confederation of United tribes and the other chiefs who have not joined the confederation, cede to the Queen of England for ever the entire Sovreignty of their country.

Article second.

The Queen of England confirms and guarantees to the chiefs and the tribes and to all the people of New Zealand, the possession of their land, dwellings and all their property. But the chiefs of the Confederation of United Tribes and the other chief’s grant to the Queen, the exclusive rights of purchasing such lands as the proprietors thereof may be disposed to sell at such prices as may be agreed upon between them and the person appointed by the Queen to purchase from them.

Article third

In return for cession of their Sovreingty to the Queen, the people of New Zealand shall be protected by the Queen of England and the rights and privileges of the British Subjects will be granted to them.

Signed, William Hobson, Consul and Lieut. Governor.

Now we the chiefs of the Confederation of the United Tribes of New Zealand assembled at Waitangi, and we the other tribes of New Zealand, having understood the meaning of these Articles, accept them and agree to them all, In witness thereof. Our names and marks are affixed. Done at Waitangi on the 4th February 1840.

 

 “Te Tiriti o Waitangi” dated the 6 February 1840

This document is virtually word perfect to the “Final Draft” as expected, except for Rev Henry William’s changes to which people each clauses referred. See “blue”.

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Lt. Hobson only made and authorised one Treaty of Waitangi and that was the Tiriti o Waitangi signed at Waitangi on the 6 February 1840, stating, “All other signatures that are subsequently obtained are merely testimonials of adherence to the terms of that original document”.

After each tangata Maori chief signed the Tiriti o Waitangi at Waitangi, Lt. Governor shook their hand and repeated, “He iwi tahi tatou – We are now one people” to which the whole gathering gave 3 hearty cheers. The one and only true “principle” of the Tiriti o Waitangi!

In the Preamble and Article 3, Maori acknowledged they were “tangata Maori” (blue) as it was known at the time they were not tangata whenua or the original people of New Zealand.  Article 2 (underlined) remained as, “ki tangata katoa o Nu Tirani – All the people of New Zealand” as it referred to all the people of New Zealand, irrespective of race, colour or creed.

“Official Translation” of the Tiriti o Waitangi by Mr T E Young of the Native Department for the Legislative Council in 1869.

Victoria, Queen of England, in Her kind thoughtfulness of the chiefs and Hapus of New Zealand, and Her desire to preserve to them their chieftainship and their lands, and that peace may always be kept with them and quietness, She has thought it a right thing that a Chief should be sent here as a negotiator with the Maoris of New Zealand – that the Maori of New Zealand may consent to the Government of the Queen of all parts of this land and the islands, because there are many of her tribe that have settled on this land and are coming hither. Now the Queen is desirous to establish the Government, that evil will not come to the Maori or the Europeans who are living without law.

Now the Queen has been pleased to send me, William Hobson, a Captain in the Royal Navy, to be Governor to all parts of New Zealand which may be given up now or hereafter to the Queen; and he give forth to the Chief of the assembly of the Hapus of New Zealand and other chiefs the laws spoken here.

The First

The Chiefs of the Assembly, and all chiefs also who have not joined the Assembly, give up entirely to the Queen of England forever all the Government of their lands.

The Second

The Queen of England arranges and agrees to give to the chiefs, the Hapus and all the people of New Zealand, the full chieftainship of their lands, their settlements and their property. But the Chiefs of the Assembly, and all other chiefs, gives to the Queen the purchase of those pieces of land which the proprietors may wish, for payment as may be agreed upon by them and the purchaser who is appointed by the Queen to be Her purchaser.

The Third

This is an arrangement for the consent to the Government of the Queen. The Queen of England will protect all the Maoris of New Zealand. All the rights will be given to them the same as Her doings to the people of England.

Signed, William Hobson, Consul and Lieutenant – Governor.

Now, we the Chiefs of the Assembly of the Hapus of New Zealand, now assembled at Waitangi. We, also the Chiefs of New Zealand, see the meaning of these words; they are taken and consented to altogether by us. Therefore are attached our names and marks.

This done at Waitangi, on the 6th day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, of our Lord.

   There is absolutely no mention of a “partnership” in the Tiriti o Waitangi!

Now the Queen has been pleased to send me, William Hobson, a Captain in the Royal Navy, to be Governor to all parts of New Zealand which may be given up now or hereafter to the Queen – that the Maori of New Zealand may consent to the Government of the Queen of all parts of this land and the islands…….We the Chiefs of New Zealand, see the meaning of these words; they are taken and consented to altogether by us. Therefore are attached our names and marks…… All the rights will be given to them the same as Her doings to the people of England”.

The Tiriti o Waitangi was signed by over 500 tangata Maori chiefs and sovereignty was declared by Great Britain over New Zealand and its islands on the 21 May 1840.

“Fraudulent Translation” of the Tiriti o Waitangi by Professor Margaret Mutu for “Weeping Waters” Published in 2010.

Now, Victoria, the Queen of England, in her well-meaning thoughts for the heads of the tribal grouping and the tribal groupings of New Zealand, and out of desire also to signal to them their paramount authority and their lands, and so as to maintain peace with them and peaceful habitation also, has thought that it is a right thing to send a head of a tribal grouping as an arranger with the Maori people of New Zealand – so that kawanatanga of the Queen to all places of this land and the islands will be agreed by the heads of the tribal groupings of the Maori because indeed of the many of her people who are already living on this land, and are coming. Now the Queen desires to arrange the kawanatanga so that no evil will come to Maori, and to Europeans living in a state of lawlessness. (Note comma after “Maori” not in the Tiriti, which changes the whole meaning of this sentence).

 

So the Queen is agreeable to send me, Wiremu Hopihana, a Captain in the Royal Navy, to be Governor for all parts of New Zealand (both those) being allocated now and in the future to the Queen and says to the leaders of the tribal groupings of the Confederation of the tribal groupings of New Zealand and other chiefs these laws spoken of here.

 

The First.                                                                                                                                                                   

The heads of the tribal groupings of the Confederation and all the leaders of tribal groupings who have not entered that confederation allow the Queen of England all the kawanatanga (control for her subjects?) of their land.

 The Second.                                                                                                                                                                                              

The Queen of England agrees and arranges for the heads of the tribal groupings, for the tribal groupings and all the people of New Zealand, their paramount and ultimate power and authority over their lands, their villages and all their treasured possessions.

However, the Chiefs of the Confederation and all the chiefs will allow the Queen to trade for (the use of) those parts of land which those whose land it is consented to, and at an equivalent of price as arranged by them and by the person trading for it (the latter being) appointed by the Queen as her trading agent.

 The Third.

This is also the arrangement for the agreement to the Kawanatanga (control of her subjects) of the Queen – the Queen of England will care for all the Maori people of New Zealand and will allow them all the same customs as the people of England.

 

Signed, William Hobson, Consul and Lieutenant – Governor.

 

We the heads of the tribal groupings of the Confederation of the tribal groupings of New Zealand who met here at Waitangi, along with the heads of the tribal groupings of New Zealand, see the likeness of these words, they are taken and all agreed to by us and so our names and our marks are indicated. This was done at Waitangi on the 6th day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty. 

 

Professor Margaret Mutu’s Translation is a Fraud!

Professor Margaret Mutu should be charged with fraud as we believe she has deliberately distorted a State Document for personal gain.

 Professor Mutu is now working with her “friendMoana Jackson to rewrite our Constitution to include the Tiriti o Waitangi more than likely based on her fraudulent translation.

 Maori should also be extremely concerned with Professor Mutu’s translation of the Tiriti o Waitangi as she has shown their once Noble language can no longer be translated!

New Head Still Misleads Visitors!

—–Original Message—– From: Ross Baker
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2016 2:17 PM
To: Loraine Milne ; Maggie.Barry@parliament.govt.nz
Cc: Colourblind State Discussion Group ; 1law4all ; casey@hobsonspledge.nz
Subject: Re: Te Papa misleads its 1.5 million visitors a year.

Dr Bronwyn Labrum,
Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures, Museum of New Zealand,
Te Papa.

Dear Bronwyn,

Re: Te Papa misleads its 1.5 million visitors.

Once again I see you have asked one of your staff to reply to our email
below stating our request is “frivolous and vexatious”, therefore, refused
to answer it under section 18(h) of the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA).

The One New Zealand Foundation’s research shows Queen Victoria’s Royal
Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 separated New Zealand from
New South Wales on the the 3 May 1841 and made New Zealand into a
independent British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution to form a
government to make laws with courts and judges to enforce those laws,
irrespective of race, colour or creed. See attached “12 Reasons”.

As Te Papa ignores this vital document from its displays, then it cannot be
“frivolous or vexatious”, it can only be a deliberate omission to mislead
its 1.5 million visitors per year of New Zealand’s true history.

The One New Zealand Foundation Inc. believes it’s time you stopped hiding
behind your staff and came out of hiding and told the people of New Zealand
why you deliberately ignore this vital part of our history.

Te Papa under your direction and funded by the taxpayers of New Zealand has
no right to deliberately keep this vital part of our history from its 1.5
million visitors per year.

Regards,

Ross Baker.

Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

P.S. These emails will continue to appear on our website,
www.onenzfoundation.co.nz

—–Original Message—– From: Loraine Milne
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2016 10:15 AM
To: Ross Baker
Subject: RE: Te Papa misleads its 1.5 million visitors a year.

Dear Mr Baker

With regards to your correspondence that Te Papa misleads its 1.5 million
visitors:

I can assure you that Dr Bronwyn Labrum was, in addition to other subject
matter experts, fully consulted when responding to you.

Following a full review of correspondence with you, your request is now
deemed by Te Papa as “frivolous and vexatious”, and is refused under section
18(h) of the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA).  Te Papa has reached this
conclusion on the basis that your request ‘When will Te Papa stop misleading
its visitors and tell our true history and not just that which Te Papa and
the government wants the people to know’ has been answered previously by Te
Papa.  It is the view of Te Papa that the information you have requested is
substantially the same information that has already been provided to you on
more than on occasion, and there is no further information on the subject
which can be provided.

Te Papa continues to deliver its services in accordance with the Museum of
Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992 and all New Zealand legislation.

You have the right, under section 28(3) of the OIA, to ask an Ombudsman to
review my response to your request.

Kind regards.

Loraine Milne
Senior Advisor Planning and Performance

 

 

 New Head Still Misleads Visitors!

From: Ross Baker

Sent: Monday, September 5, 2016 3:25 PM

To: Bronwyn.Labrum@tepapa.govt.nz

Subject: Re: Official Information Act Request – Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent.

 

Dr Bronwyn Labrum,

Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures,

Museum of New Zealand,

Te Papa.

 

Dear Bronwyn,

 

Re: Te Papa misleads its 1.5 million visitors.

 

First I would like to congratulate you on becoming Head of New Zealand and Pacific Affairs at the the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa.

 

Over the last few years the One New Zealand Foundation Inc. has been writing to Te Papa in regard to the omission of any reference to Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840.

 

We have been told Te Papa may include the Royal Charter when it updates its Treaty of Waitangi exhibit in a few years’ time.

 

This will mean, Te Papa will continue to mislead its 1.5 million visitors a year by ignoring one of the most important documents in our history.  See attached, “12 Reasons why the Royal Charter is our Founding Document”.

 

Hopefully, you will not continue this tread as your predecessor by continue to mislead Te Papa’s 1.5 million visitors per year, Te Papa’s Treaty exhibits must be updated immediately.

 

The people of New Zealand and the visitors that visit Te Papa have a right to know how New Zealand separated from New South Wales in 1841 and became a British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution to form a government to make laws with courts and judges to enforce those laws, irrespective of race, colour or creed but under the watchful eye of Great Britain.

 

The Treaty of Waitangi only gave Britain sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand and tangata Maori the same rights as the people of England. No more – No less. See Attached, “Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent”.

 

The One New Zealand Foundation asks the Head of New Zealand and Pacific Affairs at the the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, Dr Bronwyn Labrum under the Official Information Act,

 

When will Te Papa stop misleading its visitors and tell our true history and not just that which Te Papa and the government wants the people to know”.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ross Baker,

Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

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1 October 2016.

 

Dr Bronwyn Labrum,

Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures,

Museum of New Zealand,

Te Papa.

 

Dear Bronwyn,

 

Re: Te Papa misleads its 1.5 million visitors.

 

I am extremely disappointed to see you had your Planning and Performance Senior Advisor, Loraine Milne reply by unsigned letter on your behalf to the ONZF’s Official Information Act request dated the 5 September 2016  re;  “Te Papa misleads its 1.5 million visitors”.  Copy of letter below.

 

Loraine Milne states in her letter, “The museum has no plans to redevelops its Treaty of Waitangi exhibition in the short term, although a renewal of the museum in the coming years may eventually see changes to that area”.  Copy of letter attached.

 

This means that Te Papa will continue to mislead its 1.5 million visitors per year for many years to come.

 

She also states, “As a museum appealing to a broad international audience of all ages, Te Papa must necessary choose which aspects of our history are covered in each display”.

 

Te Papa does not have the right, “To choose which aspects of our history are covered in each display”. A museum it there to tell the facts, not to select parts of history that suits its staff’s hidden agendas.

 

Finally she states, “It is appropriate that decisions of how to portray New Zealand’s history are made by Te Papa’s history curators”.

 

Te Papa’s history curators have no right of how to portray New Zealand’s history. They are paid by the taxpayers to portray New Zealand true history and this means exhibiting Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 that separated New Zealand from New South Wales dependency on the 3 may 1841 and made New Zealand into a British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution to form a government to make laws with courts and judged to enforce those laws, irrespective of race, colour or creed but under the watchful eye of Great Britain. See attached, “12 Reasons”.

 

How would a broad international audience of all ages understand how New Zealand became a British Colony when Te Papa omits this vital part of our history? The Treaty of Waitangi definitely did not do it!

 

From previous letters, Te Papa does not even have a copy of Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840, which is held in the Constitution Room at Archives New Zealand!

 

It seems your Planning and Performance Senior Advisor, Loraine Milne and the history curators at Te Papa either do not know New Zealand’s true history, therefore must be replaced immediately with people that do know our true history or they are part of a group of people at Te Papa with a hidden agenda to mislead over 1.5 million people of all ages that visit Te Papa each year for their own gain.

 

I had hoped you would sort out the corruption that has occurred at Te Papa for far too long, but from you Senior Advisor, it seems you are quite happy to let it continue.

 

I ask that you respond personally to this email and our Official Information Act request below as we do not trust those that have replied on your behalf or previously on your predecessor’s behalf.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ross Baker.

 

Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

 

  1. To other interested parties.

www.onenzfoundation.co.nz

The Corruption Starts at the Top!

Andrew Ketels,

Ministerial Advisor,
Office of Hon Maggie Barry ONZM,
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Minister of Conservation, Minister for Seniors
Dear Andrew,

I am sure the people of New Zealand will be surprised to know the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage is quite happy for Te Papa to mislead its 1.5 million visitors a year of their true history.

So the corruption starts at the top!

The Minister’s  letter and this reply will appear on our website, www.onenzfoundation.co.nz as the people have a right to know the Ministers views.

Regards,

Ross Baker.

Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

 

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