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Minister has no idea of our true history, she’s just another brainwashed puppet on a string!

Minister has no idea of our true history, she’s just another brainwashed puppet on a string!

Hon Tracy Martin,

Minister of Internal Affairs,

Parliament Building, 

Wellington.

Dear Minister,

Re: Official Information Act Request.

From the article posted in the New Zealand Herald on the 15 August 2019, it is obvious you have absolutely no knowledge of New Zealand’s true history. See true documented history in red below now hidden from the public by Government in New Zealand Archive’s Repository (Storage).

Treaty faces move to new home: NZ Herald, 15 August 2019. 

The Treaty of Waitangi, the Women’s Suffrage Petition and New Zealand’s other most important historical documents could be moved to a $200 million new home, the Government has announced. The Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Waitangi and the Women’s Suffrage Petition are not New Zealand’s most important documents and they were never authorised, drafted or approved by Queen Victoria or the British Parliament. In fact, Chief Justice Sir James Prendergast rule the Treaty of Waitangi, “A simple nullity” in 1877 and the Privy Council ruled in 1941, “If it was not in our legislation, then the Treaty of Waitangi was not legally binding”. 

New Zealand’s most important documents are, 

  1. The Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 30 July 1839 issued by “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”, that place New Zealand under the laws and dependency of New South Wales on the 30 January 1840.
  2. The Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 issued by “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”, that separated New Zealand from New South Wales and made New Zealand into a British colony with its own Governor and Constitution that set up our political, legal and justice systems under one flag and one law, irrespective of race colour or creed.

The Minister of internal Affairs,Tracey Martin, yesterday unveiled plans to replace ailing national archive in Wellington by 2024. The current facility and the nearby National Library hold about $1.7 billion worth of the country’s most precious records, such as Katherine Mansfield’s original work and the 1835 Declaration of Independence signed by 52 Maori rangatira (chiefs). The Declaration of Independence was a complete failure. It was only signed by 52 northern chiefs after 4 years, who never ratified it or honoured it and it was abandoned within 12 months without one meeting taking place. In fact, most of those that signed it were at war with each other before the ink had even dried.

The archive is 50 years old and has run out of room.  It leaks and needs earthquake strengthening. Correct, but should have been address years ago.

In 2017 the Government spent $7.2m moving a version of the Treaty, the Suffrage Petition and the Declaration of Independence a few hundred metres from Archives to the National Library to better protect them. Martin said she had seen ceiling drips being caught in buckets. Correct, but deliberately left our true Founding Documents; Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 in the old leaking, earthquake prone Archives building. Minister, there was also only one “official” version of the Tiriti o Waitangi.

 

Under the proposal, a 22,000sq m archive will be built on the site previously home to the Defence Force headquarters.  The Defence building came down after the Kaikoura earthquake.  An air bridge will link the building to the National Library by an air bridge, setting up a “documentary heritage campus” in the capital city.

Martin said the structure would be privately built and leased to the Government.

It was estimated construction would cost the developer between $200m to $225m, with work to be completed by late 2024.  A final decision rested on the final cost and available funds. So far. $25m has been allocated for the planning.

This is another attempt by the Government to deprive the people of New Zealand of their true history. For 25 years Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840; New Zealand true Founding Documents and first Constitution, were held in the Constitution Room at Archive New Zealand for all to see, but on the 17 April 2017, the Constitution Room was dismantled by Government with the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Waitangi and the Women’s Suffrage Petition being moved to the $7.2 million He Tohu exhibition at the National Library Wellington. Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 were removed to Archives leaky and earthquake prone Repository where they must be ordered to research, that is, if future researchers know they exist.

Under the Official Information Act,

Will Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 issued by “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”, that made New Zealand into a British colony with its own Governor and Constitution that set up our political, legal and justice system under one flag and one law, irrespective of race colour or creed, be placed in Archive’s new $200 million home as our true Founding Documents and first Constitution?  

Yours sincerely,

Ross Baker.

Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

This is an open letter to all interested parties. 

ALLAN TITFORD’S APPEAL DENIED

Allan Titford has had his Appeal to an extension of time to file, An Application for Leave to Appeal, dismissed. This again is a deliberate attempt to deny justice to man that was never given a fair trial. See documents below.

Allan had freehold title to a 1650-acre farm at Maunganui Bluff in 1986. At the time of purchase unbeknown to him, Te Roroa had placed a claim on part of his farm called Manuwhetai.

For 7 years Allan fought this claim, but in 1995, the Crown forced him from his land. The payment he received barely paid for his legal fees to try and keep his farm.

In 2009 Allan’s wife Susan became frustrated with Allan trying to get compensation for his lost property. She wrote to Barrister Greg Denholm asking him, “If Allan was in jail would she get control of his Trusts”. She also wrote to the Minister of Justice, Hon Simon Power asking how she could escape being charged with Perjury. The Minister said if she could prove she was forced to lie in Court she would be excused. Susan wanted control of the finances.

She then talked to Minister, Hon John Carter who said the Crown would give her immunity if she would help the Crown to find Allan guilty of charges that would put him in prison.

John Carter asked Susan to write a list of charges which she gave to him who forwarded it onto the Police. The Police removed some charges and added many others.

Susan also promised her children $5000 each if they would testify against their father in Court. One child writing, “And all the stuff we had to write and say about Dad. I didn’t understand any of it. I tried to ask about it but just got told to do it”.

Allan’s trial began on the 2 September 2013 under Judge Duncan Harvey. Susan, her brother and her children gave their evidence without any documents or witnesses to substantiate it and with little, if any cross examination. What ever they said was taken as the truth.

Allan was refused any witnesses in his defence and everything he said was taken as a lie by the Court. His solicitor John Moroney spending little time preparing his case.

Before he was sentenced, Allan’s sister-in-law, Sheryll Titford, who never really liked Allan and his aunty, Ileen McGrath gave affidavits to the Police that Susan father Graham Cochrane had burn the house down at Maunaganui Bluff and not Allan, but this was withheld from the Court by the Police.

A claim for this land had also been lodged in 1939 by Te Roroa and after a full hearing, it was found by Chief Judge Shepherd that there was no evidence that Te Roroa still owned Manuwhetai. The whole block had been sold to the Crown without any mention of a reserve called Manuwhetai, only Taharoa. The claim was rejected by Parliament in 1942.

No fresh evidence was brought to the Waitangi Tribunal, but the Tribunal, as usual, twisted the truth and recommended the Crown not only return Manuwhetai but both Allan’s and Mr Donny Harrison’s farms to Te Roroa.

When the Minister of Justice and Minister of Treaty Negotiations signed Mr Titford’s Deed of Sale he acknowledged on the Deed of Sale that Manuwhetai was only an “alleged” claim. No evidence had been presented to the Waitangi Tribunal that this land belonged to Te Roroa.

There is no doubt, Mr Titford is a “Political Prisoner” to stop him from telling of the corruption within the Crown and our Justice system to steal an innocent New Zealand Citizen’s freehold titled farm for Te Roroa’s “alleged” land claim, but the Crown still will not allow him a fair trial.

For further information, “Why Allan Titford was Jailed for Twenty-four Years”, by the ONZF.

 

CLICK ON THE FILES BELOW TO DOWNLOAD…

 

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There is far more to our history than the Treaty of Waitangi.

By Ross Baker, Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

  On the first page of Claudia Orange’s 1987 book, “The Treaty of Waitangi” is written, “Claudia Orange offers new interpretations of the Treaty in New Zealand History from 1840 to the present day”.

The problem is, they are her interpretations of the Treaty of Waitangi only and overlooks many of the vital events in New Zealand between 1840 and 1841. Most of our “professional historians and researchers”, including Claudia Orange have failed to venture further afield to find the Treaty of Waitangi did not make New Zealand into an independent British Colony under one flag and one law.

Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent – Sovereignty by the Law Nations.

Six days before the Tiriti o Waitangi received its first signature/mark, Britain had claimed sovereignty over New Zealand by the “Law of Nations”.This was achieved by a beautifully prepared, written and presented Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 30 July 1839 issued by, “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”. New Zealand came under the laws and dependency of New South Wales on the 30 January 1840 with the Governor of New South Wales, Sir George Gipps the first Governor of New Zealand and Captain William Hobson, his Lieutenant Governor to New Zealand.  See page 3.

The Declaration of Independence – A complete failure!

British Resident, James Busby had tried to get the chiefs to claim sovereignty over New Zealand by the 1835 Declaration of Independence. It stated the chiefs were to meet annually to form a united government to bring peace and trade between the tribes and settlers, but due to the ever-present intertribal fighting, it was abandoned 12 months later without one meeting taking place. The Declaration of Independence was a complete failure as the chiefs were not interested in forming a united government with a “Head of State” to claim sovereignty over New Zealand.

Treaty of Waitangi – Hardly a Founding Document.

Dame Claudia Orange and her other “professional historians/researchers” tell the people of New Zealand the Treaty of Waitangi was our Founding Document, when in fact, it was scribbled on a piece of paper by a sea captain, translated into a primitive language that continually changes depending on how many dollars can be extract from the taxpayers and then, transcribed onto a piece of dog skin that was later damaged by fire and rats. Hardly a Founding Document!

The Treaty only cleared up the sovereignty Lord Normanby thought the tribes may have had over their everchanging territories that they had not already sold before the Treaty was signed. The Treaty of Waitangi was never intended to cede sovereignty as there was no sovereignty to cede, be our Founding Document or “A Partnership between Maori and the Crown”. 

Tangata Maori gave up their kawanatanga/governments to become British Subjects.

Once the sovereignty issue had been solved, over 500 tangata Maori chiefs agreed to give up their kawanatanga/governments to the Queen and in return; the majority of tangata Maori became British subjects with, “The same rights as the people of England”. No more – No less! English law does not allow a British subject to be, “In partnership with the Crown”.

British Sovereignty over New Zealand was announced on the 2 October 1840 in the London Gazette and has never been challenged by any other country or Nation.

Queen Victoria’s 1840 Royal Charter/Letters Patent – Our true Founding Document.

One month later, on the 16 November 1840 another beautifully prepared, written and presented   Royal Charter/Letters Patent was issues by “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”that separated New Zealand from New South Wales.  Lt. Governor Hobson became the second Governor of New Zealand on the 3 May 1841. See page 3.

This Royal Charter/Letters Patent made New Zealand into an independent British Colony on the 3 May 1840 with its first Constitution that set up New Zealand’s first government to make laws with courts and judges to enforce those laws under one flag and one law, irrespective of race colour and creed.

The professional historian/researchers mislead the Government and the People of New Zealand.

Very few “professional” historians/researchers, including Dame Claudia Orange have ever researched or published this vital part of our true history as they make no mention of it in any of their many books on New Zealand history. This has allowed the Treaty of Waitangi to be taken as our Founding Document by Governments, when in fact, it founded nothing except to clear up Lord Normanby’s misunderstanding of tangata Maori having sovereignty over New Zealand and made tangata Maori, “British subjects with the same rights as the people of England”.

As past historians have created a lot of damage to New Zealand with their “lazy research”, it’s time they apologised to the people of New Zealand and brought their research up to date.

Governments uses “lazy research” to defraud the taxpayers.

Their “lazy research” has been used by governments since the 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act to allow breaches against the Treaty, but any breaches can only be against the laws of New Zealand as the Treaty had nothing to do with setting up our political, legal or justice systems. All claims by Maori should be heard in our Courts where the claimants can be cross-examined and not the apartheid Waitangi Tribunal where verbal evidence takes precedence over documented evidence and non-Maori cannot participate or lodge an appeal.

Government hides Royal Charters/Letters Patent.

Government has now supported this “lazy research” by dismantling our Constitution Room at Archives New Zealand on the 17 April 2017 and has filed/hidden Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 in Archive’s Repository, where they must now be ordered if future researchers want to research our true history, that is, if they know Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent exist.

The most corrupt act ever forced on the People of New Zealand by any government

This would be the most corrupt act ever forced on the people of New Zealand by any government, but our so called “professional historians/researches” such as Claudia Orange have either deliberately misled the Government and people of New Zealand or have been too lazy to research our true history which must include Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent, our true Founding Documents and first Constitution that set up our political, legal and justice systems under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed. See page 4.

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding of New Zealand’s true history. There is far more to our history than that researched and written by Dame Claudia Orange and the so called “professional historians and researchers”. They have misled/lied to the people of New Zealand for far too long to cover up their “lazy and misleading research”.  

Prepared by Ross Baker, Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc. 30 August 2018. Copyright.

For documented evidence of the above: www.onenzfoundation.co.nz or ONZF@bigpond.com.au.

 

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Letter to Members

Dear Members and other interested parties.

 

Shortly you will see a new political party called, “The One New Zealand Party”.  While your committee opposed this name, this new party agreed to make Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 its main platform when dealing with Treaty of Waitangi issues.  This Party has no association with the ONZF, but we wish them well if they honour their commitment to promote Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent.

 

It’s a concern when virtually all other parties and organisations refuse to recognise Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 as the documents that made New Zealand into a British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution that set up our political, legal and justice systems. These documents were issued by, “Victoria by the Grace of God under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”. In fact, one man that was a Crown researcher for the Waitangi Tribunal called me a “disgusting bastard” when questioned why he had not mentioned or used Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters when investigating and reporting on Treaty of Waitangi claims.

 

The people and organisations who continue to support the Treaty of Waitangi as our founding document are traitors to their fellow New Zealanders. They give recognition to a document that was never intended to be our founding document when it was signed by over 500 tangata Maori chiefs and Lt. Governor Hobson in 1840.

 

While the Treaty of Waitangi cleared up any misunderstandings by Lord Normanby on British sovereignty over New Zealand when he gave his instructions to Captain Hobson, it did make tangata Maori British subjects, “With the same rights as the people of England, if they gave up their kawanatanga/governments to the Queen”. It also explained to tangata Maori the Queen would guarantee to them, “Their lands, settlements and property, the same as, all the people living in New Zealand”, but the Treaty of Waitangi did notmake New Zealand a British Colony with a Governor and Constitution to set up our political, legal and justice systems under one flag and one law.

 

Many people/organisations have asked me to remove their names from our email list or no longer reply to my emails. They are the problem, they continue to recognise the Treaty of Waitangi as our Founding Document. It was not!

 

The One New Zealand Foundation Inc has extensively researched Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 and found they were the documents that made New Zealand into a British Colony with its own Governor and Constitution that set up our political, legal and justice systems; Our true Founding Documents and first Constitution, but the government does not want the public to know and went to the extent of dismantling the Constitution Room at Archives New Zealand and filing/hiding Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 in Archive’s Repository where they must be ordered to research, that is, if future researchers know they exist.

 

While this is bad enough, government also spent $7.2 million dollars of taxpayer’s money to refurbish the National Library in Wellington to house three documents in the new He Tohuexhibit, stating they are, “Iconic constitutional documents that shaped Aotearoa New Zealand”.The three documents are,

 

  1. The Declaration of Independencewas a failed attempt by James Busby to get tangata Maori sovereignty recognised over New Zealand, but tangata Maori were more interested in fighting than political co-operation.
  2. The Treaty of Waitangionly made tangata Maori into, “British subjects with the same rights as the people of England if they gave up their kawanatanga/governments to the Queen”. No more, no less.
  3. The Women’s Suffrage Petition. While the Women’s Suffrage petition was a great achievement for women worldwide, it was not a constitutional document that shaped New Zealand. It allowed women to vote on matters affecting our political, legal and justice systems that Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letter Patent/Constitution dated the 16 November 1840 had set up on the 3 May 1841.

In 1877 Chief Justice Sir James Prendergast had rule the Treaty of Waitangi, “A simple nullity”, which the Ministry of Justice stated has never been over-ruled. During the claims by Maori in the 1930’s and 40’s the Treaty of Waitangi was never mentioned, they were heard and settled by the courts where all could participate, but since the introduction of the 1975 Waitangi Tribunal Act and the Hon Geoffrey Palmer’s, “Five Principles for Crown Action on the Treaty of Waitangi”, the Waitangi Tribunal bases all its claims on its interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Treaty of Waitangi only gave tangata Maori, “The same rights as the people of England”, but since the 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act, this has completely changed; those that can claim a minute trace of tangata Maori ancestry can use the taxpayer funded apartheid Waitangi Tribunal to hear their claims without the right of non-Maori to participate or appeal a finding by the Tribunal, which in most cases, are approved by Parliament without question.

 

It would be very difficult for government to now recognise Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 that set up our political, legal and justice systems since it has completely ignored it when it enacted the 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act that created the Waitangi Tribunal. Most of the alleged Treaty of Waitangi claims that have cost the country billions of dollars would have failed if they were held under the justice system created by Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1840 as they did in the 1930’s and 40’s. The alleged Te Roroa Wai 38 claim a shining example as it was rejected by Chief Judge Shepherd and Parliament in 1942 but recommended by the Waitangi Tribunal in 1992 and settled by Parliament a few years later.

 

We now have two options,

 

  1. Ignore Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840, as the majority of people and organisations are doing and let the Waitangi Tribunal use a document that only gave tangata Maori, “The same rights as the people of Englandto allow part-Maori to steal our country from under our noses.                                                                                                                                                           OR,
  2. Force the Government to honour Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 that set up our political, legal and justice systems under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed and place it in the He Tohuexhibit, “As our true Founding Document and first Constitution that shaped New Zealand”. The Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Waitangi renamed as, “The documents that made tangata MaoriBritish subjects with the same rights as the people of England.        

 

The One New Zealand Foundation Inc. can only do so much. We have brought extensive research to the public’s attention to show Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 were our true Founding Documents and first Constitution that made New Zealand into a British Colony with a Governor and Constitution that set up our political, legal and justice systems under one flag and one law, irrespective of race colour or creed.

USE IT OR LOSE IT, THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

For further information: www.onenzfoundatuin.co.nzOR email: ONZF@bigpond.com.au.

 

Prepared by the One New Zealand Foundation Inc.  16/12/2018. (Copyright)

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Issued by: Victoria by the Grace of God under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”. 

There is far more to our history than the Treaty of Waitangi.

By Ross Baker, Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.

 

On the first page of Claudia Orange’s 1987 book, “The Treaty of Waitangi” is written, “Claudia Orange offers new interpretations of the Treaty in New Zealand History from 1840 to the present day”.

The problem is, they are her interpretations of the Treaty of Waitangi only and overlooks many of the vital events in New Zealand between 1840 and 1841. Most of our “professional historians and researchers”, including Claudia Orange have failed to venture further afield to find the Treaty of Waitangi did not make New Zealand into an independent British Colony under one flag and one law.

Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent – Sovereignty by the Law Nations.

Six days before the Tiriti o Waitangi received its first signature/mark, Britain had claimed sovereignty over New Zealand by the Law of Nations.This was achieved by a beautifully prepared, written and presented Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 30 July 1839 issued by, “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”. New Zealand came under the laws and dependency of New South Wales on the 30 January 1840 with the Governor of New South Wales, Sir George Gipps the first Governor of New Zealand and Captain William Hobson, his Lieutenant Governor to New Zealand.

The Declaration of Independence – A complete failure!

British Resident, James Busby had tried to get the chiefs to claim sovereignty over New Zealand by the 1835 Declaration of Independence. It stated the chiefs were to meet annually to form a united government to bring peace and trade between the tribes and settlers, but due to the ever-present intertribal fighting, it was abandoned 12 months later without one meeting taking place. The Declaration of Independence was a complete failure as the chiefs were not interested in forming a united government with a “Head of State” to claim sovereignty over New Zealand.

Treaty of Waitangi – Hardly a Founding Document.

Dame Claudia Orange and her other “professional historians/researchers” tell the people of New Zealand the Treaty of Waitangi was our Founding Document, when in fact, it was scribbled on a piece of paper by a sea captain, translated into a primitive language that continually changes depending on how many dollars can be extract from the taxpayers and then, transcribed onto a piece of dog skin that was later damaged by fire and rats. Hardly a Founding Document!

The Treaty only cleared up the sovereignty Lord Normanby thought the tribes may have had over their everchanging territories that they had not already sold before the Treaty was signed. The Treaty of Waitangi was never intended to cede sovereignty as there was no sovereignty to cede, be our Founding Document or “A Partnership between Maori and the Crown”. 

Tangata Maori gave up their kawanatanga/governments to become British Subjects.

Once the sovereignty issue had been solved, over 500 tangata Maori chiefs agreed to give up their kawanatanga/governments to the Queen and in return; the majority of tangata Maori became British subjects with, “The same rights as the people of England”. No more – No less! English law does not allow a British subject to be, “In partnership with the Crown”.

British Sovereignty over New Zealand was announced on the 2 October 1840 in the London Gazette and has never been challenged by any other country or Nation.

Queen Victoria’s 1840 Royal Charter/Letters Patent – Our true Founding Document.

One month later, on the 16 November 1840 another beautifully prepared, written and presented   Royal Charter/Letters Patent was issues by “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”that separated New Zealand from New South Wales.  Lt. Governor Hobson became the second Governor of New Zealand on the 3 May 1841.

This Royal Charter/Letters Patent made New Zealand into an independent British Colony on the 3 May 1841 with its first Constitution that set up New Zealand’s first government to make laws with courts and judges to enforce those laws under one flag and one law, irrespective of race colour and creed.

The professional historian/researchers mislead the Government and the People of New Zealand.

Very few “professional” historians/researchers, including Dame Claudia Orange have ever researched or published this vital part of our true history as they make no mention of it in any of their many books on New Zealand history. This has allowed the Treaty of Waitangi to be taken as our Founding Document by Governments, when in fact, it founded nothing except to clear up Lord Normanby’s misunderstanding of tangata Maori having sovereignty over New Zealand and made tangata Maori, “British subjects with the same rights as the people of England”.

As past historians have created a lot of damage to New Zealand with their “lazy research”, it’s time they apologised to the people of New Zealand and brought their research up to date.

Governments uses “lazy research” to defraud the taxpayers.

Their “lazy research” has been used by governments since the 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act to allow breaches against the Treaty, but any breaches can only be against the laws of New Zealand as the Treaty had nothing to do with setting up our political, legal or justice systems. All claims by Maori should be heard in our Courts where the claimants can be cross-examined and not the apartheid Waitangi Tribunal where verbal evidence takes precedence over documented evidence.

Government hides Royal Charters/Letters Patent.

Government has now supported this “lazy research” by dismantling our Constitution Room at Archives New Zealand on the 17 April 2017 and has filed/hidden Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 in Archive’s Repository, where they must now be ordered if future researchers want to research our true history, that is, if they know Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent exist.

The most corrupt act ever forced on the People of New Zealand by any government

This would be the most corrupt act ever forced on the people of New Zealand by any government, but our so called “professional historians/researches” such as Claudia Orange have either deliberately misled the Government and people of New Zealand or have been too lazy to research our true history which must include Queen Victoria’s Royal Charters/Letters Patent, our true Founding Documents and first Constitution.

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding of New Zealand’s true history. There is far more to it than that researched and written by Dame Claudia Orange and the so called “professional historians and researchers”. They have a lot to answer for, but will they do it?

Prepared by Ross Baker, Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc. 30 August 2018. Copyright.

For documented evidence of the above: www.onenzfoundation.co.nzor ONZF@bigpond.com.au.

How the Fourth Labour Government Destroyed New Zealand

Ever since the 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act we have been led to believe that the Treaty of Waitangi was our Founding Document that made New Zealand into a British Colony, but the Treaty of Waitangi only made tangata Maori, whose chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi on their behalf, British subjects with the same rights as the people of England. No more – No less.

 

So, let’s start at the beginning.

In 1820 New Zealand was made up of hundreds of small tribes constantly at war with each other. Ngapuhi were the first to obtain large quantities of muskets and had gone on the rampage south slaughtering thousands of the unarmed southern tribes. The southern tribes were now gaining muskets for utu/revenge against Ngapuhi.

 

In 1831 thirteen Ngapuhi chiefs wrote to the King of England asking him to be their guardian and protector, not only from the French, but also from the tribes gaining muskets for utu/revenge.

Tangata Maori were not interested in claiming sovereignty over New Zealand.

British Resident, James Busby tried to get the tribes of New Zealand to unite in 1835 with the Declaration of Independence to claim sovereignty over New Zealand and to form a united government. This government was to meet annually to encourage peace and trade amongst the tribes and the new settlers, but tangata Maori were more interested fighting and the feasts that followed, and it was abandoned with only 35 signatures and not one meeting taking place. Britain had no other option now than to claim sovereignty if Britain was to honour the request Ngapuhi had made to be their  guardian and protector.

Britain gained sovereignty over New Zealand by the Law of Nations seven days before the first marks appeared on the Treaty of Waitangi.

Before Britain could intervene in New Zealand, Britain had to gain sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand. Britain gained sovereignty under the Law of Nations by Royal Charter/Letters Patent issued by, “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”dated the 30 July 1839. British sovereignty over New Zealand was ratified on the 30 January 1840 when Lt. Governor Hobson read the two Proclamations at Kororareka/Russell. This was recognised internationally when it was published in the London Gazette on the 2 October 1840 and has never been challenged by any other Nation.    

From the 30 January 1840, New Zealand was under the laws and dependency of New South Wales until the 3 May 1841. Sir George Gipps, Governor of New South Wales was New Zealand’s first Governor and Captain William Hobson became his Lt. Governor to New Zealand.

Before Lt. Governor Hobson had left Australia, Governor Gibbs had told him that over 2/3 of New Zealand had been sold by the chiefs, some ever travelling to New South Wales to find buyers. By 1840 over 700 Deeds of Sale were held at the New South Wales Supreme Court where they remain today. Most of these sales were investigated by the government after 1841 with many being disallowed and returned to the chiefs that had sold the land without compensation to the buyers. Those allowed were reduced to 2650 acres.

Drafting the Treaty of Waitangi

In 1838, the Under Secretary for Colonies, James Stephens a strong supporter of the Clapham Sect, a group of prominent Englishmen that campaigned for the protection of people from colonial exploitation had written a draft document on how these people should be treated. Lord Normanby, the Secretary of Colonies used this as a draft for a treaty with the tangata Maori, but as he was not quite sure whether tangata Maori had sovereignty over New Zealand or not, he made a couple of contradictory additions about sovereignty and gave it to Captain Hobson before he left England. Lt. Governor Hobson used Stephens draft document with Lord Normanby’s additions to write the Treaty of Waitangi that was translated into the tangata Maori language by Rev. Henry Williams and his son Edward to become, Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Rev. Williams had lived in New Zealand since 1823 and knew the people and their language well and made changes to the Treaty translation. “The people of New Zealand” to“tangata Maori” as he knew they were not tangata whenua and “sovereignty” to “government/kawanatanga” as he also knew tangata Maori did not have sovereignty over New Zealand, therefore, could not ceded sovereignty to Britain. Over 500 chiefs confirmed they were not “tangata whenua” or “the indigenous people of New Zealand” when they signed the Treaty of Waitangi as “tangata Maori”. Check the Tiriti o Waitangi for evidence.

Now than New Zealand was under British sovereignty, tangata Maori were offered the Tiriti o Waitangi to sign on the 6 February 1840. If they wanted to become British subjects with the same rights as the people of England they must give up their governments/kawanatanga to the Queen”. Over 500 chiefs, mainly from the North Island agreed to the Tiriti o Waitangi on behalf of their tribes making an estimated 80,000 tangata Maori British Subjects under one flag and one law – English law.

In 1860 the Kohimarama Conference was held where over 200 tangata Maori chiefs unanimously agreed, “That they alleged to each other to do nothing inconsistent with their declared recognition of the Queen’s sovereignty, and of the unions of the two races”.Why is Ngapuhi claiming sovereignty today when their ancestors, “Declared recognition of the Queen’s sovereignty”?

The Tiriti o Waitangi was never intended to cede sovereignty of New Zealand from the tangata Maori as they had never had a political body capable of holding sovereignty. Britain claimed sovereignty under the Law of Nationson the 30 January 1840.

From the 30 January 1840, New Zealand and most of its people were under the dependency and laws of New South Wales. Some chiefs had refused to sign the Tiriti o Waitangi but still use it to claim against the Crown today, therefore, accepting the Treaty terms of giving up their governments/kawanatanga in exchange for becoming British Subjects.
Screen Shot 2018-08-24 at 6.20.18 pmOn the 16 November 1840 Britain issued another Royal Charter/Letters Patent by, “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”. This Royal Charter/Letters Patent separated New Zealand from New South Wales laws and dependency on the 3 May 1841 and made New Zealand into an Independent British colony with its own Governor, Governor Hobson and New Zealand’s first 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.

In 1877 the Treaty of Waitangi was ruled a “Simple nullity” by Chief Justice Sir James Prendergast and in 1941 the Privy Council ruled, “That if it was not in our legislation, then the Treaty of Waitangi was not legally binding”, which have never been over-ruled. The National Government overlooked both legal rulings in 1975 and introduced the Treaty of Waitangi Act which created the Waitangi Tribunal to hear claims by Maori against the Crown that occurred after 1975. For ten years it had very little to do until the Labour Government took office in 1984. The Hon Geoffrey Palmer became Attorney General, the Hon Koro Wetere Minister of Maori Affairs and the Rev Sir Paul Reeves, Governor General. A very dangerous team was established between the Attorney General, the Minister of Maori Affairs and the Governor General both of Maori descent.

The Hon Geoffrey Palmer stated, “I was utterly opposed to the Privy Council having anything to say about what the Treaty meant in New Zealand”.

Surely, the Attorney General knew that the Privy Council had ruled in 1941, “That if it was not in our legislation, then the Treaty of Waitangi was not legally binding” or had he just taken it upon himself to overrule the Privy Council to change New Zealand forever!

 

How the Fourth Labour Government destroyed New Zealand.

The Labour Government with the Hon Geoffrey Palmer as Attorney General instigated the 1985 Treaty of Waitangi Amendment Bill that allowed claims dating back to 1840, which was given its Royal Assent by the Governor General, the Rev Sir Paul Reeves. “The Five Principles for Crown Action on the Treaty of Waitangi” soon followed.This allowed the Attorney General, Sir Geoffrey Palmer a free hand to make his many Acts of Parliament based on his time in America studying American Civil Rights that had nothing to do with New Zealand, its people or its politics. Nothing!

The Hon Geoffrey Palmer then had the State Owed Enterprise Act passed. Section (9) stated, “Nothing in this Act shall permit the Crown to act in a manner that is inconsistent with the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi”, but the principle had not been discussed at this time. No one knew what they were. This opened the door to the flood of alleged claims that are still being settled today with no end in sight.  

The Hon Geoffrey Palmer admitted in his book, “New Zealand’s Constitution in Crisis, “For the situation we are in, I blame neither my former opponents nor my friends. It is a book written with sorrow, although with convictions that things can change”. He also stated, “I was wrong”,giving 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”.

Luckily, the Palmer/Wetere/Reeves team had a falling out in 1990 when the Government and to the Governor General differed over the Treaty on screen. On the Australian Broadcasting Corporations programme Four Corners on the 6 March 1990, the Hon Geoffrey Palmer, now Prime Minister  said, “The meaning of the treaty, in terms of its operational consequences, now, was far from clear. In fact, it’s a document that is so vague, that that is its primary problem”, while the Attorney General, Hon David Lange said, “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”.  The Governor General, Rev Sir Paul Reeves replied by hinting, “He would join Maori leaders that failure to address ‘injustices’ under the treaty would lead to violence, even civil war”. Not the sort of comment you would expect from the Queen’s Representative. Soon after this programme aired, Palmer and Lange disappeared from front line politics, but it was too late; the Hon Geoffrey Palmer, “Had opened the gate and the horse had bolted”!

Conclusion. 

The Tiriti o Waitangi had nothing to do with, “addressing injustices”. The Tiriti o Waitangi only offered tangata Maori; to become British subjects with the same rights as the people of England, they must give up their individual governments/kawanatanga to the Queen. Over 500 chiefs signed the Tiriti o Waitangi on behalf of their tribes making an estimated 80,000 tangata Maori British Subjects.

Sovereignty was gained by the Law of Nationsunder the laws and dependency of New South Wales on the 30 January 1840. New Zealand became a British Colony on the 3 May 1841 with its first Constitution that set up New Zealand’s political, legal and justice systems under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed. The 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act created the Waitangi Tribunal, but the Fourth Labour government enacted the 1985 Treaty of Waitangi Amendment Act that change New Zealand for ever!

Either Mr Palmer knew what Chief Justice, Sir James Prendergast and the Law Lords at the Privy Council had ruled, and ignored it, or he deliberately overruled them to satisfy his own ego. Either way what he did was wrong, and he is now trying to put right his wrongs by making the Treaty of Waitangi part of our Constitution to overrule the Chief Justice and the Privy Council’s rulings.

The Treaty of Waitangi was never intended to be part of our Constitution. Our true Founding Documents and first Constitution that set up New Zealand’s political, legal and justice systems under one flag and one law were the Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840 issued by, “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”.New Zealand’s true Founding Documents and first Constitution!

 

Prepared by: TheOne Zealand Foundation Inc.

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For further information, click onto: www.onenzfoundation.co.nz. Copyright 11/9/2018.

How can Intelligent People be so Stupid?

I cannot believe how so many intelligent men and women, many having spent years at University still think the Treaty of Waitangi is a living document, our Founding Document and a “Partnership between Maori and the Crown”. These people must have been brain-washed by their University Professors, then too brain-dead afterwards to do their own research.

Many of these people do not know the instructions for the Treaty of Waitangi were written by the Undersecretary for Colonies, James Stephens in 1838, who was a strong supporter of the Clapham Sect, a group of prominent people in England campaigning for the protection of people in countries Britain was colonising in the 18thcentury.

This document drafted by Stephens to satisfy the Clapham Sect was never intended to be a document to cede sovereignty of New Zealand to Britain or to form a “Partnership between tangata Maori and the Crown”.  It was not authorised by, “Victoria by the Grace of God” under, “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland” as were the Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840, our true Founding Documents and first Constitution.

This document was then amended by the Secretary for Colonies, Lord Normandy, before giving it to Captain Hobson with this contradictory statement, “We acknowledge New Zealand as a sovereign and independent State, so far at least as it is possible to make such acknowledgment in favour of a people composed of numerous, dispersed, and petty tribes, who possess few political relations to each other, and are incompetent to act, or even to deliberate in concert”. It is obvious from this contradictory statement Lord Normanby had no idea whether tangata Maori had sovereignty over New Zealand or not.

British Resident James Busby had tried in 1835 to have tangata Maori recognise sovereignty over New Zealand by the Declaration of Independence and to meet annually to make laws for peace and trade, but because tangata Maori were more interested in fighting each other than political co-operation, it was a complete failure and was abandoned with only 35 signatures.

In 1877 Chief Justice Prendergast responded to Lord Normanby’s statement by insisting that Lord Normanby had simply contradicted himself by stating. “So far indeed as that instrument (The Treaty of Waitangi)purported to cede the sovereignty it must be regarded as a ‘simple nullity’.No political body existed capable of making cession of sovereignty”. Chief Justice Prendergast ruled in 1877, “The Treaty of Waitangi was a simple nullity”, which has never been overruled by our courts, a fact admitted by the Ministry of Justice under the OIA.

In 1941 the Privy Council ruled, “That if it was not in legislation, then the Treaty of Waitangi was not legally binding”. The Treaty of Waitangi is not in our legislation, therefore, is not legally binding but is used by the Waitangi Tribunal when settling claims.

Britain gained sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand under the Law of Nationsby Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 30 July 1839 and New Zealand came under the laws and dependency of New South Wales on the 30 January 1840 when the Royal Charter/Letters Patent was ratified by Lt. Governor Hobson after he had read the two Proclamations at Kororāreka/Russell, seven days before the first signature appeared on the Tiriti o Waitangi.

The 1840 Tiriti o Waitangi made tangata Maori British Subjects with the same rights as the people of England if they gave up their individual governments/kawanatanga to the Queen.No more – no less!

The Treaty of Waitangi did not cede sovereignty from tangata Maori as tangata Maori did not have sovereignty over New Zealand to cede. It also did not give tangata Maori a “Partnership between Maori and the Crown” as English law does not allow a British Subject to be in “Partnership with the Crown”. Surely, our academics know this, they cannot be that stupid!

Over 500 chiefs, when they signed the Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840, acknowledged they were tangata Maori and not tangata Whenua or the Indigenous People of New Zealand, but many academics seemed to have never read the Tiriti o Waitangi

One year later, Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 made New Zealand into a British Colony on the 3 May 1841 with its own governor, Governor Hobson, and a Constitution to set up New Zealand’s political, legal and justice system under one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed.

Once the One New Zealand Foundation Inc. brought the Royal Charters/Letters Patent to the public’s attention in 2014, the academics quickly dismantled the Constitution Room at Archive New Zealand in 2017 and filed the two Royal Charters amongst the other 6 million documents in Archives Repository, while the Declaration of Independence and Treaty of Waitangi were moved to the new $7.2 million He Tohu Exhibitat the National Library Wellington as, “Iconic constitutional documents that shaped Aotearoa New Zealand”. How corrupt was that, the two Royal Charters/Letters Patent, our true Founding Documents and first Constitution belong to all the people of New Zealand and must always be available to the public.  Where are the honest academics, surely there must be one or two around to put the record straight or are they too afraid to go against their colleagues or their University Professors?

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, who was in-charge of the Treaty of Waitangi reforms in the 1980’s when Attorney General is now trying to have the Treaty of Waitangi part of our Constitution to make all his reforms legal. If only he had listened to Chief Justice Prendergast and the Privy Council, we would not be in the mess we are in today, Palmer even admitting, “I was utterly opposed to the Privy Council having anything to say at all about what the Treaty meant in New Zealand“.  Mr Palmer, the Law Lords at the Privy Council had ruled in1941, “That if it was not in legislation, then the Treaty of Waitangi was not legally binding”!

The Professors at Universities teaching Maori history are either too lazy to do their own research or what they are to gain from teaching their students this corrupt history.

But would our academics admit they were wrong – this is the problem. Unfortunately, most of these people have been told what to do, what to think and what to say from cradle to the grave and are too afraid to step outside the square and contradict what their Professors taught them at University. How would they get letters after their names if they did not agree with what they had been taught by their brainwashed/corrupt Professors?

I am not an academic and I don’t believe anyone when it comes to our history, but I have spent 45 years doing my own research and have found the academics’ lack of doing their own research by looking outside the square, is the problem. They must teach what they have been told by their Professors to be able to add letters after their name and the pay packets that go with it with no thought of the harm they are doing to New Zealand and its people by distorting and/or hiding our history in Archives Repository.  Future researchers must now order these documents to research, that is, if they know they exists, but it’s hardly likely their Professors will tell them and show how corrupt our Universities have become.

If you have not done your own research and have your own evidence to back it up, then don’t try to brainwash others with your unsubstantiated “rubbish”. This is treason, but the academics had the death penalty for treason removed from our legislation. I wonder why?

Ross Baker, Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc.  Copyright 18/7/2018.

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Mike Butler explains how corrupt our Justice System has become.

The trials of Allan Titford Book

24 YEARS

The trials of Allan Titford

In 1987 Allan Titford was being driven off his farm by people who claimed that part of it was Maori land. His story captured the hearts and minds of many New Zealanders.

However, in 2013, when he was jailed for more than 24 years, he was called “a slave driver, a monster and a liar”.

This book tells how a treaty claim took private land against the will of its owners despite evidence that the claim was unjustified.

It analyses how Allan Titford was jailed for such a long time.

The record jail term is bizarre considering that 12charges relied on the uncorroborated testimony ofa person who admitted to perjury.

Moreover, many of the 53 charges against him were hardly tested in court.

It also shows a hidden parallel story about how the justice system was played for financial gain.

This book exposes judicial failure in both the district court and the Court of Appeal.

It asks whether the process used against Allan Titford is standard practice in the New Zealand justice system and how many more victims have been locked up by using these methods.

Ross Baker, Researcher, One New Zealand Foundation Inc, wrote:

I have just finished reading 24 Yearsand as I have been very involved with Allan and Susan Titford since the “false” claim was place on Allan’s freehold titled property at Maunganui Bluff, I can confirm this is a true and accurate accounts of the events that ended with Allan being jailed for 24 years because of our corrupt justice system. A must read”.

24 Years, The Trials of Allan Titford,  Mike Butler, Limestone Bluff Publishing, 339 pages, illustrated, $39.50, available from www.trosspublishing.co.nzand at a good bookstore near you.

Government hides Royal Charters to assist Maori Sovereignty

Government hides Royal Charters to assist Maori Sovereignty.

 

Maori Sovereignty

   The 1839 Royal Charter/Letters Patent        The 1840 Royal Charter/Letters Patent

On the 17 April 2017 the Government allowed Archives New Zealand to dismantle the Constitution Room and separate Queen Victoria’s two Royal Charters/Letters Patent from the Tiriti o Waitangi to help Maori claim sovereignty over New Zealand. Queen Victoria’s  Royal Charters/Letters Patent of 1839 and 1840, “That gave Sovereignty of New Zealand to Britain and set up our political, legal and justice systems” have been hidden away in Archive Repository amongst the other 6 million documents, while the Tiriti o Waitangi, “That gave tangata Maori the same rights as the people of England if they gave up their governments/Kawanatanga to the Queen ” has been place in the new $7.2 million He TohuExhibitat our National Library, Wellington, “As an iconic constitutional document that shaped Aotearoa New Zealand”.

By doing this, the Government has misled the public into believing tangata Maori had sovereignty over all the island of New Zealand in 1840, but the fact is, New Zealand’s sovereignty was gained by the “Law of Nations” seven days before the first signature appeared on the Tiriti o Waitangi and was ratified by the reading of the two Proclamations by Lt. Governor Hobson on the 30 January 1840 at Kororareka/Russell.

The Law of Nationsrecognized no other mode of assuming dominion/sovereignty in a country of which the inhabitants were ignorant of the meaning of sovereignty, and therefore incapable of ceding sovereignty rights. This was the case with the people inhabiting New Zealand for whom it would have be impossible for Captain Cook or Lt. Governor Hobson to have obtained British sovereignty by cession. Tangata Maori consisted of hundreds of small individual tribes without any form of united government, continually at war with each other for territories, utu/ revenge or for the feasts that followed.

 

While Government has misled the public since the 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act to now hide constitutional document to help Maori gain sovereignty is corrupt!

Our true history is now hidden by Government in Archives Repository.

Ngapuhi chief, Hongi Hika returned from England in 1820 after helping Professor Samuel Lee write his tangata Maori to English dictionary with over 500 muskets. He and his followers then went on a rampage South killing tens of thousands of his unarmed country men, women and children. By 1830 the Southern tribes were gaining muskets for utu/revenge on Ngapuhi for Hongi Hika’s cowardly atrocities.

In 1831, 13 Ngapuhi chiefs fearing utu/revenge from the Southern tribes, wrote to the King of England asking him to be their guardian and protector, not only from themselves but also from the French. Two years later Britain sent a Resident, James Busby to New Zealand to bring peace amongst all the people of New Zealand who were without laws, but without forces this was an impossible task and he was soon called, “A man of war without guns”. 

In 1835, James Busby decided to write a Declaration of Independence recognising tangata Maori sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand and for them to assemble annually to form laws for the promotion of peace, justice and trade. After Busby had written the Declaration he had Rev Henry Williams translate it into the tangata Maori language. In (2) of the Declaration Rev Henry Williams translated the word “sovereignty” to “Kingitanga” and “Government” to “Kawanatanga”. See Declaration of Independence page 5.

Over the next few years Busby tried to get the Northern chiefs to sign the Declaration but the ever present intertribal tension and fighting took precedence over political cooperation, as always and it was abandoned with only 35 signatures. While it was a complete failure, it did show the chiefs were ignorant of the meaning of “Sovereignty” over New Zealand.

In 1790 a very strong group of aristocratic evangelical Anglicans had formed a group called the “Clapham Sect”to protect indigenous peoples from colonial exploitation. Sir James Stephens, the Undersecretary to Colonies was a strong member of this group and in 1838 wrote draft instructions if Britain decided to claim sovereignty over New Zealand. Lord Normanby decided to use this draft to give to Captain Hobson to make an agreement with tangata Maori if Britain claimed sovereignty over New Zealand. Normanby was not sure whether tangata Maori had claimed sovereignty by James Busby’s Declaration of Independence and added this note to the instructions, “I have already stated that we acknowledge New Zealand as an independent state so far as at least possible to make that acknowledgement in favour of a people composed of numerous dispersed petty tribes, who possess few political relations as to each other, and are incompetent to act in concert”. This comment completely contradicts itself, especially when he stated tangata Maori were, “A people composed of numerous dispersed petty tribes, whopossess few political relations as to each other, and are incompetent to act in concert”.     

By 1839 many British Subjects had travelled to New Zealand and had set up businesses as well as buying large tracks of land from the tangata Maori and turning it into productive farms. In fact, 2/3 of New Zealand had been sold by the chiefs by 1840 with many of the Deeds of Sale still held in the New South Wales Supreme Court. As Britain had a duty to protect British Subjects and their businesses abroad and honour the King’s commitment to tangata Maori to protect them, Britain decided she had to take a more active roll in New Zealand’s political affairs. As Maori consisted of hundreds of small tribes, constantly at war with each other, Britain had no alternative than to claim New Zealand’s sovereignty under the “Law of Nation” to set up a legal government to make laws.

In 1839, New Zealand was without law and completely out of control!

On the 30 July 1839 a Royal Charter/Letters Patent was issued by, “Victoria by the Grace of God”,under “The Great seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”, placing New Zealand under the laws and dependency of New South Wales. The Governor of New South Wales, Governor Gipps becoming the first Governor of New Zealand and Captain William Hobson his Lt. Governor to New Zealand.

 

Because tanaga Maori did not have a united government, Lt. Governor Hobson ask each individual tangata Maori chiefs on the 6 of February 1840 to give up their “government/kawanatanga” and in return they would be, “Given the same rights as the people of England”, under English law of one flag, one law.

 

Article/Law 1 of the Tiriti o Waitangi states, “Ko nga Rangitatiri o te Wakaminenga me nga katoa hoki ki hai I uru ki taua wakaminienga ka tuku rawa atu kit e Kuini o Ingarani  aka yona atu-te- Kawanatanga katoa o o ratou wena”.

Mr T E Young of the Native Department was asked for an “official” translation of the Tiriti o Waitangi by the Legislative Council in 1869 and he translated Article/Law 1 as, “The chiefs of the Assembly, and all Chiefs also who have not joined that Assembly, give up entirely to the Queen of England for ever all the governments of their lands”. Since the Declaration of Independence in 1835, “Government”has always been translated as “Kawanatanga”

If the chiefs agreed to Article/Law 1 then Article/Law 2 would guarantee to tangata Maori the same rights to their land, dwellings and property as, “all the people of New Zealand” under English law. There was one extra clause in Article/Law 2 that stated, tangata Maori could only sell their land to the Crown at an agreed price to stop land speculators.

Article/Law 3 gave tangata Maori, “The same rights as the people of England” under one flag and one law with tangata Maori becoming British Subjects and since 1947 when New Zealand became a sovereign state, New Zealand Citizens.

The Treaty was signed by 540 tangata Maori chiefs in 1840 giving Britain the right to set up a political, legal and justice systems over the whole country under one flag and one law.

Government” was translated by Rev Henry Williams to “Kawanatanga”, not “sovereignty”as many argue. There is not one translation of “Kawanatanga” that translates to “Sovereignty”.

No mention was made of “Sovereignty” by any chief on the 5 February 1840 at Waitangi when they discussed the Tiriti o Waitangi for 5 hours with Hobson, Busby and Rev Williams. They were concerned Lt. Governor Hobson would be up, up, up and the chiefs would be down, down, down under the laws and dependency of New South Wales!

If we relied solely on the Tiriti o Waitangias the document that gave sovereignty of New Zealand to Britain, then we would fail as there is nothing in the Tiriti o Waitangi giving sovereignty to Britain, it asked tangata Maori, “To give up their governments in return for the same rights as the people of England”.

Sovereignty was obtained under the “Law of Nations”by the 1839 Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 30 July 1839 issued by, “Victoria by the Grace of God” under, “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”with the Proclamations being read by Lt. William Hobson on the 30 January 1840 at Kororareka, seven days before the first signature appeared on the Tiriti o Waitangi.

Britain used the “Law of Nation”, which is fully explained by Chief Justice Sir James Prendergast, GCMG in 1877 when he ruled the Treaty of Waitangi was, “A simple nullity” in 1877. In an Official Information Act reply from Tania Ott, Director, Senior Courts, Ministry of Justice, Chief Justice Prendergast’s ruling has never been over-ruled

The Privy Council also ruled in 1941, “That if it is not in our legislation, then the Treaty of Waitangi is not legally binding”. The Treaty of Waitangi is not in our legislation, therefore, is not legally binding.

Once New Zealand became under the Government of New South Wales, Britain decided to issue another Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 16 November 1840 by “Victoria by the Grace of God” under, “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”separating New Zealand from New South Wales with Lt Governor Hobson becoming New Zealand second Governor. The Royal Charter/Letters Patent also gave Governor Hobson New Zealand’s first Constitution to set up political, legal and justice systems under English law of one flag and one law, irrespective of race, colour or creed.

Both Royal Charters/Letters Patent were issued by, “Victoria by the Grace of God” under “The Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”, the Tiriti o Waitangi was not!  

It’s interesting that Sir Geoffrey Palmer, a past Attorney General and Prime Minister that made most of the Treaty of Waitangi reforms in the 1980’s is now trying to have the Treaty of Waitangi as part of our Constitution to make the Treaty of Waitangi legally binding, therefore, over-ruling the Privy Council’s ruling in 1941, “That if it was not in our legislation, then the Treaty of Waitangi was not binding”. He also refused to consult the Privy Council on his reforms, stating in his book, “New Zealand’s Constitution in Crisis”, “I was utterly opposed to the Privy Council having anything to say at all about what the Treaty meant in New Zealand“. Mr Palmer they had already told you it was, “Not legally binding”!

It is also interesting to note that on the ABC’s Four Corners programme in 1990, Sir Geoffrey Palmer stated, “The meaning of the Treaty of Waitangi, in terms of it operational consequences now, was far from clear. In fact, it’s a document that is so vague that that is its primary problem”.Sir Geoffrey Palmer is now trying to have this, “Unclear and vague document”, part of our Constitution to make his 1980’s reforms legal. Is this man a traitor to his own country or just another government “puppet” assisting Maori to gain “Sovereignty”over New Zealand, the same as past Treaty of Waitangi Negotiators, Hon Douglas Graham and Christopher Finlayson.

It is correct, tangata Maori did not give up their “Kingitanga/Sovereignty” to Britain in the Tiriti o Waitangi for the simple reason, they did not have “sovereignty”to give up. Instead they gave up their individual “governments” in return for becoming British Subjects, “With the same rights as the people of England”. Britain had tried to have tangata Maori recognise “sovereignty” in 1835 but theywere more interested in continuing their intertribal warfare than political co-operation and, therefore, ignorant or incapable of ceding sovereignty rights.

Britain claimed “Kingitanga/Sovereignty” by the “Law of Nations” and tangata Maori gave up their “Kawanatanga/Governments” to the Queen by the “Tiriti o Waitangi”!

It must also be remembered, the people that signed the Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840 were called “tangata Maori” as New Zealand had previously been inhabited by a race of people called “tangata Whenua” or the Indigenous People of New Zealand. Tangata Maori were a distinct race of people in 1840 but today they are a mixed race of people through intermarriage of their own free will with other races until most only retain a minute trace of tangata Maori ancestry, therefore, today are New Zealand Citizens with very little tangata Maori ancestry.

While all this history has been hidden away by Government in Archives New Zealand’s Repository to assist Maori in gaining sovereignty over New Zealand, the One New Zealand Foundation Inc. has copies of all the relevant documents that gave Great Britain Sovereignty over all the islands of New Zealand by Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent dated the 30 July 1839 under the Law of Nations.

For further information or copies of the relevant documents, please log onto:      www.onenzfoundation.co.nzor Email, ONZF@bigpond.com.au.

Prepared by Ross Baker for the One New Zealand Foundation Inc. 1/7/2018. Copyright.

 

The Declaration of Independence.

From the 1835 Declaration of Independence below, you will see Rev Henry Williams translated “Sovereignty” to “Kingitanga” and “Government” to “Kawanatanga”. Five years later Rev Henry Williams again translated “Government” in the Tiriti o Waitangi as “Kawanatanga”. “Government” has always meant and been translate to “Kawanatanaga” 

A Declaration of
The Independence
of
New Zealand

  1. We, the hereditary chiefs and heads of the tribes of the Northern parts of New Zealand, being assembled at Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands, on the 28th day of October 1835, declare the Independence of our country, which is hereby constituted and declared to be an Independent State, under the designation of the United Tribes of New Zealand.
  2. All sovereignpower and authority within the territories of the United Tribes of New Zealand is hereby declared to reside entirely and exclusively in the hereditary chiefs and heads of tribes in their collective capacity, who also declare that they will not permit any legislative authority separate from themselves in their collective capacity to exist, nor any function of government to be exercised within the said territories, unless by persons appointed by them, and acting under the authority of laws regularly enacted by them in Congress assembled.
  3. The hereditary chiefs and heads of tribes agree to meet in Congress at Waitangi in the autumn of each year, for the purpose of framing laws for the dispensation of justice, the preservation of peace and good order, and the regulation of trade; and they cordially invite the Southern tribes to lay aside their private animosities and to consult the safety and welfare of our common country, by joining the Confederation of the United Tribes.
  4. They also agree to send a copy of this Declaration to his Majesty the King of England, to thank him for his acknowledgment of their flag; and in return for the friendship and protection they have shown, and are prepared to show, to such of his subjects as have settled in their country, or resorted to its shores for the purposes of trade, they entreat that he will continue to be the parent of their infant State, and that he will become its Protector from all attempts upon its independence.

Agreed to unanimously on this 28thday of October 1835, in the presence of His Britannic Majesty’s Resident. (Here follows the signatures or marks of thirty-five Hereditary chiefs or Heads of tribes, which form a fair representation of the tribes of New Zealand from the North Cape to the latitude of the River Thames).

English witnesses (signed)
Henry Williams, Missionary, C.M.S.; George Clarke, C.M.S.; James C. Clendon, Merchant; Gilbert Mair, Merchant.

I certify that the above is correct copy of the Declaration of the Chiefs, according to the translation of Missionaries who have resided ten years and upwards in the country; and it is transmitted to his Most Gracious Majesty the King of England, at the unanimous request of the chiefs.

(signed)
JAMES BUSBY, British Resident at New Zealand

 

HE WAKAPUTANGA O
TE RANGATIRATANGA
O
NU TIRENI

  1. Ko matou, ko nga Tino Ranatira o nga iwi o Nu Tireni i raro mai o Hauraki kua oti nei te huihui i Waitangi i Tokerau i te ra 28 o Oketopa 1835, ka wakaputa i te Rangatiratanga o to matu wenua a ka meatia ka wakaputaia e matou he wenua Rangatira, kia huaina, ko te Wakaminenga o nga Hapu o Nu Tireni.
  2. Ko te Kingitangako te mana i te wenua o te wakaminenga o Nu Tireni ka meatia nei kei nga Tino Rangatira anake i to matou huihuinga, a ka mea hoki e kore e tukua e matou te wakarite ture ki te tahi hunga ke atu, me te tahi Kawanatangahoki kia meatia i te wenua o te wakaminenga o Nu Tireni, ko nga tangata anake e meatia nei e matou e wakarite ana ki te ritenga o o matou ture e meatia nei matou i to matou huihuinga.
  3. Ko matou ko nga tino Rangitira ka mea nei kia huihui ki te runanga ki Waitangi a te Ngahuru i tenei tau i tenei tau ki te wakarite ture kia tika ai te wakawakanga, kia mau pu te rongo kia mutu te he kia tika te hokohoko, a ka mea hoki ki nga tauiwi o runga, kia wakarerea te wawai, kia mahara ai ki te wakaoranga o to matou wenua, a kia uru ratou ki te wakaminenga o Nu Tireni.
  4. Ka mea matou kia tuhituhia he pukapuka ki te ritenga o tenei o to matou wakaputanga nei ki te Kingi o Ingarani hei kawe atu i to matou aroha nana hoki i wakaae ki te Kaara mo matou. A no te mea ka atawai matou, ka tiaki i nga Pakeha e noho nei i uta, e rere mai ana ki te hokohoko, koia ka mea ai matou ki te Kingi kia waiho hei matua kia matou i to matou Tamarikitanga kei wakakahoretia to matou Rangatiratanga.

Kua wakaaetia katoatia e matou i tenei ra i te 28 Oketopa, 1835, ki te aroaro o te Reireneti o te Kingi o Ingarani.

 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

As can be seen from the Tititi o Waitangi below, “Kawana/Governor” or “Kawanatanga/Government” is used five times. There is no denying that Rev Williams meant “Government” and not “Sovereignty” in the Tiriti o Waitangi because he knew tangata Maori did hold “Sovereignty” over New Zealand. Britain had claimed “Sovereignty” under the “Law of Nations” on the 30 January 1840.

It’s also interesting to note the people that signed the Tiriti o Waitangi were referred to as “tangata Maori” as they were not the “tangata whenua”, the original inhabitants or the Indigenous people of New Zealand.

There is nothing in the Tiriti o Waitangi referring to “Sovereignty”, tangata Maori were asked to give up their individual “Governments” in return for becoming British subjects with the same rights as the people of England. Every translation of the Tiriti o Waitangi or the word “Kawanatanga” since the Declaration of Independence translates to “Government”.   

TE TIRITI O WAITANGI

Ko Wikitoria te Kuini o Ingarani i tana mahara atawai ki nga Rangatira me nga Hapu o Nu Tirani i tana hiahia hoki kia tohungia ki a ratou o ratou rangatiratanga me to ratou wenua, a kia mau tonu hoki te Rongo ki a ratou me te Atanoho hoki kua wakaaro ia he mea tika kia tukua mai tetahi Rangatira – hei kai wakarite ki nga Tangata maorio Nu Tirani – kia wakaaetia e nga Rangatira maorite Kawanatangao te Kuini ki nga wahikatoa o te wenua nei me nga motu – na te mea hoki he tokomaha ke nga tangata o tona Iwi Kua noho ki tenei wenua, a e haere mai nei.

Na ko te Kuini e hiahia ana kia wakaritea te Kawanatangakia kaua ai nga kino e puta mai ki te tangata Maoriki te Pakeha e noho ture kore ana.

Na kua pai te Kuini kia tukua a hau a Wiremu Hopihona he Kapitana i te Roiara Nawi hei Kawanamo nga wahi katoa o Nu Tirani e tukua aianei amua atu ki te Kuini, e mea atu ana ia ki nga Rangatira o te wakaminenga o nga hapu o Nu Tirani me era Rangatira atu enei ture ka korerotia nei.

Ko te Tuatha

Ko nags Rangatira o te wakening me nag Rangatira kata hook kid hay a uric Ki taka datamining ka tulku raw a at kid te koine o Ingrains ache ton ate – te KawanatangaKatoa o o ratou wenua.

Ko te tuarua

Ko te Kuini o Ingarani ka wakarite ka wakaae ki nga Rangatira ki nga hapu – ki nga tangata katoa o Nu Tirani te tino rangatiratanga o o ratou wenua o ratou kainga me o ratou taonga katoa. Otiia ko nga Rangatira o te wakaminenga me nga Rangatira katoa atu ka tuku ki te Kuini te hokonga o era wahi wenua e pai ai te tangata nona te wenua – ki te ritenga o te utu e wakaritea ai e ratou ko te kai hoko e meatia nei e te Kuini hei kai hoko mona.

Ko te tuatoru

Hei wakaritenga mai hoki tenei mo te wakaaetanga ki te Kawanatangao te Kuini – Ka tiakina e te Kuini o Ingarani nga tangata maorikatoa o Nu Tirani ka tukua ki a ratou nga tikanga katoa rite tahi ki ana mea ki nga tangata o Ingarani.

[Signed] W. Hobson Consul & Lieutenant Governor

Na ko matou ko nga Rangatira o te Wakaminenga o nga hapu o Nu Tirani ka huihui nei ki Waitangi ko matou hoki ko nga Rangatira o Nu Tirani ka kite nei i te ritenga o enei kupu. Ka tangohia ka wakaaetia katoatia e matou, koia ka tohungia ai o matou ingoa o matou tohu.

Ka meatia tenei ki Waitangi i te ono o nga ra o Pepueri i te tau kotahi mano e waru rau e wa te kau o to tatou Ariki.

Ko nga Rangatira o te Wakaminenga.

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