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With the revelation that s32 of the Covid-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act (No. 2) rammed thru Parliament gives the Police legal authority to empower Iwi to help man checkpoints designed to check the vaccination status of travelers. So, Hone Harawira’s self styled Te Tai Tokerau Border Control, now has official status. Just why does that make me feel a whole lot less safe … rhetorical question. Harawiri is a thug with a contempt for Pakeha New Zealanders. And the response from Kelvin Davis to criticism of that decision by Chris Luxon was to call his remarks racist. This from a Party that is wedded to racial division per courtesy of He Puapua. This from a Party whose ‘soft cock’ attitude towards gangs have seen a 100% increase in gang numbers under their watch.

If the government assesses there is a need for road block checkpoints then it is for the Police to man them. What we are seeing is a repeat of the MIQ debacle with the military decimated by resignations from those who didn’t join up to be security guards. Government doing it on the cheap. The Iwi decision is worse. There will be confrontation and they are untrained for that but, more importantly, where does this stop?

Let me tell you. It empowers disgruntled Maori to take the law into their own hands. Last Friday it was revealed that in Ihumātao #2 Ardern’s mob forked over $1.5m to purchase a 0.8 ha property at Taipa Point to gift to Ngati Kahu … and the response from Wi Popata who lead the sit-in occupation …. ‘there’s still another 10,000 to 20,000 hectares that still need to come back. Once we go home and get energised, we might just sit ourselves somewhere else.

New Zealand, the way you’ve got it under Labour getting worse.

Written by The Veteran

December 7, 2021 at 1:59 pm

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  1. As soon as Ardern and the Government showed weakness at Ihumatao it became open slather for land occupations.

    I am no fan of Winston Peters but have just read his excellent press release on the IWI Road Block Vigilantes over at the BFD. – he has a way with words sometimes. Sorry I don’t do links.


    December 7, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    • It Is Not Racist to Criticise Racism:

      “There can be no comparison made with farmers and businesses assisting Police as Kelvin has tried to do, because firstly, those industries include Maori anyway. But most importantly, they do not stem from the direction of a single ethnic group.”

      “When the government has needed to pass legislation in order to make these illegal, vigilante, iwi-run roadblocks now legal, we are on a seriously slippery slope and a serious deviation from the foundation of our democracy of one law for all.”

      “It is astonishing that the government has allowed this to occur with the serious gang violence we are seeing exploding around the country, particularly in Auckland, taking hundreds of much needed officers off the frontline,” says Mr Peters.

      Tom Hunter

      December 7, 2021 at 3:08 pm

  2. Winston the irrelevant trying to be relevant and reduced to an echo chamber for what Chris Luxon had already said. Clearly Peters is smarting from having the latest iteration of his Appeal turned down by the Supreme Court and having to pay costs.

    The Veteran

    December 7, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    • Maybe Vet – but he was right on the money this time.


      December 7, 2021 at 2:42 pm

  3. I am so glad I no longer live in what onece was a decent country.


    December 7, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    • Yeah, I agree with that, but I’m a bit younger than you and have kids to consider. I guess I’m stuck with making the best of what’s left while it’s still there.


      December 7, 2021 at 2:53 pm

  4. Where does it stop is a good question. It’s one I’ve been asking myself over the last few days. We are in uncharted territory, at least in regards of recent history. However, if we go back a number of decades, it doesn’t look good at all. Not seeing the government stopping anywhere at this point and we have very few limitations on government, or none at all, since none have been applied that I can see.

    Lucia Maria

    December 7, 2021 at 3:34 pm

  5. I don’t think it will stop. A cultural change was made in the 1980’s with The Principles of The Treaty of Waitangi and it’s turned into a cultural juggernaut, powered by the entire legal community, the education system and the media-entertainment complex. That growing power is why you see it bleeding into the Health sector and even bodies like the Royal Society and its “science”.

    If you ask how this is possible given that Maori constitute 16% of the nation’s population I would say that it is because it ties into the global Left-wing ideas about anti-colonialism and indigenous supremacy vs the classic ideas of the West, as well as being an anti-capitalist wedge (it’s why celebrated Left-anarchist Noam Chomsky always made a point of visiting Maori tribes when he came out here).

    I think I’m insulated enough from this but my kids have not been while at high school and will not be going forward, and from what I gather I think they know that. Probably means they’ll leave for the USA at some point, so they’ve said. We will see.

    Tom Hunter

    December 7, 2021 at 4:51 pm

  6. Just a small point. It is not only Maori that can be authorized to man checkpoints. But a blind man would be able to see that the legislation was aimed at Hone’s mob.

    Hone Henare

    December 7, 2021 at 8:21 pm

  7. Hone … valid point but your second sentence is equally valid. The East Coast is just as vulnerable as Northland. No roadblocks proposed there and with single road access just as easy to set up …. Nah, this was all about pandering to Harawira’s mob supported by Davis and Prime.

    The Veteran

    December 8, 2021 at 8:27 am

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