Posts Tagged ‘The Treaty of Waitangi’

We will mobilise against ‘racist’ policies of incoming Government

Thursday, November 30th, 2023
racist policies

It has taken just over a month for this new coalition Government to render Māori an almost nullity. The last time that occurred was in 1877 when the then Chief Justice James Prendergast proclaimed the Treaty was “worthless” because it had been signed “between a civilised nation and a group of savages” who were incapable Read more

Treaty of Waitangi guarantees religious freedom

Thursday, November 24th, 2022
Hate speech law

Hate speech has been the subject of much debate in Parliament lately. Debate has centred on protecting individuals from such speech via the Human Rights Act. It’s been an ongoing question with pros and cons. Should the Act be expanded – or not? The legislation already specifically protects people from being subject to hate speech Read more

Educating for a bijural Aotearoa New Zealand legal system

Monday, August 31st, 2020

The Borrin Foundation has funded a report which is the first stage of a national, multi-year project led by 16 Māori legal researchers associated with Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. The project and the report explore systemic change in the legal studies curriculum at Aotearoa New Zealand universities Read more

Anti-treaty booklets sent to homes promote ‘racist and backward-looking’ ideas

Monday, July 20th, 2020

An iwi leader says a glossy booklet promoting “racist propaganda” being dropped into Lower Hutt letterboxes is dangerous. Kura Moeahu, chairman of Te Runanganui o Te Atiawa and of the Waiwhetū Marae in Lower Hutt, was unsurprised the booklet To All New Zealanders: Are we being Conned by the Treaty Industry? was doing the rounds. Read more

Management of marine and coastal claims in breach of Treaty

Monday, July 6th, 2020

The Waitangi Tribunal has found the way the Crown is managing claims under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act is in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi and prejudicially affects Māori. The legislation replaced the controversial Foreshore and Seabed Act in 2011. It allows Māori to gain legal recognition of their customary rights Read more

Catholic Church should apologise for land confiscations

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The Catholic Church should apologise for its role in the confiscation of Māori land and colonisation, says the New Zealand Māori Council . A pivotal part of this involves the “Doctrine of Discovery”. This doctrine (which is enshrined in Catholic law) was used internationally as justification for Christians to claim land belonging to non-Christians. Māori Read more