Category: Maori Issues

Dr Muriel Newman

Race-based Power and Influence

This whole crusade against Oranga Tamariki is a well-orchestrated campaign of gross misinformation that’s being driven by Maori leaders to try to shift public opinion to view the State as the villains in Maori child abuse statistics. Their aim is to force the Government to pass control of child protection to them.


Lindsay Mitchell

A child’s ethnicity shouldn’t outweigh their safety

No abuse or re-abuse of children is acceptable. But the facts show that family members and parents posed the greatest danger to these victims. This suggests that where the state primarily fails is in poor decision-making and monitoring of risk. Which calls into question whether the very best interests of the child are being put first and foremost.


Dr Muriel Newman

Private Property Rights Under Threat

A land protest near Auckland airport has serious implications for private property rights in New Zealand - if it is not handled properly by the Government.


Dr Bryce Edwards

Ihumātao reflects the Zeitgeist of 2019

The extraordinary Māori land protest at Ihumātao in Auckland is symbolic of our time. It is unlikely to have occurred, say, five years ago.


Dr Muriel Newman

The Best Interests of the Child

Even though the evidence is overwhelming that child abuse most often occurs in single parent families on welfare, tragically, the State still continues to pay vulnerable young women with little education and few prospects, to have and raise children on their own. And the more children they have, the more money they receive.


Brian Giesbrecht

New Zealand’s Maori Child Welfare Problem

In Canada we have settled into a stagnant pattern on Indigenous issues. Indigenous advocates argue for the continuation of the separatist status quo, but with more money and power for themselves. The chiefs’ main concern is to keep the money flowing. No politician dares to publicly oppose this separatist, racialized dystopia, and expose it for the nonsense that it is.


Dr Muriel Newman

Privatising New Zealand’s Coastline – Beach by Beach

When National introduced their Marine and Coastal Area Act in 2011, they reassured the public and Parliament that there would only be a few claims for remote areas of the coast. But with the whole coastline under claim - many times over - the law is clearly not doing what Parliament intended. It should be replaced.


Frank Newman

Slow progress on Marine and Coastal area claims

The claims process is an opportunistic attempt by Maori interests to gain control of what was previously regarded as public space for the benefit of everyone. I have no doubt the end goal is to securing a perpetual income stream from the granting of use rights to third parties.


Dr Muriel Newman

Muzzling Free Expression

The freedom of expression is a cornerstone of our democracy. It results in a stronger and more resilient society. Once opinions are silenced and society becomes stifled, it’s only a short step to totalitarian control.


Dr Muriel Newman

Supreme Power for New Housing Authority

The real issue is whether the government has plans to address the chronic problems that have led to the current shortage of affordable housing in many parts of the country. To date they have shown no inclination that they intend to do so.