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Ihumātao | How Fletchers Collected a Waiver Card in ‘Neo-Feudal Monopoly – The Ihumātao New Zealand Edition’

More truth you won’t be finding in mainstream media … a long read on Ihumātao. EWR

From snoopman.net

In this exposé, The Snoopman reveals Fletcher Building Ltd was granted waivers that lay bare the institutional racism of the Crown, the Council and the Courts. Not only were ministerial waivers required for a crucial breach of the Overseas Investment Act to get the Ihumātao land deal approved before the conditional sale agreement time-window ended.

With official documents – some heavily redacted – a picture of collusion is shown to have taken place between the Auckland Council, the Overseas Investment Office, the Key Ministry Cabinet, the Environment Court and the Ardern Coalition Government. Across the governance system, a horrendous story emerges of avoidance to conduct a serious sustained investigation to establish why exactly the bona fide tangata whenua of Ihumātao were stonewalled in their attempts to assert customary rights, while the ‘master plan’ of transnational bank-owned Fletcher Building was fast-tracked.

The contrived ignorance posturing extends to three Māori Labour Caucus members of the Ardern Coalition Government whom knew at least as far back as September 2015 that the Ihumātao Peninsula was never Te Kawerau ā Maki iwi’s traditional ancestral lands. This means the Ardern Coalition Government enjoined itself in the contrived ignorance game of the Auckland Council, the Courts and other Crown agencies whom pretended that Te Warena Taua represented the local iwi of Ihumātao.

Fletchers Collected a Waiver Card in Neo-Feudal Monopoly game

Fletcher Building has maintained throughout the Ihumātao land dispute that every move it made was within the law. It would be more accurate to say the law had their back.

To get the Ōruarangi housing development at Ihumātao through a significant regulatory hoop, a joint waiver was required by two Key Ministry Crown Ministers in early September 2014 to over-ride breaches to the Overseas Investment Act of 2005.

This special treatment reflects the institutional racism endemic in the Crown, the Auckland Council and the Courts since all forums have overlooked the downplaying, dismissal and denigration of local iwi and hapū interests in the land – as The Snoopman showed in his exposé “Te Warena Taua – The mandated kaumātua who authored his own use-by-date?”

People Power: Fletcher Building’s plans to develop the historic Ōruarangi Block for residential housing next to the mini-volcano, Puketāpapatanga-a-Hape, at the edge of the Ōtuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve on the Ihumātao Peninsula – faltered when SOUL’s supporters converged following the 150-strong Police operation of July 23 2019 to evict 10 ‘squatters’.

The Wallace-Blackwell Family company, Gavin H Wallace Limited, owner of ‘the Wallace Block’ – as the highly contested land at Ihumātao is locally known – failed to advertise the farm land on the open market prior to sale to the transnational construction company, Fletcher Building.

The Overseas Investment Office required a waiver because the Overseas Investment Act was breached since sales of rural properties located adjacent to ‘sensitive land’ such as historic reserves are meant to be advertised for sale in the 12-month period preceding an application to approve a purchase by an overseas buyer.

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Breach of Overseas Investment Act Approved: Two Crown Ministers waivered the requirement in section 16 of the Overseas Investment Act 2005, that farm land be advertised for sale on the open market in the 12 month period prior to sale to an overseas buyer.

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https://snoopman.net.nz/2020/02/01/ihumatao-how-fletchers-collected-a-waiver-card-in-neo-feudal-monopoly-the-ihumatao-new-zealand-edition/?fbclid=IwAR3EQVwDfjsOGiYZXg0Kbgf34I3YOclgKT2HHodThaqGF2MmlYLgP3UOgOU

 

 

Ihumātao: The Fletcher-Rockefeller-Rothschild Connection & the Crown’s Crimes Act Breaches [Letter to NZ PM Ardern]

Excellent post here from Snoopman.net …. some truths on Ihumātao. Media predictably play the race card on this one big time but then what better card to cover up the facts? EWR

From snoopman.net.nz

“This three-page letter calls out New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her continuance of successive governments’ maintenance of a Neo-Feudal economic warfare paradigm inflicted on New Zealanders in 1984. Steve Edwards cites The Snoopman’s “Deep History of Ihumātao – The Fletcher-Rockefeller-Rothschild Dynasties Connection” — which reveals the links between Fletcher Building Limited’s corporate ancestor, Fletcher Challenge, and the Neo-Feudal Siege of New Zealand that occurred from 1984 to 1994. This economic warfare reset was inflicted to make New Zealand into a ‘Switzerland of the South Pacific’ Utopia for centimillionaires, billionaires and transnational corporations to exploit, undermine Māori land reform and sovereignty aspirations and replace democratic governance with a high-tech Neo-Feudal technocratic jurisdiction, he argues.

Edwards sketches the links between the David Rockefeller-chaired Council on Foreign Relations, his Trilateral Commission brainchild and his Neo-Feudal cronies at the global policy shaping conclave, the Bilderberg Group, and their machinations to capitalize on the 1973-1974 Oil Price Shocks engineered by the Rockefeller-Kissinger-Bilderberger Nexus to weaken resistance to the coming Neo-Feudal siege of entire economies. Ultimately, the ‘Unitary Plan’ which embroiled Ihumātao in the Auckland Council’s Special Housing Area zoning for Fletcher Building’s intensive residential housing project, was part of a long-range scheme dating back to the 1980’s to re-make Auckland as a World City. The forging of huge cities suits the exploitative business models of transnational corporations, whom require Neo-Feudal jurisdictions to facilitate high capital mobility, organize public debt-funded infrastructure, and accommodate large pools of excess labour.

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https://snoopman.net.nz/2019/12/25/ihumatao-the-fletcher-rockefeller-rothschild-connection-the-crowns-crimes-act-breaches-letter-to-nz-pm-ardern/

ANOTHER Environmental Catastrophe caused by CORRUPTION (right here in NZ)

Another Agenda 21 land grab? Stand over tactics, bullying, night visits with flashlights … disturbing … 

‘This video proves that New Zealand’s “Clean, Green” status is nothing more than a HOAX.’

Sign the petition today to save this pristine valley. Thank you.
https://www.toko.org.nz/petitions/no-mt-messenger-bypass-save-mangapepeke-valley

Driven by Greedy, Corrupt Corporations:

“This is truly an inspiring documentary which highlights how greed and monetary value can destroy, not only the lives of others, but entire ecosystems filled with life. As a society we have taken far too much from our planet, and this documentary proves that New Zealand’s “Clean, Green” image is nothing more than a hoax.

Humans rely on the natural environment for everything we have. Without it, we WILL die. New Zealand’s unique, endemic species are depopulating by the second, with extinction just around the corner. How much must we destroy until we come to this realisation?

Do we want our children, and our children’s children to hear the birdsong, explore native bush, and to continue generations on our planet?
It is ‘developments’ like these which make this future impossible.

It takes 30 seconds to sign the petition.
If you love our beautiful nation, support this cause and make a difference!

Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi.
Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.”

-Anastasia Collier

An Ihumātao kuia’s heartfelt plea to Jacinda Adern

The ‘mamae’, the pain passed down the generations from land theft & genocide. See yesterday’s post on the shady and corrupt histories you were not privy to in your childhood education. Our Crown all complicit. You were taught, like me, that those wars were ‘Māori’ Wars’. Like the similar ‘Indian Wars’. And this rape & pillage is still going on today by the same perpetrators. And small wonder the option to teach about the land wars in NZ schools was recently denied. Too much has been hidden. Too much at stake. It’s time the truth of these histories came out. Thanks to this dear kuia for speaking out, and to the very long line of people historically whose voices have fallen on deaf ears. The video below is from the #ProtectIhumatao kaitiaki Youtube channel.
EWR

Published on Jul 31, 2019

Aunty Betty King, kuia of Ihumaatao, addresses Jacinda Ardern about the Fletcher development. #protectihumatao

Deep History of Ihumātao: The Colonial BNZ Connection

Histories that of course we were not privy to when we were growing up in NZ or anywhere else. And we were told they were the ‘Maori Wars’ (like the Indian Wars etc etc etc)… strategically named by the star fomenters of wars… who were after LAND & RESOURCES.” And so down through the years the mythical versions of history persisted & continue today to create strife because folk think they are the truth. It’s long past time we heard what really happened. EWR

From snoopman.net.nz

The Bank of New Zealand brokered finance of £3 million from the Imperial Government to escalate the New Zealand Wars. With a chronic case of ‘terrible twos’, the BNZ also bankrolled the Colonial Government’s overdraft while war was waged on Māori in the Waikato, the Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and Whanganui.

Dispatch from Ihumātao #003

By Snoopman

Finance to Escalate the ‘Maori Wars’

Three weeks after militarist Freemason Bro. George Grey’s ‘homecoming’ for a second term as governor, an ambitious new bank, with initial capital of £500,000 in £10 pound shares, cashed in on colonial parochialism by calling itself the Bank of New Zealand.1

The Bank of New Zealand – which was established by Royal Charter and Colonial Government legislation in 1861 – brokered finance of £3 million from the Imperial Government to escalate the New Zealand Wars.2

The First Taranaki War of 1860-1861, which had ended inconclusively, was bruising for the egos of the Taranaki settlers and the Colonial Government, whom had expected to inflict a short, sharp shock to defeat ‘the rebellious natives’ with the help of the British Royal Navy and British Army.3 The Taranaki settlers, the Colonial Government and New Zealand Freemasonry had conspired to make the coastal village of Waitara a flashpoint to trigger the Taranaki War – as The Snoopman showed in his exposé essay, “The Masonic New Zealand Wars: Freemasonry as a Secret Mechanism of Imperial Conquest During the ‘Native Troubles’”.4 The settlement of New Plymouth lacked a natural harbour, while 10 miles north, the village at Waitara had a river suitable for a port and fertile fields and gardens belonging to Te Āti Awa iwi – whom were callously targetted with what The Snoopman has termed a wedge of war strategy.

To continue to wage the escalation of the ‘Maori Wars’, the New Zealand Colonial Government needed money. The Bank of New Zealand quickly became the colonial government’s banker.

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https://snoopman.net.nz/2019/08/02/deep-history-of-ihumatao-the-colonial-bnz-connection/

ESSENTIAL READING ALSO ON TOPIC:

https://snoopman.net.nz/2017/04/25/the-masonic-new-zealand-wars/

Header image: envirowatchrangitikei

CONCERT – ‘Protect Ihumātao’ (Sat. July 27th, 11am til late)

Protect Ihumātao 

“This is one of those poignant & defining moments in history right now & seeing our people rising together is a beautiful thing.
Tautoko & kia kaha whanau! “

Read at the link about the history of this place Ihumātao & why the people are protesting.

#ihumātao — in Aotearoa.

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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the Bastion Point eviction

And the land grabs continue….if you’re not up to speed with the shameful Bastion Point story here is a NZ OnScreen documentary … information you won’t have learned at school:

Bastion Point – The Untold Story


Further you can read more at the waitangitribunal website:

The loss of the Orakei block


Also, from ngatiwhatuaorakei’s website (go there for pertinent commemoration info):

BASTION POINT OCCUPATION TO BE COMMEMORATED ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Forty years ago, after 506 days of occupation, protesters faced off with members of the police, armed forces and the government over plans to build luxury housing on Ngāti Whātua ancestral land at Takaparawhau/Bastion Point, resulting in 222 arrests.
 
On Friday 25 May, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will mark the 40th anniversary of what has been called a defining moment in New Zealand history.
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And from Scoop:

“Forty years ago, after 506 days of occupation, protesters faced off with members of the police, armed forces and the government over plans to build luxury housing on Ngāti Whātua ancestral land at Takaparawhau/Bastion Point, resulting in 222 arrests.”

On Friday 25 May, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will mark the 40th anniversary of what has been called a defining moment in New Zealand history.

This year, the commemoration honours those who took part in the occupation; providing an opportunity to further reflect on the efforts of those who strove for Treaty settlement and a better future for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

The stand at Bastion Point is a prevailing benchmark for protest in Aotearoa, which led to the first successful retrospective claim hearing at the Waitangi Tribunal. It is a move that Joe Hawke, leader of the 1977 protest, has never regretted.

“I went onto the Point, not to invite an arrest, but to arrest a wrong, and 40 years on, all of Ngāti Whātua are benefiting from that stand”, he said.

Joe will be part of the events planned for Friday 25 May that commemorate that struggle, foster reconciliation and re-affirm Ngāti Whātua’s footprint on the land in Auckland.

 

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1805/S00099/bastion-point-occupation-to-be-commemorated.htm

Matata existing use rights cull one step closer after Bay of Plenty Regional Council decision – another Agenda 21/30 land grab?

This looks like Agenda 21/30. Land grabs in other places also. Search other articles in ‘categories’. See all of our Agenda pages at the main menu, also see Local Govt Watch pages also at the main menu. Similar happening in the Christchurch rebuild.

from Stuff.co.nz

Matata landowners have been left in limbo after a proposal to strip existing use rights over safety concerns was accepted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

The landmark decision will see 34 houses and sections lose the right to inhabit their property as part of a voluntary retreat. It is believed to be the first time the Resource Management Act has been used in this manner.

Whakatane District Council lobbied Bay of Plenty Regional Council to consider a plan change that will prohibit residential activity in the Awatarariki Fanhead at Matatā after March 2021. The plan change was suggested after $1.2 million was spent investigating how to mitigate safety concerns to residents unsuccessfully.

The plan change will prohibit all residential activity in the affected area.

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* A town damned becasue a dam was never built
Anger at forced acquisition of 34 Bay of Plenty properties

Impacted residents say they will fight the plan change through legal means.

“We don’t want this to end up in court but when you back people into a corner they fight,” resident spokesman Rick Whalley said.

“That’s where we are now. We’re backed into the corner and we have to fight. They have taken away everything we have. We can’t sell. We can’t get loans. What other option do we have?”

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/101608589/matata-existing-use-rights-cull-one-step-closer-after-bay-of-plenty-regional-council-decision

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