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A call for independent review of Agenda 30 – a foreign program that is being sorted to be implemented in NZ without proper consultation

This is a first as far as I can see. Nobody has managed to speak to this stealth infiltration on a mainstream news platform since it all began. This agenda is already in our councils under the guise of or aka ‘sustainable development’. EWR

An interview with Billy Te Kahika from teaomaori.news
(Play video at the link)

The need for an independent assessment of the fast-tracking of numerous legislations in parliament is seen as crucial.  It’s the focus and subject of regular online presentations by Billy Te Kahika Junior with a following now growing to tens of thousands.

There is a consistent campaign to bring in a United Nations programme called Agenda 21 and Agenda 30.

Billy TK Junior is seeing the Agenda (30) being adhered to by stealth through legislation being fast-tracked through parliament.

“What this Agenda 30 programme is, is a complete challenge to our Kiwiana. It’s a complete challenge to the Treaty of Waitangi, it’s a complete challenge to Māori as tāngata whenua with inherent cultural practices and cultural rights to exercise those cultural practices,” says Billy TK Junior (Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Maniapoto).

Billy is especially concerned at aspects of the COVID-19 Response Bill, the Food Amendment Bill, the NZ Bill of Rights Amendment Bill and the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Bill.

“We need to question it because it’s likely going to violate the few things we take for granted as Māori right now which is being able to go into our kawakawa forest and make an oil or a paste or tea.  Is that going to be prevented by things like this?  So these are the types of issues that aren’t explained to us that we have no oversight into and across and we need to be very concerned.”

Currently, over 70,000 people have viewed Billy’s online presentations which began two weeks ago with interest now on his most recent of presentations on Friday (29 May 2020).

Junior says, “Agenda 30 is a foreign programme that is being sorted to be implemented in New Zealand without proper consultation.  The framework of the United Nations programme Agenda 30 means that it doesn’t necessarily have to go through a central government to be implemented.  It can be implemented through the backdoor through councils and local boroughs and that’s been fully verified by the fact that one of the first councils in Aotearoa New Zealand to sign up for this programme was Hamilton.  Hamilton City Council was one of the first to do that followed by various other regional and district councils.”

A renowned blues guitarist in his own right who has opened for some of the world top blues legends, Billy has a background in military intelligence and is using that knowledge and experience to provide the public with facts and information that he says are all before us in clear sight. 

“In the United States, it’s a very very serious problem there as well and they are well ahead in the execution and control of Agenda 30.  But why the problem with agenda 30?  Because every aspect of a humans beings life and our ability to live freely.”

It is yet to be seen whether Billy will bow to the call of many for him to stand as a political advocate.

Photo: teaomaori.news screenshot

Setting the record straight – Pakeha kill just as many children as Maori do, despite Maori being reported by mainstream as the “face of abuse”

Pakeha kill just as many children as Maori do, despite Maori being the “face of abuse” Raema Merchant (Lecturer EIT; BSW, MSW)

In 2017, at least 45 babies were taken the day they were born, and more than half of the newborns were removed from young Māori mothers  Whanau Ora NZ, 26/6/19

Just a reminder for those I note on forums & social media who say ‘Māori should stop abusing their children’. We are hearing that the higher proportion of children/babies uplifted by NZ authorities have been Māori babies, and going by the mainstream media hype it would be difficult not to think that Maori were the top offenders.

Not so.

Raema Merchant’s doctorate research in 2011 revealed what mainstream is generally not telling us. They have in my opinion, much to answer for in this skewing of perception, both currently and historically. EWR

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Now Pakeha media have highlighted the horror of Oranga Tamariki’s theft of    Māori children – will Government be shamed into action?

 

From stuff.co.nz (2011)

Pakeha kill just as many children as Maori do, despite Maori being the “face of abuse” in the media, according to a researcher.

Social work lecturer Raema Merchant said focusing on Maori parents diverts attention away from the fact Pakeha can harm children too.

“I’m not denying it’s a problem for Maori, but if we’re just focusing on Maori we’re ignoring the Pakeha side,” she said.

“It’s almost as though Pakeha are putting their heads in the sand and saying there is no Pakeha child abuse.”

Her master’s thesis at Massey University found about half of the children killed in New Zealand died at the hands of a Pakeha abuser.

Almost 9000 children were victims of physical abuse between 2000 and 2008, yet only 21 became “household names”‘ in the media, she said.

Just one-third of child deaths were reported in the press, and they were predominantly Maori cases.

Merchant urged the public and media to focus on real problems of child abuse, rather than making Maori the “face of abuse”.

“The real danger I have seen from a social worker point of view is that there are a lot of children being abused but as far as the public are concerned they only seem to know about the ones that are Maori.

“Child abuse is a problem for all people, not just for Maori.”

Merchant is already planning her next thesis, which will look at a bigger issue: whether focusing on Maori child abuse victims leads to skewed views by health professionals and the public.

This could lead to a lack of awareness of abuse occurring in Pakeha families, she said.

Merchant found physical child abuse was largely related to poverty, poor housing, inter-generational abuse, poor parenting and drugs and alcohol abuse.

Her research comes after a recent poll revealed half of New Zealanders believe child abuse has an ethnic connection.

Research New Zealand conducted the survey on how New Zealanders view the causes of child abuse, asking respondents to rank the factors they believed most contributed to the problem.

Just over half the 503 people polled said child abuse was a cultural issue, while parental experience and economic factors shared equal status at about a third each.

Child Matters chief executive Anthea Simcock said abuse was not just about one culture.

“Child abuse is right across the spectrum.”

On average, one child is killed every five weeks in New Zealand, and most victims are less than a year old.

MINISTER SAYS PARENTS NEED HELP

Mums and dads would get preferential treatment for drug and mental health problems under a radical plan to address the nation’s shocking child abuse rate.

The government is braced for criticisms of suggested changes to the current system, where state assistance is allocated on individual need rather than whether dependent children are involved.

Mandatory reporting, a re-think of the whanau-first policy when children are removed from their parents’ care, and sharing information despite privacy concerns will also be on the table when the government releases its Green Paper next week on improving children’s lives.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett launched the review in April, saying she was incensed by the number of child abuse cases and wanted a national debate about how the problem should be tackled.

It will be launched in Auckland on Wednesday and there will be eight months of public consultation before a formal White Paper is released and the Children’s Action Plan is adopted next year.

Bennett said she was aware many of the topics in the Green Paper were controversial, but tough choices were needed to reduce child abuse.

She said she does not agree with some of the recommendations, but wants them discussed.

Barnardos boss Murray Edridge, former All Blacks hooker Norm Hewitt and former Families Commissioner Sandra Alofivae have been appointed to help lead public debate on the issues.

The more contentious topics include a legal requirement for professionals – including doctors, teachers and nurses – to report suspected child abuse cases, and monitoring at-risk children from birth in a national database.

Former Children’s Commissioner John Angus has said there are already enough reports of child abuse, and dealing with the cases properly was preferable to encouraging more reporting.

He said mandatory reporting would swamp Child Youth and Family.

Child abuse expert Patrick Kelly said many health professionals were not qualified enough to detect it.

Bennett said suggestions of greater information sharing between government agencies also extended to other family members and non-governmental organisations.

“We want to see children protected and in a safe environment, to do that we need to share information a lot more readily, and that does mean occasionally we’ll be sharing information on children who are not in danger.

“So is middle New Zealand ready for us to step into that area a bit?”

Putting parents ahead of other Kiwis in line for government services will also attract criticism.

“The example you could use is that mental health services be prioritised to mothers and fathers with small children.

“Does that mean other people wait longer?

“Should they be able to jump the queue because they have young children?”

It could also apply to drug and alcohol treatment, welfare, education and the rest of the health sector. Services are currently allocated based on need.

Bennett acknowledged that many people, particularly the elderly, would be put out by that.

“I get daily correspondence [from people] who are appalled and disgusted at those beautiful faces that they see, unfortunately week after week, who have been severely damaged or even killed at the hands of people who should be loving them.

“I suppose I’m saying to those people; what are you willing to give up for me to spend more resources on those very families?”

Three questions asked by the Green Paper: What priority should government give to the families and whanau of those caring for children when allocating services that impact on the children they are caring for? What services do you think should be included in this policy? When should adults who care for children be prioritised for services over others?

SOURCE:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/5331753/Pakeha-child-abuse-ignored-researcher

Joining the dots at Horowhenua District Council: What mainstream isn’t telling you

From kapitiindpendentnews.net.nz

Slugging it out in the Horowhenua

by Veronica Harrod

What is happening in the small neck of the woods called the Horowhenua is a power struggle between conflicting agendas.

On one side of the boxing ring stands Horowhenua District Council Mayor Michael Feyen, supported by councillor Ross Campbell holding the towel and the water bottle in the background.

On the other side of the boxing ring stands deputy mayor Wayne Bishop with his supporters; the eight remaining councillors (although there are signs the amount of blood being spilled is getting too much for some).


The ref is the CEO!

Unfortunately for Mayor Feyen the referee of the boxing match is council’s chief executive David Clapperton, which is why the result will always seem to be in Cr Bishop’s favour because both Cr Bishop and Mr Clapperton have mutually beneficial interests. Mayor Feyen alluded to the source of the power struggle in comments to the media when he said, “There seems to be much at stake for some in council…and that he had ‘severe concerns’ about conflicts of interest within the council.”

 

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