Just to clear up the racist lies and propaganda that Hobsons Pledge are spreading about our founding national document the Treaty of Waitangi.
Article three is not protecting the rights and privileges of British colonists or their descendants in the 21st century it was based on the protecting the rights of only Māori people no one else.
Article 3 of the Treaty specifically mentions the word “Māori” and the English version of the Treaty of Manukau/Kawhia specifically refers to the “Natives”
The definition of Native -“Your native country or area is the country or area where you were born and brought up.” -This would exclude all of the British population here in 1840 they are not Native because they were born in Great Britain.
When Hobsons Pledge deliberately misconstrues the Treaty and say “All the people of New Zealand” they are trying to adjust the definition of Te reo Māori to suit their agenda. The genuine translation is “to the natives of New Zealand”
Don Brash, Andy Oakley, Marton Doutre and Mike Butler are responsible for spreading these racist lies to undermine the authentic translation by Sir Ian Hugh Kāwharu. But when you point this out they resort to a conspiracy theory that Sir Ian Hugh Kāwharu invented the definition for political gain.
This is followed up with conspiracy after conspiracy that the word “Māori” means anyone who arrives here on a plane at Manukau airport or simply the Māori people don’t exist because we don’t meet their expectations of blood quantum.
Joe Trinder is a MANA Movement activist.