Wow – this is so NZ racist it may as well have a burning cross pavlova

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Ready? Because this is the kind of astounding bigotry and pure ignorance of elderly white anger that Don Brash lit with his Orewa Speech and which spawned the Foreshore & Seabed confiscation…

Racist undertones in submissions on prospect of land being gifted back to Tauranga iwi

A Western Bay of Plenty councillor and mayoral candidate is trying to block land being returned to Māori after it was sold by missionaries who never owned it in the first place.

Margaret Murray-Benge says giving 11 Mission Street, in Tauranga, to the Otamataha Trust, who represent Ngāti Tapu and Ngāi Tamarāwaho, to right a historical wrong should not occur as Māori cannot be trusted to keep their word.

The Trust plans to lease the land to neighbouring heritage building society, The Elms, at a peppercorn rent of $1 per year for the next 100 years.

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But Murray-Benge says if the transfer goes through Māori would “demand every piece of land in Tauranga”.

…she’s more Trump than Trump! She doesn’t want stolen land returned because the righting of that injustice might spark a righting of injustice all over NZ?

You can appreciate Margaret’s anxiety, the core plank of NZs economic success is stealing indigenous land and not paying for it, but to have such selfish anxiety expressed with such pride publicly is jaw dropping in its audacity.

Sister Margaret Murray-Benge manages to make white privilege look more arrogant! She comes across like a self-righteous Handmaid’s Tale super villain.

This is the kind of astounding background racism that NZ First are currently playing to, the ruddy neck of Provincial banjo twanging folk law that hisses at basic progress and considers Indian restaurants as too cosmopolitan.

This low horizon imagination that grips anti-intellectual NZ as ferociously as a frightened child to its attachment parenting mommy blogger mother bubbles and churns beneath the faux Tea Parties and beige triumph BBQs of bucolic NZ.

In this carnival of illiteracy strides the angry white settler nation, who long for the freedom of their narrow pettiness to fly and reset the blurred edges of a smeared selective history that reaffirms the injustice they have so magnificently benefited from.

Our lonely crags of Pig Island, these splintered shakey Isles are still as nakedly selfish and lonely as when first glimpsed from Western eyes. Margaret Murray-Benge and her garden variety bigotry is a reflection of New Zealand, not an anomaly.

White rage stalks with semi-automatics and prunes garden roses.

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  1. New Zealand bred at least two generations on the notion of Maori and non-Maori being part of one people and one nation. No one bothered with the fact that it was Maori who were expected to be non-Maori for this one New Zealand dream to become reality. Even Maori of these two generations were indoctrinated into the one New Zealand ethos. My parents are part of the “Great Generation” (born in the 1920s). Lovely people but here and there I see the “one nation” ethos bred into them, triggered. This attitude can also be found in those in the 60 to 80 age bracket. I still come across people who think the Moriori inhabited New Zealand and were wiped out by the Maori who came next, a justification for Maori also being subjected to colonisation, and a totally discredited nineteenth century theory. But this shows how things taught in schools in the 1930s to early 1960s caste a dark show 60 to 80 years later. This is why so many older New Zealanders are opposed to teaching of Maori language and culture in school. They might say it is a pointless language to learn etc, but really the problem for them is that it validates Maori culture and language, and will have its own flow on effects into the future.

  2. well said esoteric pineapples my pakeha grandmother born in the 1920s was a racist she said to my mother in the 1960s ‘what are you doing living down an alley with a nigger’ so i can relate to that

  3. “Tea Mr Philip?”.
    “Ah yes Miss Margaret, I juss finish up this hedge”.
    “Oh you’re a good boy, now join me here on the patio for an Angel cake and a pot of Earl Grey what”.
    “Oh, appreciate Miss Margaret, yes I do”.
    “Now Philip, I know you and your crowd have recently been showing an unhealthy interest in claim to the land here, do you know what I am talking about my good man?”
    “No Miss Margaret, I mean I’ve heard…”
    “I must say I am not at all happy Philip, after all this land belongs to the parish now yes, bought fair and square in better times, for the good of the entire flock.”
    “Yes Miss Margaret, I mean we…”
    “I know Philip, but we can’t have the less civilised of your crowd rising up every time an issue like this arises, can we? We more refined folk can make life very uncomfortable for the likes of you if you start to upset us. Do you understand what I am saying Philip?”
    “Yes maam, I think I do.”
    “Good boy Philip, more tea? Please, try the tartlets”. “Now do pass on my disappointment to your people Philip, this talk of returning stolen land is most distressing. I mean where will YOU work and live if I was to leave this place Philip, God forbid? I was planning to employ your family and friends and perhaps give you a little stipend in return, if you could make this little disagreement go away, yes? Maybe an extra 2 cents in your wallet each week my good Philip?”
    “Ah I see Miss Margaret”.
    “Good boy. More tea Mr Philip?”

  4. “Our lonely crags of Pig Island, these splintered shakey Isles are still as nakedly selfish and lonely as when first glimpsed from Western eyes.” No, I think that we’re worse – but I am not sure why – we were better than this in the 70’s and 80’s, and we maybe started to regress in the 1990’s.

    Murray-Benge’s views preclude rational dialogue and echo the red-neck support base of Donald Trump, but there’s no excuse for ignorance of the legal issues involved, and one would hope that her fellow council members do not suffer fools gladly.

    Bear in mind that there may be bats in the old belfry – and that’s not meant to sound as unkind as it does.

  5. Shocking article, yet you seem to overlook the ‘Sister’ mention, I mean does this refer to her links with the archiac Catholic church of men in black dresses wrecking kids futures? Or is she Anglican, with some view of equality under a God?

  6. We should not worry about this one woman. It’s a waste of energy to be honest. You should ask yourself why one person can stir up so much animosity. Haven’t you gotten used to it yet? Stick to the plan and don’t let people divert the reason for fighting for our peoples’ rights.

    • This “one woman” is in council and gong for Mayor f Tauranga.Not to be taken lightly this woman if she rally’s fear and anger towards Maori for the possibility of land eviction ( which will never happen because Maori wouldn’t just leave whole family’s homeless, like Pakeha have done to us) , and gains the support of like minded people, then you’ll have a real problem. But as far as wasting energy and sticking to the plan, your spot on

    • This “one woman” is in council and gong for Mayor f Tauranga.Not to be taken lightly this woman if she rally’s fear and anger towards Maori for the possibility of land eviction ( which will never happen because Maori wouldn’t just leave whole family’s homeless, like Pakeha have done to us) , and gains the support of like minded people, then you’ll have a real problem. But as far as wasting energy and sticking to the plan, your spot on

  7. Sad, selfish, self righteous old pakeha, they’re a dime a dozen in this country. They come out of the woodwork, clutching onto their stolen stuff, their racist heritage, their false sense of Maori are useless so deserve everything that was done.. they hang on to these values with both fists…. but then there are some absolutely lovely Pakeha like my mother inlaw who loved Maori people with a vengeance. She never let anyone say a bad word about me, my whanau or any of her Maori friends. She was ashamed of how we were treated, she new the history of Aotearoa. Her children were bought up around Maori. There-in lies the key… It starts in the home. Love begets love… bigotry and racism begets bigotry and racism. They weren’t rich but were hard workers and didn’t inherit lands stolen/confiscated from Tangata Whenua, so they lived with no guilt and didn’t jump on the ‘Pakeha Gravey Train’ of ‘This land has been in my family for generations… and no Maori deserves to get their hands on it’. I wish all pakeha were like you Gennis (nee..Sole) Rooney. and thank you Andrew Judd, your my pakeha bro. who proves white people can change their values to good.

  8. I agree with you Wakerroi Rooney in my job i have interviewed thousands of NZers from many walks of life and some of the best and most welcoming homes and people i have had the privilege of going into their homes and receiving such wonderful, kind generous hospitality were our Pakeha NZers.

  9. I agree with you Wakerroi Rooney in my job i have interviewed thousands of NZers from many walks of life and some of the best and most welcoming homes and people i have had the privilege of going into their homes and receiving such wonderful, kind generous hospitality were our Pakeha NZers.

  10. I agree with you Wakerroi Rooney in my job i have interviewed thousands of NZers from many walks of life and some of the best and most welcoming homes and people i have had the privilege of going into their homes and receiving such wonderful, kind generous hospitality were our Pakeha NZers.

  11. I agree with you Wakerroi Rooney in my job i have interviewed thousands of NZers from many walks of life and some of the best and most welcoming homes and people i have had the privilege of going into their homes and receiving such wonderful, kind generous hospitality were our Pakeha NZers.

  12. Really this woman Margaret Murray-Benge really should take a serious look in the mirror to see who cannot be trusted.
    I am pakeha and as history has proven especially over the previous National government years alot of pre-election promises were made to ALL NZers only to be broken once all the votes had been counted.
    Here are some examples of broken promises that the mostly white skinned National Party MPs have broken: Not increasing GST, getting the Pike River 29 out and of course so many bridges in Northland(a predominantly Maori part of NZ).
    I think this woman Murray-Benge needs to retire. She has obviously been in the job of a leach on the Western Bay of Plenty region for far too long.
    But then we are each day closer to the local body elections. I hope those in the Tauranga region DO NOT vote for her as she does not merit any regard, respect or consideration whatsoever.
    I wouldn’t trust her or touch her with a barge poll.

    • I note your list of broken promises are aimed at the National Party I would ask you to list the promises broken by Labour but the list would be so long it would not fit in the space given.

  13. Trev unless you are blind, homelessness became more prevalent under national, how do i know i saw it with my eyes people and families sleeping in cars and where ever they could, why? national knocked down too many state houses, they sold about 2 thousand and land to private companies mostly and they let in almost 1 million people. Now why would you do that when our infrastructure was not in place, that in my view is dumb politics not good economic management and i don’t know if you can recall but national said there is no housing crisis and they maintained that view throughout their 9 year tenure. What has changed trev now they have changed their views why is this ? is it because they are on the outer and they have been exposed due to too many not receiving there brighter future ?

  14. Trev unless you are blind, homelessness became more prevalent under national, how do i know i saw it with my eyes people and families sleeping in cars and where ever they could, why? national knocked down too many state houses, they sold about 2 thousand and land to private companies mostly and they let in almost 1 million people. Now why would you do that when our infrastructure was not in place, that in my view is dumb politics not good economic management and i don’t know if you can recall but national said there is no housing crisis and they maintained that view throughout their 9 year tenure. What has changed trev now they have changed their views why is this ? is it because they are on the outer and they have been exposed due to too many not receiving there brighter future ?

  15. The story has been carefully chosen to inflame racial tensions. There wouldn’t be an issue if Maori were treated fairly (!!)

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