Rawiri Waititi, one of the elitist radical Maori activists pushing indigenous “self determination” based on their reinterpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi.


NEW Zealand anti-co-governance campaigner Julian Batchelor says the country is in a political war for it’s future. “Democracy has gone,” Batchelor told a recent meeting in New Plymouth. “What co-governance is, is the elite Maori takeover of this country.”

In a recent interview with Australian vlogger Wilms Front, Batchelor issued a grim warning to Australia: “My message to Australia is, mate, you don’t want to let this happen, to any degree, not a whiff of it, not an inch of it, not a millimetre of it – whatever you want to say. You do not want to let this go forward in Australia.”

Batchelor has for years fought a personal battle against tribal Maoris in Northland who assaulted him and threatened to burn down his property unless he handed it over. They simply disregarded the fact that he had lawfully purchased the property, which included a colonial era home he restored and now rents to tourists. This lead him to investigate the co-governance system and launch a national tour.

He has been exposing statements from veteran activists such as Sir Tipene O’Regan warning of violence by activists if certain political objectives are not met; Maori Party politician Ken Mair threatening to “take back our country by any means” and Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi who is demanding self-governance and self-determination over all Maori domains – in other words, a separate government. As Cairns News has previously reported, separate indigenous states is the long-term objective of the Marxist project known as the National and Colonial Question, now reinvented into the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Waititi is the classic twister of history for the political purposes of his separatist movement. Asked in a NewsHub interview about a paper (He Puapua) proposing “shared Maori governance” by 2040 he immediately lied about the overall intent of the Treaty of Waitangi, which clearly shows the tribal chiefs who signed it ceded all sovereignty to the English Crown.

But Waititi and his class of elite, mostly mixed-blood activists, are already poised to take a government foothold through Maori appointments to 15 regional planning committees that operate on a “co-governance” basis. When Mair, for instance, talks about “our country”, or “my people” one might ask who he is talking for – his Maori or European ancestry? This is the obvious flaw of so-called indigenous identity. Why does Mair trumpet his Maori ancestry over his European ancestry. Is he being racist against himself? Is he one-half oppressed and the other half oppressor?

The NZ Taxpayers Union co-founder and political commentator David Farrar warned back in March against Government legislation to replace the Resource Management Act. “Here at the Taxpayers’ Union, we are no fans of the RMA. But what is proposed is far, far worse,” he said. “While Three Waters (the national water supply authority) was about community/council assets, this post is about a new series of bills going through Parliament right now that will dictate what you can can do with your house, your farm, and your business. And unlike Three Waters, it is getting nearly no media attention.

“Under this proposed law, powers over planning and when a resource consent (planning permit) is required will be stripped from local councils and handed to 15 new co-governed Regional Planning Committees. That means the decisions about the building consent for your deck, new home, factory, your farm’s water take, and how your city or town is planned will be made by people you cannot vote out,” Farrar warned.

The government’s version last year was that councils would continue to process and approve “most resource consents” and a new National Planning Framework would allegedly replace more than 20 national policy statements, environmental standards, and national planning standards, allegedly providing “a single direction for urban development, freshwater management and highly productive land policy for the whole country.”

The 15 Regional Planning Committees with at least six members from councils, central government and at least two members appointed by local Maori, will be responsible for setting strategy and plans. Each committee will write a Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) detailed in the Spatial Planning Act, setting expectations of how each region is expected to develop over time – looking 30 years ahead and reviewed every nine years.

“Spatial planning” is just another name for Agenda 20-30-style central planning. So in effect, New Zealand’s Labor Government is simply replacing it’s previous central planning system with another version of a central planning system, this time with indigenous control mechanisms.

Also required are so-called Natural and Built Environment (NBE) Plans, “setting out specific land use and resource allocation rules for each region. NBEs are subject to “public consultation”, reviewed by an “independent panel” and will “require engagement with mana whenua”. Mana whenua is indigenous-speak for local tribal people who have ‘demonstrated authority’ over land or territory in a particular area – and that effectively gives them a say in every decision involving any habitable land in the nation.

Also required are so-called Natural and Built Environment (NBE) Plans, “setting out specific land use and resource allocation rules for each region. NBEs are subject to “public consultation”, reviewed by an “independent panel” and will “require engagement with mana whenua”. Mana whenua is indigenous-speak for local tribal people who have ‘demonstrated authority’ over land or territory in a particular area – and that effectively gives them a say in every decision involving any habitable land in the nation.

According to Cam Slater of Reality Talk Radio there are already reports of a district council being bogged down by having to consult with 17 “iwi” and 57 “hapu” (tribe and sub-tribe of clans) whose voices must be incorporated into council considerations before they can engage with anyone else.

In New Zealand, everything is being translated into Maori, regardless of whether traditional Maori culture has any link with it. Even complex concepts like “spatial planning” or health and tax departments and universities are translated into Maori. The effect of this is to give Maori a claim on everything and to foster the dominant and controlling “indigenous culture” narrative set down in the UNDRIP.

Meanwhile Batchelor has been forced to hold private or online meetings across the country simply because Green/Labor/Maori Party dupes and radical leftist fringe groups like Aoteroa Liberation League (ALL) do their best to invade them and shut them down. New Zealand’s government-subsidised media do their best to report the protests against the meetings, but seldom report what is actually discussed.

Media has been effectively silenced on this issue due to a so-called “truth telling” operation driven by the activists. Media companies like Stuff.co were coerced to confess their “racist sins of the past” and their “euro-centric thinking”. Now, of course, thinking must be Maori-centric.

The neo-Marxist Maori elite have for years campaigned to distort New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi with a bogus version, that ironically, conflicts with the Maori language version (Te Tiriti) copied from the Littlewood Draft, the final English draft after the treaty was signed. Named after the lawyer it was given to, the Littlewood Draft was lost and not found until 1989. A crucial part of the text states: “The chiefs of the confederation of united tribes and the other chiefs not joined the confederation cede to the Queen of England forever the entire sovereignty of their country.”

However, aided by successive Labor Party governments, weak conservative (National Party) governments, leftist academics, lawyers and a sympathetic media, the neo-Marxists railed against this rediscovered treaty and had it removed from public access. The activists then managed to get in place legislation backing up another copy of the treaty which suited their claims, contrary to expert constitutional opinion, that it promoted a system of “co-governance” and “bi-culturalism”.

“The reality is, in my opinion, is that New Zealand is at war,” Batchelor said recently. “The Encyclopedia Brittanica says war in the popular sense is conflict between political groups. Now we have people obviously in New Zealand who think that co-governance is wonderful, co-governance is great, and they’re the people banning free speech, the people who are bullying and intimidating everybody. They’re the people offering death threats and threatening to burn down buildings of anybody who houses us.”

Batchelor said those groups have shown by their behaviour “what their group is about” while his organisation was trying to open up intelligent debate about co-governance with the ultimate objective of expunging it from every government document in New Zealand. “We’re fighting for democracy. Democracy has gone in New Zealand, it’s disappeared. As soon as Maori were appointed to Maori wards without being elected then we lost democracy,” he said.

Batchelor said the equality aspect of democracy had also gone, with Maori being given all sorts of special privileges. “Maori are being treated as a special race of people with special hand-outs, special privileges, special benefits that are going to Maori and no-one else…We’re fighting for one law for all, one vote for all.”

But many Maori are not receiving all these benefits. Batchelor was told by one regular Maori battler he and others were sick of seeing members of this elite cruising around the country in luxury Land Rovers, and decked out in fashionable clothes. Many other Maori New Zealanders simply do not agree with the co-governance system, which they see as racially divisive.

Meanwhile the anti-co-governance campaigners have printed a total of 350,000 booklets exposing co-governance and treaty issues. These are being distributed at the rate of about 26,000 per week. It is endorsed by historian and researcher Dr John Robinson who describes it as “well informed and based on an extensive and accurate historical account and a thorough understanding of recent events” and adds that co-governance is “racist and divisive, leading to a destruction of equality and democracy”.