Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Maori Spokesman contacts the No Campaign

Skip Maheno, spokesman for the Tribal Council for the Confederation of United Tribes contacted The People's No Campaign this morning. They have been following the No Campaign's various fights and campaigns to maintain the sovereignty of the people and uphold the principles of our common law and are impressed with the way 'the people' are standing up to be counted and taking on the establishment.

Skip states, "We are in the process of challenging our Government who we say have No' jurisdiction over our sovereign tribe known as Patu Koraha or Te Paatu pronounced ( tear as in rip and part 2 ) . Please keep in contact as our own media is avoiding us. Any help would be appreciated."

Neil Herron states, "It is humbling to think that our various campaigns that show we are making a difference are being closely followed even as far away as New Zealand and inspiring others to stand up and fight for their own principles and cause. I am sure the fact that they have contacted us and made us aware of their plight will generate news headlines for their campaign over here."

Northland Age Community News, New Zealand
Frustration boiled over at Pamapuria yesterday as protesters once again blocked traffic on State Highway 1, in continuation of a dispute with Transit New Zealand over the fate of a small piece of land that will no longer be needed when long-delayed roadworks have been completed.

The local people believe the land will be surplus and should be returned to Te Paatu, while Transit’s response is that it will be required as a safety zone, and that it has no role to play in disputes over the ownership of Crown land.

The officer in charge of the Kaitaia Police District, Senior Sergeant Gordon Gunn, drove out at the scene yesterday morning, then returned to Kaitaia after a discussion with protesters. The highway was still open at that stage. He returned at around 9.30, by which time traffic had been brought to a halt in both lanes. Two television crews had also arrived, while traffic had built up considerably both north and south.

Senior Sergeant Gunn said he had been anxious to resolve the issue without arresting anyone, but had been forced to make one arrest (a man was later charged with obstructing the highway and resisting police).

At that point he was told that he was trespassing on sovereign land and was himself subject to arrest, in which event he would be taken to Te Paatu Marae and held there.Senior Sergeant Gunn informed the protesters that that would be tantamount to kidnapping.

The arrested man was released, however, and reinforcements were called from Kaitaia.The road was eventually reopened and the arrested man placed in a patrol car, after a scuffle. The arrested man, Skip Maheno, told The Northland Age that he had taken his frustrations out on the police car (kicking a door as he was placed inside it, saying he was sorry it had had to go that way), but had taken care not to strike any of the police officers present.

Obesity in the ranks
Te Whakaminenga o Te Patu are very concerned with their subservient police force and other various government departments as there seems to be a problem with obesity within the ranks. We are so concerned we’ve written to the Minister of Justice and also the Minister of Health, informing them that strict healthy diet and exercise be implemented so overweight officers fit their uniforms properly, saving the taxpayer an extra three buttons or so.The Whakaminenga is also concerned that some members of MFish are indescriminately showing the public where the confiscated shellfish is held (in their big bellies). We have advised the Health Minister to move on this topic before our serfs grow out of control, and we also reminded the Justice Minister to brief all police on the matter of sovereignty.
Skip Maheno

Te Patu Tribal Council
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