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No to Co-governance, No to ethnic privilege. Yes to democracy and power by the people.
New Conservative rejects separatist policies.
Labour and Te Pati Maori have been pushing separatist policies which would divest New Zealanders of their democratic rights. New Conservative firmly opposes such policies.
Nobody could have failed to notice that during the last two terms of the Labour government that there has been a concerted push to foist Maori language and names upon just about every aspect of our daily lives. From media greetings and renaming our cities and towns, to the replacing of the names of virtually all our Government departments and on
New Conservative believe that this renaming policy is simply a foreshadowing of what the elite Maori in caucus and in the Te Pati Maori Party want to achieve not just in nomenclature but in terms of governmental control. New Conservative believes we must oppose the push for Co-governance and Maori sovereignty if we are to ensure our country remains a democracy run on the principle of one person one vote. We oppose state-sanctioned apartheid where one ‘ethnic group’ has more than one vote per person.
Recently Willie Jackson made the statement that, “Te Pati Maori want to own everything, they want to own the water and they want their own government”.
The Treaty of Waitangi has been interpreted in many ways since it was signed and the question needs to be asked as to how did we go from there, where in the first article of Te tiriti (The Treaty of Waitangi), Maori text; the Chiefs gave the Queen "te Kawanatanga katoa", the governance or government over the land. In the English text, the chiefs gave the Queen " all the rights and powers of sovereignty" over the land and all the people in it, to where we are today?
What we can do is be guided by those voices like Sir Apirana Ngata in his 'The Treaty of Waitangi, An Explanation ' Apirana states that there were many divisions between the sub-tribes each under their own chief. Because there was no united authority or government and all tribes, similar to the present, have different ways of governance and Ti kanga it would be impossible for any Maori government to be able to govern all the various Maori Territories as one group of Maori. We are all, Maori and non-Maori, one people as New Zealanders.
And his final comment to those who questioned the treaty: “If you think these things are wrong and bad then blame our ancestors who gave away their rights in the days when they were powerful”.
New Conservative believe that Labour has used Three Waters as a Trojan horse. It has sneakily tried to endorse its policies of Co-Governance on the back of Three Waters. Not everyone in this country has seen through this ruse.
National says, no one owns water, Labour says, everyone owns water, I say no one owns water but we all have individual rights to water. No one has the right to own it. Control is another matter.
It is clear that New Zealand has problems with its water infrastructure. Some councils have managed their use of water well, but others have done so very poorly. Nobody would argue that we need to spend money updating and managing our water structures. However, to suggest that this should be best done by centralising our water management structure into a massive bureaucracy dominated by a small number of Maori elitist is the antithesis of the localism New Conservative seeks to achieve and is central to its policies.
One only needs to look at the fiasco that the amalgamation of our Polytechnics has become to realize the dangers inherent in communistic type centralisation of public assets and infrastructure. Chris Hipkins was told very clearly by education chiefs like Phil Ker the former CEO of the Otago Polytechnic that his Te Pukenga concept was a solution to a problem that simply did not exist. Millions have now been wasted on this education behemoth which is now floundering without real direction and beset with problems.
New Conservative oppose Labour's Three Waters for the same reasons. We believe that as far as is possible, control of our local water infrastructure should be kept in local hands. That is not to say that there should not be some oversight and guidance from the government, but amalgamating the resources of over 120 NZ councils into four controlling water authorities is not going to solve the water problem. Rather it will birth a burgeoning bureaucracy populated by officials and dominated by ethnic self-interest, far removed from the real on-the-ground problems and local communities.
New Conservative recognise that we need to update our water infrastructure but this does not mean the problem can or should be solved by re-framing our entire understanding and management of water by handing it over to government bureaucrats.
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