posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 07:12 PM
How dare you compare the Aboriginals of Australia to the Maori of New Zealand (comparing a 60,000 year old culture to one of barely 200 years old is
nothing short of pathetic) and you have missed one very important point... Maori are not Indigenous or Aboriginal to New Zealand.
The whole of New Zealand could do with accepting this undeniable fact as this would alleviate a lot of the problems New Zealnd faces, both politically
Can anyone explain to me how the below extract taken from the resource management act was allowed to be passed ??? How can the
non-indigenous/non-aboriginal people of New Zealand have the power bestowed upon them to do as they please with the Archeological discoveries of this
country that have nothing whatsoever to do with them or their culture... who is the numbskull that allowed this to happen and why is allowed to
continue to happen ? Respect of any given culture is a two way street... if you cant show it then dont expect to receive it (Mr John Hatfield, aka
Hone Harawira, Walking Eagle... you misguided, ignorant and monumentally racist moron !!!).
"FNTXT:0-86472-088-2:6.3:7}7 Maori antiquities were defined in the Act as "Maori relics, articles manufactured with ancient Maori tools and
according to Maori methods, and all other articles or things of historical or scientific value or interest and relating to New Zealand."
This is not only insulting to the majority of New Zealanders but borders on being criminal... If artifacts, sites, remains etc. are not of Maori
culture or history then you have to wonder why the hell you would leave the question of what do we do with this up to them... this is a clear example
of racism actually being underwritten into our countries laws/legislation.
The question of WHY there is a cover-up (not IF) could be explained by the fact that there is a derelict village set up at the access point to the
site in question (D.O.C. land, I might just point out) and why do the inhabitants of this resort to leaving intimidating and threatening notes on
vehicles of people who decide to explore this public land ?
Are the local Maori just a bit uppity about a white man that has the audacity to enter into there supposed lands (entirely possible) or is there a
bigger and more sinister reason for it.
Govenments do not place an embrago on archeological findings for no reason, they place them because the findings would be disruptive to the founding
constitutions of the country, the simple unabashed truth and respect of cultures relating to these findings is irrelevant for them as decades of
legislation and law has been written around the falsities that are purpetuated throughout the education system and society in general.
It makes me nauseous to think that this could happen in this country and is a mark of shame that will forever be with this countries history.
All political, racial or personal agendas aside... the facts are the facts and if archeoligical work undertaken that proves our perception of this
countries history is incorrect is ignored or hindered in any way whatsoever then the Maori people themselves and our government should feel a great
shame and embarresment at what has been allowed to happen.
If certain people are so sure of their entitlements and privelages that are based on them supposedly being indigenous or aboriginal to this country
then why dont we all just let the research happen, let the findings be made public and then we can move forward as one big happy nation :-)... (that
question was of course rhetorical).
To the majority of New Zealanders out there... WAKE UP ! and to the majority of Maori out there... MAN UP ! what are you fighting so hard to conceal