Title: Co-Governance System Threatens New Zealand’s Future, Young Kiwis Remain Unaware
In a recent interview with Counterspin media, Julian Batchelor, a passionate advocate for freedom in New Zealand, raised concerns about a planned Maori takeover of the country by 2040. Batchelor referred to a 2019 report called He Puapua, which outlines a co-governance system that fulfills the objectives of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). This report was initially kept secret by the Ardern Labor Government until after the election, stirring controversy and accusations of bad faith.
The He Puapua report, authored by a group of Maori academics and government officials, suggests a recipe for Maori separatism. It has been a topic of discussion in numerous public meetings across the country. However, due to the intimidation faced by venue owners and operators, some gatherings had to be rescheduled or moved to different locations. For this reason, Batchelor has been organizing private invite-only events to ensure disruptive protesters do not hinder the discussions.
One prominent co-governance meeting in Invercargill received vocal support from local Mayor Nobby Clarke, who expressed the opposition of the majority of council members to co-governance. Batchelor has also garnered support from Kaipara District Council Mayor Craig Jepson, who refused to open meetings with an indigenous prayer, known as a karakia, attracting the ire of the Race Relations Commissioner.
The government-funded media in New Zealand has come under scrutiny for its alleged bias against supporters of the Voices for Freedom (VFF) movement. Media companies such as Stuff.co received a substantial fund of $55 million after the decline in advertising revenue during the pandemic. These media outlets launched a campaign warning the public about “conspiracist candidates” associated with VFF.
Despite the scare campaign, VFF sympathizers managed to secure election victories, demonstrating widespread support for their cause. Duncan Campbell, a traffic engineer, was subjected to a smear campaign by Stuff.co for attending a protest camp in Wellington but still managed to be elected to the Taupo District Council.
The Voices for Freedom movement developed in response to the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which some viewed as a globalist power grab. As the pandemic subsided, VFF expanded its advocacy against the Ardern government’s radical co-governance agenda and launched Reality Check Radio, an internet radio station, to amplify their message. The station features well-known figures such as Peter Williams, Rodney Hide, Paul Brennan, and Chantelle Baker.
While some tensions and disagreements have arisen between Reality Check Radio and Counterspin, it is crucial for these outlets to maintain unity in the face of their shared battle. The influence of alternative news sites, blogs, and these internet radio stations has grown significantly, positioning them as important platforms for voices critical of the UN-driven indigenous and environmentalist takeover.
In conclusion, concerns over the co-governance system and its potential impact on New Zealand’s future have been raised by Julian Batchelor and others. The He Puapua report, which outlines this system, has sparked public debate and controversy. Despite attempts by the media to discredit supporters of VFF, their message continues to resonate with sections of the population. As the country debates its future, unity and collaboration among those advocating for freedom and sovereignty will be vital.