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Central Rail Link could be stopped by new Auckland council

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 11:44 am | David Rankin

Although the Government has announced today that it will contribute to the cost of Auckland’s Central Rail Link (CRL), one Council candidate, David Rankin (who is standing in the Waitakere Ward) believes that the new council could scuttle the entire ... More >>

Candidate Donates $1000 to Family First after Sword Incident

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:21 am | David Rankin

Following the incident on Monday this week, when Auckland Council candidate David Rankin and supporter Dr Don Brash were approached by a sword-wielding man with mental health problems who was later apprehended by Police, Mr Rankin has donated $1000 ... More >>

Open letter to TVNZ Head John Gillespie

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:23 pm | David Rankin

You made the following public comment today regarding the actions of TVNZ reporters and a cameraman at my campaign launch yesterday which was interrupted by a deranged man wielding a sword and threatening us, and dragging his young son with him: More >>

TVNZ Blasted Over Sword Attack

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 2:08 pm | David Rankin

Auckland Council candidate, David Rankin, who was with former National Party leader Don Brash when confronted by a sword-wielding man apparently on 'P' at a campaign launch yesterday, has lashed out at TVNZ's repsonse to the event. More >>

David Rankin statement alleging sword attack

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 8:28 am | David Rankin

Former National Party leader and Council Candidate hold off “P” sword attacker in West Auckland as TV One news crew flees. On Monday 22 August, former National Party leader, Dr Don Brash, joined the campaign launch for West Auckland Council ... More >>

Don Brash and John Tamihere to launch political campaign

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 12:00 pm | David Rankin

On Monday 22 August former Reserve Bank Governor and National Party leader, Dr Don Brash, will get together with former Labour Cabinet Minister John Tamihere to launch the campaign for Auckland Council candidate David Rankin. More >>

Secularists face Treaty claim over proposed ban of karakia

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 2:23 pm | David Rankin

Proposed court action by a group of secular parents, backed by the Secular Education Network, over religious instruction in the classroom could result in a Treaty Claim says Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin. More >>

Maori protestors to enter flag debate at museum

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:55 am | David Rankin

Maori protestors to enter flag debate at museum Auckland’s MOTAT (the Museum of Transport and Technology) is facing protest threats over plans to exhibit a famous flag from Thursday Morning (3 March). Ngapuhi leader David Rankin negotiated with ... More >>

Ngapuhi "crying wolf" over Marae Ban

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 2:10 pm | David Rankin

Threats by self-appointed Waitangi Marae caretaker and cleaner Kingi Taurua to ban politicians from the marae on Waitangi Day are empty and a case of Mr Taurua "crying wolf" says Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin. More >>

Mana Whenua sites questioned by Council candidate

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 8:43 am | David Rankin

Aucklander and Ngapuhi cultural expert, David Rankin, who will be standing for the Auckland Council in 2016 election, has lashed out at the latest Council moves affecting 'sites of cultural value' in the city. More >>

Controversial Maori Leader to Stand for Auckland Council

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:17 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi leader and outspoken public commentator David Rankin has announced his intention to stand for the Auckland Council in next year's local body elections. More >>

Ngapuhi claim on Auckland “now almost certain

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 3:18 pm | David Rankin

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has announced that plans are already well under way for Ngaphui to make a Treaty claim on the greater Auckland area. It comes just a day after the Maori King Tuheitia said that Tainui were also planning to make a claim ... More >>

Winston Peters’ 100 Days judged a failure by Ngapuhi

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 9:14 am | David Rankin

Winston Peters’ 100 Days judged a failure by Ngapuhi There were high hopes among Maori in Northland when Winston Peters won the bi-election in the electorate earlier this year and became its MP. However, after the first 100 days as a representative ... More >>

Pigeon crime “culturally acceptable” says Ngapuhi leader

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 12:37 pm | David Rankin

Pigeon crime “culturally acceptable” says Ngapuhi leader The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has come out in support of embattled Ngapuhi Runanga chairman Sonny Tau, who is being investigated by the Department of Conservation for trying to smuggle ... More >>

“Taniwha Tax” culturally wrong and easily solved

Monday, 20 April 2015, 10:38 am | David Rankin

“Taniwha Tax” culturally wrong and easily solved – says Maori academic As developers and property owners face thousands of dollars in fees for Maori "cultural impact assessments" on thousands of sites across Auckland, a Maori academic says there ... More >>

Iwi leaders’ water claim “nothing but corporate greed”

Monday, 13 April 2015, 2:38 pm | David Rankin

As iwi leaders from around the country meet to discuss claiming commercial rights to all the country’s lakes, rivers, reservoirs, dams and any other fresh water, Ngapuhi academic David Rankin has questioned their motives. More >>

Iwi leader calls for Maori Boycott of ANZAC Day

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 8:59 am | David Rankin

• Says ANZAC Day is being hijacked by Turks to hide the genocide centenary • Turkish Embassy refuses to respond • “Take poppies off to show solidarity with indigenous Armenians” The Ngapuhi leader and academic David Rankin has called for ... More >>

Marsden’s sermon a “publicity stunt” says iwi leader

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:47 am | David Rankin

Marsden’s sermon a “publicity stunt” says iwi leader The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin (the senior descendent of Hone Heke) has controversially challenged the country’s early colonial history, claiming that the Rev. Samuel Marsden was not the first person ... More >>

Tribunal ignored testimony and defames ancestor

Friday, 14 November 2014, 1:04 pm | David Rankin

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin (a descendent of the nineteenth century warrior chief Hone Heke) says that the Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori sovereignty, which is released today, defames his famous ancestor. More >>

Kaumatua to organise petition to end Maori seats

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:51 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has announced that he will be organising a nationwide petition to seek support from Maori voters to end the Maori seats. “These seats are patronising”, he says. “They imply we need a special status, and that we ... More >>



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