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Tribal appointees shift balance of power in Hastings council

Monday, 1 April 2019, 9:44 am | Hobson's Pledge

Virtue-signalling trumped rational debate when the Hastings District Council voted 10-4 on Thursday to enable four members of the Maori Joint Committee to sit and vote on the council’s four standing committees. More >>

Hastings council should reject voting tribal appointees

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10:50 am | Hobson's Pledge

The Hastings District Council should tomorrow reject a proposal to include voting tribal appointees on its four standing committees, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Brash to explain how ‘partnership’ hijacked the Treaty

Monday, 18 February 2019, 4:43 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Maori and the Crown are not partners in any sense of the word yet an ideology of Treaty partnership has hijacked the Treaty of Waitangi, Don Brash will explain at a public lecture on Saturday. More >>

Brash: Respect ‘No’ votes on Maori wards

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 4:57 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Politicians and media should respect the substantial votes against Maori wards in four districts, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

What we have learned as Maori wards votes soon end

Monday, 14 May 2018, 10:40 am | Hobson's Pledge

We’re into the last week of the Maori wards debate and what have we learned? More >>

Diverting attention from Maori ward separatism

Friday, 4 May 2018, 2:23 pm | Hobson's Pledge

A claim in Parliament yesterday that the legislation that enables a vote on Maori wards is discriminatory looks like an attempt to divert attention from the blatant separatism that a Maori ward entails, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said ... More >>

LGNZ call to end Maori wards vote out of touch

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 12:56 pm | Hobson's Pledge

LGNZ call to end Maori wards vote out of touch In calling on Parliament to deny ratepayers the right to veto council decisions to create racially-based political structures, Local Government New Zealand reveals just how totally out of touch they ... More >>

Greens distrust voter opinion on Maori wards

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 10:26 am | Hobson's Pledge

The Green Party’s call to end referenda on Maori wards once again shows that they distrust voter opinion, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today. More >>

Five out of five for Maori wards votes

Sunday, 25 February 2018, 7:14 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Petitions in both Palmerston North and Kaikoura were validated on Wednesday, which means that all five districts where councils have voted to establish Maori wards will have a vote in May on whether or not those should proceed. More >>

Kaikoura to vote on Maori ward

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:37 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Kaikoura will vote on a Maori ward after the required 300 signatures on a petition for a vote were validated today. More >>

We get to vote on Maori wards in May

Monday, 19 February 2018, 8:15 am | Hobson's Pledge

Campaigners in Manawatu, Western Bay of Plenty, and Whakatane have taken sufficient signatures to their respective councils to trigger polls on proposals for Maori wards in their areas. More >>

Brash welcomes race speech defamation action

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 7:47 pm | Hobson's Pledge

A defamation action taken by Sir Robert Jones over the definition of hate speech is long overdue, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Poll: More than 60 percent oppose Maori wards

Monday, 15 January 2018, 9:11 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Poll: More than 60 percent oppose Maori wards More than 60 percent of voters and ratepayers in the Western Bay of Plenty, Manawatu, and Palmerston North disagree with a proposal by their councils to set up Maori wards, a poll commissioned by equality ... More >>

Western Bay of Plenty Council patronizing Maori

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:31 pm | Hobson's Pledge

A decision by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council two days ago to establish one or more Maori wards is patronizing nonsense, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Don Brash: NZ First Voters Betrayed by Peters

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 8:25 am | Hobson's Pledge

Many who voted for New Zealand First with their party vote will feel deeply betrayed, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Brash: Maori seats referendum the defining issue

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 4:28 pm | Hobson's Pledge

It looks as if whether to have a referendum on the Maori electorates will become a defining issue in the post-election negotiations, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Taxinda Nudges Hobson’s Pledge out of Limelight

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:35 am | Hobson's Pledge

The new Labour leader’s threat of yet-to-be-specified widespread taxes has turned the general election into a close race with voters prioritising financial survival over disgust at years of race-based policy. More >>

Profit gloat clashes with tribal tax exemption opposition

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:35 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Waikato-Tainui would be a bit more guarded in gloating about their “record year of results and growth” if they knew what New Zealanders think about their tax-exempt status, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Poll: 91% want equal treatment despite ethnicity

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 8:05 pm | Hobson's Pledge

A total 91.1 percent of us support the idea that the Government should treat all of us equally at law irrespective of ethnicity, a poll commissioned by Hobson’s Pledge released today revealed. More >>

Brash applauds Maori seats referendum

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 5:28 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Today’s call by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters for a binding referendum on whether to retain or abolish Māori seats is an excellent idea, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>



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