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Letter Sent To The Vice Chancellor Of AUT From Don Brash

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 6:15 pm | Hobson's Pledge

We are a group of New Zealanders whose primary objective is to fight for equality under the law and advance the vision Governor William Hobson expressed at Waitangi in 1840. More >>

Judge Sides With Real Estate Agent In ‘Cultural’ Training Judgement

Friday, 22 March 2024, 5:24 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Today Justice Grau in the High Court denied the Real Estate Authority’s application for an order that Janet Dickson put up $15,000 in security to pay the Real Estate Authority’s costs if they win.  “Justice Grau’s brisk dismissal of ... More >>

Hobson’s Pledge Calls 5-year Ban Of Real Estate Agent “gross Overreach”

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 3:09 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Hobson’s Pledge is undertaking to raise funds on behalf of Janet Dickson, a real estate agent with more than 30 years’ experience who is seeking a judicial review of the Real Estate Authority’s power to mandate cultural training. She is facing ... More >>

Hobson's Pledge Are Delighted

Friday, 24 November 2023, 3:16 pm | Hobson's Pledge

“I’m sure I speak for all those who have supported Hobson’s Pledge since our formation in 2016 when I say how absolutely delighted we are that Casey Costello has not only been elected to Parliament but has stepped right into a ministerial ... More >>

'Kapiti Council Ignores Public Opposition To Maori Ward; Hobson’s Pledge Appeals To Incoming Government'

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:07 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Hobson’s Pledge is calling on the incoming Government to require all Maori wards to be confirmed by referenda, even those where Councils have recently passed a resolution imposing them. Councils all over New Zealand have rushed to beat any legislative ... More >>

Brash: Roadblock Law-change Faulty Governance

Monday, 6 December 2021, 8:45 am | Hobson's Pledge

Changing the law to allow Maori tribes to stop citizens to scrutinise vaccine passports and Covid-19 status is bad governance, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. Section 22 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act (No 2) 2021, ... More >>

Petition To Eradicate ‘Aotearoa’ From Official Use

Sunday, 19 September 2021, 11:02 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Lobby group Hobson’s Pledge is pushing for the name “Aotearoa” to be removed from official use until a binding referendum is held to decide whether or not to proceed with changing the name of New Zealand. Hobson’s Pledge spokespersons Casey ... More >>

Protests Push Separatist Narrative

Monday, 8 June 2020, 7:52 am | Hobson's Pledge

Protests in New Zealand last weekend at the killing in the United States of a black man by police show “a rising tide of resentment, principally from young Maori conditioned into believing they are victims of white supremacy”. Such was the comment of former ... More >>

Brash: No Justification For Tribes ‘closing’ Roads

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 11:48 am | Hobson's Pledge

There is not the slightest justification for tribes asserting that they have closed roads to protect their people against the Covid-19 scare, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. In a grandstanding announcement, former Tai Tokerau MP Hone ... More >>

Maori Council Tries To Revive Water Claim

Monday, 9 March 2020, 9:32 am | Hobson's Pledge

The New Zealand Maori Council is talking up a possible bid to return to the High Court to get a sympathetic judge to declare that “Maori” indeed own all the water in New Zealand. Don’t get too alarmed about this. The Maori Council has already ... More >>

Brash: No justification for race-based spectrum give-away

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 8:20 am | Hobson's Pledge

There is not the slightest justification for allocating any resource which is the common property of all New Zealanders on the basis of race, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Brash: Questions for Ihumatao protesters

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 11:21 am | Hobson's Pledge

Ihumatao protest leader Pania Newton should explain why the land she says was confiscated does not appear on a map of post-1840 government confiscations, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Absurd plants Treaty clause raises royalties question

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:55 am | Hobson's Pledge

The addition of an absurd Treaty of Waitangi clause in the Plant Varieties Act raises the question whether “Maoridom” will claim royalties on new plant varieties, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today. More >>

Tribunal’s Maori health stand excuses irresponsibility

Monday, 1 July 2019, 3:31 pm | Hobson's Pledge

The Waitangi Tribunal’s call for compensation for underfunding Maori health providers unfairly implies a systemic failure by health professionals and further excuses Maori from taking responsibility, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today. More >>

Otago Council should reject voting tribal appointees

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 3:03 pm | Hobson's Pledge

The Otago Regional Council tomorrow should reject a proposal to include voting un-elected tribal appointees on its policy committee, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Hobson’s Pledge welcomes investigation call

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 8:11 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Hobson’s Pledge welcomes an investigation by the Human Rights Commission called for by the Maori Council so long as the Commission applies the law, acts independently, and leaves prejudice at the door, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said ... More >>

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 >>





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