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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 >>

Nats all ‘say’ and no ‘do’ on equal rights

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 3:24 pm | Hobson's Pledge

A flyer challenging Prime Minister Bill English’s record on a single standard of citizenship went out to 1.6 million households today. More >>

Special coastal rights require explanation

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4:49 pm | Hobson's Pledge

The 150 coastal claims notified over the past week shows that the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 has come back to bite the National Government a few months out from an election, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today. More >>

150 coastal area claims advertised

Monday, 1 May 2017, 10:06 am | Hobson's Pledge

Notification of 150 claims for ownership of thousands of kilometres of our coastline filed in the High Court were advertised over the past week with 20 days for anyone to object. More >>

Reoffending strategies ‘should ignore ethnicity’

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:52 am | Hobson's Pledge

Strategies used by Corrections to reduce re-offending should be carried out irrespective of ethnicity, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today. More >>

Brash: Resource bill passage sad for democracy

Friday, 7 April 2017, 9:40 am | Hobson's Pledge

Today’s passage of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill is a sad day for democracy and may cost the National Party the election, Hobson’s Pledge leader Don Brash said today. More >>

Nats’ iwi clauses put tribes above citizens

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:01 pm | Hobson's Pledge

The National-Maori government – possibly TODAY – are about to pass a bill that amounts to a major surrender of your country to the tribal elites. More >>

Brash praises Hastings Maori ward decision

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:53 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Yesterday’s recommendation by the Hastings District Council Maori joint committee against Maori wards for the district reflects messages we are receiving from the public, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Don Brash said today. More >>

Whanganui River becomes a ‘person’

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:31 am | Hobson's Pledge

If there was ever a moment when you thought New Zealand had drifted into the twilight zone, that moment could be when a Minister of the Crown with a straight face said that the Whanganui River had become a person. More >>

Iwi clauses a stab-in-the-back for non-iwi NZ

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:27 am | Hobson's Pledge

Hostility to the inclusion of mana whakahono a rohe/iwi participation clauses in the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill has prompted Environment Minister Nick Smith to issue a memo to advise caucus how to respond to criticism. More >>