Some questions for Marise Bishop…

Hi Marise and thanks for all the comments you made on some of the issues posted here.

I think you miss the main point about the postings made on this blog. The main issue is a big one: namely the absence of transparency of operations and the accountability of individuals for their actions.

Would you like to make comment on the following issues:

  • Arataura chairman Tuku Morgan and secretary Charles Joe having deliberately sabotaged the last TWO Te Kauhanganui meetings that were meant to have taken place in May and June. How would you make these individuals accountable for their actions? An insincere apology given to Te Kauhanganui wouldn’t be good enough.
  • What about Tuku’s mad efforts to block the financial review requested by Te Kauhanganui. What on earth is Tuku trying to hide?
  • What about the tremendous waste of time and money by Tuku when he drags the chairperson of Te Kauhanganui through unnecessary high court litigation, abusing tribal funds in the process.
  • And through the actions of a few, what do you think about these individuals wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars on these fruitless escapades? For instance, Shafthaussen blew $400,000 on a restructuring process and she woke up one day and just decided not to continue with. How would you make Te Arataura accountable for wasting loads of Tainui’s cash that was meant for the benefit of tribe members?
  • Tuku made statements to the newspapers, radio, and TV reporters about how he was going to take Taina Martin to court for defamation… more blow hard statements!
  • What about Tuku lying about having laid a complaint to the police about Tania Martin, when he actually hadn’t? Is that proper behavior for the chair of Te Arataura? I think not!
  • Accountability?

We await your responses Marise… if you have the time…


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. unhappy Tainui beneficiary
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 17:05:33

    Just finished watching Native Affairs. It is so clear to me that Tuku is trying every trick in the book to save himself. Talk about dance around the questions being asked about when Tania Martin sent him the agenda. Glad to hear that the resolutions still stand. It is obvious that Te Arataura have spent well outside their means. WE BELIEVE TANIA!!!

    6 months and the review hasn’t even started and they are trying to blame Tania for that! Te Arataura have tried to sabotage the review committee meetings, by not being forth coming with the information needed for the review to commence.



  2. Marise Bishop
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 18:03:09

    I hope your not avoiding my previous responses to your bloggs and expecting me to address new issues. In your forum, do you not accept an astute approach, although it may be an adversarial impact to you. I don’t think you have the expertise to become a CEO, hope you studies are progressing well for you. I’m not sure that your maturirty reflects progress in your exams…


    • Tainui on the Web. Eraka's Blog
      Jun 20, 2011 @ 20:12:38

      Marise, your lame ‘straw man’ attempt to misrepresent MY position with YOUR fantasy about me aspiring to becoming a CEO of someplace is quite incredulous… the common theme in the majority of the posts on this blog are simply, let me state that for you again, the concerns about the absence of transparency and accountability at the upper levels of governance within Tainui.

      Sleep well tonight,


  3. unhappy Tainui beneficiary
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 17:25:40

    Absolutely fascinating commentary from MB on this blogg I don’t think many get the LACK OF TRANSPARENCY thing. apparently there are a few out there who don’t. Never mind, soon it will be all exposed, Waiho mā te whakamā e patu. (that probably wont work for Tuku though)


  4. Rongo Taima
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 00:10:29

    Good on ya, cuz Bishop. I thort when you dropped out of scholarship in Waikato Law in 2009 it wuz curtains. Let a bro in on how you got Wellington hookups?

    To tell the korero right as a rangatiratanga, you gots to keep the mana goin’.
    And mana don’t be helped by people tellin’ lies. Or strawmen either.

    NZ First! Means everybody else second!
    Kia kaha!


  5. mmb33
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 22:21:57

    the last comment, can you speak english?


  6. Paimarire
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 08:33:33

    It’s disappointing when we as a tribe start turning on eachother & yet through it all the only people we’re hurting are ourselves. Are we blind that we can’t see the truth….that whether it’s Tuku, Tania or even our beloved King in the news it’s TAINUI that’s being looked at and not the INDIVIDUAL!!!!!!!

    I have lived in Australia for the past 4 years & Kingitanga has been an intergral part of who I am but each year my passion for Kingitanga dies a little more each day. I am saddened by the thought that my mokoz may not get to live, breathe and know what Kingitanga has meant to me because the rate we’re going we’re heading towards self destruction.

    What is the answer….I don’t know but I do know one thing, 13 people have no right to make a decision for me!

    Listen to the people, take into consideration their needs but most importantly act out of aroha & not greed……


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