The Maori king shows his hand… what the fcuk the Maori king’s flunkies are accusing the ordinary members of the tribe of having a quote unquote beneficiary mentality. They are totally out of touch. What a fcuking condescending attitude shown by the ‘elitists’ towards the peasants.
What on earth would ever lead them to that conclusion? The reason we say this is because the 63,999 other members of the tribe have received very little or nothing back from the tribe, as certain tribal executives boast about this very tribe having nigh on a billion dollars worth of assets.
The very people who are meant to benefit from the tribal income have gotten nothing more than microscopic payback but plenty of lip service over the last almost 20 years. Pitiful.
Something must to be mentioned about the person who really has a beneficiary mentality… that’s right… you know who…
The vast amount of Tainui’s profits go to a single beneficiary. This beneficiary has just received another million dollar top-up from the tribe. This brings the cumulative value of his benefits to a staggering $15 million dollars over a handful of years. In a mockery of charitable institutions in New Zealand the $15 mill has been deposited into this beneficiary’s very own charitable organization. From there the money is diverted to spending on land rovers, luxury homes, race cars, first-class travel, five-star hotels and countless other baubles of luxury and haute couture.
Worst of all though, this individual beneficiary deems it as his right to gamble and lose millions of dollars in gambling dens here and overseas. What a mug. And that’s not even mentioning that he has a huge appetite for strong alcohol… he’d better keep a good eye on his liver…
And this fool does it all in our name.
We have no doubt though… you can guarantee he’ll burn through the cash real quick like he usually does. He is a dummie who has no sense of responsibility. This beneficiary will have his hand out for more tribal cash and benefits in a few months time. You can bet on it.
• The Kiingitanga is a vital element in reclaiming mana motuhake and giving meaning to our role and responsibilities as kaitiaki of the movement.
• More needs to be done to protect and support the King.
• There is an overwhelming desire for change in our governance structures so as to better respond to the needs of our people.
• A Working Party is to be established to explore options and alternatives, which will then form the basis for further consultation with tribal members.
• Our tribal leadership must be suitably qualified, have relevant experience and the business and management skills necessary to deliver positive outcomes for tribal members.
• Communications must be improved across the board to ensure accountability and that tribal members are able to make informed decisions and participate fully in tribal decision making at the Marae and governance levels. There is a need for a comprehensive communications plan that covers all tribal entities and reaches a broad audience of tribal members.
• Traditional communications channels such as Poukai are a vital link between the King and his people.
• More emphasis needs to be given to developing employment and training opportunities for tribal members by leveraging the tribal puutea in innovative and proactive ways. This would entail moving away from a ‘beneficiary mentality’ towards tino rangatiratanga/mana motuhake through, for example, joint business ventures.
• Marae are the focal point of their communities. We need to do more to support and maintain the mana of our Marae as platforms for embedding reo, tikanga, manaaktianga, kotahitanga.
• Acknowledge the fundamental importance of rangatahi inbuliding better support and strengthening the movement for the future. Increased education opportunities-both formal and informal- was cited as very important for everyone.
• Develop a tribal strategy that supports our Marae, whaanau and individuals to protect and strengthen our tikanga, kawa, cultural practices, values and beliefs. The strategy must reach into our tribal kete of knowledge and support our kaumaatua to provide leadership and create separate education pathways for all- from the cradle to the grave.