Busting the big lies: #1 Te Kauhanganui costs too much

Those traitors from within the tribe who are working to disembowel the Tainui people’s parliament Te Kauhanganui, —read Tuheitia Paki, Rangi Whakaruru, Tuku Morgan, Rukumoana Shaffhousen etc— will put forward a number of arguments and lies in an effort to convince the Marae representatives to put themselves out of the business of running the tribe.

Lie number #1: The Tainui people’s tribal parliament costs too much. The people’s parliament is a waste of money. The people don’t deserve to be there because of the high cost to run meetings and they should be gotten rid of.

We bust the lie by saying: The figure put out to run the Te Kauhanganui meetings is stated as $75,000 per meeting. Four meetings per year equals $300,000 per year. For a people’s parliament to get together and make decisions for a tribe worth nearly $800 million and minus $250 million worth of debt that should seem reasonable shouldn’t it? Given that serious matters should arise from time to time that require extra meetings to occur it shouldn’t be a problem to hold a few more meetings every now and then. So don’t complain about those.

Lets put this all in perspective. Tuku Morgan with the full support of Charles Joe, Patience Te Ao, Maxine Tuwhangai Moana, Shaffhousen etc… smashed through $3 million dollars of the tribal funds while launching a vicious and sustained legal assault against the then chairperson of the people’s parliament because she called for transparency and accountability within the tribal structure. These traitors tried to cover up their crimes by sabotaging the Te Kauhanganui meetings and attempting to bury the financial reports for a whole two years.

The $3 million that Tuku Morgan and his flunkies wasted on his gigantic ego would have been enough to run the Tainui people’s parliament for 10 years! Instead it went straight into the pockets of the Chappmann Tripp instead of being used for Marae development projects.

You should not listen to the scum who would try to deprive the democratically elected people’s parliament from making decisions for the betterment of the tribe.

You should not listen to the crooks and liars who would destroy the democratically elected people’s parliament for their own greed and personal gain.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Patupareihe
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:26:24

    “Given that serious matters should arise from time to time that require extra meetings to occur it shouldn’t be a problem to hold a few more meetings every now and then.” That’s hilarious. Until Tania Martin became chair the House did pretty much meet quarterly. That’s four times a year. In 2011 there were 11 meetings, in 2012 there were ten. So far this year without Tania there have been two. Are you suggesting that the current way the House is operating is all good? You are delusional. You can only say the things you say because no-one gets to see how things actually are. Probably half of the people in Te Kauhanganui have no idea what they are doing. Another 25 per cent appear to be in an alternate universe and the remaining 25 per cent have to try to make it work. Its a joke, and it speaks volumes that not long after it was established a new system had to be implemented that required members to sign twice in order to qualify for their payment – once on arrival and again in the afternoon. Why? Because members were turning up, signing their names, staying for the ‘free’ lunch and then shooting the gap – sometimes leaving the House without a quorum to continue its business. Anyone who has attended a Te Kauhanganui meeting is witness to a circus – complete with clowns – with members yelling and screaming, abusing each other, speaking on issues completely unrelated to the business at hand, refusing to sit down and then voting to hold another meeting because they’ve wasted so much time arguing about trivialities… It is a farce – and this is what you want to continue?? You think this tribe is being well served by this pathetic, broken parody of a Westminster model? Certainly it seems to suit your agenda. You guys are the fucking traitors!


  2. tainui_bull
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 17:57:30

    whats your ulimatum Patu.


  3. Te Whare
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 06:41:09

    Well said Patu , cant argue with that.


  4. RANGI MARIE aka Lady Justice
    May 04, 2013 @ 06:47:46

    Our ancestors of Old never arrived on these shores for nothing to have it taken from us by not only the crown, but SOME OF our own iwi working for systems we dont fit in to. As for Tainui Kingitanga current leadership – it is as it is, at this time, & I disagree with some goings on too. No reira I believe a NEW MOVEMENT is at Hand! Titiro mai! Whakaronga mai! The current Treaty of Waitangi settlements are underway and TE ARAWA NEVER signed their queens document contract agreement. Therefore the future of the Kingitanga MANTLE may well be passed to an Ariki ranking lineage o Te Arawa – AS ARRANGED BY THE ANCESTORS. Be encourage and be watching for signs. Kia tau te RANGIMARIE.


  5. Sam
    May 04, 2013 @ 07:43:27

    There is a movement but it is not this one


  6. Mani
    May 05, 2013 @ 12:35:26

    Not going to happen. Signs already given elsewhere, accepted and committed too. The ancestors have driven these beyond doubt and its already arranged so False tidings aka LJ!!!!!


  7. Gemma
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 07:50:42

    I agree Patupareihe in what your saying they used our little Marae Hiiona to get rid of Tania so they could intimidate all the other Maraes too listen to all the bullshit Tania was there for the people, iwi and wanted accountability.. the majority of Hiiona beneficiaries will not let this up. With the help of a manority of dysfunctional marae reps who bought our marae into disrepute clean your own back yards up before you stomp on our tupuna. You dont really know us? those meetings Tania was not at half of them because those sly buggies schemed up unconstitutional meetings. But too hear them focus and degrade Hiiona Marae is unforgivable….”AS OF TODAY NO PUBLIC APOLOGY”… so watch this space


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