Collection of opinion about this issue

Constitutional Crisis in New Zealand!

November 2021, updated January 2022


It is clear that there is anger like never before over the Three Water Reforms decision by the Government. This is the turning point in New Zealand`s history that will determine our future. There is more involved here then just water. There is so much pent up anger over so many things that this Government has been doing. It is like a freight train that`s been let lose. This is the beginning of the end for Labour and the end is not far away.

I think Jaconda Ardern is finished as leader because she does not have the support of the people of New Zealand and has lost all credibility and trust. She needs to resign and her Government to. We have no confidence in them at all. 

Coming back to Three Waters Nanaia Mahuta is clearly not moved by the anger over the proposals, she is trying to implement and push ahead regardless of the opposition of 60 of the 67 councils in New Zealand. Here lies the problem! We have a Minister representing the Crown when her heart is clearly with her people, and so brings into focus the Treaty. 

The Crown represented by Government is in name only and the real power lies with the Government of the day, rubber stamped by the Governor General. 

I don`t know if when the Treaty was signed whether anyone ever thought that people signing would someday rule this land. But that`s pretty much what is happening as the Government moves towards 50/50 government – that is proposed  in Puapua. So Three Waters is just part of that move as it would give veto over all drinking, storm and waste water. I would be writing all day if I tried to cover all the changes that are being forced on New Zealand, with no respect to other opinions and always referring to the Treaty. The Maori perspective has made for a vary lopsided view of our future.

Any challenge to the Treaty process ends up in long and expensive court cases which are doomed to fail as Maori have the experience and  financial  capability to keep going. There are a small army involved in Wellington on the job full time. If you lose a court case it only makes it a precedent for future Maori claims. Any politician who has tried to stand against the Treaty is committing  political suicide. With the exception of  Winston Peters, his comments in 2011, in regard to the Treaty have come to pass. He has been right about where we would end up. Love him or hate him…. He has been rock solid on this and is one of the few that`s been able to voice this.

I have included some clips about our constitution or lack of and where the Treaty fits by people who should know. But it is clear, that even they are vague and talked about how complicated it all is. If they don`t know what hope is there for the rest of us? We seem to have a mixed bag of bits and pieces…

Geoffrey Palmer — He Tohu interview

New Zealand’s Constitution, What is it? – Sir Tipene O’Regan

Maori Spirituality is very connected to nature – land, sea, water, etc and their view has a long history, regarding the seventy (70) odd gods, that are referred to now. I respect their right to believe in what ever they want. But this belief is in total opposition to the Crown! At the time of signing the Treaty the Crown was and still is a Christian based Monarchy and the Queen is the Defender of the Faith. 

The God that the Queen follows states very clearly in the first two Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17, Exodus 34:14, Deuteronomy 5:6-21) that there is only one God and no others. This cannot be rejected  or it negates the Treaty!

The Queen has broadcast her annual address in the Christmas message to the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

God`s authority overrides man`s authority !

So, any attempt to form a partnership with any other god(s) can not happen . So there can be no 50/50 government in New Zealand, not now or in the future. Whether you are a believer or not makes no difference. This is the system we operate under and offers protection to all New Zealanders. 
So, we are at a constitutional crisis in New Zealand and need to go to the VOTE for two reasons.

 1 /  to give people the chance to decide the future direction of New Zealand

                                    a/ whether that be Maori
                                    b/ part Maori (50/50)
                                    c/ or a Democracy – where all races are treated equal.

 2/ to decide by referendum the future of the Treaty – simple answer `YES` or `NO` – as whether to keep it.

Judith Collins has been calling for the debate for sometime, I think the best debate is at the ballot box! So, we need to push for an election real soon as there are too many changes that are incomplete opposition to the spirit of the Treaty, signed by the Crown and Maori in 1840.