Not related to my writing but something far more important. The sovereignty of my homeland and the future protection of my children. I wanted to confirm on my blog we Kiwi’s DO NOT WANT the TPPA, we gave our Government and John Key NO MANDATE to sign it on our behalf and as this post explains, it is actually ILLEGAL for them to do so without the agreement of our Maori Elders. Be interesting to see what unfolds on Thursday 4th May 2016 in Auckland at Sky Tower.
Kingi Taurua, a prominent Nga Puhi elder at Waitangi’s Te Tii Marae, has sent a formal notice of veto of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the embassies and trade departments of its proposed partner countries, and has requested that the Queen intervene on the issue.
The document cites the Treaty of Waitangi and the 1835 Declaration of Independence of New Zealand, and states that the New Zealand government does not have “due authority” to sign the TPPA without the agreement of Maori elders, “which [agreement] has not been given”.
Mr Taurua claims that the TPPA would be void in respect of New Zealand’s involvement as a result, should it be signed.
NZ Food Security has obtained a copy of the document sent by Mr Taurua, which is titled “Notice of Non-Assent to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Exercise of Constitutional Power of Veto in Respect Thereof”.
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