In 2019 Ardern introduced Happiness Indicators to replace NZ’s Gross Domestic Production. The GDP is a standard measure of the value created through the production of goods and services during NZ during a certain period of time. Eg: Measures income earned from production, total spent on final goods and services (Less imports). Its simply the measurement of a country’s economic health. Forbes reported on 11th July 2012 ‘NZ Ditches GDP for ‘Happiness & Wellbeing’

Describing the NZ Govt’s Happiness Index helps govts use their budgets to increase welfare of citizens instead of economic health, a policy shift for government spending. GDP had become under scrutiny as a govt planning tool with decision makers turning instead to a Happiness Index which includes ‘Happiness Indicators’. Yet GDP had been a dependable tool to determine the economic health of a country, where the nations GDP is divided by its population to determine the GDP per capita.

Ardern also in 2019 followed her news measurement of Happiness and Wellbeing of the population of NZ with a first ever ‘Well-being Budget’, where she introduced an increase of $200million in services aimed at victims of domestic violence and housing programs for the homeless population within NZ. Ardern’s new decision making policy is described as ‘progressive, one no other major country had so explicitly adopted where ‘well-being’ becoming the objective.

NZ Govt then upon unveiling its new economic framework on ‘happiness and wellbeing’ decision making, policy explained to NZrs the basis behind the Govt’s shift from GPP to the Happiness Index. There are 5 govt priorities , all must advance one of five of these priorities namely either (1) Improving Mental Health (2) Reducing Child Poverty (3) Addressing inequalities faced by Indigenous Māori & Pasifika people (4) Thriving in a Digital age  (5)Transitioning to a Low-Emissions Sustainable Economy – It was reported that  business would gain $2.1 trillion by embracing Low-Carbon Tech.

Max Harris’s book published in 2017 ‘The NZ Project’ includes text that reads “NZ an ideal nation to lead a change in global views”, NZ was to be a rockstar of all global economies by embracing these ‘Happiness indicators in the Govt’s Happiness Index’ which still is used. Forbes reported in 2019 that “NZ has always been at the forefront of change throughout the ages, and continues to be so by pioneering a community centered economic plan- Ardern’s Happiness Index.

NZ was not the first to introduce Happiness policy-decision making this originated from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan which was distinctively known as the Buddhist Middle Way where ‘happiness is accrued from a balanced act rather than from an extreme approach’.

The term, concept of ‘Gross National Happiness’ was a concept introduced by the 4th King of Bhutan in 1972, as being described as more important than GDP. This concept was adopted into agenda 2030 (UN) Global Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN Assembly in 2011 (Resolution 65/309, thus urging UN Nation State Governments to follow the Bhutan example as a ‘fundamental human goal’

2012 Bhutan’s Prime Minister and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon convened a High Level Meeting focusing on ‘Well-being and Happiness’, to define a new economic paradigm, spreading Bhutan’s philosophy, hence the first Happiness Report was issued. In 2012 the UN declared 20th March  ‘International Happiness Day (Resolution 66/28). A collective goal of Happiness for Un Nation States govts decision making policies…

Ardern’s 2019 Happiness Index 5 priorities :- either (1) Improving Mental Health (2) Reducing Child Poverty (3) Addressing inequalities faced by Indigenous Māori & Pasifika people (4) Thriving in a Digital age  (5)Transitioning to a Low-Emissions Sustainable Economy –(1)Improving Mental Health:- It was reported that  business would gain $2.1 trillion by embracing Low-Carbon Tech. NZ Herald reports 22/6/2023 “What has happened to the billions $$’s set aside to improve Mental Health services in NZ? There are fundamental gaps across the sector, young people in crisis-70 days to see a therapist, men struggling with depression, people with chronic conditions struggling to receive diagnosis and care. (Refers robbing Peter to pay Paul)

Stats NZ 2021 showed that mental wellbeing had declined since 2018. COVID-19 study as to the governments highly restrictive strategy on the NZ population caused unprecedented disruption to daily life that has caused much depression, anxiety and stress. (Improving Mental Health-Ardern’s new Happiness Indicators prove to be ‘Unhappiness indicators- but the govt will not admit this- instead covers up people, the economy seriously impacted and struggling especially around mental health)

(2)Reducing Child Poverty: 16th May 2022 ‘Govt needs to step up to address child poverty ahead of the 2022 Budget. 29th March 2011 Income Support changes fall short of what struggling households need (Research from Fairer Future Collaboration). 21st Feb 2022 Families need cash not food banks, poverty advocate warns.  22/10/2021 Govt hardship announcement ignores children with the greatest needs. 25th March 2021 Govt Housing Package ‘Ignores Elephant in the Room’ and 23rd Feb 2021 ‘Shocking, disappointing’ Child Poverty show incrementalism is NOT working”. Back in June 2020 ‘Greens proposals would lift families out of poverty’ (Ardern’s Happiness Index of Happiness Indicators turn to a Unhappiness Index)

(3)Addressing inequalities faced by Indigenous Māori & Pasika: Firstly the terminology ‘Indigenous Peoples was introduced into NZ in the early 1970’s by George Manuel the President of the Canadian Indian Brotherhood and the founder of the UN World Council for Indigenous Peoples’ when he visited NZ he met with specific Iwi/Maori politicians then hence ‘Indigenous Peoples’ came to be. This phrase was originally coined by radical activist Parkipuny of the North Tanzanian Maasai Tribe, who was a member of the Tanzania Parliament then turned activist.

The Happiness Indicators ‘ Justification for race based public healthcare. A race based Health authority. Hospital Waiting lists based on race of ancestors, prioritizing waiting lists based on race-ethnicity. Pharmacy initiatives only accessible to Māori and Pasifika. Race based tax-payer funded freebies-prezzy cards for Maori pregnant women. Dividing healthcare up by race of ancestry (blood lines). The wasting of billions $$s of tax payer funded money. What makes people of NZ Happy? What all citizens of NZ have the same opportunity in the health care system. (Ardern’s Happiness Indicators caused much unhappiness for those that are of Non- Māori ancestry that remain on the hospital waiting lists)

(4)Thriving in a Digital Age- number 4 of Ardern’s Happiness indicators in her Happiness ‘Wellbeing Budget’ NZ’s Economic wealth. IT Brief NZ reports ‘NZ Falls Behind on Digital Economic Performance’ (7/6/2022) According to Aotearoa’s Digital Priorities in 2022 a report from the Technology Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ), supported by the global Network Readiness Index (NRI), New Zealand currently ranks 42 in the world for overall access to technology, 56 on cybersecurity, 62 for high tech exports and 69 on medium and high-tech manufacturing. The report shows that there are concerns of NZ’s digital business leaders revealing that Kiwi companies are facing shortages in hardware, tech products and digitally skilled workers

Cyber security being a huge key concern highlighted in a 2021 report (8,831 incidents were reported to CERT NZ a 13% increase on 2020, these included financial losses with a combined total of $16.8 million. (Source of information Craig Young, CEO of TUANZ,), Ministry Of Justice reported ‘Cyber security Incident that impacted coronial data’. (18/1/2023). December 6th 2022 .. It was reported that multiple govt department in NZ affected by ransomware (attack on IT provider) is feared to have disrupted dozens of organizations in NZ and several govt depts & public authorities. The Ministry Of Justice and Te Whatu Ora (Health NZ) were amongst them as being impacted by the cyber attack. (Are you happy that your private information may be in the hands of crims inside and outside of NZ- Ardern’s number 4 Happiness Indicators fails miserably)

Ardern’s Happiness Indicator number 5 (Transitioning to a Low-Emissions Sustainable Economy). Shaping NZ’s Low Emissions Future’, this project has been running since 2013. NZs Emissions Trading Scheme is reported to be ETS Effective. Govt emission reductions, opportunities, policies and actions. The 2015 Household Climate Action Tool of NZs Low Emissions Future. Originated by Motu NZ receiving funding from the Aotearoa Foundation established by Julian Robertson, co-funded from Meridian Energy, Z Energy, Minister of the Environment and the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

The Low-Emission Future project is supported by an Advisory Board bringing perspectives from government, the private sector, academia, and NGOs from New Zealand and abroad. Motu NZ is split into 2 separate organization (Motu Economic & Motu Public Policy Research) a charitable trust that runs research programs funded by grants from various organization, including govt depts and private companies. The first funding for the injection of the Govts journalism fund $55 million for training across the Motu, to upskill journalists. (The Govts Interest Journalism Fund)

Greenpeace report that ‘Carbon Off-sets are a Scam, (10th November 2021) A Scammers dream scheme, a book keeping trick. CO2 difficult to predict. Greenwashing. It’s a mirage of reimaginations. Purchasing carbon offsets does not reduce your carbon footprint. NZ 2016 Morgan Report ‘NZ the greatest Climate Fraudsters’ Knowingly purchases climate units from crimes in Ukraine and Russia. (2 Morgan Reports I that tells whom in NZ were the climate crims).

The Morgan Report includes evidence of NZ being the biggest climate cheats in the world, buying fraudulent credit to meet international emissions reduction targets. The calling for NZ Govt to protect NZs clean green corrupt free image. And Climate Cheats 2: The Dirty Dozen Businesses. Act Party and National behind closed doors decided to continue using the fraudulent carbon credits. All political parties in parliament were fully aware of this, said nothing until the Morgan Report was published then did the blame game. All to blame. (The Morgan report can be downloaded online)

Ardern’s Happiness Indicator number 5 (Transitioning to a Low-Emissions Sustainable Economy). Shaping NZ’s Low Emissions Future’. NZ Govt Emissions Trading Scheme, the world’s biggest climate cheats. A Govt Socialist funded leftist propaganda machine ($55 million dollar funding). The ETS Scheme of Stakeholder Capitalism -PPP- Public-Private Partnerships . Self serving Corporate leaders enriching themselves and shareholders through government policy-decision making, the emphasis on shareholder profits (Eg BlackRock Asset Management). They publish for the interest of all shareholders.

Returns from their “flavor-of-the-day” ESG (environment-social-governance) plans, luring in whatever shareholder “fish” are attracted to the promise of high shareholder returns from their plans. Incentivizing them properly to ensure a focus on long-term value, with the right metrics that prioritize shareholder interests. Metric-based Monitoring. Using these four sets of tools, managers can build a base of steward shareholders that are sure to offer their support for companies’ stakeholder-centered initiatives.(Harvard Business Review). Reducing consumption of the worlds resources and energy. Abolishing growth as a social objective using less resources, living differently “You will own nothing, but you will be happy). WEF Schwabs ‘Great Reset’ His 2010 Global Redesign Initiative and Ardern’s Happiness Index to replace GDP in NZ 2019.

The Spinoff reported 11th October 2022 ‘Degrowth is growing in popularity. Newsroom reported 25th sept 2023 Political and Business leaders living in Fantasy land. In the old days when “greenies” talked about “limits on growth” and “peak” this and that, they were commonly dismissed as being dreamers or living in Fantasyland. Gradually it has become clear that though some of the timing may have been wrong, the direction was right. .. The perpetual myth. No shortages, no climate-induced calamities, no wars. Just that sweet tune of market forces in the background

My favorite this week was an effort from business cheerleader-in-chief McKinsey. It contributed to its fellow Fantasy dwellers a study on how we could achieve net zero and acceptable global living standards this decade. (That is not a mistype, they are serious.) In Fantasyland, where all dreams come true, finance and technology come to the rescue. Or in consultant speak “Productivity-driven growth lifts incomes and raises living standards while unlocking the financing capacity needed for a low-emissions future.” You can smell the rich stream of fees on their breath.

Ardern’s prioritizes ‘The Happiness Index- Happiness Indicators in NZ 2019 to replace NZ Economic Wealth for Happiness Wellbeing Fantasyland – the fairytales that have become a nightmare for NZrs I n reality. Just like the 4th King Of Bhutan his Happiness Gross National Index that was introduced to the UN assembly  in 2011.. Moving on the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan is in economic crisis, 90th in the Economic Freedom Score Index, The modernizing of Bhutan’s economy- Government and Corporations (PPP). The  Bhutan Monarchy was transitioned to a constitutional parliamentary system in 2008. Challenges in Bhutan Education and Healthcare Sectors Poverty and unemployment

The National University Of Singapore reported 20th March 2020 ‘The land of Gross Happiness (Kingdom of Bhutan) faces a number of socio- economic challenges. Poverty, youth unemployment remains high, healthcare system is in disarray. High incidences of violence against women. The Govt of Bhutan is reported to be more interested in pursuing happiness amongst people than encouraging the innovation to build the economy. Bhutan was ranked 95th in the World Happiness Report of 2019 among the 156 assessed countries. Ardern adopted Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index in 2019.

A report was prepared by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, in partnership with the Ernesto Illy Foundation. The low ranking of Bhutan in the report affirmed the point, that behind the veil of GNH, Bhutan faces serious social problems. This low ranking also highlighted discrepancies in the third GNH survey carried out in 2015 by the Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH, with financial support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Royal Government of Bhutan.4 Many of these discrepancies were the result of the criteria and methodology used to assess the ‘happiness’ of people.

As a result of its existing socio-economic challenges, a country that famously focuses on the GNH of its people is ranked low in the World Happiness Report 2019. In order to deal with its domestic challenges, the Twelfth Five-Year Plan has made many recommendations. How successful these recommendations will be in addressing the country’s woes is left to be seen.

New Zealand Government remains with decision using Ardern’s Happiness Indicators within the Governments Happiness Index. I hear no clapping of hands “If your happy claps your hands and let me know it”. Silence on the decision making- policy making Happiness Index – for the political cronies in Parliament ‘Silence is Golden’ a Golden Opportunity. An ambitious acceleration to embrace, advance, accelerate a global Agenda, Carbon -You are the carbon they are targeting. (The Fear Factor and compliance) attributes to the Parliaments ‘Happiness Indicators’ in the Happiness Index. A Socialist Communist Degrowth.

Ardern implements the WEF Schwab’s AI Guineapig Project in NZ.  New Zealand Guinea-pig State. NZ Government embraces “we are the first” many times over. NZ the first country in the world to introduce an Algorithm Charters, extending this to all Govt agencies. Trust the Algorithms, so small that the eyes cannot see them. (all part of Ardern’s Happiness Index-Happiness Inicators)

Not a Happy Place: Bhutan Faces Serious Socio-economic Problems











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Central Banks are in most countries worldwide. The IMF have significantly helped achieve what Central Banks have become, totally independent and in practice no accountable to any financial system. To create a public consensus for structural reform they must purposely create a recession and to prolong it as well, thus creating a mass abuse of power, is extremely costly, manipulative and can be severely damaging to people lives

Crisis structural changes in policies and banking systems a roadmap to banking systems becoming a Central Bank Digital Currency transformation

The Bank of International Settlements are referenced to central bank rates which are higher interest  rates, this forces other institutions to increase their interest rates, makes the cost of borrowing so high that business becomes impacted negatively.

Each Central Bank I n each UN Nation States  their national currencies are owned by the State. Declining growth and corporate profit risks weakening a country’s currency. The Reserve Bank NZ (NZ Central Bank) has now been named ‘Te Patea Mahuta’. This is New Zealand’s future of CBDC (Reported 6/12/2021). Includes the description of key terms  used to support the RBNZ

Tane Mahuta has become the mandate, the future of money in NZ. RBNZ  have reported that Maori official reference will be made to Tene Mahuta when it comes to the future of money in NZ. Describing ‘Te Toto’ as the sap of the tree that represents the Reserve Bank of NZ future banking system.

RBNZ states that Tane Huta represents the ecosystems in NZ from a financial structure of RBNZ (Central Bank Of NZ). Referring to high level policy making RBNZ state it would be useful to establish CBDC  in NZ. Stating the RBNZ is the ‘Kaitiaki o te toto’ the steward of money in NZ, a dynamic monetary financial system, a stable anchor for convertibility, an opportunity to broaden central bank money which will be available for All individuals, communities, businesses

As they refer to high policy opportunities, referring to CBDC as  to  improving technological forms, thus a  CBDC future for NZ. CBDC Pay and Save a gateway to the formal financial sector, supporting wider inclusions by prioritizing government programs

CBDC and Ecosystems as a distribution model as acting as a catalyst in the payments of ecosystems enabling NZ to take part in global initiatives that use CBDC payments innovation system and to crowd out other innovations. 2021 RBNZ was looking for feedback on their Tane Mahuta narrative, the design to incorporate CBDC, advertising themselves and their stewardship of money as holistic, this underpinning their CBDC role in NZ

A Reserve Bank Of NZ (RBNZ) with strategic elements represented in Taner Mahuta (the objective is CBDC). Tane Mahuta the money tree that is controlled by the State. Crisis events, a series of crisis events to change, transform the banking structural system.  Freedoms and CBDC in competition as Governments protect those in privileged positions to extend control over peoples money, hence also peoples lives.

This is the digital revolution, transformation of transforming currencies and finance. The professor of Trade Policy and Economics of Cornell University gave a very blunt assessment of CBDC’s saying “Central Banks will take money out of peoples accounts to conduct monetary policy. There is no free society. Your money is NOT really your money, your property rights are subservient to the ‘Public Good’, this is the necessity of managing the nations economy”

CBDC protects governments that have given themselves a privileged position to exert control over peoples money, hence control over people themselves. Central Banks are an agent for the government in terms of implementing fiscal policy. CBDC is the fiscal agent of the government.

RBNZ stating it is critical to regulate Cryptocurrency because it poses a risk to CBDC. CBDC leaves your information at risk of cyber attacks, devaluation and increasing  censorship, eroding purchasing power, it is a great risk to our freedoms. The RBNZ has been wholly owned by the government since 1936 when it was established by an Act in Parliament and constituted under the Reserve Bank Act 2021.

The RBNZ Tane Mahuta CBDC NARRATIVE, NZ’S Central Bank Future Money CBDC, government controlled that is incompatible with economic, political freedoms. RBNZ Tane Mahuta Climate Change Strategy through crisis transforming the banking system in NZ.

TANE MAHUTA THE MONEY TREE OF NEW ZEALAND ‘SAPPING YOUR MONEY’ A prolonged crisis or a recession is required for a transformational structural change to the banking system. The Central Bank of NZ (RBNZ) has it’s very own ‘money tree’ namely Tane Mahuta.

LINK  https://youtu.be/yItTIbsSGz4




The secrets that lay behind those doors of Parliament keep being exposed. Co-Governance needs to be discussed and all the evidence exposed. I have been researching this now since it was exposed through an OIA request. The Secret was exposed:   Democracy Action reported in their May 2022 Newsletter that ‘Others were not consulted on Declaration Plan. They showed a photo of Andrew Little, Nanaia Mahuta, Jacinda Ardern, Kelvin David and David Parker at the 2018 National Iwi Chairs Forum. Iwi/Maori leaders expressed ambitious initial discussions with the Government about the highly controversial UNDRIP. Willie Jackson Minister Of Maori Affairs in these discussions said these discussions will shape the Governments Declaration Plan, saying that Co-governance is not enough they want more to satisfy the UNDRIP.

Willie Jackson spoke about the drafting of the Iwi/Maori Declaration plan that was set to commence this year, he said finalising the document in 2023. The Government has appointed the National Iwi Chairs Forum is working with Claire Charters Human Rights Commission. Claire Charters visited the UN this year to see if the UNDRIP could be accelerated. Human Rights Commission is also working and collaborating with Te Puni Kokiri to draft the plan. The National Iwi Chairs Forum has a driving ambition to co-govern New Zealand, to end constitutional arrangements and to install a system of power sharing between Iwi/Maori and the Government.. The Iwi Chairs Forum has been campaigning for constitutional transformation since 2009

NCIF was also involved in the establishment of the Independent Monitoring Mechanism, led by Margaret Mutu, in order “to promote and monitor the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”.

In 2019 the Labour Government appointed a technical advisory group, the Declaration Working Group (DWG), “to support the provision of advice on the form and content of a Declaration plan.” This news was roundly supported by the National Iwi Chairs Forum spokesperson and lead author of Matike Mai, Professor Margaret Mutu, who said: It was reported “Iwi are pleased that Government has decided to work in partnership with us to develop a plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

The He Puapua Report is largely based on the claim that the Treaty of Waitangi created a 50:50 “partnership” between Māori and the Crown.  This is common with the constitutional changes set out in Matika Mai Aotearoa. He Puapua relies heavily on a distorted interpretation of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and that of the 1835 Declaration of Independence.

Judge Temms in 1993 found that the 1835 Declaration of Independence was only worthy of a research document for historians not a document for lawyers. That the Te Tiriti o Waitangi nulls the 1835 Declaration. In 1999 Doug Graham Minister of Treaty Claims stated in Parliament spoke about the Maori Council seeking Maori Sovereignty by seeking to ask APEC countries to support them in this. Doug Grham said they would not be interested, its none of their business either. That the Maori Council cannot have the Treaty and the Maori Sovereign Nation as well. And would Iwi/Maori be happy to rescind their Treaty Claims.

He Puapua is reliant on the 1835 Declaration of Independence. Reliant on the Tiriti that did not create partnership or Principles, these were created by state legislations in the late 70’s and 80’s. This peaceful founding document Tiriti o Waitangi has become extremely corrupted to appease a few self serving Iwi/Elite Maori whom collaborate with NZ’s state regime.

LINK https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/maori-claims-sovereignty-lack-credibility


Researched by Carol Sakey







The RBNZ Reshaping of finance in N Z using a worldview climate change strategy. A speech was given to the ‘Raising Maori Investment Capability Conference 2020 in Tauranga by Christine Hawkesby 13/12/2020 Assistant Governor of the RBNZ. Her introduction to the meeting started in Maori and then she translated to English- this is the English translation

“To all authorities, to all voices of many chiefs gathered here ‘behold the breath of life’” My name is Christine Hawkesby my hometown is Rangiora, may river is Waimakariri, my mountain is Mt Cook. I reside in Wellington. I work for the Reserve Bank of NZ. She gave special thanks to the tribes whom had called her to the gathering to talk about Maori investment, which she said is a topic close to her heart. She said she had in prior years worked with a range of Iwi clients. “This is how the Reserve Bank is building its own capability to the Maori world in our, the Reserve Banks Te Ao Maori approach. A policy protection, participation, engagement in a cultural p[partnership with Maori values. Maori customary practices, behaviors. Embedding Maori culture in developing art and story telling.  (Be aware the Reserve bank is going to be re-story telling.) Saying they have borrowed the legend of Tane Mahuta to connect with their stakeholders and the story of the RBNZ.

Christine Hawkesby went on to say:- Matauranga Maori, the earth mother, and the sky father embraced so tightly that life was shrouded in darkness. Tane Mahuta came to separate them to let sunlight into the world. Hence in the same vein as the Reserve Bank came into existence so our unique economy could flourish. In the same way that Tane Mahuta is part of the forest and guardian of the forest, the Reserve Bank is the guard of the financial ecosystem. Ensuring Tane Mahuta will not wilt and lose Mana. You will see changes in our Wellington and Auckland offices

Reserve Bank of NZ mandating, aligning with Maori values acting as guardian by taking sustainable views of wealth and wellbeing (The Parent/guardian of Money) RBNZ Monetary policy. Part of the network for greening the financial system. Reserve Bank NZ meets regularly with Iwi Maori businesses, organizations to leverage a Iwi/Maori Ecosystem with a range of stakeholders and partners. Includes Iwi Trusts, Iwi/ Maori Incorporations. Iwi/Maori controlled companies and pays tribute to the National Iwi Chairs Forum

Recently BlackRock has Green plans. BlackRock  Asset Management a valuable investment opportunity. BlackRock profiting off the so called Climate Crisis. BlackRock have positioned themselves to make wealth no matter how, or whether government address climate change or not. The Climate Doom and Gloom Crisis a win- win situation for corporations, the worlds largest asset manager – BlackRock.

BlackRock that invests in Oil, Gas and Coal. That are under investigation in the US for Asset Managing of companies that are involved in manufacturing weaponry for the CCP. BlackRock influences governments and NGO’s. They capitalize trillions of dollars in public investments in green industries, but the taxpayers of NZ are the ones up front who are risk. BlackRock is a financial giant that cannot lose. The RBNZ Tane Mahuta Narrative is just a small smidgen in the huge realm of BlackRock and its immense wealth and power. Larry Fink is on Klaus Schwab’s special WEF committee.

Whilst governments demand their coal mines close BlackRock remains the single largest institutional investor in coal, with nearly $109 billion invested in the industry. BlackRock is the worldly cash cow. BlackRock manages nearly 60% of all global assets invested in ESG themed ETFs

Climate Change or no climate change BlackRock wins on all accounts as they play on both sides of the coin. But of course Megan Wood said she is not concerned where BlackRock gets its money from. BlackRock remains the single largest institutional investor in coal, with nearly $109 billion invested in the industry. NZ coal mines shut down. NZ imports more than a million tonnes of dirty dusty coal from Indonesia. So for the RBNZ Tane Mahuta Money Tree narrative.

A message for all the political cronies in the toilet bowl of Wellington ‘OUR COUNTRY-NEW ZEALAND IS NOT UP FOR SALE’

Researched by  Carol Sakey


The ‘Tane Mahuta’ Reserve Bank of NZ story telling narrative is not even a speck of dust when it comes to the corporate capture of the world’s largest asset manager.






In 1972  the UN Sub Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities commissioned a study on the issues around discrimination of Indigenous Populations The Study was completed in 1982

1977 A conference was held in Geneva to mandate all documents relevant to International Indigenous Movements. 25 Years prior to the UNDRIP being first introduced into the UN Assembly (2007) Much preplanning of the draft had taken place this involved. Governments, UN Agencies – Representatives of Indigenous Peoples – International Labour Organization (ILA) and Certain NGO’s. Namely: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, US, Nicaragua, Panama, Morocco, Sweden, North Yemen, The PLO and New Zealand

In 1993 The UN announced the  “World Indigenous People Day being 9th August. .June 2006 the UNDRIP was adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee. The Purpose of the UN Declaration -This is laid out in the Declaration itself

Article 3 Declares Indigenous Peoples have a right to self-determination by virtue – To freely determine their political, economic, social, cultural  status. Article 4 Have the right to autonomy or self governance relating to their internal and local affairs and financial autonomous functions. Article 5: Indigenous Peoples have the right to maintain, strengthen their distinct political, legal, economic, social, cultural institution. Retain their right to participate in the political, economic, social, cultural life of the State

Article (8e ) To stop any form of propaganda to promote or incite racial, ethnic discrimination against them. Self-determination of Culture-Identity-Education-Economic Development-Religious custom-Health-Language..NOTE: The UN Charter 1945 and the d International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other International Treaties. accords ALL peoples the Right to Self-Determination to seek their own destiny

The Declaration of Indigenous Peoples Rights (UNDRIP) was first introduced into the UN Assembly on 13th September 2007. NZ’s Representative (Rosemary Banks) addressed those present as to why New Zealand had decided to reject the UNDRI15.She said NZ has a system of ‘redress’ accepted by Indigenous and Non -Indigenous Peoples. Referring to the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand which is significant in NZ’s Constitutional arrangements, laws, Government activity. That claims of over half on NZ land area had been settled. New Zealand has implemented most standards in the UNDRIP for many years. That are too difficult to implement

In 2010 John Key under the National Govt arranged for Pita Sharples (Co-Leader of the Māori Party) to travel to the UN Assembly where he adopted the UNDRIP on behalf of NZ. This was all done under a veil of secrecy.. All 4 countries that rejected the UNDRIP in 2007 have now adopted it.

 WHAT SORT OF NATURAL RESOURCES WAS THE UNDRIP TALKING ABOUT?  I went to NZ Government website to research what Natural Resources we have in New Zealand.. The Treasury report states describes NZ’s Natural Resources. Clean water, clean air fertile soil and a climate well suited to humans, tree’s, livestock, agriculture. Lengthy coastlines this  means significant aquaculture resources.  Significant  petroleum reserves, extraordinary biodiversity on land and in out water bodies

HOW DOES OUR NATURAL RESOURCE WEALTH IN NEW ZEALAND COMPARE TO OTHER COUNTRIES OF A SIMILAR SIZE? A 30 Page Landcare Research Report Refers to NZ being a significant producers of Natural Minerals and Coal. Construction aggregate, oil, gold and silver. NZ is well documented for its minerals petroleum both onshore and offshore. NZ is well endowed with Aggregate, Clay,  Coal  – Natural Gas – Iron-sand- Minerals-Petroleum. Another 2 Page Government Report: Describes to ‘Incoming Ministers’ Natural Resources in NZ. Which states that: NZ is small country with a wealth of Natural Resources. Good access to water, productive land and biodiversity. These resources have helped New Zealand grow into a prosperous country. Has a strong Natural Resource base

The Treasury reported the following:-.Our Natural Resources are central to our cultural heritage . Māori draw their identity from the environment, exercise kaitiaki responsibilities over ‘Land and Resources’. “We have a responsibility to recognise cultural relationship in accordance with the Principles of Waitangi

NOTE: The World Bank estimated that NZ ranks 8th out of 120 countries and 2nd out of OCE countries in ‘natural capita’

PARLIAMENT REFERRED TO UNDRIP: 15th September 2007 Parekura Horomia (Minister Of Māori Affairs)s poke in Parliament In his speech he said:- That the UNDRIP is a ‘wish list’. Is ‘toothless’ offers indigenous peoples “no more than Aspirational’ statements. He referred to the same four provisions Rosemary Banks referred to at the UN. The UN Declaration is incompatible with NZ’s Constitutional-legal arrangements and the established Treaty Settlement Policy. References that Indigenous Peoples would own land that other citizens have legal rights to.  Ignores contemporary reality, impossible to implement. The Declaration implies two classes of citizenship. He concluded the Maori Party need to get their heads out of the clouds, rather than pie in the sky talk. The Doctrine of Discovery’ is an International Law  Its is centuries old. In simple terms the Doctrine of Discovery refers to the principle in International Law under which a Nation ‘discovers’ land, it directly acquires ‘Rights on that Land’. This still exists today

THE CONTENT OF THE UN DELARATION ITSELF..SPECIFICALLY RELATES TO CO-GOVERNANCE. The cabinet commissioned report He Puapua. A Co-Governance as the basis for a strengthened partnership between Indigenous Peoples and States,  He Puapua was commissioned by the Labour Party in 2019. Described a  pathway for NZ to meet its commitments under the UNDRIP. A roadmap for Co-governance by 2040 (VISION 2040). The UNDRIP proclaims the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a standard of achievement to be pursued in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect exercise their rights to self determination, Article 4: Have a right to ‘Autonomy’ or ‘Self Government’ in matters relating to their internal and local affairs. Article 20 1. Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, develop their political, economic and social systems or institutions, to be secure in the enjoyment of their own means of subsistence and development

Claire Charters is a NZ Iwi academic specialising in Indigenous Peoples Rights . In International and Constitutional Law. She has official UN Status. Represents the  NZ Human Rights Commission. The authors of He Puapua are Claire Charters (Chair) ).. Waimirirangi Ormsby, Naomi Solomon – Gary Williams – Dr Jacinta Ruru;  Also government officials who are Emily Owen -Judith Pryor – Kayla Kingdon-Bebb   and   Tāmati Olsen. At the forefront of He Puapua and its implementation plan is the Maori caucus I they are the dominant faction within the Labour Party and cabinet. National Iwi Forum, Claire Charters representing NZ Human Rights Commission and various MPs, – NGOs are key players. He Puapua is a projected dismantling of the basic features of NZ Society,. Adoption s racial divide, a domination of a certain minority over the majority. Recommends Co-governance between Iwi and the CROWN (Government). He Puapua recognizes and makes the claim that Iwi/Māori have the ability to exercise full authority over entire NZ lands, water and Natural Resources. (As described in the UNDRIP)

Prof., Elizabeth Rata Auckland University. Sociologist of Education. A former Fullbright Senior Scholar to Georgetown University Washington. Specializes in the ‘Effects of Ethnic Politics on Educational Change’. Authored an article for NZ Centre for political Research 4th July 2021. ‘THE ROAD TO HE PUAPUA-. She referred He Puapua to revolutionary change for New Zealand. She refers to three events 1985, 1986 and 1987 and the Treaty Of Waitangi partnership. The transformative restructuring of governance, recognizing Iwi self-determination. The co-governance laid out in He Puapua. The likelihood of claims for ownership of up to 50% of public assets, eg water, sea territories, flora and fauna, airwaves. The pathway to Ethno-Nationalism’. Firstly she refers to the 1975 Treaty Of Waitangi Amendment Act 1985. The recognition of Iwi/ Maori as the inheritors of Treaty settlements.

Reviving the tribe as a political and economic corporation. Secondly she refers to the creation of Treaty principles in the 1985 Amendment Act. Where Geofrey Palmer agreed to let Sir Hepi Te Heuheu insert a clause into the Act. “Nothing in this Act shall permit the Crown to act in a manner that is inconsistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi (Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986. (Parliament defined the Principles in the Treaty. The Treaty did NOT create Principles.)  Treaty principles, partnership has been used by successive governments of Crown (Govt) and Iwi.as opened the way for the so called ‘Partnership’ (Crown -Government- Iwi Partnerships). In legislations, policy making local and central govt, NGOs.

Thirdly the 1987 Court of Appeal where the judicial stated the Treaty established a relationship ‘akin to a partnership’ The Treaty did not create a Partnership the Judicial system did.. Of course this was quickly picked up and hastily used as it is today. By 1987 the Waitangi Tribunal, and Iwi Leaders Forum and other powerful Iwi Interest Groups have successfully achieved claiming ownership rights. ‘Partnership’ justification Of course another arrow for the He Puapua bow to entrench UNDRIP into NZ Society.





RESEARCH BY:  Carol Sakey