Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Taupiri te Maunga
Ko Tainui te Iwi
Ko Ngati Mahuta te hapu
Ko Turangawaewae me waahi pa nga marae
Ko TeManawa ahau
I am TeManawa
Mother of the Nations
te ahiahi pai
I will start by invoking International law, human rights , The UN declaration of rights of the indigenous people, Māori customary rights and The Bill of rights.
This is not simply a Māori issue so I acknowledge our Pakeha brothers and sisters whose hearts are true I wish to thank Kasm, Green peace and the many voices who have already spoken out against the seabed’s being mined. They are true heroes of our nations. This unites Māori and our Pakeha brothers and sisters in the cause we address today but over all in the common threat against life
In my introduction I said Waikato is the river and Taupiri is the Mountain, this is important to understand because all Māori whakapapa to these two things the Mountains and the waters be they inland or costal. These determine not only the tribal area but the hapu’s within the tribal area and the guardianship and responsibilities of each tribe and its hapu’s for the well-being of the whole.
This is the TARANAKI COAST MARINE CONSENT TTR Hearing
Taranaki being the area determined by the mountain Mount Taranaki and the coast being determined by the Patea River in the south. Through very specific inter tribal marriage all Māori can whakapapa back to all mountains and waters, in this way the interweaving sovereignty of all the lands, territories and waters was established and to this day is maintained.
The site were mining is intended to take place is of significance to Māori. The reefs traditionally fished and culturally harvested for over 1500 years. The North and South Traps, the Graham bank has been traditionally respected and is held sacred.
The MANA WHENUA holds the mana of protecting these sites over all those generations with cultural practices handed down the generations all inclusive. The whole existence behaviour and Wairua is kept sacred even to today Indigenous nations have lived within its environment ands its waters managing it caring for it and surviving in harmony with it through active guardianship and sovereignty
Since colonisation adverse impact to Tonga has been as devastating to the lands and waters as it has been to the generations of Māori
NZ is green by reputation mining the seabed is moving away from that reputation and will hurt NZ reputation as green rather than move NZ forward in it.
The bight once used to be a calving ground for large numbers of Whale in winter and spring, their number extensively reduced by whaling with only a handful of cows visiting this area regularly today. This water is also confirmed to be the only known feeding ground for Blue Whales so the 50 spotted Monday 03 Feb 2014 foraging in the South Taranaki Bight are a great sign to leave this area alone. The wealth of their return far out weighs that of profit. Monetary wealth is not the foundations upon which leadership must reside thus must never be given such right to decide what is best for life.
The latest UN report on global warming while disputed in its entirety does justice to the harm being done to our oceans adding to the reasoning for denial of the applicants desire to mine our seabed.
While environments are being broken down by those who would have money over life Our Māori customary title is not broken down by a hapu or tribe residing at an area – All area is of Aotearoa and her territories and waters belong under customary title to that sovereignty yet we are repeatedly asked to attend costly hearings over small areas to prove who we are and our sovereignty in attempt to break us down.. It is the crown thus NZ Government/Parliament that slice and dice the arguments separating therefore in the minds of people not only the issue but the lands territories and waters them selves.
Each segregated part dealt with as though it has no connection to the other when in truth all parts make up the whole. This application is an issue for the whole.
Every mountain is the status of Māori sovereignty. This is as relevant to the seabed as it is to the land. The mountains beneath the seas Māori long ago gave names too thus the landscape there is well-known to us.
The mountains are the area and all mountains are so settled. All area never has been abandoned thus sovereignty cannot be extinguished. Māori never ceded sovereignty of the lands territories and waters of Aotearoa. To do so Māori would have to abandon all these things it is a gift from God and our covenant with God.
The moment section 2 of the New Zealand Constitution Amendment Act 1973 happened being ultra vires a breach of New Zealand’s legal continuity. Occurred
A breach of legal continuity cannot imply legal independence, “or legal anything; all following after illegitimate. True evolution is simply nonsense.
This clear breach in legal continuity along with various evidence cleared the way for the Māori Sovereign people to accord moral authority and binding force to the new order which has also occurred, we are the sovereign state of Aotearoa.
The NZ Government thus Parliament are instructed to cease any further attempts at usurping sovereignty established and with Māori including attempts to place a written constitution and replace the crown flag – Maori sovereignty already has both written constitution and our flag established.. The will of the sovereign Peoples of Aotearoa is established.
Due to globalisation our Pakeha brothers and sisters are aware they are under common threat as broad and deep as that which has happened to Māori indeed all aboriginal Peoples and in this can now shelter under the umbrella of our sovereignty in true unity and shared partnership beside us which the NZ Government thus parliament and Crown has never offered to either.
It is my duty to notify you that the current NZ Government thus Parliament and Crown has been notified and requested to transition peacefully I now reaffirm this in full The Attorney General has been notified as has the UN. So the hearing for the mining of the sea bed needs to be delayed until the applicant can talk to the correct people legitimately.
Any action against this by The NZ Government thus Parliament and Crown can only be seen as further acts of entrenchment in what has been a long term soft coup attempt as those involved misled the people in concurrent governments and acts against the people of NZ in the guise of continuity and evolution. The sea bed and foreshore an open act of this against sovereign Māori. and their sovereignty
In conclusion Mining leaves behind emptiness – culture and life dead
I invoke the right to life and to culture. Under International law as I invoke the sovereignty of Aotearoa in its true format
The application for license to mine the sea bed off the coast of Taranaki must therefore be denied
I submit these papers for further information
Tena kautau tena kautau tena kautau katoa
Ti hei Mauri ora
Debra Anne Potroz
Mother of the Nations
Media Statement 8th April 2014
TeManawa will not be doing interviews but has issued the following statement.
In effect what I have said and done today is declare the New Zealand Government parliament and crown is not constitutional and to instruct these entities to cease all attempts to invoke constitutional and flag discussions as Māori are the sovereign state of Aotearoa and these things are already existing and therefore not up for debate.
The application for license to mine our seabed is denied
Our lands, territories, waters and people have suffered enough.
To the people I say stay with the lands, territories and waters; economy can always be re-established but land, territories and waters once lost may never return. Stand up in your sovereignty and own it – it is a gift from Atua; as much as it is our covenant with Atua and No matter what others say or do the truth can not be undone
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This was happening in NZ years ago. Taupo when I first brought it to the attention of public in the early 2000’s Again with no mandate the government illegitimately allowed this foreign practice and now the attempt the climate change agenda of NWO – Hypocrites, liars and thieves .
Matthew 23 New International Version (NIV)
A Warning Against Hypocrisy
23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7 they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
Seven Woes on the Teachers of the Law and the Pharisees
13 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.  [b]
15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.
16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’ 17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18 You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.’ 19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21 And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. 22 And anyone who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.
23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!
33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.
37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 38 Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’[c]”