Third submission Seabed and Foreshore

To whom it may concern,

I have previously submitted on this issue twice. To do so a third time is to condone the ongoing attempts by the Government to disregard the previous results and go against the will of the people and with no mandate from Maori it is acknowledged this is a wearing down process used by Governments throughout and must cease. No means No.

I therefore submit the same submission this time more directly. There is no end date on this it seems by the government and until the Government comprehends No means No there will be none by The People or Maori.

Seabed mining
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.

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

Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill


10:12 AM (1 hour ago)
to me

Environment Committee
Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill

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Toi tu te kupu When the word is established
Toi tu te mana the mana is established
Toi tu tu whenua and the land is secured.



About TeManawa

Build on truth for lasting foundations Introduction I am Debra Ann Potroz, my hapu is Ngaati Mahuta. Born Under the watchful eyes of Mount Taranaki in Aotearoa Land of the long white cloud(NZ) I am descended from a long line of Kings. I was raised by my Tupuna, great ancestors of the past. On July 4th 2007 I was informed by an elder of the council of elders I received and in response accepted succession to the Maori Throne (confirmed Oct 2011). Later in the year this same Kaumatua informed me Mother of the Nations had been conferred adding the elders had called me TeManawa (The Heart) by which I was to be known. Previously an elder of Maniapoto had bestowed the name Hawaiikirangi. There is also official and validated Authority as The word made manifest, Christos, anointed one, since 1999, which has also been documented and recorded since 1992 to current. Barry Brailsford one of our great New Zealand authors released prophesy of the one to come who would hold up a stone at the temple of the 4 winds, he wrote she is the Leader of the Children of Light. In a glass case it waited 5 years for the hands that would lift it. In 1999 they arrived. The profile picture is of the stone (Petros Petra) named "Te Tapu Manawa nui" meaning The sacred big Heart (Manawa nui means Heart, brave, patient steadfast) yet it is the intent of nui to express in this case pure, Immaculate. Green stone is the stone of pure creation. It is the stone of peace, of The Gods, the fish, The stone of heaven and The Grail stone. Poutini is its guardian and is the first star of Orion's belt. It is held up at the gate of Tula on earth under the stars of Orion's belt, by Te Manawa (The heart) the person and first(An) in the sacred marriage as Poutini and Te Tapu Manawa nui in her hands join heaven to earth and earth to heaven. TeManawa as The word (Christos, anointed one) makes declaration standing in the circle of creation - Te means tree thus the true cross of Christ or the logos/word. Those with true hearts being the fertile soil shall find them. Debra also received "the foundation stone" in Maui 1996. Barry is of the Waitaha people, Te Manawa is Maori her (tribe) Iwi is Waikato whose waka is both on earth and in heaven being te waka o Tainui o te Ra. The waka bow is the Pleiades, Aldebaran is in the sail also known as The Golden Arrow and Orion's belt is the stern. TeManawa is The Heart of Heaven and the Heart of Earth. Kuia Taini Drummond explained the people are the heart beat. And thus TeManawa is announced to the world. All material is copyright Soul Directions 1992. Permission must be obtained to reproduce or use. Where permission is given no alteration to the material may be done. Bragging rights TeManawa has two sons, Tristan Pascoe and Samuel Potroz (Hill). Samuel is anointed and was held up to the four winds by Kaumatua Pereme Porter shortly after Samuel's birth in ancient ceremony. Telegram - Song of the Heart
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