November 13, 2018

Captain Stokes: On Maori Language

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in history: Captain John Lort Stokes came again to New Zealand, arriving 7 November 1848. This time he was aboard the impressive HMS Acheron which along with sail had a lovely paddle-wheel making it a fitting craft to update the surveys of Captain Cook. Previous post: Admiral John Stokes Previous Post: Stokes Point Stokes had already published […]

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November 6, 2018

Anarchism; Full AHNZ interview on Bfm today

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Full Auckland University Radio Bfm interview from this morning here. I don’t use the AHNZ Youtube channel much but we do have one.. Post syndicated from http://ahnz.anarkiwi.co.nz/anarchism-full-ahnz-interview-on-bfm-today/.

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November 5, 2018

Anarchy in Aotearoa with Rick Giles:November 5th, 2018

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Here’s the downloadable interview from Bfm today. Includes a lead-in from the presenters trying to get a grip on what Anarchism means. A bit far from the mark but, still, how often do Anarchists get a shot at a fair hearing in main stream media? Can’t complain. Anarchy in Aotearoa with Rick Giles:November 5th, 2018 […]

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November 5, 2018

Does New Zealand Need Commieblocks?

By VJM

New Zealand was founded on the idea of being a land of opportunity, where enough hard work would see a person rewarded with a standard of life unattainable in Britain. Part of this involved owning your own small house – referred to as “the quarter-acre dream” – but that dream is dead. We may now […]

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November 5, 2018

Anarchist History of New Zealand interviewed on radio Bfm

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

  Anarchist History of New Zealand interviewed on radio Bfm Laura Kvigstad, producer for Auckland University’s Bfm The Wire, sent me a message out of the blue this morning asking for an interview. Way nicer than Oliver Driver or Radio Active were back in the day, our Q&A will be at about 12.30pm today. You […]

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November 5, 2018

How A New Zealand Nazi Party Could Eliminate All Competition Through Existing Mechanisms

By VJM

Suprisingly few understand that Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party came to power by winning democratic elections. Fewer still understand that the subsequent march from liberty to totalitarianism was made in a small number of entirely legal steps. This essay suggests something original: that a New Zealand equivalent of the German Nazi Party could assume dictatorial powers […]

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November 5, 2018

1881: Bloodless End to the Affair at Parihaka

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in history: 5 November, 1881: ‘Members of the Armed Constabulary preparing for the march on Parihaka’ The Parihaka terrorist cult had been building for about 14 years and was becoming a serious danger. The New Zealand Parliament was called early in 1880 to try to solve the growing crisis. Finally, in November 1881, the armed […]

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November 5, 2018

Muttonbirders’ Customary Rights Under Threat

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

When I was a school kid our teacher read a story out of the School Journal about Muttonbirders. I’ve never forgotten the story these few families have just from that one time reading. This gathering and preparation activity is their unique anchor to their territory and extended family at a time when so many communities are […]

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November 4, 2018

1879: Parihaka Cult sends in The Ploughmen

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Activist arm of the Parihaka Cult c23 June, 1879, Activist arm of the Parihaka Cult, The Ploughmen, terrorise Taranaki settlers. They literally plough disputed land, and beyond it into settler’s crown grant land. The first to be affected was The Waipapa homestead of James Livingston and family. It must have scared the hell out of […]

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November 3, 2018

Kaiapoi Customary Rights Torn Up

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Illegal structures along the Cam River in North Canterbury will be targeted in a pilot project aimed to improve safety.- Stuff Common Law and Customary Rights are not for the people of Kaiapoi then. These structures have been used since settlement but it takes the current wave of PC to smash ’em. The Environment Canterbury (ECan) […]

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November 2, 2018

The Children of Parihaka (2012)

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

The Parihaka incident occurred on 5 November 1891. Considering it was a State police action it was humanely and patiently carried out and something for which New Zealanders can be proud. It is not remembered that way at all… “Today in 1881 saw an attack on a pacifist settlement at Parihaka, revisited in documentary Tatarakihi […]

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November 2, 2018

Maoris and Human Waste

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Right now, waste water is discharged into Akaroa Harbour but the legal consent to do so expires in 2020 and may not be granted again. The “Environment Court ruling confirmed that Maori sensitivities..means the whole of Banks Peninsula is having to rethink its sewage systems.”- Stuff Are we to suppose that stone age Maori deliberately refrained […]

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November 1, 2018