Mana

March 10th, 2012 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

The is investigating the case of a former regional branch chairman who admitted to having sex with a teenage boy in return for cash, cigarettes, clothing and a mobile phone top-up.

Nicholas Kayne Nitro appeared in the Christchurch District Court last month on a charge of receiving commercial sexual services from a person aged 16.

Party sources last night confirmed that was the same person as Nikora Nitro, who is still listed on the Mana Party website as Christchurch branch chairman.

Contacted by the Weekend Herald last night, a spokesman said the party had been unaware of Nitro’s offending and would start an investigation immediately.

He said Nitro had not been an office holder in the party since the end of last year’s election campaign.

All parties have activists who get in trouble with the law from time to time. Little one can do to stop that. However once it is known they are facing charges, it is usual to have them stand down. As Mr Nitro is still listed on the Mana website, it is hard to know whether or not he was stood down.

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32 Responses to “Mana”

  1. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    I hope he had plenty of glycerine.

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  2. Put it away (2,878 comments) says:

    It must be said though, “Nitro” is an awesome name.

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  3. Longknives (4,753 comments) says:

    “Nicholas Nitro was the same person as Nikora Nitro..”

    I’m always a bit dubious about anyone who has more than one name-In my opinion there is just no legit reason to have multiple identities…

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  4. George Patton (349 comments) says:

    All parties do have activists who get into trouble.

    But not all parties have activists, or even MPs who have allegations of gay youth prostitution or even alleged gay sexual assault with young adults.

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  5. kowtow (8,485 comments) says:

    Smoke free Aotearoa, hahahahahaha

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  6. cows4me (248 comments) says:

    Sounds like Nitro is batting for the wrong team, wouldn’t the Labour Party be more his cup of tea.

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  7. PaulL (5,981 comments) says:

    Nicholas and Nikora sound like two versions of the same name to me – sort of sounds Greek or similar, so perhaps it’s his traditional and his English name. Plenty of asians, for example, do that, it’s not really an alias.

    As for whether or not they stood him down. They’re a pretty small party. I’d guess their local branches pretty much shut down after the election – so it’s not so much whether they stood him down or not as whether or not that branch even really exists any more. It’s a bit different than for a big party.

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  8. Put it away (2,878 comments) says:

    I suppose it makes a change from trying to bugger the economy.

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  9. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    Sheesh, what a bizarre surname – “Nitro”.
    He should try creating a sitcom – “The Nitro Family”.

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  10. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    If I or others linked Nitro’s behaviour to homosexuals having sex with minors would they I get demerits?

    If I or others linked Nitro’s criminal behaviour to the fact he is Maori would they get demerits?

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  11. eszett (2,408 comments) says:

    Chuck Bird (2,017) Says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    If I or others linked Nitro’s behaviour to homosexuals having sex with minors would they I get demerits?

    If I or others linked Nitro’s criminal behaviour to the fact he is Maori would they get demerits?

    No, chuck, that would be just your usual bigoted and racist comments. I doubt very much anyone would take them seriously.

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  12. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    eszett, you are very selective in your reading. Find a quote where I put down Maori as a group. There will be plenty of quotes where I criticise others for doing so. I am not talking about special Maori seats which many Maori do not want or need. We just need to look at the number of highly competent National MPs of Maori descent.

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  13. grumpy (261 comments) says:

    Eszett

    So you don’t think that him paying for a boy to give him a blowjob has anything to do with him being gay?

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  14. eszett (2,408 comments) says:

    Grumpy, the paying part for sex with someone who is under 18 is the issue. Not that he is gay?

    It’s just someone who has a pathological hatred of homosexuals and Maori who would try to make this a gay or Maori issue.

    How about saying Graham Capill is an indication of straight white christian males being criminal and sexual predators to underaged girls?
    Would you be happy with such an absurd statement?

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  15. eszett (2,408 comments) says:

    Find a quote where I put down Maori as a group.

    Here you go, Chucky

    If I or others linked Nitro’s criminal behaviour to the fact he is Maori would they get demerits?

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  16. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    “If I or others linked Nitro’s criminal behaviour to the fact he is Maori would they get demerits?”

    How is that a put down of Maori?

    I was merely pointing out that it is very much easier to get demerits for saying anything bad about homosexuals than about Maori. I have challenged many out and out racist anti Maori comments. Have you?

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  17. PaulL (5,981 comments) says:

    Chuck – I’m not sure the problem here is that he is gay, the problem is that he is paying for sexual activities with 16 year olds. If he was straight and paying 16 year old girls to give him blow jobs then it’d be just as reprehensible.

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  18. eszett (2,408 comments) says:

    Exactly, PaulL.
    However if someone is as obsessed with gayness as Chucky is, he just can’t help himself.

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  19. Longknives (4,753 comments) says:

    “If he was straight and paying 16 year old girls to give him blow jobs then it’d be just as reprehensible..”

    Over to you Dime….

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  20. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    Paul, Can you not see the point I was making?

    If someone says yet another Maori criminal the libertarians on the blog would not object. In fact some might agree.

    However, if I say yet another homosexual fiddling with adolescents I am classed as a homophobe.

    I object to nutcases like exzett talking nonsense and telling heterosexuals they should use condoms to prevent getting HIV. It makes no exception even married couples. The chance of a male contacting HIV without using a condom from a western woman how is not a prostitute or extremely promiscuous are almost nil.

    I strongly object to my taxes going to pay for the NZ Aids Foundation. One would think its primary objective would be to reduce the incidence of HIV in NZ not be a homosexual lobby group.

    I recommended he read

    http://www.amazon.com/Sexual-Ecology-Birth-AIDS-Destiny/dp/0525941649

    Rotello is homosexual but honest and intelligent unlike many homosexual activists. I see you are not getting much support and none from any prepared to use their own name. Below are a couple of reviews.

    Every gay man must read this book, or be made aware of its content. Even one more death is way too many. What needs taming is not “normal promiscuity” — say 10 to 50 partners a year. (!) The problem is “hyperpromiscuity” — gay men who are having a thousand partners a year, and a dozen in one night. This created the biological climate which enabled the spread of AIDS; without it, there would have been no epidemic.

    The truth hurts and thank god someone finally told it about AIDS. As a gay man who is tired of hearing other gay people claim that religion, educators, the government and homophobia is responsible for transmission of HIV it is refreshing to find a well-reasoned voice showing that gay culture also contributed to the disaster that AIDS is. Mr. Rotello will most likely be crucified by gay theorists but his message is undeniable; unless gay culture finds a sustainable ecology it will continue exactly where it has been for the past 10 years—-mired in a disaster

    The NZ AIDS Foundation tells fools like eszett what they want to hear. That is you can safely have sex with as many partners you like as long as you use a condom. It would not be so bad if they were just talking this crap to the like of eszett but they push to to school children every time they get the opportunity.

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  21. PaulL (5,981 comments) says:

    You’ll note that I didn’t actually say how reprehensible that was – just that it was the same level of reprehensible-ness. And Dime did cross my mind as I wrote it……but I can only assume that his preferred partners are at least 18.

    (I also have to say that I didn’t realise that paying for sex with a 16 year old was illegal – I thought the age of consent was 16. I don’t pay for sex anyway, so no reason I’d know I guess, but that sure could be a trap for some people).

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  22. PaulL (5,981 comments) says:

    Chuck, very long bow you’re drawing there. Sure, people (gay or otherwise) who have sex with a thousand partners a year are at very high risk of lots of diseases. That has nothing to say about gay people in general, nor is it limited to gay people. There are a lot of celebrities who get it on with large numbers of women (or so I’m led to believe).

    People also don’t really assess risk very well on some of these things – I suspect that if I were single, and if I were in a position where large numbers of attractive women wanted me to sleep with them (say, I was a rock star or something), I’d probably be pretty pleased with that. Sure, it might lead to nasty diseases, but I’d probably take the risk.

    Probably the only reason this is a problem that some might see as a gay problem is that the gay community might be providing opportunities for people to actually have sex with thousands of people in a year. As opposed to the “only in my dreams” situation that I’m in. Even then, I suspect that in the gay community this probably fits into the “only in my dreams” category too.

    So, nice that you’re off on a tangent, but not clear to me what this has to do with the topic – which is that some random feral (I assume that because he’s a Mana party organiser) paid a kid to perform sexual acts on him. And probably wouldn’t be noteworthy other than that he had an association with a political party.

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  23. grumpy (261 comments) says:

    eszett is a dick

    “How about saying Graham Capill is an indication of straight white christian males being criminal and sexual predators to underaged girls?”

    You can bet your socks that if Capill was gay he would not be having sex with underage white girls……………….

    Thank you for proving my point.

    ….and, seeing yopu are an expert, why are we getting all these cases of child sex abuse on boys by gays??

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  24. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    “That has nothing to say about gay people in general”

    It does. Read the book.

    But getting back to the topic. My point is that homosexuals are treated like an endangered species by many liberals and particualrly libertarians on the blog.

    I see from the number beside your name you have made a few posts. Have you seen a number of racist anti Maori comments that very few criticise? Many use derogatory terms toward Maori and there is seldom a challenge. The worst thing I do is refer to homosexuals as homosexuals and strongly object to my taxes going to fund the NZ AIDS Foundation – tax payer funded lobby group.

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  25. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    What is unclear from the Herald article is whether the boy had offered sex for money to other men before or whether he was enticed by need because of his family’s financial circumstances to quote the Herald. If the later Nitro got off very lightly.

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  26. eszett (2,408 comments) says:

    Who’s being a dick here, grumpy?
    Do you actually understand the issue at hand? That it was commercial sex with someone under 18?

    The fact that it was gay sex is completely irrelevant, isn’t it?

    ….and, seeing yopu are an expert, why are we getting all these cases of child sex abuse on boys by gays??

    and, seeing you are also an expert, why are we getting all these cases of child sex abuse on boys and girls by straight males?

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  27. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    Straight males do not sexually abuse adolescent boys. They may be closet homosexuals or bisexuals but they are not heterosexual. I have never heard such crap. If you an adult male and have sex with an underage teenage boy you are not a heterosexual – end of story.

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  28. eszett (2,408 comments) says:

    However, if I say yet another homosexual fiddling with adolescents I am classed as a homophobe.

    You are classed a homophome, because that is what you are judging by your irrational posts regarding homosexuals.

    I object to nutcases like exzett talking nonsense and telling heterosexuals they should use condoms to prevent getting HIV. It makes no exception even married couples. The chance of a male contacting HIV without using a condom from a western woman how is not a prostitute or extremely promiscuous are almost nil.

    And this is where your idiocy turns dangerous.

    One third of sexual transmitted HIV infections in 2011 were in through heterosexual contact.

    No exceptions for married couples? What kind of fuckwit statement is that? Being married has nothing to do with it. It is your sexual practices. If you are in a monogamous relationship of course you don’t have to use condoms to prevent HIV. Regardless whether you are straight or gay.

    I object to such nutters like you who are driven by some obscure hatred and bigotry making such stupid statements in the 21st century. As longs you do, you will be called exactly what you are. A bigoted irrational homophobe of the worst kind.

    It shows that you have already bought this topic up on this post, even though Nitro being gay here is a side issue.

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  29. PaulL (5,981 comments) says:

    Chuck, I’ve seen all sorts of bigotry on here. I often call people out on it. I am often surprised at the level of racism towards Maori, Asians and others. I am also often surprised at that level of racism in the general community. Is your argument that two wrongs make a right?

    In the posts I’ve seen from you in the past I believe you’ve done more than simply referring to homosexuals as homosexuals, and complaining about your taxes going to the NZ Aids foundation. Those to me are legitimate things to complain about, you tend to go much further. You tend to make these complaints on threads that otherwise really aren’t about that, and the implication is that you are complaining about the fact that the person in question is homosexual.

    On your NZ Aids foundation complaint, I’m not entirely clear that their operation actually does as you claim it to do. Personally, I’d rather many of these groups weren’t funded with taxpayer money. I also accept that there are a range of support groups out there, and a support group for people with Aids doesn’t seem unreasonable in that context. The government funds many community groups, and it appears that many or most taxpayers see that as a valid function of government – usually described as “funding civil society” or some such. Honestly, in terms of the amount of money involved and the other things that govt does that annoy me more, it’s not on my list. Clearly it is for you, and that’s your right.

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  30. Viking2 (11,471 comments) says:

    Willing seller, willing buyer. Why the hell should the world intervene.

    Waste of time and money and space.

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  31. Chuck Bird (4,884 comments) says:

    Viking, if you think there should not be a law against an adult of say 35+ enticing a 16 year old to have sex for money you are one sick mother fucker. Do have children. If so I can understand why you are to gutless to use your own name.

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  32. Dick (80 comments) says:

    Chuck Bird (2,025) Says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    If I or others linked Nitro’s behaviour to homosexuals having sex with minors would they I get demerits?

    If I or others linked Nitro’s criminal behaviour to the fact he is Maori would they get demerits?

    I knew that this post would result in comments from people like you Chuck – you’re obsession with gay sex shows how homosexually repressed you are.

    While you’re at it, you might also link to the various articles about priests and evangelical leaders who have been caught out on their hypocrisy. Furthermore, how about this article:

    Study: Majority Of Young Evangelicals Have Pre-Marital Sex, Exposing Flaws With Right-Wing Attacks On Sex Ed

    By Tanya Somanader on Sep 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The religious right has a heavy-hand in conservative politics, particularly in an election year. Christian presidential candidates like Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) all tout their Christian credentials and signed the pro-life pledges to court the evangelical vote. But there is one traditional position that even young Christians are abandoning: the purity pledge. According to a recent study, 80 percent of unmarried evangelical young adults have had sex, only 8 percent less than the general unmarried adult population:

    One of the biggest surprises was a December 2009 study, conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which included information on sexual activity.

    While the study’s primary report did not explore religion, some additional analysis focusing on sexual activity and religious identification yielded this result: 80 percent of unmarried evangelical young adults (18 to 29) said that they have had sex – slightly less than 88 percent of unmarried adults, according to the teen pregnancy prevention organization.

    This surprisingly high percentage should land a blow to the political canon of the religious right-wing. As chief proponents of abstinence-only education, religious right-wing organizations insist that delaying sex until marriage “is the only 100 percent effective way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and out-of-wedlock pregnancy.” Health experts, however, note that evidence suggests such programs “are even harmful and have negative consequences by not providing adequate information for those teens who do become sexually active.” Studies have not found that abstinence-only programs cut pregnancy rates, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or even the age when sexual activity begins.

    Without proper sexual education, sexually active young adults are more likely to have unintended pregnancies or contract STDs. Family planning health centers like Planned Parenthood, however, are dedicated to addressing these needs. Indeed, Planned Parenthood’s chief services are sexually transmitted diseases testing and treatment as well as contraception. These services help Planned Parenthood prevent “more than 620,000 unintended pregnancies each year.”

    Because unintended pregnancies are the primary reason women seek abortions and at least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, the religious right might appreciate the important role such centers play helping preventing the chief evil of abortion. Instead, right-wing Christian organizations are dedicated to defunding and demolishing places like Planned Parenthood.

    The policies that the religious right and its Republican champions often tout may play well at the pulpit. But, as more and more Christians abandon long-held stances on sexual intercourse, these policies will be an increasingly outdated and even dangerous position for the faithful.

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/09/29/331692/study-finds-huge-majority-of-young-evangelicals-have-pre-marital-sex-exposing-flaws-with-right-wing-attacks-on-sex-ed/?mobile=nc

    I bet Christians generally watch more porn than non-Christians too. Do you watch porn Chuck?

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