Outrageous

July 27th, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Maori quota holders will be exempt from legislation designed to protect migrant workers on foreign chartered vessels from exploitation.

The seven-year exemption has been attacked as “privileged” by Act MP John Banks but defended as essential by the involved.

I’m with John Banks on this. Some FCVs have been little more than slave ships, and it is repugnant we have allowed it to continue. I was very proud of the decision by the Government to require vessels which fish NZ quota to be flagged in NZ – which means NZ law will apply to them.

But the transition period should and must be the same for all.

Ngapuhi’s Sonny Tau, who is the spokesman for iwi chairmen around the country on the issue, said the 2020 exemption was essential because without it Maori fishing interests guaranteed under the Sealords deal would be severely devalued.

Not a single iwi could afford to buy a ship, which was why fishing ventures with foreign vessels were key, Mr Tau said.

“If you reduce the capacity and you take out foreign chartered vessels in this country … that will … drive down quota prices. It will become uneconomic for a lot of the smaller iwi to even open an office to be involved in fishing.”

The purpose of the fisheries settlement was to allow Iwi to develop fishing jobs, skills and income. Not to sub-contract the quota to slave ships.

Different industries have a variety of favourable and unfavourable market conditions. Fishing is no different.

Under the law change, NZ quota can still be fished by foreign crewed vessels. They just must be flagged in NZ.  Under current NZ law they were required to pay NZ minimum pay rates anyway so in theory the flagging in NZ should not increase the costs – unless the FCVs have been breaking the law (which is clear)

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17 Responses to “Outrageous”

  1. Kea (12,030 comments) says:

    Outrageous

    No it is not. NZ long ago accepted two standards of citizenship based on race. It is entirely consistent with other decisions.

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  2. peteremcc (342 comments) says:

    I’m with Kea on this. The principle was long given up and once that’s gone, this is to be expected, if not the norm.

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  3. Manolo (13,518 comments) says:

    Why are you surprised, DPF?

    The proposed legislation cannot pass and become law without the blessing of your beloved National Party, well known for having pandered to the racists many times before.

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  4. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    ‘The purpose of the fisheries settlement was to allow Iwi to develop fishing jobs, skills and income.’
    I’m not sue that’s what it said in the Sealords deal.

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  5. dog_eat_dog (776 comments) says:

    So Maori Iwi, representing a people whose median income is less than much of the rest of society, are fighting for the rights to pay working class people less in their ventures. And those people are being paid less by groups who received reparations for past wrongs that led to the inequities that sees their own people paid less.

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a fitting opportunity to use the term ‘race traitors’.

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  6. adze (2,092 comments) says:

    Mikenmild besides that nitpick, do you agree with the exemption?

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  7. Cactus Kate (550 comments) says:

    I think it’s a great idea.
    Maori labour is obviously too expensive and foreigners will do the jobs better
    Open up immigration and let low paid working class and unemployed Maori have a sit down.

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  8. hj (6,855 comments) says:

    Open Borders:

    On the Right
    wat dabney (2,848) Says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 11:14 am
    “in your world view if we allowed diffusion from high population, low income countries to low population high income countries what would be the result?
    ….
    A vast diminution in poverty for one thing.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’d abolish the Welfare State as well. I’m talking about increasing freedom and allowing people to provide for their families.

    There is no more tragic sight on TV that those reality programs showing airport immigration staff catching someone who just wants to come to the country to work so they can send back money to their family to feed and educate their children. How immgration staff don’t absolutely hate themself is beyond me.

    and on the left:
    Open borders will become a reality when the public stops believing that immigrants are a threat,” sociologist Fabio Rojas recently wrote, comparing the open borders movement to the gay rights movement. “Even if a pro-immigration referendum fails to pass, it will still serve the function of forcing the issue onto the public stage. These actions won’t ­­change the minds of those strongly committed to anti-immigration policy. Instead, they will make immigration seem ‘normal’ to a later generation of people.”
    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/04/if-people-could-immigrate-anywhere-would-poverty-be-eliminated/275332/#comments

    How many people in positions of influence support open border? : ”
    E.g Nights with Brian Crump? Chris Laidlaw… labour MP’s Australian Greens , NZ Greens…??????

    My point is that we ought to be able to sort the wheat from the chaff amongst our politicians.

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  9. hj (6,855 comments) says:

    Cactus Kate says:
    Open up immigration and let low paid working class and unemployed Maori have a sit down.
    ………………………………………

    My theory is that your own life experience colours your point of view on open borders whether you are from the left or from the right.
    If your mother had a difficult birth and you were starved of oxygen for a while you may not be so cocky.

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  10. dime (9,795 comments) says:

    The noble Maori have always kept slaves. They just import them now

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  11. tas (611 comments) says:

    In Canada, Indigenous fishing rights require the indigenous people to do it themselves and use traditional methods. Why does NZ let them subcontract the job to foreign fishing vessels?

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  12. Cactus Kate (550 comments) says:

    so hj open those borders or not?

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  13. Colville (2,254 comments) says:

    Where is the leadership from the Maori elite? Where are the training shemes? why isnt there a boat out at sea staffed by previously unemployed Maori?

    It really makes me think that the elite are really just the worst kind of troughers happy to leave their kin wallowing in poverty and unemployment when they do have the means at their disposal to make a lasting impact on the lives of many that badly need it.

    Bunch of BMW driving silk underpants wearing cunts.

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  14. Steve (North Shore) (4,544 comments) says:

    “The noble Maori have always kept slaves. They just import them now”

    Once you have other people’s money you can do anything you like – and just get more money

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  15. KiwiGreg (3,234 comments) says:

    “Slave ships”. Histrionics much David?

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  16. Viking2 (11,368 comments) says:

    Cactus Kate (526) Says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I think it’s a great idea.
    Maori labour is obviously too expensive and foreigners will do the jobs better
    Open up immigration and let low paid working class and unemployed Maori have a sit down.
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    ah well said you from the other side.
    How much tax you paying to keep those ethnic unemployed here. We can allocate a thousand or so to your benefit fund.
    We can easily send you some to keep over there.
    :lol:

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  17. Viking2 (11,368 comments) says:

    dime (6,843) Says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    The noble Maori have always kept slaves. They just import them now
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    True dime and look at what they did with them. rooted them to create more, tattoed them, grew them on like marijuana plants and then chopped the heads off, had a hangi wi filling it with body parts to have at a scrumptious feast and dried the heads on poles and sold them to the pomms.

    Now we, (us taxpayers) are paying to get the scribble heads back so they can bury them to erase thier past misdeeds.

    All sounds familiar.

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