NZ Police set to raid Te Whanau a Apanui |

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TangataWhenua.com has received the following panui and would like to pass it on, it comes from a highly reliable source and after the Tuhoe raids, we know that sadly raids like this are possible. This comes after the arrest of a Te Whanau a Apanui fishing boat captain by the NZ Navy, which Independent MP Hone Harwira called “an abuse of the armed forces” Waatea News reported.

A combined police and navy operation led to the boarding of the boat San Pietro and the arrest of Elvis Teddy on a charge of operating a vessel in an unsafe manner.

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“The NZ POLICE are planning a raid on Te Whanau a Apanui.

The Police are currently recruiting as many Maori within the Police Force to ‘soften’ the impact of the raid on this small Maori community.

Make NO MISTAKE this is a REPEAT of the brutal scare mongering tactics that were applied to the TUHOE raids October 2007 and REMEMBER the shambles of that operation?TAX PAYERS money has been spent and is still being spent on an unfounded and unjustified case that is yet to produce any hard evidence or results.

The proposed raids on Te Whanau a Apanui are a direct response to a community who are trying to stand up for their own rights. They oppose oil drilling off their coast and this is how they are being treated! Their concern is for ALL New Zealanders, they know if Petrobas is granted permission they are the first in a line of many who will ravage much more than the East Coast. We need to show our support.

Our source is very reliable as they were approached by the police force to join the mission but refused as they whakapapa to Te Whanau a Apanui. THIS IS SERIOUS.

All phones to the east coast community are tapped and people are being marked.

This is outrageous and unnecessary.

SEND THIS to EVERYONE you know.If you could get in touch with as many media, radio, paper, reporters as you can that would be great. The NZ Public deserve to know what is going on and we need to blow their covers before it happens.”

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This is what Morgan Godfrey one of TangataWhenua.com’s contributors had to say:

I tend to think this is more than just speculation. In my opinion it is plausible, if not probable, that the Police are keeping a close tab on the tribe with a view to suppressing continued protest action. The Police will undoubtedly construe some warped narrative and, like last time, arrest a bunch of nave Maori activists, skinny environmentalists, pacifists and small time riff raff. Another kick in the guts for Maori and another embarrassment for the police.
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  1. tera te pou ka tu
    ko te pou o tera tauira
    ko elvis teddy ma
    tera te pou ka tu
    ko te pou o tera arikimau
    ara ko nga rauemi o hinemoana
    tera te poua ka tu ko te tino pou
    o tera KO TANGAROA
    HEI ATUA IAIA tena
    te tino kaitiaki o era TAONGA
    KO TE WHANAU A APANUI
    tu tonu tu tonu irotoi tou tatou
    TINO MANARANGATIRATANGA
    tautoko e au o mahi tupuna mo tatou katoa
    mo ake tonu atu paimarire

  2. The captain of a protest boat, arrested last weekend after blocking the gas and oil exploration ship Orient Explorer off the Gisborne coast, has had a second charge laid against him at his first court appearance today.

    Elvis Teddy, skipper of the San Pietro, which is owned by east coast iwi Te Whanau a Apanui, was facing a charge of breaching safety regulations under the Maritime Safety Act in the Tauranga District Court, but he now also faces a charge of resisting arrest.

    Teddy was protesting Brazilian company Petrobras' seismic survey of the Raukumara basin along with a flotilla of other protest boats, but he said he was simply fishing in his tribal waters.

    He appeared in front of a Tauranga registrar today where his lawyer, Dayle Takitimu, sought a two-week remand to seek further advice.

    No pleas was entered and bail was granted on the condition that Teddy did not travel more than 1km from the New Zealand coastline in any vessel.

    About 100 supporters including MP Hone Harawira gathered outside the court, carrying signs and chanting slogans such as 'no drilling on our coast'.

    Takitimu addressed supporters outside the court following her client's appearance and said the case was about preserving resources for future generations.

    She said an oil rig in the area would "forever change our coastal environment."

    Teddy is due to reappear in court on May 13.

    'DONE THE RIGHT THING'

    Ahead of his court appearance Teddy said he had done "definitely done the right thing."

    "This affects our whole tribe, we would be a different tribe without our sea and that is what they are trying to take from us."

    Teddy said he was "very proud" of his actions and was prepared "whatever the outcome."

    "They can take a lot of things from us but if they take our kina they're in trouble."

    Ironically Teddy needed a police escort to get him from his Hawke's Bay home to the main road after severe weather blocked access.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4940663/New-charg

  3. Ask yourself where are all our Tohunga? our real knowledge? LOST!! Do u think this just happend out of the blue! This is a plan of the WORLDS most powerful people who control Money ,Mainsteam ,Media ,Education sytem etc , the most powerful of all is the Bilderberg ( if u think this doesnt affect u how wrong u are they created evry thing as a distraction) .Who is jhon key? A noboddy jst anutha puppet on a string, He is jst doin what he is told! if we open our eyes we'll see we've been hypnotised into un concious living . How do they do this? Educaton ,start at kindy next u go to school they take yor kids frm u from the prime ages of learning 5-18 . Education sytem only sorts who gets the important jobs! They know we need Mother nature to survive so what do they do? Poison our Air ,Rivers our ocean EVEN OUR LAND & US!! They get us to brush our teeth with toothpaste when it has flouride! flouride is an ingrediant in RAT POISONS!! THEY WEAKEN USS EVRYDAY & WE DNT EVEN KNO IT…. THESE RAIDS ARE ONLY THE BEGGINING!! ALL NATIONS ARE CORRUPT!!! STUFF THE MONATARY SYSTEM!! WE ARE NOT SLAVES GOD IS NOT OUR SUPERIOR !!! MOTHER NATURE IS OUR SAVEYAH!!!

  4. HOLD STRONG WHANAUNGA…. THEY CAN TAP OUR PHONES… IT WILL ONLY PROVE WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR LAND, FORESHORES, SEABEDS AND ALL PEOPLE.

    PROUD AND TRUE……TE WHANAU-A-APANUI WHANAU REMAIN STANDING.

  5. This GOVERNMENT is gettin a little perverted now… acting like preditors!!!
    All for money and self gain ( KEYS)…………………………..

    THEY DO NOT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE…. NEVER HAVE…. NEVER WILL……

    PEOPLE OF NEW ZEALAND THAT HELPED NATIONAL WIN LAST ELECTION FOR WHAT THEY DRUMMED OUT "NZ PEOPLE WANT CHANGE?"

    I'M ASKING YOU NOW "YOU LIKE HOW YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED YOUR COUNTRY? WILL YOU RECOGNISE IT IN A YEAR?

  6. Kia ora Te Whanau A Apanui – kia kaha koutou, this is shocking what NZ Govt are doing, they need to be wiser like other govts (particuarly in the northern hemisphere) who are concentrating on alternative fuels for transport and electricity. Fossil fuels is a dinosaur resource that is rapidly running out – fuel prices have risen so fast in the last two years it is crippling for everyone, and this is not going to be reversed. Fossil fuels are killing this world – just like the Govt officials who commit to mining more and wrecking the world more. What dont they get – No World No Us! Kia kaha Te Whanau A Apanui – 🙂

  7. this is bs – getting phone taps for a whole community is just crap

    no court would / judge worth their rep would sanction that

    and our law says it has to be directed — like having a open search warrant to look for blue eyed babies in a chinese community —

  8. This is a scaremongering tactic to encourage a reaction, which by all acounts everyone has fallen for – genius in fact. When the Police raid, it will not be frontline officers, it will be the AOS. When Tuhoe was raided the Police Maori Advisory Group nor their National Manager were aware of the intention. It has to be approved by the PM in the first instance and in secret. You have to watch who you are listening to whanau!

    • Look what the govt did with signing exploration rights over to an international company, I wouldn't be surprised if Keys signed off on this.

  9. Like there is nothing else to spend hard earned tax payers money on? Are they trying to provoke some kind of Upraising from the East Coast people?! When is this MADNESS going to end!!
    NZ GOVERNMENT STOP WASTING MY MONEY ON A PIPE DREAM – USE MY TAX MONEY FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH, NATURAL DISASTERS!! LEAVE THOSE PEOPLE AND THEIR LAND AND THEIR TRIBAL FISHING GROUNDS ALONE!

  10. Kia Kaha Te Whanau a Apanui our hearts are with you. Unfortunately this only the small beginnings of what's to follow. Many iwi stand with you to fight and fight we must. Aroha.

  11. Kia kaha Te Whanau A Apanui.Thats your whenua your moana so you decide. Make a stand and represent all New Zealanders.
    Mauri ora

  12. Shocking – absolutely shocking tactics – it wouldnt surprise me – if the Government does a Tuhoe on Te Whanau a Apanui!!

  13. New Zealand Government is Kaput. When considering this action against Te Whanau a Apanui, who or what was in their best interest? ..money or the land? rich or poor people? ..They seem to be giving the best of their own country to other countries!!

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