March 26, 2019 - The History of New Zealand through a Libertarian Anarchist lens. Please enjoy the ideas and let me know what you think.

Crown admits failing to stop Maori from ‘enslaving’ Moriori

By AHNZ

Crown (National 5.0) admits failing to stop Maori from ‘enslaving’ Moriori “In 1835 two iwi originally from Taranaki migrated to the Chatham Islands and enslaved Moriori. Following the annexation of the islands to New Zealand in 1842, the Crown failed to take appropriate action to end the enslavement, despite Moriori pleas for relief.- Newshub, 2017 […]

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September 23, 2018

The Truth about Smiling

By AHNZ

Western history, including New Zealand, can be divided up between Pre-Smile and Post-Smile eras. Even though portraiture far pre-dates photography, our posing ancestors elected not to smile then either. So why the change around 1870? Usually it’s explained by photographic technology changing, just as Nelson Provincial Museum wrote here… “…people had to stay very still […]

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September 23, 2018

Bob Jones

By AHNZ

“Taxation is theft.” ‘To cheat the IRD is a moral duty!’ – Bob Jones These quotes come from a 1976 Speech given for National Government Minister Young. It caused a huge stir and the Minister had to flee his own fundraiser! The speech attracted much attention and fury both during the event and after. Jones […]

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September 22, 2018

Reuptake of Methamphetamine in the Beehive

By AHNZ

The New Zealand State has used drugs as a commodity to control the population since The Poisons Administrative Act, 1866. A strong argument could be made that it was from the very start since Hobson and The Treaty occurred against the backdrop of the Opium War. Hobson’s personnel and ships were needed for Britain’s drug […]

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September 21, 2018

Kiwi Corruption

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“Every man has his price and the Kiwis, being lower than most, his corruption is not highly visible.” – Gordon McLauchlan A good co-post to go with VJM’s latest post: New Zealand is Corrupt as Shit Image ref. gordonmclauchlan.com (Seemingly offline now but alive and well in 2017)

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September 21, 2018

Kate Sheppard

By AHNZ

Today in history: 19 September 1893: Womens’ Sufferage enacted in New Zealand. What a disaster it has been! “It is women who keep the doors of society closed,” who traditionally wield all the cards of social capital, child raising, reproduction, and household consumption. Back in the 1890s it was Kate Sheppard who led the way […]

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September 19, 2018

The Inflammability of Red Tape

By AHNZ

Red tape is so inflammable. The little historic Corban’s shed in Henderson, Auckland, reminds me of some other stories since it was smashed this week in February.  New Zealand has a long and glorious tradition of having public records and property burning down inconveniently conveniently. Would I be quite out of line in suggesting that […]

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September 18, 2018

Assid Corban’s Last Battle

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Once the hub of a pioneer West Auckland wine empire, now a public park.Corban Estate is a nice quiet place because the area and buildings are on artificial life support by the State. Old Man Corban, who gave it up, wants wanted to build a wine museum there. He, an ex-mayor, has had the clout […]

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September 18, 2018

Labour 0.0

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Looks like McBride found this old unidentified clip, they have kindly shared it. No information comes with it so we have to estimate… c.1925 Summer’s morning, post WW1, a crowd draws around the band rotunda in Greymouth. Our cameraman captures a shot from beyond the fringe of the gathering masses. Parade lines form up and […]

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September 17, 2018

Among The Trees

By AHNZ

Among The Trees (TVNZ, August 2010) tells the mainstream history story (of the time) about the Moriori of New Zealand’s Chatham Islands. Fast forward to 2018 and times have changed. It is no longer Politically Correct to point out the genocide of the Moriori at the hands of Maori. Presenter Janet McIntyre is still working her maternal-pleading […]

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September 16, 2018

Christchurch Cathedral

By AHNZ

Well said, Christchurch Cathedral is a monument. The trouble is that we don’t even make our own monuments any more in this culture. We prosthelytise and protest for someone else (the government) to do it. And were that to happen, the state earning our achievements for us and rewarding our tantrums, then it would be […]

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September 16, 2018

Olly Ohlson

By AHNZ

Olly Ohlson, presenter of children’s show After School from 1980-1986. It was the show every kid watched during the week when they got home from the government brainwashing pens. I remember him fondly as a gentle and friendly guy strumming his acoustic guitar and telling we children interesting new things. In my mind the quality […]

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September 15, 2018