In Northland gullible Maori are being scammed by a Maori
Incorporation 'Nga Uri Whakatupu Ngati Hine' who are charging $250 for a fake Warrant of Fitness citing as their authority the (non-existent) Native Waka Motor Vehicle Act 2005'. In defending the scam Phil Saleh said that a Maori Incorporation is essentially a 'State outside of Government' and that gives them the right to make their own laws.
Even if this were legit (which it ain't) just why anyone would pay $250 for something costing $50 beggars belief. The answer is simple ... people purchasing these 'warrants' know their vehicles haven't got a shit show in hell of meeting real WOF standards. Ricky Siosoua is a mechanic in Rawene who has come across four cars sporting fake warrants, some of which weren’t even close to roadworthy. “As soon as he opened his door, his door fell off,” says Mr Siosoua. “I mean, that tells me a lot.”
Drivers of these vehicles are putting themselves, their families and all other road users at risk. Any vehicle caught with one of these fake warrants should be immediately impounded by the Police.
But the really sad thing in all of this is that fact that it is Maori who preying on gullible fellow Maori. Not sure that the likes of even John Harawira would approve ... although perhaps he does on the basis of cocking a snoot at 'colonist' laws.
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