Saturday, July 14, 2018


People believe what they want to believe and if a latter day 'John Frum' comes along offering the uneducated and the gullible something at a substantial discount over the standard cost that  everyone else has to pay then there are those who will leap at the chance to cook their snook at the Government especially when it is dressed up in the cloak of Maori sovereignty.

Up here in Northland we have a group calling itself the Tikanga Maori Law Society o Nutireni.    It takes it lead from the Exodus Movement lead by a fake Komatua resident in Oz.   You can read his nonsense here.  The organisation arrogates to itself the right to issue drivers licenses, vehicle number plates and warrants of fitness (all for a fee).    It is impossible to have any sort of dialogue with those who choose to believe the garbage pedaled.    I have never held much truck with ex-Labour Party Minister Dover Samuels but he had it right in describing this mob as "thriving on ignorance and intimidation".

You can fairly ask why the Police don't act to pull over and order off the road vehicles with pretend registrations.   Their response ... 'it's just not worth the hassle .... we issue an infringement notice and they don't pay.   We have more important things to do with our time'.

It take issue with that.   The Courts has the power to issue an Attachment Order against a persons wages or benefit payments in order to recover unpaid fines.    That can attract a fee ($102) which is added to the fine.     The Courts have the tools and should be far more proactive in the issuing of such orders.


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy said...

I've seen a few of these 'unfortunates' come through the courts. The Judges simply close them down.
In one case I saw a Landlord forced to take a case through the Criminal Courts to eject one of these turkeys who had rented a house and the moment he moved in 'took possession of it' and paid no more rent.
Last I saw of the clown was as an inmate during a Mental Health Court hearing.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


The wording in your last sentence is unfortunate. I know what you mean but an uncharitable reader might take it you were the inmate.

Might be better as:-

'Last I saw of the clown, he was an inmate during a Mental Health Court hearing.'

David said...

Adolf, I think TTS was correct in his phrasing. :-)

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

No David, your comprehension is deficient.

David said...

Not at all, TTS was quite clear in what s/he wrote. :-)

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

It might have been clear to you David, but not to an intelligent reader.