Although I agree it is essential to always go back to the people, it is rather serious when the leadership must because it has no idea of what it is doing. Yes there is another Hui planned for 5th February 2013 that baffles many. It appears set on seeking answers from the people that the leadership itself is now seeking leadership. It is questionable in many ways. Past experience shows this yet it is the content of the very questions that are the true cause for concern.
Firstly the people are to give answers on “what is the over arching vision” by the very one who should hold this, know this, and be supporting this into place.
Secondly the physical (Charter/vision) promoted is going to lessen Tainui to a point of no return whereby we will become no more than what everyone else is bound too now, making it impossible to go beyond this in the future. Chaining the people not liberating the people.
Third and possibly the very worst question of all is being asked “do we even need one (Vision)”? I can only shake my head. I admit I can no longer get my head around where the person/s is coming from. It is clear that they are so lost in a maze that they do not know where they are going. Side kicks no better jumping from one waka to another so fast it makes my head spin creating chaos at every turn for the people.. All the while the people cry out against the obvious incompetence and so on……………….So why are the elders not stepping the inept leadership down and implementing the restoration as agreed.? The people deserve what God has sent. Perhaps that needs to be the real question on the Hui schedule.
Next comes seeking answers to “is our Governance adequately serving aspirations of the tribe” and “Is the current Marae based representative creating a healthy Tribal democracy?” It is not the system it is the people who are abusing the system.When someone stands up to bring to attention a real concern over expenditure asking for accountability, transparency, and seeking responsibility, from those in control of these things only to be abused for doing so speaks for its self. There is no justifying that. When the system is over ridden, ignored, even court orders are treated with total disregard, by those at the very top it is actions of abusing that very system. To have an attitude of being above the system as cause and reason simply is not good enough. Non answerable to the people is displaying once again the lack of the Tapu mana because simply put the above would never occur having it. No it is not the system that is at fault it is the very top leadership who (A) should never have been placed in the role in the first place and (B) Obviously has no idea on how to be or to lead. Better to ask “When is the restoration to be placed proper?”
Even asking “do we need a vision?” is displaying the lack of Tapu mana. The Kingitanga is also a spiritual document or it was until 7 years ago. God sent a vision so I guess we must need one but then that would mean the boys getting out-of-the-way and letting it come forward. The role of King or Queen is more than man’s will in this case (A) the rightful one so chosen by God and the Tupuna is the only way the true result will come for all and (B) to have The Tapu Mana which is to have the vision (you know the one at the Mountain top), support of the Tupuna and God, and to be upheld by both is essential to this. In the current circumstances this is all missing – PURPOSELY MISSING.
Why? because it suites Nga puhi to have Nga puhi on the throne and the line that now exists is controllable by this whakapapa. Until Nga puhi and Tainui elders honor restoring the throne proper as committed to God and to myself it will remain no more than mundane, no more than the will of the mind of man and as lost as it can be and now shows its self to be. It is not Gods design for Tainui to throw away what it holds or lessen it to where others through their choices long ago now find themselves.
The people are being asked to answer on the question of “the place of Te Kingitanga within the Governance, the Tribe, and NZ society”. When one does not know what one is doing one does need to ask this/these questions making it very plain that the Tapu mana is not residing there and neither is the vision. It is time people, it is time to change that. It is time for the elders to honor their commitment to restore the throne proper.
But why did it get to this in the first place. Because a few men decided to have control and thus restrict our tribe and nation going against God by refusing to accept the choice made by the Tupuna and God it was over ridden. The head always wanting to rule the Heart which is old hat. They don’t know where they are going either as released after the December 28th hui in the North. Perhaps the affront to God is good reason they are lost.
What I do know is that everyone is trying to rule and suppress through dirty tactics, self-will, greed, control, manipulation, politics, you name it is there and I for one do not appreciate this from my own when we as people’s have been under this form of control from outside of ourselves since colonisation. The abuse cycle is well set in. People uninformed are making decisions based on what? Their opinion! Is that in their minds or is it in their knowing within their hearts and is it truth as given beyond their own will? Unlikely.
The inept Leadership has tried to start a new system. God stepped in there and now it is safely held elsewhere at the very top so I am guessing those plans have now been changed which is why your all being called forward to answer these questions.
The pattern of the plan in controlling the inept leadership was what? to take, rule from behind or destroy the Kingitanga and no better person could have been chosen for this to occur and it is occurring, why? I Know why. I am very disappointed in the lack of honor and the inability to hold to truth that I have seen. Where there is no honor there is no truth, or light, or love. It does nothing looking back in hind sight and saying we should have done what we said we would do.
Having been subjected to these things for many a year I along with everyone else has watched in shock, embarrassment, and disbelief the events of the last seven years. It is simple to comprehend the issue – a leopard never changes its spots so if you’re keeping the leopard live with the spots.
A while back someone through ignorance stated I had gone too far up the ladder. I am amazed at this lack of understanding, not only do I have to come down the ladder in a real sense but to actually believe that I am less than what is there is incomprehensible, I actually know myself and my authority. It is about time truth stood up in those who speak up. I suggest those that do speak such as this one open their ears, eyes, and hearts before saying anything. The tapu mana was placed with me upon authority I already had and if you can not comprehend this with more than the mind then there is nothing for you to say.
No matter what is thought Gods will is going to be placed (is already active) and what that is will be determined by the choices humanity makes. I have only observed Maoridom following the world when we have been charged to lead. I shall walk on regardless I would rather see Tainui with me but Tainui has been happy to sit back and watch itself being dismantled. Stand up and face those who would see you deceived. They know they are in the wrong as do those who placed them. It is not for me to do what others have committed too.
I actually know what I am doing, where I am going, who I am, what I am, and why I am here and it is not up for debate. Most of what I hear against that is highly inaccurate and via ignorance so I will simply say until the people stand up and demand the restoration proper be done Tainui and the others involved will continue as the diminished entities they have become. This has not been a kind journey on me any more than it has been a kind journey on the people. I do not do it for my sake, go beyond your selves and do what needs to be done for the sake of all. I am doing my part it is now to you to do yours.