Roar Prawn: Gone Silent – Tactical Withdrawl- for the moment11/11/200910/02/2015Richard Parata

"Roar Prawn" aka Tina Nixon  has decided to have a moments silence on NT issues. But not for long, I suspect- she is just gathering steam-and some of her temporary suspension of vitrol is aimed at Honi Harawira- would love to hear her deliver this on marae.

In the mean time here are some comments from Marty Mars blog. 

Kia ora Marty

Agree its good that BB has decided to have a cuppa. She has helped Jon, Wally and Tahu enough for now while stifling questions in the other direction. So slings and barbs at Mark, Tim Rochford and the majority of the good Representatives are gone and praise for the chancers stops. Seems fair.

Also agree that it is the Hui-a-tau and other forums, preferable not web-based where we need to have this tribal korero. Trouble is, Wally, Tahu etc have been relying on this cloak of silence and one hui-a-tau a year where if we don't get the questions asked and answered is not enough.

When the vote was taken to remove Wally, and only Wally from NTHC the "proper press release answer" was that "we were taking a new direction". And when Andrew followed soon after with a fair share of the tribal profit for a year (at a guess or why would it not be in the annual report) we all "knew" that the winds of accountability were catching up on some.

But still we are reading between the lines.

As for what Wally and Tahu and their mates want – it is revenge – pure and simple. They are not secret about it. They backed those who wanted to remove Mark (who knows why?) and having failed when they were in positions of significant power they now come back "to serve the people". YEAH RIGHT!!!!

They also want to take out the CEO and his top staff. More chaos and for what? Since Anake was appointed there has been a steady progression to order and transparency after the years of neglect with Tahu at the helm and NTHC under both Wally and his predecessors disrespecting TRONT.

So there are lots of elements of BB post I get, like put aside family stuff etc – but it applies to all. I liked earlier comments on getting back to our people more. IMHO TRONT needs to 'get over itself'. If we had less TRONT meetings we could have more meetings with the folks. TRONT reps often seen themselves as entitled to a hell of a lot more than MPs do and want paid fees to do what our people and kaumatua do for nothing on a daily basis.

So don't stop taking the critique just yet. Wait till we can force the appropriate tribal forum to get honesty and openness. Or, now I think of it, we did do that. Mark did offer to go to the tribe and tell all. And the rabble were a no show and it all died down.

November 9, 2009 7:23 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said…

Anon – As posted on the Roar Prawn site – Have to wait for it to be moderated……

I am annoyed that BB decided to moderate and not print my comment on her site but moved to justify her actions by her New Heading not long after and she calls it “Back to Tikanga” talk about her own spin.

Anon 7th Nov – "Roar Prawn, Busted Blonde whatever – so comment is moderated by you then why do you persist to takahia! oh yes because it's your site and it is your prerogative to advance your korero and allow the persecution of an individual you don't like and so you run rampant on your blog. What is it that you are moderating? What can be much worse than what you say.”

BB – “We have come under fire for moderating the debate on various posts – it’s simply because both the supporters of Mark Solomon and his detractors have indulged in some personal mdslinging the likes of which we have never, ever seen before on any issue we have ever run on this blog.”

Anon – I believe it is a justification not to print what people say about her or those she supports.

BB – It is now the turn of the people, face to face, to sort these issues through.

“Anon 7th Nov – It is the rangatiratanga of each runanga and if there are tensions they must be allowed to work through them, without the added pressure and stirring the dust by people such as you. Allow them to do that without using your site to advocate the downfall of someone.”
Like it was all BB’s idea! There are probably others that have been moderated by her and made print because they were scathing about Tahu, Wally et al and they did not serve BB’s intention to takahia on Mark.

BB could have taken a more tuturu view like Marty and still extracted the same level of input from both sides. In my opinion she has no credibility, no mana in terms of the interests of the iwi, BB used her blog to advance the kaupapa of Wally et al.

BB – “We reckon that we have done a good job of stoking the fires of a very important issue for Ngai Tahu rank and file.”

Sorry you have not only exposed and inflamed our internal issues with little regard to our business responsibilities you have also given the racists good over dinner fodder “These Maori’s are ripping and killing one another off” and as far as the rank and file are concerned – whakawhanaugatanga takes care of that within our own ranks

BB – “We have run our own successful little business without a drop of financial support from anyone,”

So have many other Ngai Tahu. We are not all poor things that can’t survive without the benefits from Ngai Tahu or the Government BUT some of us have a very big commitment to mana of Ngai Tahutanga and its values.

Talk about whakaiti, by one who is so kuare she doesn’t realise it.

Heoi ano. nga mihi kia koutou.

November 9, 2009 12:06 PM