Press Release – Rotorua Te Arawa TPPA Action Group
Position Statement of Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trade in Services Agreement and Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill.Position Statement of Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trade in Services Agreement and Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill.
I, Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata swear:
Ko Rangiatea toku kororia, toku rangatiratanga
Ko Papatuanuku toku piringa, toku turangawaewae
Pou ki te whenua
No reira ahau
My dominion my authority from Rangiatea
My embrace my standing place upon Papatuanuku
Intimately connected within the whenua
Is who I am
I am Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata of Ngati Pikiao of the Te Arawa waka. I am the Great Grandson of Hakarangi Wahanui and Ngahuka Reimana Te Poihipi. The Grandson of Whata Karaka Hakarangi and Irimako Te Hake Haimona. The Son of Akapita Peter Whata and Keti Warena Haimona
I stand upon my Turangawaewae with authority and power in the truth from knowing, I have absolute Sovereignty.
In my individual capacity as a sovereign, I state that the Trans- Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has no bearing on me or my Turangawaewae.
I hereby oppose the TPPA and state that no outside sources or bodies can undermine or usurp my individual sovereignty.
I object to the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by this false Government, therefore, I also object to Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill. The domestic approval process will align Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill with the Trans-Pacific Partnership which is required before enactment.
It is only through the support, the supply and confidence arrangement that the Maori Party have with the National Government that has allowed them to negotiate a trade deal and allow Maori land to be more accessible through the TPPA.
I also oppose the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is even more secretive than the TPPA was and still is. To my knowledge TiSA hasn’t yet been mentioned in mainstream media here in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Both these agreements are being led by America on behalf of many multinationals.
I am Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata.
I am sovereign.