26th Sept 2022
A 91.75% majority vote to change Playcentre Aotearoa’s constitution has been overruled by some of the organisation’s roopu (governance bodies), Playcentre insiders have revealed.
One parent, who asked not to be named, said the nationwide vote on Saturday morning was designed to change the parent-led child care education organisation’s constitution to a “trust deed” so — among other issues — more of the funding it received would go to local playcentres, rather than “98%” going to the administrative body, which operates a bulk-funding model.
In the vote, parents and employees at 366 of 400 playcentres voted yes in favour of change.
However, before any change could come into effect, a separate vote from the organisation’s roopu needed to be considered.
The organisation’s six roopu are “governance bodies within Playcentre Aotearoa, consisting of whanau Maori, to give whanau Maori an equitable voice in Playcentre governance”, which require at least five of the six roopu to agree in order to achieve a consensus.
Four roopu voted in favour and two against, but the two-thirds majority was not enough to carry the change.
One parent said reactions at their local playcentre were of disappointment and disbelief.
“We just couldn’t believe it. It’s supposed to be about the kids.
“There was no explanation given by roopu and a lot of parents were quite upset.”
The results of the vote were circulated by Playcentre’s board in an email later on Saturday.
“We accept that while the overwhelming majority of our people are ready to move forward with this trust deed, we haven’t yet reached a place where we can all move forward together,” the email said.
Playcentre Aotearoa has been asked for comment but its response was not received in time for deadline.
Mady Jessup’s Input :
If I could use CGI to create a video graphic of the tentacles that this government is rapidly infecting this country with, and I had to pick a very simple news issue to use to focus on to demonstrate it – I would pick something like this….
(This is an extract from a NewstalkZB article on the day of the New Zealand Play Centers’ funding vote 2 weeks ago – which very few people knew of/were paying attention to.)
It’s the final day of voting for a big decision for playcentres.
They are voting on whether to centralise their resources into one big pot to be controlled and distributed by the National Body a la Three Waters for playcentres.
It will only happen if 80% of centres vote yes to the changes.”….
Well, an overwhelmingly 91.75% of over 400 votes was vetoed by just 2 installed corporate Maori overseers.
Think about that for a second. TWO corporately installed Maori overseers vetoed a major NZ education decision that garnered 91.75% support.
And then consider that this situation is only a tiny glimpse of a system that is being implemented on this country.
These things I’ve become aware of on my journey in the last 2 years are very real and very happening. And we have all been taught to fear talking about it because of the variety of names we will be called for doing so (also not an accident).
The effects that this ‘Co-Governance’ system is going to have on NZ and NZ society will be devastating and irreparable.
The marauders in charge have infiltrated all of our government levels and the only people who are standing up to it are quickly cast aside as conspiracy nut jobs.
By the time any good strong hearts that are left in the media wise up to it, it will be too late.
More Input : That is incredibly disheartening and unbelievable to read. As you point out, that is exactly what is going to happen under three waters and other areas of co governance. Even maori boards on councils are an issue, as they will work the same way. Incidents such as this, highlight the very road we are walking down now, if co governance is to continue and expand its network of invasion in this country, we are all in for a very turbulent and troubled future.
Another Comment :
Where has centralisation worked out for the better?
This is the the government shifting the country to a Socialist setting where the government controls everything and tells you how to live your life.
* He Puapua was not supposed to be made law until 2024. But with Wako Jacko as minister of broadcasting the government has passed part of the He Papua legislation into law without telling anyone.
Why should they? They don’t need to tell anyone, the gender voters gave Ardern an absolute majority.
So right now councils, and any public boards are sitting to make very important decisions on the future funding and conduct of their organisation’s. So the board has a vote about the budget being passed. It passes. But due to the He Puapua legislation must pass through the Maori members of the unelected Council. In the case above ( Aotearoa Playcenters’) report there were two Maori. They voted against the proposition. There for there was a 100% Maori vote against the proposition, so it was lost.
If one Maori voted yes and one Maori voted no then the greater numbers would have counted. There is only one way for this to pass now. That is to get Maori into a meeting at the marae and offer donations to fit the purpose of the vote. Bribe the horses
This labour government has legalised corruption into local bodies and any public organisation that uses tax payers money.
He Puapua is God now. This is the most dangerous piece of legislation in the western world.
If you need evidenced that Ardern is a Socialist, don’t look any further than He Puapua .