Thank You Lee Smith, Chantelle & Leighton Baker & Wonderful Protestors for you continued coverage
6th Feb 2022 – 20th Feb 2022
LEE SMITH :
What an incredible view of the occupation of Parliament grounds.
So amazing and exciting to see so many kiwis from all walks of life and all vaccination statuses come together to say stop the mandates.
From the Ashes we will Rise
We weren’t allowed in cafes, restaurants or bars.
We weren’t allowed in hairdressers, salons or allied health.
We weren’t allowed in council facilities or at events.
We were ostracized from our cultural centers; our marae, churches, mosques and synagogues.
For two years we were rejected.
We rose up.
We built a village.
We found our people.
We belonged somewhere again.
We felt loved.
We felt supported.
We felt peace.
After 2 years of turmoil and upheaval.
Big losses- jobs, homes, friends, family.
Some forever gone.
But we finally found belonging…
The police came in and tore it all down.
Beating us, spraying us, shooting us and dragging us.
What an ugly, shameful day.
We sit now with our pain and trauma.
Displaced, jobless, dazed.
Aching hearts, tired heads.
Frustrated at the gaslighting and lies.
We aren’t done yet.
From the ashes we will rise.
Words by me; Anna Webster.
SUE REYALND FROM KIWISPROTECTINGOURFREEDOMOFEXPRESSION.COM LIVE AT FREEDOM VILLAGE
Thursday 24th Feb
Livey @ Parliament Grounds …
Looking Pretty ‘Sun Drenched’
To View Live from Sue Reyland :
SUE REYLAND LIVE FROM RETURNING FROM CONVOY 2022 WGNT
4TH April 2022
Now the Mandates are being lifted.
I advise you to think twice if you are going to go down the Booster track.
Since starting to warn folk the Adverse Reactions have Risen drastically.
38,000 in NZ
Omicron is everywhere … we will live with it just like any other Flu …
Omiricon gives you a Natural Immunity
Would you want to risk ending up like Casey or Richard … Living life in a Wheelchair, Painful Spasms, Heart Problems with emergency visits by ambulance to ICU ?
I Care …. I don’t want My Family or Friends becoming another Statistic; Having to be looked after by Family … Munted for Life
Or worse still Joining the Little White Crosses Club RIP those who have lost their lives to the V …. Love & Respect to their families
SUE GREY – OUTDOORS PARTY
so devastated right now, so sad for what our country has become and the lies and violence these psychopaths are prepared to go to. The police stomped on Alan this morning breaking his hip, he’s got surgery this afternoon. Destruction of our beautiful camp and our amazing medical centers and osteo/mirimiri tent, the amazing food court, toilets, not to mention to showers the night before. I am just in tears. The psychopaths have shown what they are/who they are. So now we know. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=670613064133264
3rd March 2022
Ironically, Jacinda Ardern said that the views of the protesters were due to “misinformation” and “overseas influence”, and was not worthy of the government’s consideration
Ironically, Jacinda Ardern said that the views of the protesters were due to “misinformation” and “overseas influence”, and was not worthy of the government’s consideration
2ND /MARCH /2022
Today is a very sad day for all NZders. The government and police have committed unbelievable crimes upon our people, our freedom, our right to protest. The media continue to report lie after lie, manipulating words, video footage and have encouraged the decent of this corrupt government and police. This day will go down in history and NZders will never trust again. This has been corruption from the start by a corrupt government. We will fight for our rights, we will fight for our freedom and our childrens freedom. This isn’t over.
From a mandated police officer:
Unwanted Police Long Service Medal For Sale: TRADEME Listing #: 3495807515
Details of the listing:
“After 17 years dedicated frontline service in the New Zealand Police, my employment was terminated on 8th February 2022 as I would not submit the vaccination mandate.
A successful judicial review has since found the mandate imposed was unlawful.
Today (Wednesday 2nd March 2022) I witnessed scenes at the WELLINGTON FREEDOM PROTEST via live feed.
What I saw disturbed me more than anything I have witnessed during my 17 years of service.
I am so ashamed.
This medal was awarded to me 3 years ago. It is has never been worn and no longer has any value to me, hence the $1 reserve.
Although my future is uncertain, I know my days of serving the community in this role are over”
Ag Action Gatherings was live.
Livey 03/03/2022 Wow What a day yesterday!
Click Link to View: https://www.facebook.com/AgActGroup20/videos/639638387336473
Marama Fox what a hero for her people speaking up !!
Thank You Aly Cook II
Marama Fox what a hero for her people speaking up and TVNZ 1 amazing you let some truth past your edit suite. Now you just need to talk to some of those vacs injured people and dig deep .. Because that story will become the biggest story of our generation and I hope you realise burying the story of thousands of injured New Zealanders is immoral at least and criminal at worst !
Click on Link to view : https://www.facebook.com/alycook2/videos/512250243644379
Open Letter To Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of NZ … Daily Examiner
When you became Labour Party leader, seven weeks before the 2017 election, you had been a little-known list MP.
We now know that nine months before being elected to Parliament in 2008, you had become President of the International Union of Socialist Youth. The fact that instead of immediately resigning from that role after becoming an MP, you continued on as President for a further fifteen months, should have caused concern – especially after a video emerged showing you referring to conference attendees as “comrades” fifteen times in seven minutes.
Being trusting people, we didn’t think that meant you were a communist.
We saw the media fawning over your elevation to Party leader so enthusiastically that the term “Jacindamania” was coined. And we noted that these media cheerleaders gave you favourable coverage during the election campaign.
In spite of that, Labour received 956,000 votes or 36.9 percent, while 1,152,000 New Zealanders – 44.4 percent – supported National.
That result showed the country had overwhelmingly voted for conservatism and stability.
But Winston Peters, holding the balance of power and ignoring the wishes of the majority of voters, anointed you as our 40th Prime Minister.
Kiwis are fair-minded, and you were given the chance to prove yourself. But while you had great communication skills, and what appeared to be genuine empathy, it soon became clear that true to your hard line roots you intended to impose destructive socialist extremism onto New Zealand.
The first indication of your intention was your unilateral decision to ban new deep sea oil drilling to effectively close down New Zealand’s oil and gas industry. This was done without warning, without consultation, and without Cabinet approval, on the eve of your first overseas trip as Prime Minister – allegedly so you could look decisive on the world stage.
We saw this again following the Christchurch terror attack – even though the perpetrator was a deranged foreigner, you cracked down on the rights of law-abiding Kiwi firearm owners without warning, consultation, or proper justification. Driven by a seemingly insatiable desire for international recognition, you appeared oblivious to the livelihoods and lifelong interests you were destroying.
We then became concerned in 2019 to hear you tell a meeting hosted by Bill Gates, that without our knowledge, you were imposing the United Nations Agenda 2030 onto New Zealand: “My Government is doing something not many other countries have tried. We have incorporated the principles of the 2030 Agenda into our domestic policy-making in a way that we hope will drive system-level actions. I believe that the change in approach that we have adopted in New Zealand is needed at a global scale.”
But while you were successfully embedding the UN’s socialist agenda into every regulation and law change, your election promises of building affordable housing, reducing homelessness, and eliminating child poverty were all turning into dismal failures.
And even though the media had largely stuck by you, by the end of 2019 the growing discontent – especially within the business and farming sectors that were facing a tsunami of restrictive rules and regulations – was so widespread it was reflecting in the polls, indicating yours was likely to be a one-term government.
That is until Covid-19 came along early in election year.
Covid became a socialist leader’s dream. It enabled emergency measures curtailing freedom and liberty to be embedded into every facet of our lives – with minimal Parliamentary scrutiny.
Under the guise of fighting Covid you hired a multi-million-dollar Rolls Royce communications team to provide you with expert advice: as long as you could keep fear of Covid top of mind right up to voting day, your re-election was assured.
And that’s exactly what happened.
Winning over 50 percent support from New Zealanders was a remarkable achievement.
On election night you assured the country you would govern for ‘all’ Kiwis: “We will not take your support for granted. And I can promise you, we will be a party that governs for every New Zealander.”
We wanted to believe you.
But we now know, those words were a lie.
The separatist agenda you unleashed is unprecedented in New Zealand’s history.
We now know that you concealed the ‘He Puapua’ blueprint- to replace democracy with tribal rule – for 12 months prior to the election.
That report reveals your plan is to introduce 50:50 co-governance, to give the Maori elite, who represent just 15 percent of the population, disproportionate power and unimaginable authority over the lives of the 85 percent of other New Zealanders.
Why did you not tell us during the election campaign that you intended to transfer democratic power to an unelected and unaccountable tribal aristocracy so they can control New Zealand for their own benefit?
Since you didn’t reveal those intentions before the election, you have no mandate from New Zealanders to replace democracy with tribal rule.
And while you have denied ‘He Puapua’ is Labour Party policy, it’s clear that is another lie.
New Zealanders are not stupid – we have read the He Puapua report and we can see that the laws you are now enacting are part of this agenda for tribal control.
In health, when you realised that a Maori Health Authority with the right of veto over the entire health system couldn’t be established under the decentralised District Health Board model, without any consultation you announced that DHBs would be abolished. You have no mandate to replace community control of health with a centralised apartheid bureaucracy prioritising Maori over those with more serious medical needs.
Putting race ahead of need is not the New Zealand way. It is shocking and callous. How can anyone with genuine empathy and a clear conscience possibly think it’s OK? And restructuring the entire health system during a pandemic is not only ideological madness, but it borders on being criminally reckless.
In education you are allowing Maori extremists to dictate the curriculum and indoctrinate children with a worldview that denigrates our history and the people who helped build our nation.
In local government, you abolished the democratic rights of local communities to reject plans to divide them by race. It seems clear that this was the first step towards the He Puapua goal of tribal control of local authorities.
You have no mandate for your disastrous Three Waters proposal to give control of ratepayer-funded water infrastructure and services to the Maori tribal elite. Communities up and down the country are outraged at this blatant seizing of local assets – and the transfer of democratic control that will undoubtedly lead to the imposition of royalties to Maori whenever a Kiwi tap is turned on.
And what about your plan to silence opponents through proposed hate speech laws? You did not seek a mandate to ‘criminalise’ someone for political views – such as criticising Labour politicians or Maori supremacists – yet that is what your draft law changes are proposing.
Nor did you seek a mandate to effectively buy media support for your plan for tribal rule. You campaigned on funding the media, but you did not explain that the $55 million Public Interest Journalism Fund would be contingent on supporting the fabricated Maori ‘partnership’ claim that underpins He Puapua. In some countries, political leaders who attempt to unduly influence the media through taxpayer funding, are being accused of corruption.
What hold does the tribal elite have over you? Why are you prepared to sacrifice the democratic rights of all New Zealanders, so they can have power? Kind people may think that you are simply naive and being duped by your Maori caucus. Others believe that creating disunity is part of your socialist DNA.
When it comes to your management of Covid, we are now witnessing the loss of liberty on a scale unimaginable from a New Zealand Prime Minister.
You have given yourself the authority to control our lives, even to the point of allowing police – or their ‘agents’ – to enter our homes and businesses without a warrant.
Now, through vaccine mandates – that you promised before the election you would not introduce – you are dividing our nation and trampling over sacred civil liberties and democratic rights protected by the New Zealand Bill of Rights.
In 1990, when Labour Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer was introducing the Bill of Rights in Parliament, he explained that it was a safeguard to protect New Zealanders against the unbridled power of future governments: “It is unlikely that there will be a wholesale disregard of human rights in New Zealand in the foreseeable future, but… we cannot afford to wait until rights disappear before we take action, because it is too late by that stage. It is better to have a Bill of Rights when it is not needed than to not have one when it is needed.”
Now, twenty-one years later, you are leading a government that is doing exactly what he believed would never happen in New Zealand – you are stomping on the basic human rights of New Zealanders.
This is not the New Zealand way – and it is not what voters thought they were getting when they gave you the responsibility of leading our country for the benefit of all.
You have betrayed us, and we have lost trust in you and your Government.
That’s why we don’t love you anymore, Jacinda – and why we want you to resign.
Dr Muriel Newman
2nd March 2022
If you were injured today, go to a doctor get a report and make a video with your injuries and your testimony and save it on a computer to send a raw file to us. We are working on a Grievance Collection system to take the Police to task on their behaviour today.
Sir Russell Coutts KNZM CBE is a world champion New Zealand yachtsman
YES … Sir Russell Coutts KNZM CBE is a world champion New Zealand yachtsman. So Jacinda .. Still think every one going to the protest are just the great unwashed and trouble makers ?? Lady you are not going to PR your way out of this !!! More and More Kiwi’s want these stupid mandates gone . .they are ruining people and especially children and young people’s futures ..
From Russells page …. I’m heading to Wellington next week to join the protest. It’s the first time I’ve ever felt compelled to join a protest.
I’m not anti-vaccine (I’m vaccinated) but I’m definitely against forced vaccinations.
I’m also strongly opposed to the ever increasing erosion of our human rights and the growing limitations on our freedom of choice. I believe in having the freedom to be able to question so-called “expert” opinion.
I’m against discrimination and the “them and us” society that is being promoted by our current political leaders.
I’m against creating different rights, laws and privileges based on Race.
I’m also against the irrational Covid rules that are currently being mandated in New Zealand, a few examples being;
– The 10 day quarantine that still remains for international travel.
– The absurd rules where our kids (vaccinated and unvaccinated) can sit in the same classroom and play sport together inside the school yard, yet are prohibited from playing sport together outside the school yard.
– The absurd rules that prohibit two young unvaccinated brothers, living in the same household, from sailing together in a sailing competition because they would be within two metres of each other while sailing their boat.
– The rules that require one to put on a mask to walk to and from the bathroom inside a restaurant when masks have already been removed while eating and drinking.
– The contradictory rules that allow unvaccinated people to take a domestic flight (with a negative Covid test) but prohibit a young unvaccinated kid from competing in their sport (outside school).
– The fact that our kids are forced to wear masks at school (even when it’s well known that the surgical masks most of them are wearing are highly ineffective).
Finally and perhaps most important, I’m against the fact that some of our mainstream media have received payment from the New Zealand government conditional on them promoting government policy, propaganda and spin.
So yes, I’ll be joining the protest in Wellington.
An ironic photo in main stream paid out to the tune of 65 million NZ Media and there the photo the line of crosses put there representing every kiwi family who has lost a loved one to this vaccine … Even though mainstream have not covered ONE single story . .shame on you all ! A picture paints a thousand words .
2 MARCH 2022
Victoria and Ryan Yardley won a High Court judgment that the Government vaccine mandate for the NZ Police and Defence Force, which has cost Ryan his job, was unlawful. This morning, he put on his suit and returned to work.
Govt faces legal ultimatum: End mandates and vaccine passes, now
After overturning Police and Defence vaccine mandates in court, a lawyer for 200-plus uniformed personnel has written to the Prime Minister today giving her till Friday to remove ‘discriminatory’ vaccine certificates too.
When 25-year police veteran Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Yardley reported to Taupō police station this month to receive his termination notice, his wife Victoria and their three children came with him. There were tears.
He and four other officers went into the station with their families, and sat down and talked with Inspector Phil Gillbanks. “And he served us with our terminations. And that was obviously a very emotional day,” Yardley says. “We were all there as a family because we wanted to support each other. I mean, the kids have been around police stations – they’re part of the bigger, wider police family.”
Victoria Yardley chimes in: “It’s taken such a toll on all the officers affected,” she says. “I don’t see how anyone would make it through this without a strong foundation of support.”
The senior police detective says the family’s decision to not get the Covid vaccine exposed them all to unfair treatment, unable to work, to go to restaurants and cafes, or to associate with friends.
On Friday, the High Court ruled in his favour to overturn the Police and Defence Force vaccine mandates. Potentially hundreds of personnel – some sacked, some who took leave without pay – must be allowed to return to work.
And this morning, his lawyer, Matthew Hague, who says he represents 200-plus uniformed staff, has written to the Prime Minister giving her till Friday to remove “discriminatory” vaccine certificates too, or face further court action.
To be clear, Justice Francis Cooke emphasises that his ruling applies only to the Police and Defence mandates – but Hague and those he represents argue the implications of the judgment are more sweeping than that.
Cooke says the evidence continues to show that vaccination significantly improves the prospects of avoiding serious illness and death, even with the Omicron variant. It confirms the importance of a booster dose given the waning effect of the first two doses of the vaccine.
Omicron does pose a threat to the continuity of workforces because it is so transmissible, he says – but this is the case for the vaccinated as well as the unvaccinated. Vaccination is less effective in reducing infection and transmission of Omicron than it was with other variants.
This places Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a difficult position. She and her responsible ministers must make a quick call: whether they accept the High Court judgment and will accordingly move speedily to set an end date to most vaccine mandates, or whether they disagree and can find legal grounds to appeal the judgment.
“If the Covid vaccination certificates requirement is not removed by 4 March 2022, United We Stand has instructed us to apply for judicial review of the order.”Hague wrote that he was not just representing the three police and defence officers who took the High Court actions, but also a much bigger group of uniformed personnel dubbed United We Stand, who oppose the mandatory use of Covid vaccination certificates.
– Matthew Hague, Frontline Law
The High Court had ruled that the Government’s vaccine mandate for Police and Defence Force personnel was unlawful. It determined that although vaccination could reduce the severity of symptoms, it was significantly less effective at preventing the transmission of Covid-19 – now endemic in New Zealand.
“The Covid vaccination certificates requirement does not prevent or limit the risk of the outbreak or spread of Covid-19,” he wrote. “United We Stand ask that you immediately revoke the order or amend it to remove the Covid vaccination certificates requirement.”
If the requirement for vaccine passes was not removed by this Friday, March 4, then he had instructions to apply for a judicial review of the order.
He has also written to Police Commissioner Andrew Coster and Chief of Defence Air Marshal Kevin Short, saying it was not enough to just pause the termination processes. Those who have taken leave without pay should now be allowed to return to work, and those who resigned under threat of dismissal should be allowed to get their old jobs back.
He pointed out that Police and Defence had previously mitigated risk, allowing unvaccinated personnel to continue working as recently as January 17 – and there was no reason why they could not resume managing any risk the same way.
There were a number of unvaccinated personnel who had no option but to resign or go on unpaid leave, he wrote. “These actions were not voluntary and were done because of an ultimatum of being dismissed from their employment or released from their service.
“Now that the High Court has determined that the order is unlawful and should be set aside, there is no basis for the ultimatum given to these workers. They must immediately be given the option of being reinstated with backpay.”
Hague and Yardley confirmed there were ongoing discussions about the next steps – which may include the steeper legal challenge of suing the Government for damages. But first, they want an apology for the “enormous amount of harm” done to the officers and their families.
The court heard evidence of 164 police, and 115 defence staff, who were still refusing to be vaccinated at the start of this month. It’s thought the full number of affected personnel (uniformed and civilian) is higher than that, because some simply resigned rather than face dismissal.
“The requests for vaccination mandates originally came from Police and Defence, so before making any decision we will go back to them to assess the implications for their operations. No Defence and Police terminations will proceed at this time. Affected staff in Police and Defence are being advised.”
– Michael Wood, Workplace Safety Minister
It’s not immediately clear how many Police and Defence personnel, uniformed or civilian, may seek their jobs back. The police said they had retracted 42 termination letters – but acknowledged there were at least 100 more who had taken leave without pay, and more still who had resigned.
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood said the High Court judgment was clear that it was not questioning the efficacy of vaccines nor the role of mandates per se, but just whether they were justified specifically for Police and Defence business continuity.
“As the decision has only just been released, we will take time to consider it and seek advice on next steps,” he said. “The requests for vaccination mandates originally came from Police and Defence, so before making any decision we will go back to them to assess the implications for their operations.
“No Defence and Police terminations will proceed at this time. Affected staff in Police and Defence are being advised.”
All three of the Police and Defence personnel leading the court challenge were motivated by their Christian faiths, said Yardley.
Only the police officers can be named; the member of the Defence Forces has name suppression.
The other police officer, Joshua Wallace, is not yet 30. He has previously told of making the shift from being an unmotivated teenage “ratbag”, to study at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa before joining the police to help others.
Wallace has Māori heritage and grew up on the Coromandel. He got in trouble and left school at 16 but, as an adult, he became a Christian, married and had children. “Heaps has changed for me from back in the day,” he told the Wānanga newsletter, two years ago.
The police force gave him the chance to be of real service to the community. “It’s got professionalism, a good team environment and values. There are also lots of opportunities to be in a position to help others.”
His was one of the affidavits that expressed a fundamental objection to taking the Pfizer vaccine, because he said he believed it was tested on cells that were ultimately derived from a human foetus, that he believed to be an aborted foetus.
“I watched the mandates rolling for the teachers, and then the hospital staff, and I could see the harm and hurt that it was doing across society.”
– Ryan Yardley, NZ Police
Some of those who gave evidence said the requirement to be vaccinated was inconsistent with other Christian values – and that was backed by Rev Raharuhi Koia, a Minister in the Presbyterian Church.
But Rev Peter Olds, the principal chaplain for the New Zealand Defence Force, gave evidence that the mandates were not in conflict with the free exercise of religious belief.
Ryan Yardley told Newsroom that for him, a core principle of Christianity was accepting everyone – not discriminating against particular groups like those who refused to be vaccinated.
When asked, the 44-year-old said his Christian commitment to inclusion, and avoiding discrimination, extended to men and women, age, ethnicity, gender identity and sexuality.
Yardley said the mandates went against everything he believed in – his personal faith, and 25 years as a police officer adhering to the Bill of Rights. “To have something so fundamental stripped away from you, as that right to refuse any kind of medical treatment, just didn’t sit well.
“And then I watched the mandates rolling for the teachers, and then the hospital staff, and I could see the harm and hurt that it was doing across society. Just from talking to friends and other people and hearing everyone’s stories. And that does not align with my values. And then the fact that people started getting separated and discriminated in society in relation to where they can and can’t go.”
He and his family were not just opposed to the vaccine mandate – they were also personally against being vaccinated. “Everyone has to weigh that up for themselves personally and try and figure out the benefit versus risk scenario,” he said.
“Because obviously, there are some known side effects that are coming out, myocarditis and other ones and I think it’s affecting more of the younger guys. I’m just slightly above that that age bracket, but it’s enough to make me concerned.”
17TH Feb 2022
A Tribute To All Who Have Died Or Were Injured By The Pfizer Vaccine
The Numbers Are Many
Where There Is Risk There Must Be Choice
End All Mandates
Link to View Tribute : http://www.facebook.com/watch/?338798818147757
Tribute Video To All Big Pharma Victims
End All Mandates
Note from Sue Reyland: Very powerful tribute. My heart breaks for all the victims and their whanau. https://kiwisprotectingourfreedomofexpression.com/
REPRESENTING kiwisprotectingourfreedomofexpression.com @ Convoy 2022 NZ Wgnt
There came a time when I felt it was necessary to support those who had done the ‘hard yards’ at the Convoy 2022 Protest in Wgnt …
Sunday 6th Feb : On return from a friends funeral in Tauranga I witnessed the Convoy heading to Wgnt . Many over bridges lining Auckland State Highway 1 were packed with supporters waving flags & holding signs in support of the Convoy.
Over 2 hrs I videoed the 25 kilometer Convoy
Tuesday 22nd Feb: ( 16 Days into the Protest outside Parliament Buildings ) Husband & I set off on the 9 hr journey from our North Kaipara Farm to Wgnt.
Weds 23rd Feb : Our first day @ the Protest was just as we had hoped. We were welcomed, met interesting informed people , & soon realised the MSM had ‘blown stories up’ to put fear into anyone considering attending the protest. We saw no agro, no rubbish … instead we witnessed happy children with plenty to do (including face painting tent, playground plus skate park & school ) I believe some had helped to plant out the freedom vegetable garden. What a wonderful experience & education these children will be fortunate enough to have the opportunity to enrich their lives.
We would like to thank Matt King who has ‘talked to the people’ on several stays in Wgnt . Matt managed to ‘calm’ the people plus police at a time of ‘conflict’ which was directed from the people in Parliament. A time also when the weather was relentless plus added stress with the ‘sprinklers’ being turned on from Mallard. The world was soon to learn the type of people running the country … tactics that only the lowest of the low would inflict on their people. Kiwi ingenuity was soon to become evident with Plumbers who’d been affected by the Mandates pulling forces to dig drains & divert the water from ‘family tents’ being drenched by weather & Mallards ‘childish tactics’
We would also like to thank Leighton & Chantelle Baker, Ally Cook II , Alanna Massey, Sue Grey, Lee Smith , Liz Gunn, the Health Forum NZ, and Numerous other Groups , Doctors , Teachers, Firefighters, Police, Military (who have been affected by the Mandates). All ‘powerfully standing together’ … supporting everyone.
Our next Diary entry will cover … 2 Ton Blockades being moved by Protestors
Speakers … including Ashleigh Wilson (Rory Nairns’ Fiance)
Livey from Sue Reyland kiwisprotectingourfreedomofexpression.com (Outside the Beehive)
A Police/ Protestor Stand Off
Meeting Genuine ‘Grass Roots’ Kiwis
Food tents, First Aid tent, Administration tent, Clothing Tent, Hare Krishna tent, Meditation areas, Massage Tents , Camping areas … all at the ‘Freedom City’
Pictures and Videos
Thank You to all those involved … Sue Reyland
Over 90 of us were injured, over 30 seriously, on Thursday 10th February at Parliament Buildings – why dos our government not talk about this? why will the media not report it?
Click Link to view Casey : https://www.facebook.com/100006797469867/videos/pcb.3318544625048754/1164333087644273
· Hey everyone this video it for Ashleigh Wilson sending all my love to you hun. You deserve the world and all the love
Message from Sue Reyland : Both of you are heros. Love and blessing to you both Casey & Jeanette
25TH Feb 2022
Click on Link to view Jeanette’s Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZIowMtZ7kQ
Jeanette on stage at the Wellington Freedom Village
The police violence of 10th February 2022 in New Zealand has been covered up by both the government and mainstream media. Chantelle Bakr has unedited footage and you will also see clips on this channel. The NZ public needs to be aware of what has really been happening.
- I am absolutely incredulous at the treatment you received! No human Being should endure such violence that was clearly unprovoked. Sending you much love and healing, for a complete recovery. Sue Reyland
Lucy Jaine Huntress NZ visits CONVOY 2022 NZ
Lucy joins us at the CONVOY 2022 NZ protest at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Lucy has a significant following on Instagram where she shares her hunting experiences from the lower South Island. Lucy bravely steps forward to share her views on the mandates after receiving overwhelming support from her followers.
Click Link to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYwT7iETrjY
NEW SHOWER BLOCK FREEDOM VILLAGE … DISTROYED
The police claim that sanitary conditions were deteriorating and then they damage and take away the $56,000 shower block that Colin funded himself. What does it take exactly for more kiwis who support us to be on the ground to say enough is enough? What does it take for the good police to resign in protest? Do we keep our incomes and comfortable lifestyles and lose freedoms, or do we give things up for a period and stand up to gain our freedoms back. The shower block was legally parked in a legal space. I’m not sure what more it takes exactly, does this not make everyone so sad? This is the world we live in now where police can do what they like with impunity! RIP shower block
It seems to me that kiwis are comfortably numb and won’t peacefully fight for their freedoms, masks on kids faces doesn’t do it, kiwis not being able to come home to their country of birth doesn’t do it, medical specialists getting laid off doesn’t do it, businesses hitting the wall doesn’t do it, a 30% increase in suicides from the St. John official report doesn’t do it. Police brutality on the Frontlines doesn’t do it, putting sprinklers on tents with children inside doesn’t do it….
STUFF PUTS THEIR SPIN ON THE SHOWER BLOCKS etc….
Wellington City Council has confirmed both toilets are flushing into the city’s wastewater sewer network through an illegal connection. Authorities previously warned of sewage being flushed into stormwater drains and contaminating Wellington harbour and last week told people to stay out of the harbour.
There was evidence of further plumbing action on Monday, with Eco Cottages NZ owner Colin Wightman providing one of his prefab shower units, on Stout St next to the law school. There have been some showers on site, but it is not known whether they supply hot water.
Wightman expressed a strong distaste for media and skepticism of Covid-19 when approached for comment. He has previously been involved in directing anti-vax messages to primary school children.
It looked like protesters were planning to connect the prefab shower block to water mains, but the protester overseeing the installation – who also set up the toilets – would not confirm whether that would happen on Monday. The prefab looks like it can heat water with LPG tanks and solar power.
Link to see Toilets : https://www.facebook.com/rictohu/videos/1368728086906730
When the cops block the portaloo cleaning truck, just build toilet blocks and plumb it directly into the sewer
Stuff putting their spin on the Toilets …
The Greater Wellington Regional Council has called for an explanation from police as to how protesters were able to build fully functioning toilets that are flushing sewage into the city’s wastewater network.
The two makeshift toilets are sitting in the middle of the intersection of Molesworth and Hill streets. Two others were under construction in front of the Court of Appeal yesterday.
Those constructing the toilets were using power tools and large sheets of plywood. A man helping with the construction declined to comment but said there were people of all trades at the occupation helping.
Wellington City Council confirmed the toilets were draining into the wastewater network, not into stormwater drains.
“This is clearly an illegal connection,” council spokesman Richard MacLean said.
Due to the volatile nature of the occupation the council was advised against sending staff to inspect the toilets by police, due to the risk to their health and safety, MacLean said.
COVID-19: High Court quashes ‘unlawful’ vaccine mandate for police and Defence Force staff
26TH Feb 2022
The High Court has quashed the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Police and Defence Force
The order required Defence Force personnel, and police constables, recruits and authorised officers to have two doses of the vaccine by 1 March, or face termination.
Fewer than 300 of the more than 31,000 staff affected by the mandate across the organisations remain unvaccinated.
On 6 January, three unvaccinated staff sought a judicial review of the mandate.
They were supported by affidavits from 37 of their colleagues in the same situation.
Justice Cooke today released his decision which upheld their claims the vaccination order breached their rights under the Bill of Rights Act.
While the judge did not accept some of the applicants’ arguments, he agreed the mandate infringed on section 11 and section 15 of the Act.
“The order limits the right to be free to refuse medical treatment recognised by the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (including because of its limitation on people’s right to remain employed), and it limits the right to manifest religious beliefs for those who decline to be vaccinated because the vaccine has been tested on cells derived from a human foetus which is contrary to their religious beliefs,” Justice Cooke said.
He pointed out the court’s decision did not affect any other vaccine mandates nor internal vaccination policies of the police or Defence Force.
“In essence, the order mandating vaccinations for Police and NZDF staff was imposed to ensure the continuity of the public services, and to promote public confidence in those services, rather than to stop the spread of Covid-19. Indeed health advice provided to the government was that further mandates were not required to restrict the spread of COVID-19. I am not satisfied that continuity of these services is materially advanced by the order,” he said.
“The actual number of affected staff – 164 Police staff and 115 NZDF staff is very small compared to the overall workforce of over 15,000 for each of the Police and NZDF. Moreover there is no evidence that this number is any different from the number that would have remained unvaccinated and employed had the matter simply been dealt with by the pre-existing internal vaccine policies applied by Police and NZDF. Neither is there any hard evidence that this number of personnel materially effects the continuity of NZDF and Police services.
“COVID-19 clearly involves a threat to the continuity of Police and NZDF services. That is because the Omicron variant in particular is so transmissible. But that threat exists for both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff. I am not satisfied that the order makes a material difference, including because of the expert evidence before the court on the effects of vaccination on COVID-19 including the Delta and Omicron variants.
“I should make it clear what this case is not about. The order being set aside in the present case was not implemented for the purposes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Health advice was that such a further mandate was not needed for this purpose. Neither should the court’s conclusion be understood to question the effectiveness and importance of vaccination. The evidence shows that vaccination significantly improves the prospects of avoiding serious illness and death, even with the Omicron variant. It confirms the importance of a booster dose given the waning effect of the first two doses of the vaccine.
“But the Order made in the present case is nevertheless unlawful and is set aside.”
The applicants were awarded costs.
The Attorney-General David Parker has declined to comment on the decision or whether the Government will appeal.
High Court rule Govt mandate as unlawful
Max Whitehead (Lawyer)
Click on Link for U-tube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvtJFD7Yvic
26th Feb 2022
Whitehead Group only Police and Defence staff. But I suspect the same principals that won this case will be used with other challenges to other Mandates. However, I strongly suspect this decision will be appealed by the Ministry to give them time so when Omicron has passed in April/May they will pull the mandates off saying there is no need for court intervention.
26th Feb 2022
COVID-19: Police Association wants unvaccinated cops back on the job after court ruling on mandates
Watch: High Court quashes vaccine mandate for police and Defence Force staff. Link Below …
The Police Association says officers who lost their jobs should be allowed to return to work after a High Court Ruling quashed a Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
And a lawyer says the ruling has implications for other employers.
Yesterday the High Court upheld claims that the Covid-19 vaccine mandate for police and defence force staff breached their rights under the Bill of Rights Act.
The court has quashed the order, which required them to have had two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by 1 March.
Police Association president Chris Cahill said those officers stood down because of the mandate should be allowed back on the job.
“Across stand-downs, resignations and leave without pay it’s approximately 131 officers, so we’ll be really pleased if we can get all those back into policing and back on the street where they’re needed.”
Cahill said a parallel policy covering unvaccinated non-sworn staff should also be dropped so they can go back to work too.
Olivia Lund, a partner with the law firm Duncan Cotterill, said other blanket mandates are now at greater risk of being challenged, and employers should periodically review their approach to make sure it’s effective and proportionate.
“I think it’s going to be difficult as time goes on for an employer to justify that an unvaccinated worker materially increases the risk of Covid in the workplace, when it is in the community.”
Lund said rapid antigen testing could serve as an alternative to firing someone who is not vaccinated.
Otago University law professor Andrew Geddis said it was important to remember that the court ruling had not raised questions about other anti-Covid-19 policies.
The vaccine mandate for police and defence force staff had been introduced with the intent to protect continuity of service for the police and defence force, it had not specifically been set for public health reasons.
The court found that was not a proper justification.
However, Geddis said: “Wider questions about whether mandates are needed for public health purposes to stop the spread of Covid aren’t answered by this case – so it shouldn’t be read as casting any doubt over whether mandates and vaccines are important to stop Covid.”
Geddis said the judge was careful to note that vaccination significantly improves the prospects of avoiding serious illness and death.
LIVE with Gavin Scott-Peterson, Leader of United we Stand (NZ Police / NZDF challenge)
FB live with Gavin Scott-Petersen, Leader for United we Stand (NZ Police / NZDF Judicial Review Challenge). A couple of relevant links below too:
lINK to see Matts’ Interview with Gavin Scott- Peterson: https://www.facebook.com/Mattkingnorthland/videos/971211357145742
Detective Senior Sergeant: I’m stoked about High Court decision on vaccine mandates
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25th Feb 2022
A win for those challenging vaccine mandates.
The High Court in Wellington has ruled a mandate for the Police and Defence Force was not reasonable or justified.
Police and the Defence Force are now considering the decision, and have stopped employment terminations in the meantime.
Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Yardley took the case to the High Court told Andrew Dickens he’s stoked about the decision.
“I think it just says a lot about that fact that everything is changing — the science, the need for mandates, across the board it’s just moved on from where we were six months to two years ago.”
The BFD …..CHURCHES TAKE ON THE GOVT IN COURT
16th March 2022 …..Last month Police and Defence Force personnel won a case against the Covid-19 vaccination mandate on religious grounds and the right to refuse medical treatment. Now it’s the turn of churches to challenge the Government’s harsh restrictions in the courts.
15 applicants (on behalf of 110 churches and two mosques) are taking the government to court over restrictions imposed under the Covid-19 traffic light system. They’re arguing that restrictions of church gatherings is unlawful under the Bill of Rights. Section 15 of the NZ Bill of Rights Act, 1990 states that every person has the right to manifest their religion or belief in worship, observance, practice or teaching, either individually or in community with others, in public or private.
Orewa Community Church, pastor Dave Bradley says the government is not respecting that religious practice is a fundamental right, along with things like healthcare, food, shelter and education.
“They put religion in the same basket with entertainment – but we are teaching and for our congregation going to church can be as important as supermarket shopping,” he says.
Madeleine Flannagan of Hibiscus Coast Legal Chambers is one of two barristers representing the 15 applicants. She says they would accept the option of seeing a vaccination pass, or a rapid antigen test taken that morning – or a test taken right then and there “
Note – Back in October 2021 we launched ‘Don’t Divide Us’, a petition opposing the Government’s discriminatory “No Jab, No Job” policy and calling for the use of COVID rapid antigen testing as an alternative for unvaccinated kiwis. More than 87,000 kiwis ended up signing that petition, which is currently going before a Select Committee to consider.
GO KIWI TEACHERS!
This is a powerful and informative interview with Rachel Mortimer, a senior teacher and Head of Faculty, who is actively part of NZTSOS (New Zealand Teachers Speaking Out with Science).
She wants you to know about an important case in the New Zealand high court starting next Thursday for the mandated teachers and doctors of NZ. This is hot on the heels of another High Court ruling on Thursday that the vaccine mandates for Police and Defence Force staff were unlawful.
TIME FOR NZS’ “NANNY KNOWS BEST” GOVERNMENT TO OBEY HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS ….
The Dailey Examiner
As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern signals an impending loosening of COVID-19 mandates, lawyers including a Queen’s Counsel say the Government’s position breaches New Zealand and international human rights laws and agreements.
In a press release last month, Lady Deborah Chambers QC said Ardern’s Government has “removed our fundamental freedom of movement in a way that no other previous government has done”, using section 5 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. This section states that the rights and freedoms in the Bill of Rights are “subject only to such reasonable limits” as can be “demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society”. If the Government’s actions in response to Covid 19 have been justified using section 5, then “that section needs to be narrowed and strengthened”, said Lady Chambers.
“The never-ending onslaught of emergency powers and inane rules should be replaced now with sensible precautions, encouraged but not legislated by the Government, with an ongoing concentration on treatments, vaccinations, and health resourcing. Instead, our Government has continued – against international trends – to impose even more draconian measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
While Lady Chambers says she does not doubt the Government’s sincerity in taking the extreme measures it has, its obsessional “nanny knows best” focus on elimination has blinded it to disastrous impacts on New Zealand’s economy, social structure, education and other issues. “This is why health bureaucrats and epidemiologists should only ever have been a key source of advice, not dictators of Government policy.”
In a recent submission to New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission a Wellington-based human rights lawyer who wished to remain anonymous pointed out that the Government had not taken a human rights-based approach to its pandemic response, and as a result New Zealand is now out of step with nations with similar human rights commitments as New Zealand, as well as international and domestic human rights law.
“The latter includes the Bill of Rights Act 1990, the Human Rights Act 1993, the Health and Disability Code, the Privacy Act 1993, and the Treaty of Waitangi. The former includes the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights … binding treaties that have been ratified by New Zealand.”
Government Covid responses fail the proportionality test, as elaborated in the Siracusa Principles in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, she says, which “requires that measures adopted by States to combat the pandemic are time-limited, reasonable, proportionate, non-discriminatory and grounded in law to ensure that all human rights are protected, recognising that human rights are both indivisible and inalientable”.
“I propose an analysis here. I note that over 20 countries and provinces around the world have during 2022 reversed restrictions as COVID 19 becomes endemic. Such countries include Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland, countries with similar records of human rights compliance as New Zealand.”
In his ruling in the Border Workers case in October 2021, Justice Cooke noted that “whether the challenged measure would remain demonstrably justified on the basis that it contributes to addressing the spread of the virus … where the virus is endemic in at least parts of NewZealand is an open question”. He added that “given the uncertainties about the effect of the vaccine in reducing transmission, it remains surprising that vaccination measures of this kind have not been addressed in primary legislation”. Four months later COVID-19 orders have still not been reviewed.
In addition to the “nanny knows best” Government, Lady Chambers also blames New Zealand’s media and opposition for the on-going erosion of human rights here.
“Most media are addicted to Covid-19 catastrophism, down-playing or ignoring the social and economic costs. Oppositions have been too timid to call it out, preferring to profit from outrage and trepidation, preferring to complain about a bungled vaccination rollout when we have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world and one of the lowest fatality rates.”
It is time we elevated civil rights as a key component to decision-making, said Lady Chambers. “So far, the influence of the Bill of Rights has been zip.”
By Marty Gibson.