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Monday, December 1, 2014

South End School newsletter December 2014 - The Fix-it Men:

The fix is in.  This is Mario Geremia, as featured in the Wairarapa Times-Age in this little feel good article - written by none other than the secretary of the South End school - Elaine Scully, who called a young Maori student a "lying little bitch" recently - and was forced to apologise for it.

Repeated requests for the editor and journalists to publish details regarding ongoing and serious problems at the South End school involving at least three of the groundsmen as well as staff, the Board of Trustees and the Statutory Manager (who was appointed after we began making this information public and revealing the extent of it) have been refused - while the so called 'news' paper prints this blatant propaganda instead!

Elaine Scully is one of the people directly responsible for spreading the slanderous and defamatory rumours about me which resulted in me receiving a letter from the Board of Trustees falsely alleging that I had "recently been charged by Police with an offence involving a child" in 2009, and following the receipt of further evidence showing that other staff were being bullied out of their jobs in this manner and replaced with corrupt, violent bullies of questionable character and all sorts of dodgy friends and acquaintances, I contacted the journalists and editor of the local paper with evidence of this and evidence of the manner in which we were being fobbed off, and despite the EVIDENCE, the editor and so called journalists have refused to publish anything about it except this utter propaganda!

I have never been charged with an offence involving a child in my life - as I told the Deputy Principal, the Principal, and the Board of Trustees PRIOR TO EVEN RECEIVING THE LETTER!

After the intervention of Kelvyn Alp and the Office of the Ombudsmen I finally received an utterly pathetic excuse for an apology signed by none other than the person who is continuing to lie and spread untrue and defamatory rumours throughout the community about me, while providing this rubbish to the lazy journalists at the local 'news'paper on behalf of the School to trumpet the praises of her 'friend' - who is mates with a man recently accused by the Police of raping boys as young as six!

It's interesting indeed - not to mention deeply ironic - that Elaine Scully's friend Mario Geremia, who replaced me and the other staff member who was unlawfully sacked in 2009, seems to be best mates with a man who Police actually HAVE charged - with raping little boys! These offences were apparently committed while Ball was working as a school bus driver - there is a pattern of sleazy bullies rising through the ranks in school administration and local government, (Ewen Macdonald's brother was a local detective and was no doubt well aware that getting 'elected' to the local school Board of Trustees would be likely to enhance Macdonald's credibility when he appeared in Court on serious charges including murder), and paedophiles are aided and abetted by corrupt local Police officers who are complicit in the offending and actively covering up for the paedophiles while blaming and discrediting the victims.

More on the role of the media later.  This is the NEW media - Transparency in New Zealand is part of the FOCKCer initiative, uniting caring Kiwi communities and putting the unity back into our commUnities.

Who is Mario Geremia, and why were two staff members at the South End School in Carterton sacked and replaced by a seedy photographer who has a strong association with accused child molester Godfrey Ball.  It seems that Mr Geremia is developing a nice little line in photographing local children, as the Carterton School newsletter of 4 November 2014 shows.
"Video of the Kapahaka Festival - The day was filmed by Mario Geremia and he will be selling copies of the DVD. He will be selling the DVDs individually for $25.00 and your school will be on one or the other (the powhiri will be on both), or you can purchase the whole day for $35.00.  Please contact Mario directly on mardi53@hotmail.com - or call him on (06) 378 8349."
And who is Godfrey Ball, alias Geoffrey Ball?

Well, he is a local man who actually WAS recently charged by Police with a number of violent sexual offences against boys as young as six years old.

Ball is believed to have committed suicide on 7th August 2014, around two months after he was formally charged by Police and his name was published after a Judge declined name suppression in order to facilitate other victims coming forward - which they did, in droves.

The Public Notices in the local 'news'paper confirms the friendship between Mario Geremia and Godfrey Ball alias Geoffrey Ball.  David Dew will be the subject of another post - he is also as dodgy as anything, a local funeral director who is in partnership with the wife of Constable Harvey Pope apparently (information to the contrary will be gladly received and published - if it exists).

The fact that Mario Geremia is a photographer who likes to photograph little children is a matter of great concern to many people in the community, but it's apparently not of concern to the Ministry of Education, despite the fact that they have appointed a Statutory Manager in 2010 after findings revealed that the Board of Trustees was grossly dysfunctional and incompetent.

The Statutory Manager is likewise incompetent and unconcerned about any of it, but he is also cunning and corrupt as the links in the next paragraph, and the copy of his emailed instructions to ignore my communications clearly show. 
This strategy of facilitating men of questionable character into jobs where they can readily access vulnerable victims is consistent with a pattern of concealing and covering up child abuse in the Wairarapa, involving corrupt local Police, Members of Parliament, District Councillors, and other so called 'community leaders'.  It would appear that the Statutory Manager, Ken Wilson, is being well 'incentivised' to ignore our concerns and further slander and victimise myself and the other victim of this outrageous bullying and corruption.  It seems that the longer Ken Wilson can cover up problems the more he is paid.  In a situation that bears remarkable similarities to this one, it is reported that:
"The bill for a government-appointed manager at a Levin high school is likely to top $12,000, pulled from the school's board of trustees coffers and away from student resources.

The Ministry of Education instigated a statutory intervention at Horowhenua College in June after issues between the board and principal, Brenda Burns, came to light.

Nearly six months later Wellington-based education contractor Ken Wilson is still on the grounds, working through things with staff and likely to remain there until mid-March next year, according to the board chairman.

The board called for help at the college when financial reports went askew after a computer system failed, causing six months' of data to disappear, and problems with governance and management escalated.

Concerns circled around lack of clarity between the board's roles and the principal's roles, blurring of responsibilities and communication breakdowns, causing tension."
The following email was sent to Mr Wilson on 1 March 2011:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Katherine Raue
Date: 1 March 2011 17:37
Subject: South End School
To: ken.wilson@webresearch.co.nz, secretary@southend.school.nz

Hi Ken,

I understand that you are the Statutory Manager appointed to the South End School, and have been asked to write to you regarding issues around the management and administration of the school.

I was recently handed correspondence between the school and Wayne Rogers, regarding the termination of his employment at the school, which seems to mirror the way I was treated (attached).  I've also been contacted by a number of people who have also complained about the school, including the family of a young girl who was called a "lying little bitch" - as in "You're nothing but a lying little bitch" by Mrs Scully, who is also responsible for this confidential correspondence ending up in my hands and the hands of a number of other people.  Many people said that Mrs Scully, Mr O'Leary, Ms Powell and other staff and members of the Board of Trustees have been spreading rumours throughout the community that I am a child abuser, and that Wayne Rogers is also a paedophile.

I received a letter from the Board of Trustees which is attached.  Also attached is a note of thanks I received at the end of the year (2008).  The last paragraph of the letter to me, and the thank you note, make a mockery of the school's current position on the matter, and of the Court proceedings brought against me by Rod O'Leary and the former groundsman Thomas Smith.

I've also received copies of correspondence between the school and the Armstrong family about me, which frankly disgust me because they contain nasty and untrue accusations.  Furthermore, Board of Trustees member Emily Brown came to the Armstrong's home and made a number of derogatory statements about me and about how Emily had contacted Police and mental health authorities about me after I politely requested that she arrange a meeting between and the Board about this correspondence I had received containing the untrue allegation that I was a danger to the children.  Emily Brown is an adulterous liar, who has acknowledged (and boasted about) the fact that she was having it off with George Smith while still married to and living with her husband Graham.  Emily's mother and brother committed suicide, and it disgusts many people in the community that she is going around to homes like the Armstrongs, spreading her nasty spiteful UNTRUE rumours, and causing hatred and division in the community.  She claimed to be representing the Board on this visit, which disgusted us even more.  She should resign from the Board immediately, her adultery and lies disgusts decent people in the community. 

I request the immediate return of everything I brought to the school, including the large sign, tools, hoses, plants, etc.

I request that the school write immediately to Wayne Rogers and apologise to him for distributing his correspondence and breaching his privacy.  He deserves the job as groundsman for all his voluntary work for the school!  The way the Board treats volunteers is disgraceful!

I request that you inform me immediately:
(1) specifically what information (referred to in the correspondence) the school received about me that led them to believe I was (or "could have been") a danger to the children, and
(2) from whom specifically the Board (or O'Leary) received this information.

The correspondence to the Armstrongs is outrageous, the two letters to them clearly contain allegations that I am a danger to the kids, O'Leary knows perfectly well that I never told him any such thing, and that there was no meeting until AFTER I received the letter sacking me, ex Deputy Principal Dallas Powell knows this too. They know perfectly well that the local corrupt police officer told him the lies about me being charged, not me, as he is not dishonestly inferring!  The visit to the Armstrong's by Emily Brown was equally outrageous and she should resign immediately because of that alone - how dare she go around the community breaching my privacy and spreading lies like this!!!?  How unprofessional!  I requested a meeting with the Board!

I request an immediate meeting with the Board to discuss the letter which I received from Gavin Kennedy.  The last paragraph promises me my job back if I am "acquitted of the charges withdrawn" - there never were any charges as everyone knows, and I want my job back without further delay.
I understand you were appointed on 1 October 2010 specifically to manage employment and financial problems.  How is it then that Wayne Rogers was hired and fired by Rod O'Leary and the Board around 11 November 2010 - was this done with your approval, or behind your back?
I look forward to your urgent response.

Katherine Raue

This is the outrageous response I received:


Hi Ken

We have had the attached email in from Kate.

I spoke with Emily yesterday to try and ascertain how she got the attached letters.  Emily is sure she has stolen them from her letterbox.  Unfortunately for us, Emily has admitted that she often doesn’t clear her letterbox (which is on the main street) for days at a time.

I have not responsible for this info getting into Kate’s hands as she states.  I phone Emily or leave a message on her answerphone every time I drop mail into her letterbox.  The only other way I give her board info is to hand it to her son Zac and ask him to take it home (this is usually non important info).

We have phoned the Police and asked them to come down to track this for us.

Any advice?  Do you want me to inform all the board members about what is happening?  Ray was in the office this morning so I have informed him.



Elaine Scully gave the highly confidential information to the wrong "Zac".  Instead of admitting her mistake, she tries to use to further slander me in yet another deliberately false complaint to the Police - making an absolutely outrageous allegation that I "stole" the information from Emily Brown's letterbox!  Emily Brown, like Elaine Scully, is not fit to work at a school, both of them are malicious liars, Emily Browns mother and brother both committed suicide from the information I've received and from my experience of Emily Brown it's not hard to see why that might be, she is a malicious liar and her actions regarding this matter - like those of Elaine Scully - have been outrageous!

On the 9th August 2012 I sent this email to Hiria Parata - nepotism is alive and well at parliament, despite all the tax payer funded flowery propaganda published by the State Services Commission MP's flagrantly hire the most incompetent and corrupt individuals imaginable. as the featured article at that link shows.   Parliamentary Services has a stable of these at the ready and are always keen to add more members to the firm.  Complaints are treated with contempt.  So called 'good news' is generated by well paid journalists who then

Hiria Parata is related to Hekia Parata and employed at parliament to pervert the course of justice.  Initial correspondence regarding this matter resulted in an email from Hiria Parata telling me to seek resolution through the Board of Trustees - who have consistently refused to engage in discussion or dialogue regarding this matter.
Tena koe Hiria Parata,

I am forwarding the response I received when I requested the contact details for the Statutory Manager at the South End School so that I could communicate with him in order to resolve the outrageous and ongoing matters regarding the letter I received from the Board sacking me over a false allegation and the subsequent exacerbation of the problems when another staff member was also unjustifiably dismissed and his privacy breached in a similar - and and equally slanderous- manner.

I was phoned about an hour ago by Diane Drake.  She refused to give me an email address for the Statutory Manager and said she'd resolve it by a phone call to police.  I said I'd like to see the evidence in writing and I'd like to put my statements to the school, police etc, in writing and have them responded to in writing.

Please provide me with contact details (email address and phone number) for the Statutory Manager without delay, and arrange for an urgent meeting with the Board, preferably recorded by audio or video to avoid any more false allegations.  This matter should have been resolved a long time ago, the Board must honour the letter and reinstate me forthwith, and stop the dishonesty about the property, it was never 'returned', witnesses confirm this.

I am forwarding copies of this email to other parties including the media because it is in the public interest to do so, the Ministry has continues to fail to deal with it and the latest threats from Ray Craig and assault by Emily Brown's partner is the last straw - is Brown still on the Board?  I request an immediate apology for the slanderous allegation contained in this email!  There never were any "charges involving a child' or any evidence of any "incident" apart from a well documented violent attack on me in my home by a criminal who has been found guilty of fraud and lying as well as violent offences against children, the evidence directly contradicts the false allegations, and the Board must honour this letter and reinstate me without delay and sort out this disgraceful situation!

Katherine Raue
Eventually I received a bit more nonsense from the Minister and her Ministry staff, who clearly had an agenda along the lines of delay, deny and defer, and continue to pervert the course of justice and aid and abet lying bullies as long as possible while enabling the guilty parties to retain their snouts in the trough and their access to vulnerable and innocent victims.

27 Feb 2014
to kateraue@gmail.com
Please find attached.
Best wishes

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education |MW
45-47 Pipitea St, Wellington, New Zealand Email enquiries.national@minedu.govt.nz

Note that messages sent to several Ministry email addresses are responded to by this mailbox"


Despite the Personnel and Employment Policy stating that "an elected or co-opted member of the Board of Trustees will be given the position of Personnel Officer and will oversee and monitor the Board's responsibilities associated with this policy" it is clear by a screenshot of the school's appallingly inadequate website as at 19 December 2014 showing that this has never been the case.

There seem to be only the two Policies, and these were only introduced during the tenure of the aforementioned Statutory Manager, and are clearly not worth the paper they're written on.

After the involvement of Kelvyn Alp who wrote to the Ombudsmen pointing out that the previous documented correspondence from the Board and the Ministry (the Privacy Commissioner etc, and all involved except me basically) is nothing more than an orchestrated litany of lies and a despicable and blatant attempt to pervert the course of justice,the Ombudsmen reopened the investigation and eventually I received the following information:

This is outrageous - the Minster of Education, Anne Tolley, clearly stated in 2010 that "the Board of Trustees of the South End school in Carterton was your legal employer." - and as for the claims of Elaine Scully in the email above - these are blatant lies!

I certainly WAS employed - to teach the children the Let's Get Growing NZ community gardening program, every Friday afternoon and Elaine Scully knows that perfectly well, like Wayne Rogers, the other staff member unfairly maligned and unlawfully sacked, we were both employed, and promised that we would be paid "as soon as the Board gets the funding"!

No information has ever been provided regarding the source of the allegations made in the original letter and neither has any answer been given to most of the other substantive matters raised regarding the sacking of me and the former groundsman Mr R, or the relationship between the new groundsman and the person charged with raping so many children.  The fact that the school has refused to provide the information to date is certainly a matter the Minister should be dealing with effectively!

Here's how it works - corrupt and incompetent local Police hold little witch hunting sessions and lie to the community in order to facilitate the rise to power of people like Logan Bathurst and Georgina Beyer - known locally as Beyer the Liar.  Then they boast in the local paper in a twisted attempt to rationalise and excuse it:

More on how it works at this link, including letters from senior lawyers upholding my complaints and making further complaints of serious malfeasance, assault, corruption and perverting the course of justice.  While the Privacy Commissioner lied and falsely claimed that I told the school I'd been charged with an offence involving a child, the information provided recently shows that I was right all along - and NOT delusional in the slightest - whoever believed I'd been charged by Police with an offence involving a child was either delusional or corrupt and as the tax payer pays their wages we'd better find out which!

It has been claimed by senior lawyers that the actions of the NZ Police regarding these matters are corrupt and politically motivated, and the evidence of that is indisputable.

This site will be updated with further EVIDENCE of this blatant politically motivated corruption REGULARLY.  In the meantime there is further information at this link and several others on this site.

Comments on these matters are welcome - confidential information can be emailed to kateraue@gmail.com

Our children deserve better than this!  No wonder the Wairarapa has such problems with violence, murder, child abuse and suicide - regularly having over twice the national average - it's run by drunken bullies, unemployable transvestite prostitutes who've never had a job in their lives and experts in nothing but bribery and blackmail!

The media see fit to report on all sorts of recent community gardening and gardening in schools initiatives, feed the kids initiatives, etc, all around the country, but they've seen fit to refuse to report on THIS matter apart from a couple of slanderous articles about me - we STARTED the trend when we took over the Carterton Community Garden and developed the program and established it in the local schools in 2000 after Beyer the Liar and 'her' mates tried to close it down because they were too lazy and disorganised to run it!

The Key to it is having a compliant (or compromised, or both) Prime Minister, and a sycophantic media (scroll down at that link for the related reports) - as Jimmy Saville could tell you.  It's all about 'Public Image' - the PERCEPTION of corruption, the PERCEPTION of REALITY - that's what the media do, they mediate between the gullible public and reality, and they're paid off to twist that reality, and portray a couple of idiots like Beyer and Gary McPhee as heroes and role models.

The media are bought and paid for like this - this is a true copy of the Minutes of a meeting of the Carterton District Council, showing firstly, that Noise Control officers are required by law to be warranted and secondly the ease with which Mediaworks Radio extorted money out of the Council "over and above existing commitments to receive over $100,000 worth of airtime to inform the public on a regular basis about all the positive things that happen in the Wairarapa region." 

- So let's try and define "positive"! -  Well for a start, when the drunken lout and his drunken mate (who is also on the Council payroll with all their other mates regardless of ability qualification or suitability) smash their way into a local home and assault the occupants in a vicious alcohol fueled home invasion, the local paper makes him out to be a hero thus - complete with the most inappropriate photo they can find to print:

When I stood for Council and the Mayoralty against Gary McPhee the local paper printed this poster and put it outside all retail outlets about two weeks before the election:
 The paper refused to print anything when I was acquitted after the complainant refused to testify against me and Police failed to even turn up to the Court!

And I'm not the only one to notice this either as these letters to the editor show:

This second letter refers to the orchestrated litany of lies the paper printed regarding the outrageous outburst of Georgina Beyer the Liar at a public meeting regarding the Carterton Community Centre - the paper lied and tried to make out that I caused the disturbance - despite about 150 witnesses who all told Police Helen Clark and the Courts that the only person who had been disturbing the peace or behaving in a disorderly manner was Beyer the Liar!  I was acquitted of all five charges after Beyer the Liar and the rest of the liars on the Council and in the Masterton Police gave evidence but the liars at the Times-Age refused to report anything about that.

Jimmy Saville is a good example of how psychopaths get away with things for so long, they're aided and abetted by the media and this is crucial to the way they are perceived by the public, in the community.  Local 'journalists' wax lyrical about Beyer the Liar being 'elected' to the Board of Trustees of a local college and all sorts of "positive things".  Enquiries have revealed the truth about Beyer's involvement with the Board of Trustees of Kuranui College - Beyer was not 'elected' at all.  Beyer appears to have been co-opted onto the committee at the insistence of none other than the author of Beyer's "biography" - a work of fiction if ever I read one!  Beyer used to work in my husband's strip club and I know him/her well - just because you take a lot of drugs and turn your diddle inside out it doesn't make you a woman.  Here are some of the Minutes of the Kuranui College Board of Trustees - which were provided in a timely, co-operative and transparent manner by the current administration I might add.  These are from October 1993:

These are the Minutes from the November 1993 meeting:

Georgina Beyer is an unemployed transvestite prostitute who conned 'her' way into parliament by bribery and blackmail and the collusion of corrupt local 'journalists', which is why nobody has given Beyer a job since the day 'she' was unceremoniously booted out of parliament the day after a vote of no confidence in the government after EVIDENCE of Beyer's involvement in a Police investigation into the fraud at the former Carterton Community Centre, the Emperor has no clothes.

There were TWO substantial community petitions calling for the books of the Carterton Community Centre to be audited - by an accountant - not looked over by a transvestite prostitute.

Carterton District Council accountant Lyn Patterson was well rewarded for her part in "complying" the financial records and colluding in the fraud - she is currently Mayor of Masterton, and Adrienne Staples, widely reported to be related to the beneficiary of one of the larger unauthorised and fraudulent 'personal grievances associated with the former Carterton Community Centre, is currently Mayor of South Wairarapa - who says crime doesn't pay?:

The books of the Carterton Community Centre have never been audited for very good reason - the Centre was being run corruptly as a little slush fund for a group of people associated with the Carterton District Council - a major funder of the Carterton Community Centre.  Councillor Jill Greathead asked R G Thompson to audit the account of the Community Centre - which she was involved in ripping off, but when he told her the likely outcome she immediately asked for the return of all the information she'd given him and told him not to worry about it.

Further EVIDENCE is available on request via the comments section, which is moderated, and requests are treated anonymously if requested.  This post will be updated as time and resources allow.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Prime Minister's Office wags Cameron Slater's tale:

Here is the redacted copy of the report by Cheryl Gwyn into the involvement of the Prime Minister's staff in the release of information about Israeli spies to Cameron Slater as pressure mounts for the Prime Minister to resign.

Both John Key and Cameron Slater have ties with Israel, immediately after the NZ election the Times of Israel headline was "New Zealand's Jewish PM wins third term" before stirring emotions by mentioning that:
"During the election campaign, several billboards were daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti, with one board carrying the words “Lying Jew cocksucker” alongside a defaced image of Key with a black hat and side locks."
Kate Shuttleworth also reports on the matter in an article which includes some moderated public comment on the 'Stuff' website.

Key has again taken the opportunity to point the finger in Warren Tucker's direction, after failing to blame Dr Tucker for not advising his office after evidence emerged that Dr Tucker was telling the truth and Mr Key was not, Key's having another go at attacking Dr Tucker - one of the few public servants with impeccable integrity - after Dr Tucker has retired, and can no longer speak up in his own defence.  Rebecca Kitteridge apologised on behalf of the SIS after several years of revelations into the incompetence and corruption of the SIS and GCSB, as well as the collusion between those organisations, parliament and the Police.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Twisted Prosecution Tests Court of Appeal

Twisted Prosecution Tests Court of Appeal


philippa currie sm“Justice will prevail” is a belief Vince Clayton clings fiercely to as his civil claim against a bent NZ prosecutor was given new life by a Court of Appeal judgment two weeks ago.  Rather than relegation to the scrap heap of shattered ideals which such beliefs routinely earn, Clayton may be the first to successfully run the ‘old boy’ judicial gauntlet.

The Court of Appeal judgment overturned High Court Justice Priestley’s strike out (on grounds it was hopeless) of Clayton’s misfeasance in public office cause of action against Christchurch Crown Prosecutor Philippa Currie (pictured).  At the same time, the CoA judgment dismissed Currie’s cross appeal for strike out of Clayton’s remaining public law compensation claim against the NZ Attorney General.

Clayton v Currie seeks financial damages against Ms Currie and the Crown for concealing exculpatory evidence in the 2007 conviction of Clayton and his partner Linda Westbury on 34 charges of receiving stolen goods.   The plaintiffs seek just over $2 million, including $100,000 in personal assets the Police have never returned.

Mr Clayton served 14 months in prison in 2007 before the Court of Appeal determined he and two co-defendants were victims of prosecutorial misconduct by Currie.  Specifically, Currie withheld evidence that the Crown’s chief witness was given sentencing concessions for unrelated criminal offending in exchange for his testimony.   Currie not only failed to disclose this inducement, she provided an assurance to the defendants her written statement no such inducement was given was a complete summary.  In fact, Judge Radford had deferred sentencing of the witness until after Clayton’s trial, recording the agreed intent “of course significant discount (on sentence) for the matter which involves the Christchurch trial.”
The witness, for his part, stated repeatedly under cross-examination his only incentive to testify was one of conscience.   The court granted the repeat offender name suppression to protect his reputation.

The Court of Appeal was delicate in its ruling, careful not to reveal the extent of Currie’s deception which included court transcripts proving Currie refused to divulge sentencing notes on her star witness and failing to respond to trial Judge Crosbie’s declaration from the bench that the prosecution owed the defendant such notes if they possessed them.  The judgment concluded only that Priestley J was wrong to label the misfeasance case as hopeless, suggesting that determination must be left to the trial judge.

The evidence leaves little doubt Ms Currie repeatedly deceived the court and defendants in criminal prosecutions against at least five defendants.  Peter Machirus, Nadia Peletio and Gary Morrell are other victims whose claim against Currie has been stalled in the High Court awaiting this Court of Appeal judgment.  Machirus has claimed the tort of deceit and malicious prosecution against Ms Currie.  Earlier, Machirus had summons issued against Currie in a private prosecution but the prosecution was thwarted when the Solicitor General used his executive power to stay prosecution.  In 2007, Machirus was labelled, incorrectly as it now turns out, a burglary-ring ‘kingpin’ by Police in their three year, multi-million dollar Operation Rhino.

Deregistered barrister Devina Murray is exploring obtaining propensity evidence against Currie since her 2013 conviction for smuggling contraband to a high security prisoner.
Ironically, it is this broad level of offending by Ms Currie which now provides the greatest pressure on judges to cover it up.  Christchurch Crown Solicitor Brent Stanaway in the High Court and John Pike QC at the Court of Appeal both claimed from the bar that sentencing notes on the witness were available directly to the defendants and on this basis alone the plaintiffs’ claim against Currie could not succeed.  When Clayton’s lawyer refused to call out Mr Pike’s false claim the defendants had never asked Ms Currie for a copy, counsel and client had a stern discussion, ending with them parting ways.

A week before the Court of Appeal judgment, the Canterbury Law Society shocked observers in ordering Currie pay a $500 fine and $2,000 costs after its standards committee determined she had deceived the court.  The offence carried the potential of striking Currie off as a lawyer.
Currie has refused to pay Clayton and Westbury the $8,000 costs awarded by the Court of Appeal, saying she has yet to decide on any appeal to the Supreme Court.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Investigators reveal Police incompetence or corruption in Guy murder:

Ewen Macdonald was acquitted of murdering Scott Guy in July 2012.  In September 2012  Macdonald was sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of a number of other serious crimes, which he strenuously denied until Police elicited a confession from his partner in crime - and in who knows what else - one Callum Boe, a vulnerable orphan with a brain injury who was considerably younger than Macdonald.

Boe was convicted of arson, theft and intentional damage, he was sentenced to two years in prison, it is unclear how much time he actually spent in prison, the real question is why was he not called to give evidence by the Crown prosecutor, Ben Van der Kolk, who is a good mate of Macdonald's brother, a local Police detective.

Macdonald was sentenced to:
    Ewen Macdonald
  • nine months for poaching the Hocken family's prize stags, 
  • nine months for emptying the milk from Nigel Sexton's vat, 
  • twelve months for bludgeoning nineteen calves to death with a hammer, which was prosecuted as "willful damage",
  • two years for burning down Mr Sexton's duck shooting mai mai (camouflaged hut used by duck hunters),
  • three years for burning down Scott and Kylee Guy's farmhouse,
  • two years for vandalising Scott and Kylee Guy's new home.

The two sentences on the arson charges were cumulative and the rest were concurrent, which means the sentence amounted to a total of five years.  Macdonald's lack of remorse and repeated denials were the subject of comment from the Judge.  A few weeks after the sentencing Macdonald's lawyer, Greg King, appears to have committed suicide.  Macdonald first application for parole was about a year after he was sentenced.

In November 2013 Ewen Macdonald was denied parole for a second time, the Parole Board said he had a "significant personality disturbance".  Strangely, nobody ever suggested he be examined by a psychiatris.  He bears all the marks of a psychopath, and a sociopath.  After the murder Macdonald sought - and gained - a position on a local school Board of Trustees.

Recently investigator Mike Crawford sent cell phone data obtained from the Police file on the murder to  UK based intelligence analyst.  The investigators claim a series of mystery phone calls were made to slain farmer Scott Guy on the night prior to his death, and on the day of his killing, which may hold the key to the four-year-old murder.

Shortly after Macdonald's trial the Sensible Sentencing Trust approached four private investigators in a bid to bring Scott Guy's killer to justice.

The team has uncovered calls from a mystery phone number which were made to Scott Guy's phone the night before he was murdered. They believe he received another call from the unidentified number on the day of his death.  He was murdered early in the morning, around 5 am, so these calls would appear to be significant and relevant to the investigation, and it is outrageous and incredible that the Police have been unable or unwilling to find out who made them!

Investigator Mike Crawford said the evidence provided by police was "incomplete ... text messages were not there, there was an absence of cell-site data and three numbers did not have subscriber details attributed".

"We asked for raw telecommunications data from the cellphone sites in the area. The police came back and told me they never got that data, they overlooked it. I mean that is crucial evidence especially in a small rural area. You would then be able to see the phone numbers, who was texting or leaving messages - they never did that."

Crawford said after their probing, he and his team believe the main offender in the Scott Guy murder may have had an accomplice.  Callum Boe and Ewen Macdonald used to boast about their night time "missions", and there was speculation that Scott Guy became aware that there was an inappropriately close relationship between Boe and Macdonald, and fearing exposure, and filled with hatred, a sense of entitlement, and a desire for revenge for perceived slights, Macdonald murdered his brother in law.  Boe would be the obvious suspect as an accomplice.

After the jury found Macdonald not guilty of murder, police stated that they had no other suspect.

Crawford and his team believe there are still new lines of inquiry to be explored, but they are hamstrung because of a lack of funding.  It is outrageous that we are paying taxes to fund an incompetent and corrupt Police force, while so many killers walk free, thanks to a dysfunctional and corrupt 'justice system', while victims are forced to pay private investigators after Police appear to have destroyed evidence or deliberately failed or refused to obtain the evidence of who it was who rang and texted Scott Guy in the hours before his murder!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Māori and Iwi Say No to Bay of Islands Marine Reserves:

Māori and iwi fish representatives combined to send a clear message to promoters of a marine reserve in the Bay of Islands they wouldn’t support the idea.

Individual fishers, lobby groups and representatives of iwi and hapū gathered under the umbrella of the Hokianga Accord and met in Paihia today (August 7) to consider the idea of the Bay of Islands marine reserve being promoted by Fish Forever.

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi Chair Rāniera (Sonny) Tau said a marine reserve would prohibit Māori access to gather kai moana and fish.

“With marine reserves you can’t go out and get your kai when you want,” he said. “On the land we can practice our traditions of gathering food when we want.”

Sonny said a better solution was a mataitai reserve where the tangata whenua manage all non commercial fishing by making bylaws. A mataitai also gave locals the ability to keep the commercial fishers out of a given area.

“The fact for our iwi and hapū is that when you lock up a place like that forever [put in place a marine reserve] you move the fisheries pressure point from that to other areas,” said Sonny.

“The fish don’t know where the boundaries are [for marine reserves]. Just because you say it’s a marine reserve doesn’t mean the fish know its boundaries.”

Greenpeace representaive Mike Smith supported Sonny’s comments, even though he noted he had seen firsthand the benefits of marine reserves.

“There was a time when I was young with a family and I couldn’t afford to feed my kids and I had to rely on the sea. It’s the difference between your kids eating or not,” said Mike.

“The last thing we want to be doing is criminalising our people because it doesn’t work.”

Waitangi resident Albie Apiata said he had seen a lot of bad practices, especially by commercial fishers and chartered boat operators.

“It hurts,” said Albie. “The commercial operators and the charter boats exceed the bag limits for the sake of overseas tourists and then when they’re finished or can’t eat what they’ve caught they dump it in our water.”

“Four years ago we told Fish Forever not to shut our cupboard [access to the sea]. If you do that then you better have another cupboard,” he said.

“Our people don’t want our cupboard shut down.”

Ngāti Kuta and Patukeha representative Jackie Rewha said a comprehensive mana moana fisheries management plan was in place in Te Rawhiti, including a rahui in Maunganui Bay.

Fish Forever spokesman Vince Kerr said marine reserves were not new and had been supported by other iwi, including Ngāti Porou and Ngai Tahu.

Their proposal is to establish marine sanctuaries in Waewaetorea Reserve and Maunganui Bay.

He said marine reserves slowly increase productivity in the natural ecosystem.

“So the ocean floor resembles that that existed thousands of years ago. Even though there’s displacement coming out of the marine reserve, the productivity outweighs the displacement... it’s like throwing a turbo charger under the environment where restoration can take place.”

Bay of Islands marine reserves were necessary to return the area to its natural state and replenish the marine biodiversity.

Fish Forever’s objective is to protect approximately 10% of the enclosed waters in the Bay of Islands as a network of no-take areas.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Planet Key - Electoral Commission censors freedom of speech:

The Electoral Commission has issued a statement banning the broadcast of a song because it deems the song to be "an election program."

The hypocrisy is breathtaking - this decision follows the refusal to uphold complaints about John Key's hour long show on Radio Live

Radio Live is owned by Can West and Mediaworks, and the free showcasing of Key's propaganda broadcast was no doubt influenced by Key's forty three million dollar interest free loan to Mediaworks, which was made against legal advice.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Beyer the Liar - election by deception:

Disgraced former MP Georgina Beyer should be in prison for interfering in a Police investigation into serious allegations of fraud and corruption at the former Carterton Community Centre, of which she was Patron at the time.  The committee was comprised of a group of people associated with the Carterton District Council, a major funder of the Centre.  This involved serious conflicts of interest which were the subject of a number of petitions and letters of complaint to Police from myself and a number of senior lawyers and other taxpayers and ratepayers.

These complaints were dealt with by Police, IPCA and a number of other taxpayer funded organisations tasked with addressing such complaints, with utter contempt and indisputably corrupt responses.

The media are yet again trying to con the public while the leader of the so called Mana party has lost the plot - and any credibility or integrity he ever possessed - by putting up a bunch of convicted criminals, thieves, liars, and incompetent and corrupt has beens to stand for the so called Mana Party instead of any of the many capable and competent potential candidates.  Minto, Bradford and Sykes are being silenced and threatened in favour of Donna Awatere-Huata, Georgina Beyer and dodgy Kim Dot Con.

Disgraced former MP Georgina Beyer was deeply involved in the cover up of the massive fraud and other malfeasance at the former Carterton Community Centre, Beyer interfered in the Police investigation into the formal complaints about these matters - which is why 'she' was booted out of parliament the day after there was a vote of no confidence in the government after we faxed the EVIDENCE of Beyer's corrupt interference to all other sitting MPs - the funding ceased immediately the funders became aware of it - Beyer is a FRAUD - those thefts were from the most vulnerable members of our community! The media created a cult of celebrity around Beyer and thug Gary McPhee that is nothing like the reality - Beyer should be in prison - and WILL be, it's only a matter of time!

I made another formal complaint at the Masterton Police station just the other day about these matters and others and Beyer's involvement in them.  I was told to piss off and threatened, as usual.

Beyer's involvement in not only that matter, but the sale by MAF of infected horses to a local meat works and other matters is evidence of serious corruption - which is why Beyer was booted out before 'she' could collect lifetime perks!

Beyer is guilty of fraud and serious corruption! The son of a thieving policeman who was jailed for theft - Beyer will be jailed for fraud and corruption before EVER being sworn into parliament again - people in the Wairarapa are SICKENED by this utter BULLSHIT! - Trying to prop up lying losers like Beyer and Awatere-Huata who was jailed for EXACTLY THE SAME THING - THIEVING FROM VULNERABLE CHILDREN!

The Wairarapa regularly has over twice the national rate of suicide and local Police have been found to have been deliberately covering up a massive amount of paedophilia and child abuse in order to protect the perpetrators - in many cases the Police officers themselves and their mates. Many people swallowed the media version hook line and sinker - but those who bothered to look at the real story are well aware of who Beyer REALLY is - and that's why Beyer has never held a job since being booted out of parliament in disgrace the day after a vote of no confidence in the government. And that's why Beyer is unemployed and broke, instead of working at the UN with aunty Helen and touring the world on whirlwind of acclaimed speaking engagements - Beyer is a fraud - after being booted out of parliament there was the business of the cancelled show in Dunedin - letting everyone down again, the media fawned and grovelled - the Dancing with the "Stars" footage is truly cringeworthy, Beyer is just a silly old drag queen who used to lip synch and posture in my husband's strip club back in the day, and then go and stand on the street corner afterwards - no offence to prostitutes either - but Beyer was quoted recently saying that the legislation was a mistake because it hasn't made things better. Beyer tried to introduce another Bill (to confirm that 'she' was a woman basically), and it was thrown out with ridicule, like a petition Beyer initiated.

The picture painted by the media of Beyer and 'her' mate Gary McPhee was nothing like the reality. Both turned a blind eye to fraud, suicide, child abuse, both achieved their positions by bribery and blackmail and fraud.

Kiwis need to wake up - there is no shortage of good role models with "gender issues" or whatever the pc term is and that's got nothing whatsoever to do with my criticism of Beyer - Beyer failed the three strikes test - useless and incompetent regarding the MAF issue, and outright corrupt regarding the Community Centre/District Council matters, suicide, child abuse - South End school - Kelvyn Alp did what Beyer and the rest of the 'professional politicians' couldn't be bothered doing - writing to the Ombudsmen and demanding that the so called investigation into the shutting down of the program that was REALLY feeding the kids - helping and empowering the kids to grow their OWN kai as well as actively preventing the child abuse and suicide, creating employment, strengthening communities, etc, and it paid off.

Beyer and his mate Jevan Goulter are an insult to democracy and justice!  Corruption, greed and incompetence need to be challenged - the National Business Review reported there is an alarming amount of bribery in New Zealand, Beyer bleated about having to abort the last political attempt because 'her' Taiwanese financial backer died - who needs politicians who are controlled by dodgy anonymous Taiwanese bakers and hypocritical deranged and deluded rent boys who seem to be above the law?!

Here's who's behind Beyer - in more ways than one - Hone Harawira's "Executive Assistant and Press Secretary", Jevan Goulter.  :

As for "feed the kids" - Goulter used to post this sort of thing daily until he was recently reined in a bit - he's a selfish lying hypocrite who is completely self focused as the emails below prove, not to mention the updates which are coming shortly - this is par for the course when daddy's pulling the strings:

Friday, July 11, 2014

Conspiracy to scuttle the Ady Gil. Captain's Blog March 20 2014 at 9:05pm:

This is the account of the sinking of the Ady Gil.  

After Pete Bethune won a historic victory against Japanese whalers in the International Court of Justice he decided it was time to stand up and tell the truth about the sinking of the Ady Gil.  

This is the Captains Blog:

Ady Gil just before we commenced towing. 30 hours after ramming she still sits high in the water. 6 hours later she was abandoned.

"After Watson's recent post, I cannot let all his half-truths and lies about the sinking of Ady Gil go unanswered.  Watson claims the vessel was doomed, however this is simply not true.  Four of us, including Watson, were involved in a conspiracy to secretly scuttle the vessel to garner sympathy from media and the public, and all done without the permission or knowledge of its owner. 

After the Ady Gil was rammed by Japanese whalers in Antarctica, we got the order from Paul Watson to covertly scuttle (sink) her, but also to pretend we tried our best to save the vessel.  Only 3 people on the Bob Barker were initially aware of this.  Chuck Swift, Luke Van Horn and myself.  Crew spent 30 hours removing everything from the Ady Gil because we planned to abandon her.  Chuck, Luke and myself then went aboard, I opened up the sea cocks and hatches, and we then connected the tow lines.  We started the pretend tow some 30 hours after the initial ramming.  Over the next 6 hours she slowly got deeper in the water until the tow rope broke.  I was asleep when the rope broke.  Chuck ordered the Bob Barker to continue.  No effort to reconnect the tow ropes was made. Nor did anyone go back aboard.  The Bob Barker just continued on in the direction of where we thought the whalers were.  This was in the middle of the night when it was dark. I awoke several hours later when it was light. We then filmed me supposedly making the decision to abandon her. 

There are only 6 people who were definitely privy to what happened.  Paul, Chuck, Luke, myself, and 2 of the Ady Gil crew.  The problem for Sea Shepherd is the vessel was owned by Ady Gil.  In sinking her, we had basically destroyed his property, something Ady Gil is extremely upset about.  In his recent and other posts, Watson makes a series of false claims.

Watson says the vessel was already destroyed, however this was simply not the case.  It was a composite vessel that needed a new bow and this is not a difficult engineering challenge. Composite boats broken completely in half have been repaired numerous times.  The Designers (Loomocean) and the original boatbuilder (Calibre Boats) all stated the vessel could be easily repaired.

Watson says she was difficult to tow.  This is not true. The vessel was easy to tow backwards.  She towed better in this direction in any case.  Also, given the damage was in the bow, towing her backwards would drain water from inside. 

Watson says we towed her for 36 hours.  This is not true.  We spent 30 hours removing gear and preparing her for abandonment.  We then opened the sea cocks and towed her for 6 hours as she sank.  The sea cocks were opened before we had towed the vessel even one inch.

Watson says we had to sink her because she was a navigational hazard.  This is not true, simply by fact she was in a sea full of ice posing much greater threats to vessels than a carbon fibre race boat.

Watson says I am on camera making the decision to abandon her.  This is true, but it was simply filmed as part of the charade to make it look like we tried our best to save her.  Note this footage is in broad daylight, while the abandonment was done in darkness.  There is also footage of Watson being shot by the Japanese, and yet only the most naive of people would ever believe this event actually took place.

Watson says it would tie up the Bob Barker for an excessive period to tow the Ady Gil to Australia, however the proposed plan was to tow her to the French base, just a short distance away. 

Now if the best course of action was to abandon her, then Ady Gil (the man) should have been made aware of this. He owned the vessel after all, and would probably have agreed.  The vessel had a satellite transponder that could be switched on.  This would have revealed her position for years to come, and Ady Gil or Sea Shepherd could have mounted a recovery operation when time and resources suited. Instead we removed the transponder and all batteries, thereby removing any chance of the vessel being salvaged.

I have a few regrets in life.  One of them was ever obeying Watson's orders to scuttle the Ady Gil.  We lied to the crew of Sea Shepherd, sponsors, donors, Ady Gil, media and our families, and I am ashamed to have been part of such a dishonest act.  I suspect if I'd stood up to Watson then the vessel probably would have been towed to Antarctica.  I made a mistake and I apologise for it. What appals me now is Watson is intent on continuing with the lies, and he continues to malign me and others over it. I am tired of all the deception and dishonesty.

Since September 2010, Watson has attacked Ady Gil (the man) on numerous occasions. His attacks have been unwarranted, especially given how generous Ady Gil was in providing his vessel to Sea Shepherd.  If Watson had apologised to Ady Gil in 2010, I suspect Ady Gil would have let it slide.  Instead Watson has continued spewing forth his vitriol and bile, and it is no surprise Ady Gil is now biting back with a lawsuit.  Sometimes we reap what we sew.  And in this case, Sea Shepherd is facing a difficult lawsuit from a man resourced enough to take it to completion.

A few years ago Watson said he was tired of all the accusations against him, and that people should take him to court if we really believed we had a case.  I took his advice, took him to court and won.  He was forced to pay me the $500k plus interest I was owed, exactly as I had stated all along. SSCS should have just accepted we had a binding contract and paid up - instead they wasted tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees in a case they were always going to lose.

It would seem Ady Gil is now taking Watson's advice and also taking them to court.  I don't know anything about Ady Gil's case, aside from what is posted by Watson.  I have not met with Ady Gil's lawyers, nor have I been asked to testify.  But I do know if Watson really believes in his fairy tale about the sinking of the Ady Gil, he should subpoena us all and have us testify.  He won't of course.  He will just continue to whine and whinge that everyone else is to blame for the problems of his own making.

Those of you intent on attacking Ady Gil, few of you have ever met the man, and because he refuses to get involved in all the slander, you have not heard his side of events.  Watson's post had all manner of nasty comments from people wishing Ady Gil was dead, abusing him and posting his home address.  Thankfully the worst were removed.  But it is still disgraceful.  Ady Gil donates to so many Animal Rights causes, most of which you never hear about.  There are few enough wealthy people donating to Animal Rights as it is, and many of the people making the vindictive comments have probably donated jack shit.  At least Ady is prepared to put his money where his mouth is. 

Ady Gil is not a close friend of mine, nor does he financially support my work.  However I do know he contributes so much to many animal rights causes, and he doesn't deserve to be pilloried like he is now.  He is simply taking legal action against Watson who has spent the last 3 years attacking him, that suggested if anyone had problems with him to take him to court, and that dishonestly ordered the covert scuttling of the Ady Gil when it was perfectly salvageable.

I don't know how this will play out. The best would be SSCS simply issue an apology to Ady Gil and come to an agreement over the deliberate sinking of his vessel.  In reality I doubt this will happen, it will go to court, and SSCS will in all probability lose another court case.  Watson will also continue to attack others. He spent 30 years attacking Greenpeace.  In recent times he's moved onto Ady Gil, Martyn Stewart, myself and others.  It is a shame he cannot focus on the real enemy.

As for the claim that Ady Gil  wants to see Sea Shepherd destroyed, I don't know if this is true or not.  I hope not.  Sea Shepherd have done a lot of good over the years, and I doubt the case has any real chance of destroying what is a very powerful and well-resourced organisation.  At the same time, recent events might be a wake-up call to the Sea Shepherd board to ensure the organisation moves forward with a new commitment to honesty and integrity, and to see its employees (namely Watson) refrain from personal attacks on others.  One can but hope…"

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Monday, June 30, 2014

The Seasonal Employment Scheme robbing Kiwis of jobs?

Like many New Zealanders I've worked on vineyards and in orchards and done other seasonal work, manual labour, and been grateful for the job and the ability to earn a living.  Like all my mates on the orchards and vineyards I was reliable, respectful, loyal, and hard working.  Many of us worked on the same orchard or vineyard or farm year after year doing seasonal work, and had been valued employees.  After being bullied out of my job at the South End School after the extraordinary orchestrated litany of lies I worked at JRs orchard in Greytown for a couple of seasons picking apples.

The following season we all traveled to Greytown to reapply for our jobs , and waited to hear from JRs.  We all received a phone call saying thanks but no thanks, because JR had done a deal with the local National Party MP to import labour because there was way more profit for JR (and other employers) in doing that and he no doubt promised a big 'donation' to John Hayes MP.  Hayes's statements are outrageous!  WINZ didn't bus people out there we got the bus or car pooled if we didn't have a car, and people didn't prefer to sit watching TV in their homes on the dole, they preferred to have a job!

The only auditing or review of the advisability of this scheme seems to be framed to address only the benefits of the imported workers, rather than the social costs, the effect of this scheme on our local communities, or the national economy. 

Like the overwhelming number of the people I worked with on the orchard I am now reliant on a tax payer funded benefit, depressed about not only being unemployed and angry at the blatant lies from the 'Honourable' Member of Parliament (and his predecessor).

There is a strong sense of injustice felt by many people, and added to this are other social problems caused by lack of proper governance and rampant corruption and incompetence by public officials, including high and rising suicide rates and a corrupt Police force which has been found to have thrown hundreds of child abuse files in the bin and deliberately lied about it, while facilitating and concealing the problems and covering up for the offenders.

Both Labour and National plan on increasing the numbers of seasonal workers able to be recruited from overseas in spite of the effect on our local economies - these people don't spend their money in our communities, they hardly even go to the supermarket (allowed to bring food in if it's declared, and do), they take it home to their own communities - JR should go and set up orchards in the Solomons and Vanuatu, it's not rocket surgery, but he's only interested in maximising his profit.

It's reported in June that there are 8000 workers let in to work but I'd bet the number actually working here is much higher.  I'm all for supporting our neighbours in the Pacific, but who is really benefiting from this, and what's the real cost?