READING the celebration of Australia’s anti-tyranny heroes on TCW Defending Freedom here and here inspired me to make a list of notable courageous Kiwis. Although reports coming from the Land of the Long White Cloud under Jacinda Ardern’s government must appear to the British sceptic to be one of unmitigated gloom and oppression, the unreported truth is that not all the public is taking it lying down.
There are plenty of New Zealanders who still have their feet on the ground, angry and running out of patience, who want to make it clear that there is not a consensus over Covid in NZ. Not all have succumbed to Jacinda’s coercive and undemocratic approach.
Just last week there was a rally of 10k to Parliament in Wellington. Attempts were made to ignore it but the NZ Outdoors and Freedom Party covered it in a press release.
Prior to that there was a rally in Auckland.
Record Covid case numbers didn’t deter thousands of anti-lockdown marchers from taking to the streets in Auckland at the end of October. Around 5,000 of them, mostly maskless, gathered at the Auckland Domain, in a ‘breach of alert level 3 restrictions’, before marching to Newmarket and back.
There are also brave folk who are confronting the government through political and legal channels such as the Social Credit Party. A press release by leader Chris Leitch calls for the government to tell New Zealanders the truth.
Another group is the NZ Outdoors and Freedom Party. On September 12, 2021, they published a press release voicing their concern over the rush of student deaths and serious heart problems since the government’s decision to roll out the Pfizer vaccine to 12-17-year-olds.
Though the rollout to teenagers was only a few weeks in, two deaths and two other post Vax admissions to hospital had already been reported. The release highlighted another two serious post-vaccine injuries in students, including a boy who collapsed in Whangarei and another in the South Island. All these vaccine victims, the press release explained, were understood to have been healthy until sudden heart issues, attributed to blood clots or myocarditis, post vaccine. Alan Simmons, the Outdoors Party president, wrote: ‘This programme must stop today, without any further excuses, and whoever is responsible must resign immediately.’
His co-leader, lawyer Sue Grey, has pointed out how the Prime Minister ‘is floundering as the community networks are proving far more efficient at collecting and sharing information than the bureaucrats’. It highlights, she says, one of the problems her party has been raising for months. ‘With a novel vaccine that is yet to complete clinical trials, there should be active follow-up of each recipient, to check on their health and to ensure all adverse effects are reported and assessed. The devastating effects on so many families could likely have been avoided if only the government had been more pro-active and transparent about the harm.’
Taking her challenge directly to Jacinda Ardern, she’s warned that failure to cease the Covid vaccination programme may constitute homicide. Her uncompromising letter can be read in full here.
New Zealanders are more uneasy than is reported. A petition seeking the urgent suspension of the Pfizer rollout to teenagers has been signed by over 16k and still counting. (You need to scroll down to find this petition.)
A group of senior NZ doctors have also spoken out. Putting their heads right above the parapet they’ve written a declaration in support of medical freedom and the ability of doctors to speak freely without censure. Specifically, they are aiming to empower people to say no to vaccine passports and masks, to oppose vaccine mandate orders, and to encourage effective treatment. Their declaration has already garnered over 42k signatures.
The courage of another group, Voices for Freedom, has been phenomenal. A High Court decision which called into question the legislation under which the vaccine was approved is their doing, although the Government appears to legislating its way out of this.
They’ve been running webinars with guests such as Dr Peter McCullough and Dr Reiner Fuellmich, and are active in providing resources and connecting people to support groups across all sectors of industry including law enforcement.
A heroine in the defence of freedom is New Plymouth district councillor Anneka Carlson, an ex-police officer who’s stood her ground despite coming under fire after being wrongly accused of spreading misinformation. You can see her being interviewed here by Rachel Poulain of the Free Speech Union.
The Taxpayers Union deserve recognition too for holding the corrupt Ardern government to account. They have not been shy about exposing the administration’s own goals like the ridiculous $6million Covid-19 modelling funding for data that already existed.
So the world should not think that everyone in NZ is bowed down and defeated. Determined opposition to the Ardern regime’s repressive measures is being led by some very brave men and women. They deserve recognition and praise.