'Stay out of our neighbourhood': Couple chases man handing out 'One Treaty, One Nation' pamphlet

A couple have confronted a man they say was caught delivering "offensive" pamphlets to homes in an Auckland suburb.

The couple say a "One Treaty, One Nation" pamphlet was delivered to their Point Chevalier home in late March and they found it "deeply offensive."

They ran into a man delivering pamphlets they believed were the same about a week later, on April 5.

Video she sent to Newshub shows her asking the man to show her and her husband what he is delivering. He refuses to acknowledge her.

She starts running to catch him, but he begins running too.

"Stay out of our neighbourhood asshole," the woman shouts to the man as he runs away.

The pamphlets claim "racism" sees people of Māori descent given superior rights, access to natural resources and race-based funding.

It also says colonisation had benefits for "Maoris" and the advancement from what it calls a "Stone Age" existence outweighs the negatives.

Te Ara, New Zealand's official encyclopaedia, says the settlement of New Zealand led to a lowering of Māori life expectancy due to introduced diseases and musket warfare.

Settlement also led to the displacement of large numbers of Māori due to pressure to sell land and confiscation.

A blue and green pamphlet, with the top saying "one treaty, one nation".
The pamphlet's contents. Photo credit: Supplied/anonymous

A spokesperson for the group 1 Law 4 All confirmed to Newshub it was behind the pamphlet's publication.

It said the pamphlet's purpose was made clear in its content. The group had not been informed of the incident in Point Chevalier.

The same pamphlet was distributed in Wellington in 2017, along with another referencing the Tross Publishing book In the Jaws of the Dragon, which claims China is taking over New Zealand.

At the time Ohariu MP Peter Dunne condemned the pamphlets, which he labelled as racist.

"I acknowledge the right to free speech," he said. "But I am nonetheless outraged that this type of nasty, racist drivel is being circulated by some anonymous group."

Newshub contacted Tross Publishing house about the "One Nation, One Treaty" pamphlet, but it said it had nothing to do with it.

Tross published a book titled One Treaty, One Nation in 2015. The pamphlet recommends people read it.

"It is strange that anyone would be angry with a pamphlet or book that promotes a single standard of citizenship with equal rights for all regardless of race," an unnamed Tross Publishing spokesperson said.

A spokesperson for the Human Rights Commission said it could not comment on the pamphlet or confirm whether any complaints had been made.

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A previous version of this story said the man caught delivering pamphlets was photographed picking them up. This is incorrect - the photograph is actually of the husband of the woman Newshub spoke to.

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