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Until we have legislation adopted into law to ensure fiduciary accountability and transparency in public affairs we will continue to have human rights breached because the existing crown immunity and lack of any independent oversight invites corruption to flourish.


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District Council Corruption:

Council Librarian Ewen Hyde joined his fellow Carterton District Council colleagues on the committee of the Carterton Community Centre in 2001.  He was party to the conspiracy to pervert the course of justice regarding the affairs of the Carterton Community Centre and prevent the audit called for at the public meeting on 18th April 2001.  

Ewen Hyde was "elected" to his position as Chairman of the "Carterton Facility Focus Group" (CFFG) by the same small group of his mates on the Council who were involved with Hyde in the illegal takeover mismanagement and closure of the Carterton Community Centre.  There was nothing democratic about this 'election', the public were excluded from the unadvertised meeting, only his mates on the Council were at the meeting, and a few select supporters, a fact that the 'news' report neglected to mention!  This was the subject of a letter to the editor by someone else also, around the same time as the article at the link, which was published.

Hyde was one of the people who signed the Statement of Claim in the High Court winding up the Carterton Community Centre after we (the multitudes of local people who signed petitions calling for an inquiry into the matters) advised the Companies Office that Hyde had the support of only eight people in the community, and there were only eight members of his 'organisation' instead of the legally required FIFTEEN for an incorporated society!  More evidence is being added to this site as resources allow and it's scanned and reformatted and uploaded, the Statement of Claim is very interesting indeed and will be posted here very soon.

Hyde and his little group, consisting of five of his Council mates (and Kate Nolan of  Wollerman Cooke and McClure - the law firm who claimed to represent Hyde's band of criminals, and who filed a formal complaint with the police against me regarding the Carterton Community Centre, claiming I had no mandate and Hyde did basically - conflicts of interest all over the place, breaches of fiduciary duty - no wonder the Wairarapa is so dysunctional) which was rejected by the police, by now calling themselves the "Carterton Community Facility Focus Group, Hyde's group applied for considerable funding from the Council that employed him, to spend on airy fairy plans for a new "community facility" which eventually became a half baked and widely opposed plan for an "Event Centre".

Hyde should be in prison for perverting the course of justice and deliberately lying to his employer the Carterton District Council and the ratepayers and the many funders of this project.  

Hyde got funding to conduct a survey on community support for his project, and he lied loud and long about the survey results, here's the evidence: 

Here is the letter that Ewen Hyde wrote to some of the submitters:
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CARTERTON COMMUNITY FACILITY FOCUS GROUP
244 HIGH STREET SOUTH CARTERTON


Mr Xxxx XXXXX
X Taverner Street
Carterton


Dear Mx Xxxxx,

The Focus Group appreciate the time you have taken to make a submission on the proposed new facility concept as presented in the feasibility study.

There have been a wide range of opinions, ideas and comments in these submissions.  The Focus Group have looked carefully at each individual submission.  These have been considered in light of obtaining the best possible outcome for the wider Carterton community.

A final report based on the submissions will be presented at a public meeting to be held at the municipal Hall on Monday 12 December 2005 at 7.30 pm.

We would like you to attend that meeting to be able to question the Focus Group again and view the intended course of action the Focus Group intend to take.  Should you not be able to attend the meeting a copy of this final report will be available from the Library from Tuesday 13 December.

Thank you again for your input.

Yours sincerely,

Ewan Hyde
Chairperson
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Now here's the letter Hyde wrote to the submitters who he didn't want to hear from, including me:

CARTERTON COMMUNITY FACILITY FOCUS GROUP
244 HIGH STREET SOUTH CARTERTON


Kate Raue
RD 2
Carterton

Dear Ms Raue,

The Focus Group appreciate the time you have taken to make a submission on the proposed new facility concept as presented in the feasibility study.

There have been a wide range of opinions, ideas and comments in these submissions.  The Focus Group have looked carefully at each individual submission.  These have been considered in light of obtaining the best possible outcome for the wider Carterton community.

Thank you again for your input.

Yours sincerely,

Ewan Hyde
Chairperson
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Here's another submission, the writer received the same response as I did:
Xxxxxxxx
Xxxxxxx
Carterton
Carterton District Council

15 November 2005

Submission: Proposed Community “Facility”

I am totally opposed to the plans of the Facility Focus Group because the people behind the “group” are the same ones that have closed down, sold off and wasted the money of most of the community services in Carterton, and refused to investigate the allegations made by Kate Raue regarding the mismanagement, illegal takeover and closure of the old Carterton Community Centre Inc.

The “election” of the Chairperson of the Focus Group was not democratic, the community have been excluded from most of their meetings, and the whole consultation process was a complete waste of money which should have been spent on what the community clearly wants, an inquiry into the Carterton Community Centre.

I am also absolutely disgusted and sickened at the manner in which Kate Raue has been treated by the Carterton District Council, the Facility Focus Group, Ron Wakelin Trust representatives, and others in what passes for a community in Carterton.  The prejudice and bias and unfair treatment of people in Carterton is unbelievable!

Kate (and the many people involved in Friends of the Carterton Community Gardens) has slaved away to try and save our Community Gardens, Community Centre, our Health Centre, etc, ever since she came to our town.  She has done more for the good of this town already than Gary McPhee and Georgina Beyer put together, at no profit to herself whatsoever, and at the huge cost, so far, to her personally.  I wonder how much longer it is going to take until enough people realise this.  I request the opportunity to be heard in support of my submission.

[name withheld to protect privacy]
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Hyde told the Carterton District Council that "All submitters who asked to be heard in support of their submissions were heard."  I know of at least five who were fobbed off with letters like the one I received and denied that opportunity by Ewen Hyde and his five mates!
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The corrupt "survey results" will be up on this page by the end of the day - they are an insult to the intelligence!

Read about Hyde's gutless conspiracy with the corrupt local police to have me seized, seriously assaulted and illegally imprisoned by police, because I advised the community that Beyer was lying in saying that the affairs of the Carterton Community Centre 2000 - 2001 had ever been audited, and that Hyde and his mates on the Council now wanting six million dollars to build a new Centre are the same people who closed the last Centre by punching the Secretary and Treasurer in the face and changing the locks in order to cover up their fraud and misfeasance, conflicts of interest, pecuniary gain, etc.

This is what passes for honest open community consultation in Carterton.  Hyde lied in Court on oath - he never spoke to me on the phone on the day of the meeting as he alleged on oath, police confirmed that Hyde and his mates on the Council had phoned them earlier in the day and prearranged the attack on me.  Witnesses were lined up to challenge the evidence of the police, Georgina Beyer and the Carterton District Councillors - this happened at a public meeting to discuss a community facility - there were 150 witnesses!  Hyde and the police conspired before the meeting to deal to me if I attended.

Hyde's "Incident Report" which formed the basis of his recent corrupt complaint of trespass to police, after I went into the Carterton library to get a copy of the Mayoral Diary following the vicious attack on me on 11th February, will be up today and the "Incident Report" at the AGM of the Carterton Communty Centre in 2003 when Hyde, Creepy Crawford, Frank Craig, Council officers Julie Hallam and Hyde, Councillors Brazendale, Carter, Greathead, etc, changed the Constitution to include more clauses limiting their personal liability after lawyers started writing to police and IPCA about it!  and began to close the Community Centre in order to try and avoid a Ministerial inquiry into their fraud and gross misfeasance!

So now we've got an expensive monstrosity that is already driving the rates up, and not only do we discover that local lawyer Peter Totman and his mates have been sitting on a large amount of money that by rights should have gone to the Phoenix Theatre but instead was gifted to the newly formed and widely despised Limelight Theatre - widely despised for christening the monstrosity with their truly cringe worthy 'performance' of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" - exhorted by Ron Mark - following in the true vulgar style of Georgina Beyer and Gary McPhee!