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Legal fund for Renae Maihi

Closed Cause page created in the Community category by Laura O'Connell Rapira for "Renae Maihi's Fighting Fund"

  • $26,190.00 donated
  • 649 generous donors

Multi-millionaire Bob Jones has issued high court defamation proceedings against filmmaker Renae Maihi and she needs our help

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Earlier this year, Renae Maihi launched an online petition that quickly gathered 70,000+ signatures asking Parliament for the removal of business mogul Sir Bob Jones’ knighthood.

The petition was in response to a now removed National Business Review column in which Jones proposed a “Māori Gratitude Day” in place of Waitangi Day where Māori would serve non-Māori out of “gratitude for existing”.

The column was widely described as “racist” by many across media and social media.

Bob Jones is now suing Renae Maihi for defamation.

Defending the case will be expensive and if Renae loses she could be required to pay Sir Bob’s legal costs.

We (the ActionStation community) think that’s wrong and have launched this Givealittle campaign to tautoko (support) her.

Please give generously and share this crowdfunding campaign with your networks.


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Use of Funds:

Funds raised will be used to help Renae for any legal bills she may incur as a result of Bob Jones’ lawsuit.

In the event Renae and her legal team win, the surplus funding will go toward causes and kaupapa that are mana enhancing and support Aotearoa New Zealand into a healthier future.

Page created by:

Laura O'Connell Rapira


ActionStation is an independent community campaigning organisation. We exist to tautoko (support) and whakamana (uplift) everyday people to act together in powerful and coordinated ways to create a vibrant, inclusive and thriving Aotearoa New Zealand.

All funds raised benefit:

Renae Maihi's Fighting Fund

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of ACTION STATION AOTEAROA LIMITED on behalf of Renae Maihi's Fighting Fund.

  • $26,190.00 donated
  • 649 generous donors

$26,190 donated

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This cause page was created on 15 Jun 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 15 Dec 2018.

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