Legal fund for Renae Maihi

$26,190 donated
Given by 649 generous donors in around 6 months

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


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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Laura O'Connell Rapira's involvement (page creator)

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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.

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Reminds me of Donald Trump suing a late night comedian in the US for defaming him by saying he was the result of his mother mating with an orangutan.

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This page was created on 15 Jun 2018 and closed on 15 Dec 2018.