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The Moa Court.

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General,Law & Courts,Men's Health — Downunder @ 11:10 am Mon 22nd May 2006

Judge Peter Boshier says –

the noisy protests amount to a “personal vendetta by individuals who do not respect the legitimacy of the court”.

There is a name for a court which by definition perverts legal procedure and most would be familiar with the term Kangaroo court. You may be less familiar with the term Palm Tree Justice — a phrase used to describe the concept of Justice without principle, but according to expediency. History has left other equally unacceptable courts, with suitable titles, which describe the tendency of their ideological nature, and their tragic outcomes, which often involves the death or disappearance of those subjected to its jurisdiction.
It may be less obvious to many, amid the projections of a seemingly idyllic society; however it is the latter category, into which the New Zealand family court has evolved.
Confirmed by the editor of the Dominion Newspaper, recently when he said,

But while men continue to beat up or kill their wives and girlfriends, the court’s judges are, from time to time, obliged to rule that mum should have primary custody and make an order telling her husband or boyfriend to stay away.

Sympathy for what will become histories greatest crusade of banner and cause. As the quiet confrontation of gender superiority, raises a mounting death toll, we have yet to accept that under the banner of women’s rights and in the name of domestic violence, there has been a ruthless crusade against fatherhood, a crusade which without protest would see fatherhood hunted to extinction.
The Moa Court, you say isn’t evidenced by a gulag, or a mass grave. Really? The subtle nature of feminism saw no need of such instruments. There were already prisons, and grave yards, in which those casualties might remain obscure.
Fop every domestic murder there are numerable suicides and deaths, for which this court accepts no responsibility, and all those deaths, not just the consequence of a ruthless regime, but of every sympathizer who lives the lie.

The Moa Court, another roller coaster, out of control, another tragedy, yet to be told, and another reality for us to face up to, or are we going to be typically human again.
You may run Mr Boshier, from the mass grave of male suicide, but when the light of day finds its way into your court room, it may be the only place left for you to hide.


  1. Sunday Star Times letters to editor published – 21st May 2006
    Laws lay down the law.
    On Behalf of all sad Kiwi dads, I wish to thank Michael Laws for his wonderful article “Judges — a law unto themselves in a strange world” (May 14). It gave a heartbroken father, low in spirit because he is a forced respondent in the judicial system for five years, much —needed inspiration.
    As a unfortunate client of the Kangaroo Court, I have been left with a taste of bitterness because I have been the victim of cruel men from another planet. The line ” The judiciary, as I have previously opined, are not normal people”, is superb as I believe it best describes the pitfalls of the judiciary.
    Peter Burns

    Below is a brochure that went into hundreds of letterbox’s yesterday that belong to Christchurch and Ashburton (thank you W & S) judges, politicians, lawyers, all sorts of psychobabble liars, CYFS workers, police stations, court houses, law society, crown law, media, etc.…. Also Father Friendly Zone — Kids Need Dads Too — stickers carpet-bombed strategic targets.
    A local press journalist Martin van Beynen writes in one page spread this weekend a meaningless & bias article titled — ” A sad mix of broken homes and damaged children”. He writes ” It is going to be a tough one for Judge Moran and you wonder if radical fathers’ groups, who have targeted Family Court judges and lawyers they perceive as being as being anti —father, understand the complexities the court deals with. ”
    I put a brochure & sticker on and in his letterbox yesterday and added a personal note saying, you no nothing of the malicious authorised family court charade, give me a call as I have irrefutable evidence of family court judges guilty of corruption and prejudice. I said feminazi judge Moran who husband is a vicious judge wouldn’t know the meaning of a tough day, and one day she screamed so loud at me in the courthouse the security boys came running into the room. I laughed at the mad cow and walked out. I was only trying to’ McKenzie friend’ another heartbroken shafted parent.

    Canterbury Brochure
    Lawyers extracting money from good families
    The abuse of our children at the family court and why we of THE FATHERS COALITION are here today.
    $80,000 of tax payer legal aid funding on average for each lawyer practicing at the family court.
    These lawyers have engaged in practices that are an evil rip off but the most tragic consequence of their actions is the suffering of children involved in a family break-up.
    These lawyers typically engage in behaviours of;
    Encouraging and supporting false allegations and exaggerating allegations that may have been made,
    Delaying issues being bought to a hearing by using legal obstructions, paperwork and bureaucracy,
    Intimidation and abuse of self representing fathers just prior to hearings,
    Late filing of documents ie, hearings by ambush,
    Huge costs accumulated against fathers by unnecessary legal process.
    Lying to the court or their own professional bodies when questioned about some of their actions.
    Their unconscionable acts being justified in their mind by “acting in their client interests”
    Never mind that somewhere children wait and wait and wait and wonder why they are unable to see their dad.
    Please read further about a typical story of the behaviour of lawyers combined with a bias system that has left one innocent dad without hope as he is forced to walk away from his children !!!

    The Kangaroo Family Court is just an unscrupulous gravy train that runs on the rails of deceit and dishonesty completely devoid of truth and integrity.
    Once apon a time a happy family lived in a small rural community on the West Coast and two young girls flourished within the healthy environment of a loving close family unit. The girls 8 & 6 years old loved their daddy to bits as he nurtured them with love, gentleness and complete devotion. Then Mum and children decided to go on holiday ‘over the hill ‘ to visit both sets of grand parents, 3 July 2001, while dad stayed home to look after the family pets and house. A week later dad receives a text from the girl’s mum saying the children hate him and they never want to see him again. Dad travels to Ashburton to see what’s going on regarding his family however he is confronted by a large contingent of over zealous police who tell him to go back to the Coast and forget his family. He returns home, seriously concerned for his daughter’s welfare, so he rings local police who come around and take his firearms, arrest him and serve him with 6 sets of protection orders. He is now a bewildered client of the Family Court and since becoming a respondent he has been subjected to over 150 Court appearances in High, Family & Criminal jurisdictions. Permanent protection orders that remain around his neck are slowly strangulating the life from him, as they are responsible for 14 criminal convictions. He is unemployable due to depression. He has been locked up in Greymouth, Christchurch, Ashburton, Leeston & Rangiora police stations, Paparua Prison x 2 and Hillmorton Hospital Maximum Security Ward, encountered 28 different Judges, 30 lawyers, 5 psychologists, 10 psychiatrists, 4 police armed offenders call outs and far too many dysfunctional bias CYFS social workers. His case has appeared in Westport Star Times, Ashburton Guardian and Christchurch Press. He is still subject to Court probation conditions and he is absolutely gutted he is only allowed to see his sad daughters for 4 hours every three months. His mother died a heartbroken paternal grand mother last Christmas, and his present partner has a permanent limp because of a cruel police assault in her home that was witnessed by her terrified teenage daughters. His 21-year-old twin sons cannot understand why they can’t apply for a gun license and my friends are at a loss to why they had police seize their firearms. My daughters told me they both cry everytime they have to drive past my place when they are forced to undertake the 2 hour trip to visit a lawyer whom they do not like.
    Out of the blue on 16 March 2006 a member of the ex’s family who is Court protected writes to this sad dad ” You have the system loaded against you and have been manipulated by it. You are the victim of corruption and prejudice. “In the Christchurch High Court 12 April 2006 a judge writes dismissing the Appeal Hearing regarding the 14 criminal convictions;” I have every sympathy for the predicament in which the appellant finds himself, the essential thrust of the appeal is his contention that the original protection orders were invalidly made.”In the Christchurch Family Court 11 May 2006 a judge writes after the dad tried to get the protection orders discharged at a two hour hearing;” The way forward requires Mr B recognising that there is a basis for the continuing presence of the protection orders.” This dad has decided that he cannot live with such evil and corruption as it is greatly affecting his health, so he is making arrangements to abandon all Family Court access proceedings. In reflection he wished he did not help create four New Zealand born children as his credibility as a Father has been obliterated by false allegations.

    8 year old daughter to dad letter — 3rd July —2001 (Left under my pillow and photo copied in her own hand writing )
    ” We are going to Grans today. We are leaving on Friday to go the Granma and Grandads and we are going to stay for five sleeps then we are going home to see dad and the dogs. The end “.
    The reality was they stayed with Gran (my beautiful mother — RIP) and my ex told mum that our family was really close and Peter was a fantastic / loving Father, however she went to Ashburton and made malicious false allegations to CYFS, Family Court and police. The rest is sad history eh !!!
    4 the kids = in solidarity – dad4justice

    Comment by Peter Burns — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 1:05 pm

  2. Peter,
    It is hard to find words to comment to your once upon a time story. It would be much easier to say nothing at all.
    I just want to say I hear your story and I hope it has an impact on those looking in as it does me.
    You have shown why it is so important to persist on changes.

    Comment by julie — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 1:38 pm

  3. Bevan – “Moa court” – that’s a good one. Very apt.
    Peter – Your story is so sad. Hold on and hang in there. I hope things will get better for you and your daughters.
    Today I was listening to Bruce Tichborn on the radio talking about the father’s protests in Palmerston North. He spoke so well about all the dads who have been driven to the far side of despair, and the kids who’s dads have been ripped away from them. You would have to have a heart of stone not to have been moved.
    The times they are a-changing, as someone once said.

    Comment by PaulM — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 1:41 pm

  4. Peter my heartfelt sympathy extends to you. I hope and pray you and your family recieve justice soon.

    Comment by Stephen — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 1:54 pm

  5. Please don’t worry as love will win in the end.

    Comment by Peter Burns — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 2:01 pm

  6. Why is that the police are harrassing and arresting innocent men who only want to see their children and be a part of their lives.It will be 4 years in August for me since i have seen my boys, I wonder if I would recognise them now as I don.t even get a photo of them.

    Comment by Mike Paterson — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 2:39 pm

  7. wish new zealand was at war, geneva convention say’s family members are not allowed to be separated, but damn, we live in a democracy…

    Comment by cwb — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 5:52 pm

  8. I don’t think a little empathy does any harm does it William? It keeps us human. Sure there’s usually more than one side to any story. People tell their side here because they aren’t being listened to anywhere else.

    Comment by PaulM — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 9:40 pm

  9. That’s all very fine William, if we have been listened to and we haven’t got what we wanted, and more people come after us and find themselves in the same situation, then you provide the answer smart arse.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 10:07 pm

  10. the bottom line is that it is a very lucrative industry for judges and lawyers, that in itself should raise suspicion regardless of who’s wrong or right.

    Comment by cwb — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 10:11 pm

  11. William,
    You raise a good point and I am sure most people learn not to be gullable from past life experiences of their own or from education.

    What i find a shame is when you know something that is of value to other people and yet your words are meaningless because you fell over. Your words are wisdom when your life is all well but as soon as things fall apart the same words are worthless.

    Just because the messenger isn’t spectacular does not mean the message isn’t spectacular. Look to the message.

    And I think that also comes from wisdom and maturity.

    Comment by julie — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 10:29 pm

  12. Ah William, another Republican in hiding aye.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 10:50 pm

  13. Hi Bevan,
    I am wondering why you commented “another Republican in hiding”
    Do you know this William or is there a clue to his comments that makes him a republican.

    Comment by julie — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 10:59 pm

  14. Dear Bevan,
    Figured it out by re-reading his and your comments. Please disregard my question.

    Comment by julie — Mon 22nd May 2006 @ 11:03 pm

  15. I have been to the Family Court 6 times and the High Court twice to try and maintain a relationship with my kids. The FC is so biased against fathers it is hard to believe until you have been there yourself.

    Judge Moran was one of the worst – she can be most chariably be described as decitful.

    The courts make orders for the smallest father contact possible but they are not worth the paper they are written on.

    The mother prevents me from having any contact with the kids or knowing anything about their lives. Each time it is for a different reason. Usually she simply lies – things like: he wasn’t there to collect them.

    I have produced all the solid independent evidence to show these are lies – but evidence is ignored by the FC court. All that matters is what mother says.

    In all this time, not one judge or psychologist or lawyer has even acknowledged that the mother is obstructive. I think that is the most damning thing of all.
    How could anyone be able to claim they are acting in good faith for the children when they don’t acknowledge the fundamental facts?
    How could anyone have respect for this court is beyond me.
    An ostrich with it’s head in the sand could get a better outcome for children.

    Boy I would love to discuss both side of the story in public. I would be as good as any example of what really goes on in the Family Court.

    After 6 years I have been forced to give up. I have lost everything – the children, my house, money, my health, my job, etc.

    I am but one of a long list of fathers and children who have had similar experiences with the family court.

    Comment by Dave — Wed 24th May 2006 @ 5:51 pm

  16. the point is dave, it shouldn’t even be a court matter, that is what we need human rights to understand, but they don’t want to know about it. Meanwhile, like myself, 8 years – no contact and offered a 3 hour visitation under supervision after 7 years of applications and four different judges. Where is the common sense, Boshier talk’s about vendetta’s, what more could be a vendetta than being denied reasonable access to one’s children withot a big fuss being made, by these illigitamate authorities.

    Comment by cwb — Wed 24th May 2006 @ 8:48 pm

  17. Original Message —–

    To: [email protected]
    Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 3:16 PM
    Subject: the family court needs to be an informal domain, not a formal domain,

    i.e. registry marriage as opposed to a big white wedding.
    more results, less bullshit.



    Comment by cwb — Thu 25th May 2006 @ 3:21 pm

  18. Judge Boshier has instructed all his lawyers to stand up when talking to the judge, they are not allowed to remain seated while they address the judge, this is to preserve the image of the “FhoneY CourT” as a credible entity. We know as a fact that the “FhoneY CourT” like it’s leader is as phoney as a $3.00 bill. So we urge the government to take note of the plight that has affected many innocent parent’s of this country and remove the “formal” nature of the “dinosaur / white elephant court” that clearly has no value to the integrity of the people of this nation, and replace it with a more user friendly “informal” structure for the benefit of future generations.

    Comment by cwb — Thu 25th May 2006 @ 3:52 pm

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