McLean Park, Napier – 11 Oct. 2021


One of New Zealand’s activists against South African apartheid in the 1980s was John Minto. His voice, along with others, helped to change the apartheid system in that country. Unfortunately nearly forty years later Mr. Minto has changed tact from a just cause to a very unjust cause. He is holding meetings (very small in fact) throughout New Zealand maligning the State of Israel as being racist and apartheid. This is completely wrong. When we learned that John was going to be appearing at such a meeting at Napier’s McLean Park we were there to confront him and oppose him to his face for his blatant lies and distortions of the facts.

The Flaxmere Christian Fellowship and supporters gathered a team of around 50 people to face it off with what appeared to be a small meeting of no more than 15 people who had gathered to listen to Mr. Minto. The report of our campaign is best told in the video, newspaper clippings, and pictures that follow.

Roger Curtis & Nigel Woodley confront John Minto over their megaphones

Letters Published in the Local Paper:

Originally set for August 25, Minto’s gathering was changed to 11 October because of the Covid lockdown

“Modern Israel is still Biblical Israel” can be purchased as an eBook from the RESOURCES tab

For some strange reason it took Hawkes Bay Today a whole month to publish my response to Minto.

John Minto does not know the true history and narrative

I have never had the Hawkes Bay Today publish my response as quickly as this one

I had to place here this excellent letter by Len Bennett, Canada



HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ON RACISM-make a submission before 23 November 2021

There is a good opportunity to make a submission against the racist lies we have been protesting about. The Human Rights Commission is receiving submissions until November 23. Ian Dunwoodie, who was a practicing lawyer, has made his expertise available to anyone who would like to stand up for Israel by making a submission. Anti-Semitism is rife throughout the world, including in New Zealand, and this is an opportunity for Israel-lovers to say something. It’s not that hard – just look at the files Ian has provided below:

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