Wiremu set up a blog, “Aotearoa Liberation Front”, whichpromoted Maori culture particularly the playing of Maoritraditional musical instruments such as the koanau, or flute.Sometimes he posted material calling for the setting up of anindependent Maori state within the confines of the Urewera NationalPark. His posts also recommended the non-payment of taxes and therefusal to cooperate with the authorities in any form. He refusedto pay his dog licence as matter of principle. Many people followedhis example and refused to pay their dog licences in protest atwhat they saw as excessive taxation by the government.
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