Pamphlets promoting white supremacy ideals and dropped in letter boxes have disgusted a resident in a Hawke's Bay suburb.
Households in Havelock North received the pamphlets in the mail on Wednesday, asking them to "support the Right Wing Resistance" because "it's alright to be white".
One Napier Rd resident who received the pamphlet - and did not want to be named for fears of his safety - said the propaganda was shocking.
"It smacks of a racist, xenophobic, totalitarian, right-wing flavour, and anything like that sends off warning bells for me," he said.
"It's not something that we expect in a place we like to think of as civilised, I like to think of New Zealand as being open to different cultures and ethnicities."
The Right Wing Resistance website described its organisation as having a "mission," and listed Hawke's Bay as one of it's Central Region branches.
"We are an organised unified resistance movement against mass immigration, the dilution of our European culture and pride, and the current multicultural agenda created by the current government networks designed to destroy our colonial rights and identity.
"Our primary purpose is to recruit like-minded individuals and groups into an organisation of active men and women,"the website said.
The resident spoken to by Hawke's Bay Today said he threw the flyer away, but the message it delivered was "unbelievable".
"The human race is one species, not fragmented into a hierarchy.
"I am European and I don't understand what these sort of people believe in."
We have mixed thoughts on this. First and foremost, we abhor the aims and aspirations of the Right Wing Resistance movement. They foment racial hatred, and follow an extreme right-wing agenda which is opposite to pretty much everything we believe in.
But we also believe in the freedom of speech. As we mentioned in our Anzac Day post, three generations of our immediate family saw combat in various wars. One of the things they fought for was freedom, including the freedom of thought and speech.