Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, October 25th, 2020 - 16 comments
Some thoughts on who the country’s Deputy Prime Minister should be.
Written By: - Date published: 12:27 am, October 20th, 2020 - 47 comments
The 2020 election was more than just a victory for Labour and more than a crushing defeat for the National Party (New Zealand’s main centre-right political party). This result marks a significant watershed in New Zealand politics which will likely have implications long after this parliamentary term.
Written By: - Date published: 12:03 pm, June 13th, 2020 - 28 comments
Yesterday saw two back bench National MPs unintentionally set National’s position on the Government response to Covid 19 and on Hamilton City’s decision to take down a statute that was repugnant to Waikato Tainui. What has happened to their messaging discipline?
Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, February 7th, 2020 - 86 comments
The repercussions from Simon Bridges’ disastrous Waitangi performance continue to reverberate. His suggestions that Māori seats and the Waitangi Tribunal should be done away with have resulted in the Māori Party indicating it is more likely to support Labour after the election.
Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 28th, 2019 - 18 comments
Pania Newton and the Protect Ihumātao Team are asking New Zealanders to submit to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga using this process. Submissions close 4pm Friday.
Written By: - Date published: 2:44 pm, November 5th, 2019 - 9 comments
“For Taranaki Māori, 5 November 1881 is known as ‘Te Rā o te Pāhua’ or ‘The Day of Plunder’.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, November 5th, 2019 - Comments Off on Young Māori voices on climate action
An indigenous youth delegation from Aotearoa is heading to the 25th UN Climate Talks.
Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, September 18th, 2019 - 149 comments
“Mana whenua agree they want their land returned, so they can make decisions about its future.”
Written By: - Date published: 12:59 am, August 6th, 2019 - 188 comments
After increased police presence and action at Ihumātao on Monday night, the call went out again for people to come to support the Protectors, and they did. More support can be offered at solidarity events being held across the country today.
Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, July 24th, 2019 - 235 comments
“STAND WITH IHUMATAO! This is a call out to all our supporters. Come stand with us as we take back the whenua! Oruarangi Rd, Mangere.”
(Image via Noted).
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, March 23rd, 2018 - 10 comments
“I will apologise to the people of Parihaka who are here, while I do recount some of the important history that they have heard and know and live and breathed, but that still today, too many in our country are not aware of and are not familiar with and so I seek to put it on record in the House as part of my contribution.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, March 16th, 2018 - 27 comments
Hamilton or Kirikiriroa? I don’t even know why this is a question. Well, I do, it’s a question because white people are stupid, but I mean there’s no question in my mind which name I prefer. Kneejerk reactions to this sort of suggested change are a bit odd when you think about it. Everything in […]
Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, March 14th, 2018 - 28 comments
The Standard regular commenter Macro takes a look at the state of food security in NZ
Written By: - Date published: 1:20 pm, March 7th, 2018 - 32 comments
Don’t hold your breath for recommendations of radical tax reform from the Tax Working Group. Chair Sir Michael Cullen says the 2020 election will be a referendum on tax and he is already kicking for touch
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 27th, 2018 - 74 comments
Jacinda Ardern this week expressed the hope that this Government will bring back Manaakitanga, in other words to show respect, generosity and care for others.
Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, January 23rd, 2018 - 29 comments
Jacinda Ardern has announced that she will spend five days at Waitangi leading up to Waitangi day to make full use of the time when people are gathered there to meet together as a government that wants to form open transparent relationships.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, December 2nd, 2017 - 22 comments
“Our role in Government is to protect and support the work that these grassroots influential women are doing. Our role is not to continue to create and place barriers in their way.”
Written By: - Date published: 3:44 pm, November 27th, 2017 - 50 comments
Don Brash has emerged from his crypt once again to tackle the greatest problem facing New Zealand today (in his strange little world) – ‘Maori privilege’. Apparently he’s “utterly sick” of the likes of Guyon Espiner speaking Te Reo on air because only “one listener (to that programme) in hundreds has any knowledge of what […]
Written By: - Date published: 5:21 pm, September 17th, 2017 - 40 comments
Another election and another set of problems with the Crown’s running of the electoral process for Māori.
Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, August 9th, 2017 - 5 comments
“Here’s a new idea for the Tories: Why not ask a simple question every time you propose a course of action: Is this morally just?”
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, July 27th, 2017 - 324 comments
Graham Cameron cuts through the obsession over fraud to the cultural values of the last 30 years and the fear beneath.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, July 21st, 2017 - 29 comments
The catholic bishops of Aotearoa have released a pamphlet urging parishoners to vote. And apart from conservative positions on euthenasia and drug liberalisation the policies they support have a decidedly progressive bent.
Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, July 3rd, 2017 - 18 comments
The scientific data clearly shows that the New Zealand Government needs to be doing a lot more than it’s doing at the moment. It is dragging the chain as far as the rest of the world is concerned.
Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, June 13th, 2017 - 64 comments
Modern Day Land Grab or Treaty Settlement?
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, June 6th, 2017 - 8 comments
Green Party Spokesperson for Water, Catherine Delahunty, has been down South as part of the Greens’ Swimmable Rivers Tour. She reports on restoration of the Mataura River, farmers doing the right thing, and the community being further ahead than the government on water.