Posts Tagged ‘hone harawira’

Mana Māori truce didn’t last long

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, April 3rd, 2017 - 58 comments

“A poisonous and destructive cancer” – that’s not something you say to your allies.

Māori Mana deal in Te Tai Tokerau

Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 166 comments

As reported on Stuff: “Hone Harawira gets clear Te Tai Tokerau run for Mana not running against Maori Party in other seats”.

Hone Harawira is getting the band back together

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, June 20th, 2016 - 54 comments

It’s useful with controversial politicians to hear what they actually say, and in context too. Here’s Harawira in his own words.

Mana 2.0

Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, June 19th, 2016 - 255 comments

Hone’s back! The leader of the Mana party has announced he’s re-forming the Mana Movement and will stand again in Te Tai Tokerau. Is there a chance of a deal with Labour to strengthen the next Government?

Feed the Kids

Written By: - Date published: 4:16 pm, March 17th, 2015 - 45 comments

Harawira / Turei’s Feed the Kids bill is up tomorrow today in Parliament…

Harawira’s recount bid did not “backfire”

Written By: - Date published: 3:17 pm, October 9th, 2014 - 155 comments

The usual Tory cheerleaders have been quick to heap further bile on Hone Harawira.

Feed the kids

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, October 4th, 2014 - 16 comments

Hone Harawira said “farewell” to Parliament yesterday, in a well attended event. He left behind him a challenge…

Some thoughts on Internet Mana and Laila Harre

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, May 29th, 2014 - 262 comments

Some thoughts on the implications of the Internet Mana announcement and the anticipated selection of Laila Harre as the Internet Party leader.  Like everything else concerning Kim Dotcom nothing is simple.

Hone Harawira: No prestige in iwi leaders trying to hide poverty

Written By: - Date published: 6:24 am, April 3rd, 2014 - 52 comments

When so-called iwi leaders condemn teachers for daring to highlight the massive failings of the New Zealand education system for Maori children in case the minister of Education might be embarrassed, then they show themselves up as a sad and pathetic group for whom the warm embrace of government has become more important than the needs of their own children and grandchildren. Just who the hell do they think they are, trying to hide the truth of New Zealand’s failed policies just because the international community is in town?

Hone Harawira’s Nephew

Written By: - Date published: 6:31 pm, July 1st, 2013 - 182 comments

Hone Harawira’s Nephew! Hone Harawira’s Nephew! Hone Harawira’s Nephew! Hone Harawira’s Nephew! Hone Harawira’s Nephew!

Let it go Pita

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, January 24th, 2013 - 10 comments

Pita Sharples should step down as a leader of the Maori Party and let someone else have a go. A merger with Mana seems to offer the most viable way forward, but the possibility has prompted a hysterical reaction from the outgoing Turia.

“Privacy assured!” Politics, the police & surveillance

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, October 16th, 2012 - 27 comments

Public trust in the police is at a new low. But what of the trust in our government?  How much collusion is there between the police, government, spy agencies and foreign governments? However, citizens are also using the technologies of the surveillance society to hold the government and state authorities to account.

Holmes and other toxic commentators

Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, February 16th, 2012 - 93 comments

Why do we tolerate, indeed sometimes glorify, thoroughly toxic commentators and “media figures” in NZ? It’s a rhetorical question. The answer is, of course, that it’s all about the money…

Mana vs. Maori

Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, August 7th, 2011 - 49 comments

Like the American debt limit deal, I always thought that Mana and Maori would find some kind of bloody compromise at the eleventh hour.  But they’ve passed the point of no return now.

Maori Party chooses oblivion

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, July 11th, 2011 - 18 comments

There were two ways that the Mana vs Maori Party confrontation could have gone.  Cooperation could have been could for both, competition will see both diminished.  Guess which option the Maori party has chosen…

Te Tai Tokerau final results good for Labour

Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, July 6th, 2011 - 23 comments

The 1,916 special votes got pared to 769. Of which Hone Harawira got 454 and Kelvin Davis got 204. There really isn’t anything in it with a by-election majority of 1117. It will make this a tight contest at election time because Labour will now view this electorate as being quite winnable. IMHO as an long time electorate campaigner, some of the Mana supporters have been over-blowing their result.

Turia on Te Tai Tokerau

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 22nd, 2011 - 25 comments

Were Tariana Turia’s comments on her own candidate in the Te Tai Tokerau by-election some kind of cunning plan, or just a simple stuff-up?

Another interesting poll?

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, June 13th, 2011 - 9 comments

Could be worth watching Native Affairs on Maori television tonight at 8:30. The Te Tai Tokerau candidates will be debating and it appears there may be a very interesting poll result in the offing. The Herald’s story today on a different sort of poll is headlined “Voters back Harawira, but only by a whisker.” It could go down to the wire.
Update: Hone 41, Kelvin 40

Te Tai Tokerau by election 25th June

Written By: - Date published: 2:49 pm, May 12th, 2011 - 68 comments

We have a date for what promises to be a fascinating by election.  The pressure is on Hone Harawira…

Harawira vs Davis vs ?

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, May 11th, 2011 - 38 comments

Labour has decided to stand Kelvin Davis in the Te Tai Tokerau by-election. I wish they hadn’t. First, Davis strikes me as quality and you don’t tarnish quality by making it lose in front of a national audience. Look what happened to Melissa Lee, former National rising star. And Davis will lose, let’s be honest.

Spat on the altar

Written By: - Date published: 7:52 pm, May 10th, 2011 - 19 comments

It was good to hear Mike Williams as the voice of the left on Nine to Noon yesterday. It is high time that someone from the broad left had the mike, to coin a phrase. Mike “spat on the altar” and had a friendly go at his mate Matt McCarten’s strategy for a by-election in Te Tai Tokerau, a kind of joust of the gurus. He thinks Matt made a mistake there, and I agree.

How rude

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, May 10th, 2011 - 106 comments

What a lot of fuss about Titewhai Harawira and daughter heckling Tariana Turia.  Perhaps those expressing outrage at yesterday’s events would do well to reflect for a while on the source of the Harawiras’ anger.

Maori Party to stand against Hone

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, May 9th, 2011 - 83 comments

News this morning that (as predicted) the Maori Party will be standing a candidate against Hone Harawira if he forces a by election in Te Tai Tokerau.

Anatomy of a lie

Written By: - Date published: 8:51 pm, May 5th, 2011 - 158 comments

Hone Harawira left himself open to attack with his comments on Te Karere.

But that doesn’t excuse the disgraceful beat-up executed so well by the right’s smear machine.

If this is how the election is gonna play out it’ll be no good for anyone.

Rights and privilege

Written By: - Date published: 8:53 pm, May 4th, 2011 - 218 comments

Righto. I’ve just watched the debate between Harawira and Brash on Close Up and about five minutes fifty into the second part Brash had the gall to challenge Harawira on whether he believed everyone should have the same rights.

Mana up and running

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, May 2nd, 2011 - 37 comments

The Mana Party already have a great website that suggests someone who knows what they’re doing is looking after the communications. Well worth taking a quick look.

An open letter to all unionists & fighters for equality & social justice in Aotearoa

Written By: - Date published: 12:29 pm, April 29th, 2011 - 216 comments

Via Socialist Aotearoa, an open letter from union activist Mike Treen on Hone Harawira’s Mana Party, which is due to be launched this Saturday in Auckland. The outline of Mana’s manifesto presented in the letter suggests it will be economically bold and not exclusively Maori nationalist. It should be very popular.

The Mana Party & the Money Party

Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, April 25th, 2011 - 48 comments

Hone Harawira is set to launch his Mana Party next weekend, possibly triggering a by-election in Te Tai Tokerau at the same time. At the other end of the spectrum, Don Brash’s haphazard to take over ACT may actually just be casus belli for him to establish a New Right Party.

Harawira / MP truce breaking?

Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, April 9th, 2011 - Comments Off on Harawira / MP truce breaking?

The first cracks are appearing in the agreement between Hone Harawira and the Maori Party not to stand against each other in electorates.

Pita’s poll: Maori Party death-rattle?

Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, April 2nd, 2011 - 38 comments

A new Horizon poll suggests that Pita Sharples’ majority in Tamaki Makaurau has been slashed by 80% and he could be overtaken by Labour’s Shane Jones. There’s a bit of scuttlebutt that Willie Jackson might run for Hone’s new Left/Maori Party (if it gets off the ground). In that case, expect a real three-way race, which Sharples would almost certainly lose.

Another foreshore hikoi

Written By: - Date published: 4:07 pm, March 22nd, 2011 - 13 comments

Around 300 hikoi marchers arrived at Parliament this afternoon to protest against the Nat / Maori Party rebranded version of the  foreshore and seabed bill.  The numbers weren’t huge, but the hikoi brought a powerful symbolic message.

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