Written By: - Date published: 5:47 pm, February 6th, 2023 - 14 comments
“It’s a road we are travelling together” – Sharon Murdoch
Written By: - Date published: 1:10 pm, February 6th, 2022 - 34 comments
The text of Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern’s Waitangi Day speech
Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, May 4th, 2021 - 67 comments
Last weekend Judith Collins spoke to the Northern Regional Conference of the National Party and gave as crude an analysis of te Tiriti as you can imagine.
Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, December 14th, 2020 - 25 comments
Radio New Zealand is reporting that a deal on Ihumātao is imminent and that Cabinet is expected to sign off on the deal today.
Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, February 5th, 2020 - 93 comments
Yesterday the political parties were welcomed onto the upper Marae at Waitangi. Jacinda Ardern took the occasion to give a stock take of what the Government was doing to address Iwi concerns, Andrew Little gave his speech totally in te reo, and Simon Bridges chose to use the opportunity to politic.
Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, February 7th, 2019 - 226 comments
It was sure refreshing to see the current head of the National Party saying on Waitangi Day that teaching of New Zealand history should be compulsory in the New Zealand curriculum.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, February 6th, 2017 - 19 comments
Well the lead-up to Waitangi Day this year has certainly had its fair share of drama!
You can read Andrew Little’s thoughts on the day here: Andrew Little: Waitangi a day for all of us to come together
Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, September 30th, 2016 - 139 comments
Don Brash and a group of other predominately privileged white males are complaining that Maori may also be receiving some privilege.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, September 21st, 2016 - 201 comments
The New Zealand First MP had no answers for the Māori Party co-leader after NZF pulled their support for five major Treaty settlements at the eleventh hour.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 21st, 2015 - 48 comments
According to some Ngati Whatua wanting to use Okahu Bay for a Mokopuna day has created something of a crisis. Maybe not for us or anyone who is reasonable but for the rednecks and the rabid right.
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, February 10th, 2015 - 35 comments
The excellent Gordon Campbell on Key’s divisive and opportunistic lines on “Maori separatism”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:51 am, February 8th, 2015 - 309 comments
It has been claimed that Andrew Little has advocated for Maori to have law making powers. What he has done is reflect on a recent Waitangi Tribunal decision which concluded that Maori never ceded sovereignty to the Crown and properly concluded that this is an issue that needs to be considered.
Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, February 6th, 2015 - 30 comments
A Guest Post by David Meech presenting an irreverent view of Waitangi day, and New Zealand history and culture.
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, February 5th, 2015 - 51 comments
Has it really been 11 years since Brash’s infamous Orewa speech? Yesterday Gareth Morgan gave a very different kind of speech there…
Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, November 24th, 2014 - 49 comments
A recent report from the Waitangi Tribunal questions the “constitutional” foundation of NZ and challenges the received wisdom of our history.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, November 15th, 2014 - 50 comments
The Waitangi Tribunal has released an important decision stating its opinion that chiefs never intended to cede Maori sovereignty when signing the Te Reo version of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, February 6th, 2014 - 147 comments
Some thoughts on the nature of the Treaty of Waitangi and the need to continue with the treaty settlement process.