Posts Tagged ‘waitangi day’

The Waitangi Experience

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 26 comments

A guest post from Enzo Giordani’s outlining his personal experience of the latest Waitangi day celebrations at Waitangi.

Waitangi Day 2017

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

English won’t attend Waitangi Day

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, January 9th, 2017 - 190 comments

I don’t think it does a PM any harm to shut up and listen for a change instead of talking, but this does not seem to be possible for the Nats.

Key explains his broken promise

Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, February 9th, 2016 - 71 comments

A broken promise is still a broken promise, no matter how often you explain it.

Waitangi Day v Anzac Day

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 6th, 2016 - 108 comments

Advantage asks why is Waitangi Day not treated the same as Anzac day?

PM should get over Waitangi problems

Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, February 5th, 2016 - 111 comments

From the archives.

Waitangi: Chicken John Plucks Off

Written By: - Date published: 4:57 pm, February 4th, 2016 - 161 comments

The coward John Key will not now be going to Waitangi. He’s far too scared to find out directly how his sovereignty sell out has been received by Kiwis.

Edwards: Waitangi – A barometer for racial tensions

Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, February 5th, 2013 - 24 comments

Bryce Edwards has a useful roundup of the goings on at Waitangi.

NRT: Reported back

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, December 12th, 2012 - 4 comments

The Transport and Industrial Relations Committee has reported back on David Clark’s Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill, with the National majority recommending it not be passed. The bill will now go back before the House, where its fate will be in the hands of Peter Dunne. Will he vote for it or not?

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…

Not a bad idea

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 pm, February 6th, 2012 - 20 comments

David Shearer wants to move the New Year’s and Queen’s Birthday honours to Waitangi Day. I reckon that’s a goer. If honourees were advised ahead of time, they could attend a public ceremony at Waitangi, to add to all the other events. With thousands there, it would be a much more public celebration of their contributions to our society and bring a positive focus to the day.

Key gets what he wants at Waitangi

Written By: - Date published: 6:24 am, February 6th, 2012 - 171 comments

While Key was away on his 4-week holiday in Hawaii, the world economy deteriorated, reports on the dire state of poverty in our country came out, and access to strategic resources became a pressing issue – both with our farmland being bought and Iran threatening to close off the globe’s oil supply. But Key was working on a plan – to stoke up racial dissent at home.

Key runs from Waitangi

Written By: - Date published: 3:36 pm, February 5th, 2012 - 176 comments

National’s honeymoon with Maori is well and truly over, as Key beats a hasty retreat from Waitangi.

Waitangi up close

Written By: - Date published: 1:07 am, February 7th, 2011 - 36 comments

A personal perspective on the Waitangi celebrations. Where John Key went wrong, how Hone was out and proud, and the left’s reception. Also: an enjoyment of Maori burgers over kai moana this year.

Waitangi Day

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, February 6th, 2011 - 24 comments

Is there any other country in the world with such a complex and contentious national holiday?  As an annual barometer of Maori political opinion, this year is already looking much more turbulent than the last.  Events surrounding Key’s welcome yesterday show a high level of tension and dissatisfaction with the Maori Party’s support for the government.

Fight for Anzac and Waitangi

Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, January 12th, 2011 - 44 comments

This year, as last year, we miss out on both Anzac and Waitangi days as holidays.  And the Government refuses to do anything about it.  Phil Goff and the EPMU back all workers getting their rightful public holidays like any other year – but John Key apparently doesn’t think it’s do-able, that it needs “research”.

Nasty Nats Steal Holidays

Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, November 7th, 2010 - 34 comments

This NAct government is so anti-worker that they have managed to re-arrange the calendar so that we get 5 fewer holidays in this government’s term than the last Labour one.  And that’s before they sell off our 4th week.

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