Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Maori Party Sellout State Housing

  Materoa Kanuta decorates the wall of her state house with photographic memories from the 50 years she and her family have lived there.   A total of 1/3 of all Maori live in state homes. These homes for decades have … Continue reading

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Colonial naming reproduces Historical Trauma

Today I read a post that the Novotel in Taranaki has been named the Novotel New Plymouth Hobson with the restaurant called ‘The Governor’. I was immediately sickened by the lack of any sensitivity or thought for the impact of … Continue reading

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Poi, Mau Rākau and the Impact of Colonial Thinking

There has been much debate, uproar about, and defense of, the recently released rules for the 2016 Kura Tuarua kapa haka nationals. The Committee has made a significant change to the rules in announcing that there will be a change … Continue reading

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