Author Archives: Te Wharepora Hou

About Te Wharepora Hou

Te Wharepora Hou is a collective of wāhine who are mainly Tāmaki Makaurau based, but we have strong participation from wāhine based elsewhere in Aotearoa and the world. We have come together to ensure a stronger voice for wāhine and are concerned primarily with the wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi and all that pertains to Papatūānuku and the sustenance of our people.

Invasion Day Aotearoa Solidarity

He karanga tenei ki nga hau e wha Hei tautoko i te iwi Moemoea no Ahiterairia. Na te mahi whakaware o te Kawanatanga me nga Kaporeihana e whai putea ana e whai raupatu ana, kei te noho whakawhuia nga tangata … Continue reading

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The TPPA is a death sentence for Indigenous Rights

Tangata whenua are strongly opposed to the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement which will be held in Auckland in February. The TPPA represents a significant and disruptive challenge to Maori. The New Zealand government has by-passed indigenous involvement … Continue reading

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John Key, hair pulling, name calling and the demeaning of rape victims.

The past few days reports have flowed about the interview undertaken by the Prime Minister, John Key, on the Rock radio show, where Key participated in what must really be considered a sick prank on the part of the DJ’s … Continue reading

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National Perpetuates Poverty

In the 1960’s the notion of the ‘cycle of poverty’ was a key phrase heard in relation to Indigenous, Black and Minority communities. The power of the idea that families were ‘locked’ into a ‘cycle’ of underachievement, unemployment and poverty … Continue reading

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The Flag Conversation and Issues of Distraction

Over the past few months there has been an intensified promotional campaign for the upcoming ‘flag referendum’ due to take pace in just a couple of weeks. It has been an interesting campaign to watch and I remain skeptical about … Continue reading

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PM Insults are an act of State Abuse

We have to seriously question the ability of anyone to govern a country when they resort to flippant offhand insults as a means by which to not respond in any meaningful way to critical issues. There seems to be two … Continue reading

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On the road to Paris #COP21 Isso Nihmei Climate Warrior Republic of Vanuatu

Where are you from, who are you representing, and why are you passionate about climate change in the Pacific? Climate Change means struggle to my people in my country, Vanuatu and the rest of the pacific islands. I must admit … Continue reading

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