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.

Challenging State Imposed Abuse

Over the past few days the media has been inundated with interviews and shocked responses to the release of two reports related to State agencies and issues of abuse of children who have been placed in care by the State.  … Continue reading

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No Profit In Prisons – Sina Brown-Davis speaks against the prison industry

*Te Wharepora Hou member Sina Brown-Davis speaks at the NO TO SERCO rally at Mt Eden Prison on Saturday 01 August 2015* Tēnā koutou ki ngā iwi kua huihui mai nei. Kei konei ahau ki te taha o te rōpu Te … Continue reading

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Dr Mera Lee-Penehira on Radio Waatea: US commits war crimes in Hawai’i

Dr Mera Lee-Penehira has lodged a formal complaint to the Attorney General of New Zealand Hon Christopher Finlayson. She alleges that Hawai’i have had war crimes committed against them and that it is now time for the New Zealand government to … Continue reading

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New Zealand Citizen Reports War Crimes In Hawai’i

New Zealand Citizen Reports War Crimes In Hawai’i Dr Mera Lee-Penehira, from the University of Auckland, has this week lodged a criminal complaint with Attorney General Christopher Finlayson QC, under the International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000. “The … Continue reading

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Hawai’i: An American State or a State under American Occupation?

Press Release Tuesday 14th July Dr. Keanu Sai, political scientist from the University of Hawai‘i is visiting Aotearoa this week to meet with tribal and political leaders regarding the assertion that Hawai‘i is under an illegal occupation by the U.S. … Continue reading

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To the whanau and friends of Cindy George and her three babies

To the whanau, friends and community of Cindy George and her babies Pio, Teuruaa and Telyzshaun. My family and I send you nothing but aroha and manaaki to help you all heal from this tragic and accidental loss. I am simply … Continue reading

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Maori and Hawaiians Unite to Stop Desecration of Ancestral Lands of Hawaii

Maori and Hawaiians Unite to Stop Desecration of Ancestral Lands of Hawaii  Maori women’s collective, Te Wharepora Hou, today affirm solidarity with their Hawaiian brothers and sister’s efforts to protect ancestral lands. ‘Protectors of Mauna a Wakea’ have been occupying … Continue reading

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