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.

Allegations of War Crimes Against New Zealand Citizen in Hawai’i

Allegations of War Crimes Against New Zealand Citizen 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 … 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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MSD actions perpetuates violence on vulnerable whanau.

We should all be disturbed by the decision from MSD Deputy CEO Murray Edridge to end discussions with Relationship Aotearoa in regards to the ongoing provision of counselling support to over 7,000 people across the country. Over 2,500 of those … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Being Indigenous – Peoples Born of and With Our Lands! In Solidarity!

Speech delivered by Dr Mera Penehira on May 1st 2015 “Stop the forced closure of Aboriginal communities” rally held in Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland).  … And so we continue to fight for our land, our sea, our rivers, and our birds … Continue reading

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Censorship has no place on Maori Television

The removal of the haka from the Te Iti Kahurangi performance at Te Matatini immediately raised the ire of our people. The hashtag #showthehaka emerged rapidly on Twitter and Facebook entries. Images calling for a return of the haka to … Continue reading

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