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.


Indigenous land rights movements at Mauna Kea, Hawai’i and Ihumātao, Aotearoa, have hosted each other today in an exchange of solidarity and support for Indigenous rights. Dr. Emalani Case, neice of Mauna Kea leader Pua Case, arrived at Ihumātao this … Continue reading

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By Tina Ngata New Zealand’s Indigenous rights record is being called to account from numerous campaigns following weeks of flashpoints around the nation. Campaign leaders are citing a lack of government leadership and protection around Māori land alienation, state removal … Continue reading

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The “Taken Generation” is not a Māori Problem – it is a Colonial Racism Problem.

By Tina Ngata If you venture into the websites for Ministry for Women, Ministry for Children and Ministry of Health, the images and language around your maternal healthcare journey, parental and child support paint a very particular, and positive picture. … Continue reading

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Hands Of Our Tamariki : He Waka Eke Noa

Leonie Pihama & Rihi Te Nana on behalf of Hands Off Our Tamariki Network. As the issues surrounding the uplift and forced removal of tamariki Māori continue to gain momentum around the country we have been asked by some of … Continue reading

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If Liel Leibovitz is Serious About His Māori Politics He Shouldn’t Be Undermining Indigenous Sovereignty in Palestine, Turtle Island and Hawai’i

Nā Tina Ngata I would like to start this post off by acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of the lands involved here: Nā tēnei mokopuna a ngā whānau whānui o Ngāti Porou, i te Tai Rāwhiti o Te Ika a Maui, … Continue reading

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In loving tribute to our dear beloved sister Koreti Mavaega Tiumalu

We are honoured to have our sister Tuiloma Lina Samu pay tribute to the recent passing of Pacific Climate activist Koreti Mavaega Tiumalu. Lina and Koreti both personify the strength and love and service Indigenous women give to their families, … Continue reading

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Hone Harawira and the War on Drugs

On the Nation this weekend, Mana Party leader Hone Harawira raised the idea of executing Chinese drug dealers, imprisoning them for life or deporting them, as a response to the methamphetamine problem in his area. “We can pass a law … Continue reading

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