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Just Another Excuse to Bash Maori: A Reply to Alan Duff

At the bare minimum the NZ Herald seems committed to ensuring that uninformed opinion continues to be presented as some form of factual reporting, at the very worst they actually believe the conservative unfounded diatribe that is presented weekly by … Continue reading

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#handsoffaboriginalkids: In Solidarity

Over the past two weeks we have been honoured to be hosted by the Jumbunna Research Institute at UTS.  This collaboration is a part of the strengthening of the relationships between Māori and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders communities and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa: Hold the Pekapeka Block

Tena koutou katoa e nga whanaunga, Nga mihi Puanga ki a koutou. Over the past few weeks I have become increasingly concerned at the deal that is being supported with the NPDC by Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa. I wanted … Continue reading

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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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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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