Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Tūtahi: Stand up for your rights.

It is amazing how quickly positions can change when it comes to an election. For months we have been told by Bill English there would be no tax cuts, at the same time John Key was fudging. In May 2014 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PPTA on Education Policies 2014 Election: Part Two

Tena koutou katoa, In order to support our access to knowledge about party policies that impact upon our people we have decided to find as many policies as we can over the next weeks and include into a series of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PPTA on Education Policies 2014 Election: Part One

Tena koutou katoa, This week the PPTA released an overview of party education policies to provide information for the upcoming election. Education is a critical area for our people.  We have grave concerns about the neo-liberal drive of the National … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Te Atiawa Treaty settlement …. This is Not Justice…

On Saturday August 9th Te Atiawa Iwi Authority and the Crown led by Chris Finlayson have arranged to finalise the Treaty settlement process for Te Atiawa Iwi.  It is a process that has been fraught with issues for many years.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments