Guest Contributor – Peter Wheeler

Guest Contributor – Peter Wheeler

Peter is a staunch MANA supporter who lives in Palmerston North and publishes a weekly blog you can subscribe to at http://wheelerscornernz.blogspot.co.nz   Here’s a recent sample.   Let’s get serious about the election When the rich get poorer, poor disappear’. If after some thought we consider this a sound goal then what do we […]

Te Tii Marae – A Personal Opinion

We should all be concerned that the raruraru over our national day gets worse every year.  As a Maori I share that concern even though I’m from another rohe. The most sensible thing I heard during this year’s media circus at the Lower Marae was Gareth Morgan:  “It’s their marae so they can do what […]

Those Election-Year Hikoi …

On 25th January the country will again see an event that has come to mark the start of New Zealand’s political year – the commemoration of the birthday of Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana. Ratana was a prophet, a healer and a politician, and those three strands all permeate the church and the movement he founded back […]

The Mayor’s Peace Hikoi

The Mayor’s Peace Hikoi

I’ve been passionate about better race relations all my life, but I’m getting too old to walk for three days so I put my hand up to help with the organizers’ almost 11,000-strong Facebook page.  Over the last few weeks it has had a steady flood of thoughtful comments from Andrew Judd’s supporters.  His frankness and […]

What is a UBI ?

What is a UBI ?

MANA Rotorua recently hosted a talk by Lowell Manning of Basic Income NZ who explained how an unconditional basic income would work. With more and more jobs disappearing because of new technology, this is an idea whose time is definitely coming. Both MANA and the Greens include it in their policies, and several countries in […]

Facebook As A Campaign Tool

Facebook As A Campaign Tool

All political parties use Facebook, but the smaller ones on the Left do it best because Facebook is about connecting people and that’s a very good match to small-party kaupapa.  Facebook is free so rank and file supporters can easily join in and campaign on a shoestring, as all they need is a computer and […]