There is a correlation of laws being passed by successive governments and the disempowerment of Māori. The Takutai Moana bill of 2004 was the biggest modern day raupatu under legislation. Being outspoken does not make you a “terrorist.” I do not support terrorism or hate speech in any form and we should not have to […]
National Action Plan Against Racism NAPAR Every now and then a mokopuna or a young student will ask “how come so many Māori die earlier than others or why do Māori fill the jails when we are only 17% of the population? Why are so many Māori adults going back to school? Why was Te […]
'For 25 years Maoris have had their culture insulted by the obscene public display of the Engineers' "Haka Party". Protests have been made through official channels, but this provocative racist demonstration has continued. They claim it is all just a joke – but racism is no laughing matter, and seeing our culture ridiculed with grass skirts and lipstick isn't funny to us.
He Taua leaflet June 1979 “MOCKING A PEOPLE’S CULTURE IS A SICK AND SINISTER FORM OF VIOLENCE. We urge the people of NZ to remember this when they consider the events that took place at Auckland University on May 1st 1979 “ He Taua Defence Committee 1979 ‘For 25 years Maoris have had their culture […]
Five years ago, the Brian Tamaki inspired Man Up programme was born out of a desire from prison inmates themselves to seek positive change in their lives.
Press Statement from MANA Leader, Hone Harawira Wed 1 May 2019 Five years ago, the Brian Tamaki inspired Man Up programme was born out of a desire from prison inmates themselves to seek positive change in their lives. Its reach and its success have grown in leaps and bounds since then. Two years ago, when […]
Ko Te Hakapapa: He Taonga o Te Tātari
Hakapapa: A Tool of Analysis
Mai te pukapuka “Ko Tautoro Te Pito o Tōku Ao- A Ngāpuhi Narrative” Hone Sadler, Auckland University Press. E pukapuka Ko tēnei mea ko te hakapapa e taea te tātari i ngā mea katoa o te āo, o te rangi, o te whenua. He kaupapa Māori kāhore anō kia tino hakapono ai a Tauiwi mā, […]
Let Mehara’s Vote Count MANA Movement Submission to NZ Parliament- –Inquiry into the 2017 General Election and 2016 Local Elections Mehara Tamaki Mehara Tamaki died suddenly in her sleep September 2017 in Otangarei, Whāngarei. Under the current law, her vote is discounted. When a person gives their vote during the election period, their vote is […]
nā Hone Harawira 10 years ago I took an idea to Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples which led directly to the 2010 Māori Affairs Select Committee report on the Impact of Tobacco use on Maori. That report made 42 recommendations including one to set a national goal of going smokefree by 2025. Today it is […]
TE REO O TE TAI TOKERAU HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A CHRISTIAN SPURNED Hone Harawira I’ve been following the nasty reactions to Israel Folau’s comments about “gays going to hell” and I think it shows how much we’ve lost touch with our Pacific reality – fa’afafine and māhu are naturally accepted in a Pacific context, but in […]
Māori voters could create 3 extra Māori electorates in Parliament by 2020. I would urge Māori to stay/ or enrol on the Māori roll, for no other reason than the struggle for Māori equality is not over yet e hoa mā. The size of the 7 current Māori electorates are huge. Māori MPs could schedule […]