KELVIN DAVIS – TIME TO MAN UP .

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

Ko Te Hakapapa: He Taonga o Te Tātari Hakapapa: A Tool of Analysis

Ko Te Hakapapa: He Taonga o Te Tātari

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

Let Mehara's Vote Count

Let Mehara’s Vote Count

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 […]

The Māori Flag – a Symbol of Liberation and Identity

The Māori Flag – a Symbol of Liberation and Identity

The Māori Flag – a Symbol of Liberation and Identity “Me tupu i a wīwī me tupu i a wāwā, turia ki te wera, me piri tonu ki te korito o te rengarenga, me whakapakari ki te hua o te kawariki” Māori Marsden . (Flourish in many places as you face the fires of adversity; […]

TOBACCO WINNING THE WAR

TOBACCO WINNING THE WAR

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 […]

The Word of Israel 

The Word of Israel 

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 […]

10 Māori Seats in Parliament 2020!

10 Māori Seats in Parliament 2020!

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  […]

LITTLE STEPS ON A LONG JOURNEY

LITTLE STEPS ON A LONG JOURNEY

TE REO O TE TAI TOKERAU .  LITTLE STEPS ON A LONG JOURNEY . Nā Hone Harawira People who know me know I’m a fan of Māori living an alcohol-free, smoke-free, drug-free lifestyle. The statistics tell a grim story that you all know ends badly. But I want to tell you about changes within the […]

My Tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

My Tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

THOSE WHO DO NOTHING, NEVER MAKE MISTAKES I’ve seen some nasty stuff written about WINNIE MANDELA since she died, mostly by armchair critics, facebook warriors, academic wankers and intellectual pygmies – you know the ones, happy to criticise the failings of others but too gutless to do anything themselves. So let me just quietly remind […]

PEOPLE MIGHT DIE IN WAIKATO HOSPITAL BUT RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL

PEOPLE MIGHT DIE IN WAIKATO HOSPITAL  BUT RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL

PEOPLE MIGHT DIE IN WAIKATO HOSPITAL BUT RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL Nā Hone Harawira About 11pm last night I received a very distressed call from Denise, the wife of Karl Perkins, leader of the band, HOUSE OF SHEM. Karl is in Waikato Hospital for a life-and-death cancer operation. Denise rang to tell me that […]