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 […]

MATE ATU, ARA MAI ANO

MATE ATU, ARA MAI ANO

MATE ATU, ARA MAI ANO Nā Hone Harawira The last couple of weeks have been tough up here in the Far North, with the loss of some really key people and with them the loss of their knowledge, guidance and leadership. For their immediate whānau there is obviously a greater loss, but the people of […]

Waitangi Day 2018- is Te Tiriti o Waitangi still relevant?

Waitangi Day 2018- is Te Tiriti o Waitangi still relevant?

Reuben Taipari Porter The annual Hikoi ki Waitangi leaves Rerenga Wairua Monday 29th January to arrive in Kaitaia on the 31st January, travel to Kaikohe on the 1st, Kawakawa the 2nd and arrive in Waitangi on the 3rd of February. The kaupapa is a pilgrimage of acknowledgement for over 48 years of Protest Movements which […]

Lorde Target in Full Page Advert

Lorde Target  in Full Page Advert

NZ Herald , 1 January 2018. A FULL-PAGE advertisement has been taken out in The Washington Post calling Kiwi musician Lorde a bigot and accusing New Zealand of prejudice against Israel. The ad on the fifth page of the paper’s December 31 edition — taken out by outspoken rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s This World: The Values Network — […]