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 — […]

Mike Butler – a rape apologist on the invasion of Parihaka

Mike Butler – a rape apologist on the invasion of Parihaka

Joe Trinder Mike Butler is the amateur historian of the hate group Hobson’s Pledge. Unfortunately, Mike wouldn’t know the meaning of the word “objectivity” if it hit him in the face. Butler’s entire New Zealand history revolves around British colonial benevolence that New Zealand Aotearoa was somehow the exception to the countless land theft invasions and raced-based privilege […]

On-licence for Kaiti Club Hotel declined

“Don’t underestimate the will and the power of the people,” said Ka Pai Kaiti manager Tuta Ngarimu.

On-licence for Kaiti Club Hotel declined

by Sophie Rishworth Gisborne Herald Nov 29th, 2017 KA Pai Kaiti trustees are elated with the news the on-licence for the TAB in Kaiti Mall has been declined. “Don’t underestimate the will and the power of the people,” said Ka Pai Kaiti manager Tuta Ngarimu. “We are so blimmin’ happy over here.” Mr Ngarimu said […]

Dr Don Brash spreading false history of Moriori

Dr Don Brash spreading false history of Moriori

Joe Trinder On a Radio New Zealand interview with Kim Hill, Dr Don Brash made this bizarre comment “The people that arrived before Māori were Moriori then the Māori slaughtered them“. Dr Brash is quoting his School Journal of July 1916. During world war 1 New Zealand was going through a celebration of British colonisation and the […]

Is Sir William Gallagher the secret millionaire donor behind a hategroup

Is Sir William Gallagher the secret millionaire donor behind a hategroup

 Joe Trinder During the 2017 elections, the anti-Māori hate group Hobsons Pledge deployed expensive signage around the Waikato. It was election time and Hobson’s Pledge managed to afford the premium billboard on Mills Street Hamilton. Not even political parties could afford that billboard but an anti-Māori hategroup had an unlimited budget only in the Waikato. […]

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

He Reo o Tai Tokerau, nā Hone Harawira November 16, 2017 Whichever way you cut it, having Kelvin Davis as Acting Prime Minister is a real boost for the Tai Tokerau. Processes are already in place to take care of the mundane activities of running a government, and Kelvin won’t be given authority to do […]

MANA Movement Rolls On

MANA Movement Rolls On

THE MOVEMENT ROLLS ON Press Release: Sun 5 Nov 2017 “Let me start by congratulating Jacinda Adern. She hauled the Labour Party out of the morgue, slapped some life into them and blew away the tired old National government to become Prime Minister of a new coalition government with NZ First and the Greens. They’ve got […]

A CHANGING WORLD

A CHANGING WORLD

TE REO O TE TAI TOKERAU ARTICLE Thursday 2 Nov 2017, Northland Age  Nā Hone Harawira  Been an interesting couple of weeks … Jacinda Adern dragged the Labour Party out of the morgue, slapped some life into them, and with a youthful smile and bundles of energy blew away the old and tired National government, to become Prime […]

SHARING THE MMP PIE

There's one mince and cheese pie left in the shop it costs $5.

SHARING THE MMP PIE

By Lisa McNab ..Many New Zealanders are disgruntled that the new government does not include the largest party in Parliament – i.e. National, which won 44.4% of the vote. Some are even questioning the legitimacy of the Labour-led government. It’s worth checking out a basic but ingenious explanation of MMP coalition government from the following […]