Train whistle blowing, makes a sleepy noise: Kiwirail and our climate future

I caught the Northern Explorer from Palmerston North to Hamilton. As I waited on the platform, I looked at the tracks below me. At one point where two tracks joined, someone had folornly spraypainted a health and safety hazard: a bolt that was halfway out of its hole, opposite another bolt that had completely fallen out,… Read More Train whistle blowing, makes a sleepy noise: Kiwirail and our climate future

Show me the money: how our Treaty settlements aren’t helping

In my community, I know that many of our Māori whānau are struggling. In my street, many of my neighbours are struggling. Many of my neighbours have over crowded homes. Most often in our street a son or a daughter and their tamariki get evicted from their current house and end up coming to live with their parents… Read More Show me the money: how our Treaty settlements aren’t helping

Killing Native Affairs – iwi leaders rally with the big guns: access, money & management

It’s a busy period if you’re part of te Ao Māori with lots of important kaupapa happening. Today the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust and kōhanga reo from throughout the motu met at Turangawaewae at the request of King Tuheitia. Mana had it’s highly anticipated weekend of fighting about whether to partner with the Internet Party. Tau Henare… Read More Killing Native Affairs – iwi leaders rally with the big guns: access, money & management