Loving our enemies is how we can love Waitangi Day

With the approaching National Day of Flagellation, aka Waitangi Day, our media and politicians have gone into overdrive to ensure we are all well-prepared for the actual day with a dousing of cynicism, suspicion and rage. The appointment of Hinewhare Harawira as a trustee on Te Tii Marae – through an entirely legal, well scrutinized… Read More Loving our enemies is how we can love Waitangi Day

So yeah, that thing you say about us signing over sovereignty… Stage 1, Te Paparahi o te Raki inquiry

“The implications of a clear finding by the Tribunal that tāngata whenua did not give up sovereignty is that that the basis on which Parliament, government agencies and local government refuse to consider arrangements that share sovereignty has become very tenuous indeed.”… Read More So yeah, that thing you say about us signing over sovereignty… Stage 1, Te Paparahi o te Raki inquiry

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