Revenge of the Miffed: why Māori leaders are conspiring to end Native Affairs

About sixteen years ago in Wellington my wife and I were breakfasting with my parents and their friends. They had come to visit us and shouted us breakfast at their hotel. We had an inadvisable breakfast conversation about politics, and my Dad laughingly declared that when we grew up, we’d vote National. We were in… Read More Revenge of the Miffed: why Māori leaders are conspiring to end Native Affairs

Paora Maxwell is here to neuter Māori Television

Paora Maxwell’s interview on Mediawatch (starts at 15.40) this week was a solid piece of key phrases and deflection. He doesn’t strike the listener as a person who has all that much to contribute; conflicts of interest aside, I was left wondering what he had that so swayed the board of Māori Television. However, despite his best… Read More Paora Maxwell is here to neuter Māori Television

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