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

Ferguson, the SIS, IS & Kōhanga Reo: signs of an incoming storm for the 1%

It’s been a bad news week so far. The Ferguson Grand Jury has decided that Darren Wilson, the US policeman who shot an unarmed black youth, Michael Brown, will not stand trial for that shooting. This has led to two nights of community protests that have been caricatured as ‘riots’ and ‘looting’ by mainstream media,… Read More Ferguson, the SIS, IS & Kōhanga Reo: signs of an incoming storm for the 1%

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