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Kumeu Political Panel – Marama Davidson Speech at Helensville Electorate meeting

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

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Seven generations.
We must plan ahead for at least seven generations.

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What are the risks if we ban legal highs?

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

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Many people have been contacting me publicly and privately to question this decision. Some of you have been furious. I understand your concerns and am keen to give a response.

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Opportunity for new blood in Māori politics

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

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Labour MP Shane Jones’ news of retirement from Parliament yesterday got some korero happening alright. From his staunch loyal supporters ardently praising his skills to those in fervent opposition and refusing to let his hour of glory go without a dig.

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Calling all white, old, rich men who are decent – please rein in your peers!

By   /  December 20, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  77 Comments

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The longer that we continue to privilege the wrong voices the more we continue to perpetuate harmful attitudes. These attitudes manifest harmful actions that can rob a person of a thriving life. At the extreme, our harmful actions have caused death. Yes I just linked certain voices to death.

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“A Nelson Mandela legacy for Aotearoa”

By   /  December 9, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

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For many New Zealanders the 1981 Spring Bok Tour will be our foremost connection to Nelson Mandela and apartheid in South Africa. Who can forget what our protests meant for that country at the time? For Nelson Mandela “it was as if the sun had come out” when he heard of our support actions while he was in jail.

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More kindess please. An incident from Grey Lynn Festival.

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

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Just a little more kindness might have made things pleasant for the woman herself. No bending of the rules, just kindness in delivering them. That’s all I am asking of us all in our daily footsteps.

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Fair democracy let David Hay speak and put his hand up. Fair democracy, common sense and strong leadership spoke back.

By   /  December 1, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

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We have work to do – Hay was never a solution to that.

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NZ Herald is shite: Marama Davidson responds to the Bob Jones article



By   /  October 2, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  63 Comments

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I am a rape victim waiting to happen according to Bob Jones.

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Māori women’s voices in politics – protecting our environment and our people

By   /  September 18, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

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This blog is based on the presentation I did for the University of Waikato Kingitanga Day environmental symposium on Thursday 12 September 2013.

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Children and protest marches

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

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She was merely an onlooker and declared that I should not have brought my four year old daughter with me because it was too ‘noisy and scary’ for her. “You think this is bad!” I jolted. “You should see how scared she gets when I lie her down under the house-moving truck.”

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Citizen A This Week With Martyn Bradbury, Marama Davidson & Simon Prast

By   /  July 12, 2013  /  Citizen-A, Marama Davidson, Martyn Bradbury, Simon Prast  /  6 Comments

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On Citizen A this week Martyn Bradbury, Marama Davidson and Simon Prast discuss the following issues: How is the supposed ‘man ban’ a bigger issue than the GCSB legislation? What’s all this about the Pakeha Party? What should Auckland do about begging on the city streets?

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Marama Davidson for Green Party – campaign update

By   /  June 11, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off

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People know I claim my powerbase as that of being a mother. There is no clearer irony than the one which separates me from my children for five weeks while I speak up for their better future.

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Marama Davidson – Why I am standing for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

By   /  May 26, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

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“As an uri of Tūwhakairiora, as a supporter of the environmental campaigns that are being driven by our people, as a long-time campaigner for strong communities – I am totally devoted to this stand for the issues, for my people and for the Green Party in this race.”

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Shouldn’t Sky City be seized under the proceeds of crime legislation?

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

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If the Police are now able to seize assets and property by moving the evidential threshold from beyond reasonable doubt to the balance of probabilities, why aren’t they kicking down the front door of Sky City and arresting every executive?

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What Mother’s Day?

By   /  May 14, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

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“Most days, I will be buggered if I can even think beyond hauling my fighting kids off each other while I burn their dinner. And apparently I have to give them dinner every single forsaken night. What is that about? So I dig deep to have a political voice of any sort as do many other women and mothers who are far more classy at it than I am.”

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Comedy Fest Review: Tom Rhodes (4 stars)

By   /  May 9, 2013  /  Marama Davidson, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off

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He’s charming, a bit dark (his reasons for hating on his 12 year old niece are hilariously bleak) and his rant on how Barbie leads girls to giving rich guys blowjobs is comedic genius.

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