We must plan ahead for at least seven generations.
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
Fair democracy let David Hay speak and put his hand up. Fair democracy, common sense and strong leadership spoke back.
We have work to do – Hay was never a solution to that.Read More →
I am a rape victim waiting to happen according to Bob Jones.Read More →
This blog is based on the presentation I did for the University of Waikato Kingitanga Day environmental symposium on Thursday 12 September 2013.Read More →
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.”Read More →
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?Read More →
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.Read More →
“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.”Read More →
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?Read More →
“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.”Read More →