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Māori Water Rights are Human Rights are NZ rights

By   /  May 29, 2016  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

The issue to be addressed in respect of water is the extent of customary interests or native title that Māori have in the rivers and lakes.

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TDB Guest Blog Project – Louisa Wall: ‘The most pressing issue in NZ right now’ –

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

When National came into Government in 2008 it did so decrying a “Nanny State” and the evil of state intervention in citizen’s lives.

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Lochinver, Shanghai Pengxin and a Chinese Billionaire

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

There has been a lot of rhetoric around the application by Shanghai Penxin to gain approval for the purchase of Lochinver Station between Napier and Taupo which comprises around 13,800 hectares. That is almost double the area that made up the 16 Crafar Farms that was approved by National Ministers Williamson and Coleman in 2012.

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This Government doesn’t care about vulnerable people

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

This National Government has talked a lot about welfare reform. There is a lot of talk about statistics but not a lot of it makes any sense. There have been so many name changes to different benefits that it is hard to ignore the fact that numbers are shifted to project a certain picture – a bit like the crime statistics!

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The hypocrisy of attacking Maori seats for being tactical

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

There has been a response to the alliance between Mana and the Internet Party from a number of quarters that has bordered on being patronising hysteria.

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When does corruption start damaging National?

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  50 Comments

In December last year we rated in the top ten of the least corrupt countries according to Transparency International, in its Global Corruption Barometer. At the time the lead researcher, Finn Heinrich stated “Corruption hurts the poor most”. What a difference a year makes!

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Questions yet to be answered in unseemly Te Kōhanga Reo Trust blame game

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

There are a number of questions that need to be asked about Te Kōhanga Reo Trust and both Ministers handling of the whole matter.

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