Waatea News: Based on media reporting of League violence, we don’t like Pacific Islanders much do we?
Since when did we dislike Pacific Islanders so much? I don’t know about you, but this weird myopic media focus on Pacific Island ‘violence’ after the League games currently playing up and down the country seems bewilderingly racist and vicious doesn’t it?Read More →
WaateaNews: Māori Home Ownership in Tāmaki Makaurau: Is Auckland’s future an economically gated Pākeha community?
Could the largest Pacific Island and Maori city in New Zealand be unintentionally white washed by Labour’s new affordable housing KiwiBuild project?Read More →
Waatea News Column: Why every Maori should be outraged by how racist National’s Bootcamps really are
You know it’s election time when National starts promising harsher and more punitive law and order policy, but I believe that Maori should be up in arms over National’s latest get tough on crime brainfart because the truth beneath the bootcamp headlines is that this is a remarkably racist programme.Read More →
Building Maori prisons is not the solution to a racist prison system, making society and the instruments of law and order less racist is.Read More →
King Tuheitia’s words of discouragement towards the Labour Party and NZ First have shaken the corridors of power and re-ignited the political flame of an independent Maori voice in Parliament. READ MORE:Read More →
The surprise by the mainstream media that the Maori Party won’t support Helen Clark’s bid for the UN says more about them than it does the Maori Party.Read More →
It’s good that digital technology will soon become a compulsory part of our education system so that students have digital fluency, but in the week where we celebrate the Maori language, when will our students gain cultural fluency?Read More →
I believe it is impossible to seriously critique the terrible miscarriage of justice against Teina Pora without revealing the naked structural racism still at the heart of our colonial justice system.Read More →
The launch of the MoU may have been rushed, clumsy and with little detail so as to avert a strategic change of position for the Greens, but Andrew’s performance helped prove that a union together was better than cross bench neutrality.Read More →
We are facing traumatic environmental change from global warming, our natural resources need a sustainable hand currently missing from the fishing industry and those charged with policing it.Read More →
Blessie Gotingco deserved better, her whanau deserved better and we as a society deserve better.
What went wrong and what can we learn?Read More →
The old hate in New Plymouth will only completely go when we realign the power dynamics between Maori and Pakeha. Only then can we step forward with pride at the ‘New Zealand way’ rather than fear collaboration.Read More →
The heart breaking story of New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd is bad enough. The abuse he has had to resign from because he had the courage to push for Maori rights should shame NZ because such naked ignorance makes us a lesser country.Read More →
Barely a month after the Waitangi Tribunal criticised the new plans for Maori land for its utter lack of real consultation with Maori,Read More →
After the Maori Affairs select committee presented a student led petition to have the NZ land wars included in the national curriculum, the Ministry of Education decided to refuse the request.
Why?Read More →
This weeks Waatea news column – Labour Party Future of Work Conference Day 2 – the most important thing to emerge
Day 2 of Labour’s impressive Future of Work Conference saw impassioned argument and debate. It was as if the days previous intellectual juggernauts cleared the way for the Left to begin a dialogue in earnest.Read More →