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Waatea News Column: Could Dame Tariana Turia’s musings cost Labour the Māori vote?

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

How hard will Jacinda and Grant make it for Willie Jackson to deliver the Māori vote for Labour again?

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Waatea News Column: Latest infant death being used in Oranga Tamariki propaganda campaign

By   /  July 9, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I think the manner in which dead infants are being used to justify the deeply flawed child uplift policy by Oranga Tamariki is a new low in this depressing and increasingly ugly debate.

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Waatea News Column: Māori are the only real winners in Well Being Budget

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

If there is any winner in this budget, it’s Māori.

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Waatea News Column: Banning Prisoners from voting impacts Māori worst

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The debate over Prisoners being able to vote has begun in the Waitangi Tribunal as argument is heard that the ban is a breach of the Treaty because it is so disproportionately unfair to Māori.

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Waatea News Column: State Spying and a Police who see no spying, hear no spying and speak no spying

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

John Campbell’s remarkable investigation at the beginning of the week into a Government agency tasked with looking after earthquake survivors using corporate spies to secretly tape those complaining  was made more important by the remarkable announcement midweek from the NZ Police that found nothing illegal in the actions of anyone involved.

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Waatea News Column: Unlocked doors & blind spots: what ANZAC Day criticism of the NZ Police seems to miss

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

There was much anguish made about the NZ Police decision to shut down and limit ANZAC Day events this year. Many felt that it was capitulating to the white supremacist who had committed the Christchurch atrocity and others felt we should not in any way shape or form change who were are or what we do because such acquiescence gives terrorists what they want.

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Waatea News Column: The Euthanasia debate has been woeful

By   /  April 24, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Waatea News Column: The Euthanasia debate has been woeful

Let’s be honest, for a Bill that is hearing its second reading next month, the Euthanasia debate has been woeful.

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