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CA Paakiwaha

10.00am – 12.00pm

 
Paakiwaha is an exciting weekly two hour current affairs program hosted by Willie Jackson and featuring topical national kaupapa from a Māori perspective.
 
Since it began in 2002, Paakiwaha has made a key contribution to Waatea's vision of providing a Māori current affairs format in English, a forum that provides a uniquely Māori  perspective on issues affecting primarily Māori, but ultimately all New Zealanders.
 
The aim has always been to provide opportunities for listeners to have a better understanding of kaupapa that may not get fair treatment on mainstream media, while allowing Māori and non-Māori  to engage in critical debates on those issues.

 
About Willie Jackson
Willie Jackson (Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Porou) is an award winning broadcaster, media commentator and talk-back host, with a wide and varied background in politics, trade union issues, sports and Māori music.

He is the chief executive of the Manukau Urban Māori  Authority and chairman of the National Māori Radio Network. Willie is fearless when it comes to speaking his mind and championing the rights of Māori which is reflected in his no-holds barred questioning style with the top news-makers of the day.
   
Paakiwaha is broadcast by Radio Waatea with funding from NZ On Air



CONTACT
Producer:        Kura Ratapu
Email:              kura@waatea603am.co.nz
Phone:            09 275 9070

 
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Paakiwaha - Minister for Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell
Minister for Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell discusses with the host of Paakiwaha Willie Jackson events surrounding Waitangi, the TPPA and upcoming consultation hui for Te Ture Whenua Maori 
Paakiwaha - Ngapuhi kaumatua Dick Dargaville
Ngapuhi kaumatua discusses a number of issues including leadership in Ngapuhi, PM no show at Waitangi Day and a tense situation with Labour Party women sitting in the front of the taumata at Waitangi
Paakiwaha - Ngapuhi kuia Titewhai Harawira
Titewhai Harawira says Waitangi this year was very successful. She says despite the rain people and manuhiri were well looked after.She says there was never any concern over safety issues for the Prime Minister as Ngapuhi and the police had been working closely to ensure everyone would be safe. 
Paakiwaha - TPP opponent and protestor Sue Bradford
The TPP was signed last Thursday in Auckland. Thousands of people throughout the motu vented their frustration and anger by holding protests. One of those leading the protest in Auckland was Sue Bradford. She joins Willie Jackson with a first hand account of the day.
Paakiwaha - Professor Angus and Sonja MacFarlane
Professor Angus and Associate Professor Macfarlane on the launch of a new book Sociocultural Realities- Exploring new horizons at Ohinemutu this Thursday. The book scrutinises ethnic and cultural considerations in the hope of helping educators to employ the research in todays diverse learning contexts.
Paakiwaha - Stefan Grand Meyer
The Treaty of Waitangi will be translated into 30 languages. It is being launched as part of a project called Treaty Times Thirty. Over 90 translators will work together to translate the Maori and English versions into 30 languages and gift it later this year to the people of NZ on International Translation Day. Stefan Grand Meyer is the spokesperson for this project
Paakiwaha - Professor Angus and Sonja MacFarlane
Professor Angus and Associate Professor Macfarlane on the launch of a new book Sociocultural Realities- Exploring new horizons at Ohinemutu this Thursday. The book scrutinises ethnic and cultural considerations in the hope of helping educators to employ the research in todays diverse learning contexts.
Paakiwaha - Sports commentator Ken Laban
Ken Laban wraps up the show with sports. With so many games being played nationally and internationally Ken and Willie wrap up the show with sports talk
Key's decision to stay away from Waitangi is cowardly
MARTYN BRADBURY: John Key's decision to not face the wrath of Maori over the signing of the TPPA days before Waitangi is cowardly and beneath the position of the Prime Ministership.
No to TPP
WILLIE JACKSON: Trade Minister Tim Groser’s legacy - the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - has turned into a political minefield for Labour and could signal the downfall of former leader David Shearer.
Labour's State of the Nation reclaims Party's soul
MARTYN BRADBURY: The promise of democracy is that you can look into the face of your child and know that your child will get a better deal of life than you did. Under National that dream has increasingly become a nightmare.
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