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12:00am - 06:00am
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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Teresia Teaiwa Academic from Victoria University
We pay tribute to Independant activist Susannah Onyei who unexpectly passed last week. She lies at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Wellington
Marama Fox Maori Party co-leader
Our regular weekly catchup on current affairs and matters with co-leader of the Maori Party Marama Fox
Kristie Parata - Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust administrator
A group of nine Maori from the Kapiti Coast are entering into exciting career prospects on the Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) Expressway project, thanks to a successful employment partnership between the project’s main landscaping subcontractor Natural Habitats, and local iwi Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai.
Ruth McIntyre - Womens Refuge Appeal
July is Womens Refuge Appeal month. It is so important for women and their babies to have somewhere to go when there is nowhere else to turn. And July (when the appeal is on) is the busiest month for Women’s Refuge.
Prof. Doug Sellman - Alcohol is unnecessarily causing cancer in New Zealand
A new study* has shown that nearly a third of all alcohol-related deaths in New Zealand are due to cancer; and that the cancers involved include two of the most common cancers in New Zealand – breast cancer in women, and bowel cancer in men and women.
Tamati Coffey | Living wage employer
Tamati Coffey and his partner, Tim Smith opened Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar in March 2015, they aimed to bring something different to Rotorua's hospitality industry. Now a well established part of New Zealand's premiere tourist destination, the popular nightspot has recently evolved once again into an accredited living wage employer, the cities first.
David Harrison - To celebrate Matariki 2016, specially selected ANZ ATMs will feature distinctive Ma
Created by contemporary Maori visual artist Simon Te Wheoro (Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Mahanga and Te Aupouri) the concept of this year’s surrounds reflect the rising of the Matariki stars and the beginning of a New Year.
4 Ruakere Hond | Kua hokona e te kaunihera o Ngamotu i a Te Kohia Pa
New Plymouth district council have bought Te Kohia Pa and intend to work with Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa to turn it into a reserve/heritage park
Congratulations to Te Puea
WILLIE JACKSON: There is no doubt that Te Puea Marae has embarrassed the government with their magnificent work for the homeless.
No amount of dollars will be able to fix what happened to Teina Pora
WILLIE JACKSON: Teina Pora has not been compensated appropriately, twenty one years in jail and $2.5million plus an apology just doesn’t seem to add up.
Pora case is a study in structural racism
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: 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.
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