Saturday October 22, 2016   Last updated 12:36PM

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They always put us in Jail.
WILLIE JACKSON : But jailing Love is one step too far. Justice Lang said for more than 40 years Love had devoted himself selflessly to Maori development and said he was an inspirational leader in Maoridom.Read more

Winston's games
Willie Jackson: Winston Peter’s apparently comes to Parliament to “goof around”. Well, that’s if you believe the criticism that has gone in his direction over the past week from Treaty negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson, Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee, and Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox..Read more

Maori Party challenge
WILLIE JACKSON: The Kermadec Sanctuary deal is turning into a potential game changer for the Government..Read more

Partnership with Radio New Zealand
Willie Jackson: Since the end of last year I have been very critical of Radio New Zealand and their commitment to Maori programmes..Read more

The King's Speech
WILLIE JACKSON: The King’s speech is an Oscar winning Hollywood movie..Read more

Local body elections heating up
WILLIE JACKSON: The race for the Auckland mayoralty and also council seats are heating up as the October polling day draws nearer and major political parties start infiltrating their members to these boards..Read more

Fabulous Rio
WILLIE JACKSON: I have just finished staying eight days and nights in Rio De Janeiro and I can confirm that I am still alive!  Which might surprise some people given the terrible publicity that we have seen from the media here and internationally.  I can also confirm that I never saw or felt a mosquito, didn’t get mugged, maimed or shot at, drank the water, used the public toilets, walked down lots of side streets and talked to plenty of strangers.
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Maori Party right and wrong
WILLIE JACKSON: The Maori Party’s decision to not support former Prime Ministers Helen Clark’s bid for her United Nations job is completely understandable..Read more

National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka
WILLIE JACKSON: When I see a school like Kings College performing at the National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka compeition, it gives me a good feeling because to me, that shows our Maori culture is now the norm, not the exception..Read more

Tuku a great choice.
WILLIE JACKSON: Te Tai Tokerau Labour MP Kelvin Davis is playing a clever game, he has welcomed the proposed alliance between Hone Harawira’s Mana and the Maori Party and says “It will be the Maori Party’s last move in politics”. He says this though because he knows that trouble looms..Read more

"Measuring what matters for Whanau, Kia tina ki runga, kia tamore ki raro"
WILLIE JACKSON: The Te Pou Matakana conference held in Auckland was a huge success for those delivering and driving the Whanau Ora kaupapa..Read more

Te Wiki o te Reo
WILLIE JACKSON: To celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Maori and Matariki I was asked to speak at Waterlea Primary School in Mangere Bridge. It was great watching all the kids doing their waiata and haka expertly even though they were all just early learners of the reo..Read more

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..Read more

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..Read more

Tribute: Sir Graham Latimer
WILLIE JACKSON: It is only right that I pay tribute to Sir Graham Latimer who passed away last week at the age of 90 years age. In the Maori world he will go down as one of the finest leaders of the last 50 years..Read more

Flavell Budget
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: I have to take my hat off to Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell for keeping the kaupapa of the Maori Party beating while gaining wins from the National Government in the 2016 budget..Read more

The Politics of the Reo
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: I have been accused of being a sell out and disgrace for apparently not knowing how to speak Maori and my son showed me comments on Facebook from elite students of the Maori language who were scathing of my selection to the new National Maori Reo Board Matawai.Read more

Mayor Judd is a Hero
WILLIE JACKSON: It’s been an interesting last couple of weeks for New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd, he announced that he would not be standing for the mayoralty again and he has been all over the national news since the announcement..Read more

The amazing Trump
WILLIE JACKSON: No chance, we all thought when billionaire celebrity Donald Trump first threw his hat into the ring to stand for the most powerful position in the world the US Presidency. Trump was to outrageous, to out there and just to crazy - well so we all thought to be able to get enough support for the Republican nomination to challenge for the big job..Read more

Housing flip flop
WILLIE JACKSON: It wasn’t the best 7 days for John Key who flip flopped on housing at the start of the week and was escorted into the weekend with front page news that his lawyer has been mysteriously caught up in the Panama foreign trust debacle..Read more

All Blacks on top again
WILLIE JACKSON: The All Blacks took another step in advancing rugby as a global game when they won the best team award at the Laureus awards last week. These awards are the Academy awards of world sport and our team beat some of the greatest sports outfits in the world..Read more

Time for a change.
WILLIE JACKSON: You have to applaud Dame Paula Rebstock for her warts and all report into the failings of Child Youth and Family and also take your hat off to Minister Anne Tolley’s acknowledgement that the system is broken and needs urgent fixing..Read more

Reasons for Truancy
WILLIE JACKSON; Through my roles as a former MP, broadcaster and CEO of a Social Service provider, the most common question I am asked is ‘how much money do you make?”.Read more

Poll on Maori
WILLIE JACKSON: The Māori Identity poll - or Maori-meter as it has been dubbed - will give organisations who work in this space a clearer view and evidence of the new urban migration of Māori - and more importantly how they see themselves in 2016..Read more

What to do about Radio New Zealand?
WILLIE JACKSON: Last year RNZ cut its last Maori dedicated news in prime time Manu Korihi from its airwaves and not a word of criticism was directed their way in the Pakeha media world.Read more

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They always put us in Jail.
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