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Problems still ahead for Sam
WILLIE JACKSON: When Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Liga confirmed in parliament that a prison guard at the under the microscope Mt Eden jail was suspended after being caught on camera showing inmates boxing techniques, his portfolio officially became the laughing stock of the Government..Read more

Immigration is important
WILLIE JACKSON: Immigration is important and I believe we must allow more migrants into New Zealand if we are to grow as a country, both economically and culturally.Read more

TPPA - Won't go away
WILLIE JACKSON: Six months ago, most Kiwis would not have heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. But by the level of protest and discontent from within the community up and down Aotearoa, this issue could be another brick that brings down John Key and his National Government..Read more

Talk Treaty
WILLIE JACKSON: Whenever there is mention of the Treaty of Waitangi, Kiwis seem to be split down the middle many people still don't want to hear about the massive injustices that Maori went through..Read more

SERCO Prison debate
WILLIE JACKSON:The SERCO Prison debate has landed Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga right smack into the political punching ring..Read more

More Finnianís please.
WILLIE JACKSON: It was fabulous to hear a pakeha kid talking about how important it is to pronounce Maori in the last few days particularly given the fact that this is Maori language week..Read more

Amazing hypocrisy
WILLIE JACKSON: Labour’s housing spokesman Phil Twyford has dominated the nations political debate with the release of figures showing that despite Chinese residents making up only nine percent of the Auckland population, house buyers with Chinese surnames brought just under forty percent of the houses sold in Auckland in a three month period earlier this year..Read more

Bad move Sonny
WILLIE JACKSON: I don’t like to put the boot into someone who maybe down but I have to make an exception for Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau, who has landed himself in hot water over a few dead birds..Read more

Congratulations to the Police
WILLIE JACKSON:Counties-Manukau Police Commander Superintendent John Timms and his boss, Police Commissioner Mike Bush should be congratulated for trying to deal with a youth issue by viewing the problem from outside the square..Read more

Sir Peter Williams
It’s not often that someone would acknowledge murderers and criminals as amongst their best friends however Sir Peter Williams QC who died last week never had any problems admitting to that..Read more

Congratulations Tainui
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: The 20th anniversary of the Tainui Settlement was a great occasion for all New Zealanders - Maori and Pakeha alike..Read more

Maori miss out
WILLIE JACKSON: It was a good week for the red necks with the vote going against the New Plymouth Mayor who was pushing for a Maori ward as part of the council, and the naming of the high-levelled panel to review Child Youth and Family that contained not one so called Maori expert..Read more

Whanau Ora succeeding
WIILIE JACKSON OPINON: It was sad listening to the nonsense that was being spouted out last week regarding Whanau Ora.Read more

Technology is going to prison
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: 21st century technology is going to prison, thanks to the lateral thinking of Corrections Minister Sam Lotui’iga and Serco Prisons. Cell phones and computers are being used to re-educate and re-engage our prisoners..Read more

Lenís mistake
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION:When is a promise not a promise? When it’s made by a politician.Read more

Pin the tail on John Key
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: There’s a new political game in town called ‘Pin the tail on John Key.’.Read more

A bridge to nowhere
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: Simon Bridges is far from simple. But the Tauranga MP may be stupid in what appears to be a timing error during the Northland by-election..Read more

Judge Mick Brown
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: New Zealand lost a great person of mana last week, Judge Michael John Albert Brown - better known as Mick he was 77..Read more

It looks like Winstonís.
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: Well it looks like Winston Peters could steal the Northland by-election from the Government..Read more

One more chance for Len
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: Auckland Mayor Len Brown can’t do right for doing wrong..Read more

The Right Decision
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: John Key may have looked like a possum awaiting the headlights when fronting the media over the 1080 threats to baby formula.Read more

Waitangi 2015
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: Prime Minister John Key dropped a bomb shell when he used his platform at Waitangi to address New Zealand’s role in the war on terrorism.Read more

Catton has a right
WILLLIE JACKSON OPINION: You can’t tell a Man Booker prize winner by its dusk cover, but one who is willing to make a stand to criticise hypocrisy - even at the highest and most powerful levels - shows they at least have a spine..Read more

A Principled Man
OPINION: I was very honoured to be asked to speak in New Plymouth earlier this week by the Mayor of the city Andrew Judd..Read more

Andrew Little
OPINION: Andrew Little has gone a long way to cementing himself as not only the leader of a united Labour Party but also a real possibility as New Zealand’s next Prime Minister..Read more

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Colleen Urlich | Tribute to international artist Manos Nathan
Artist Colleen Urlich talks about  international artist Manos Nathan who passed away. She says he was more than just a friend he was a brother. 
Daisy Noble | Importance of Inanga / whitebait to Nga Ruahine
Daisy Noble from Nga Ruahine and her concerns and the importance with inanga/ whitebait in the Taranaki rohe and in the past for Daisy's whanau it was an economic base when she was growing up
Debbie Marshall Loeb and Anthony Lobb | Hato Paora College
Debbie Marshall Loeb is the principal and Anthony Lobb is the Director of Living at Hato Paora School in Fielding. An information evening is open for parents and whanau if they are looking for quality education for their child
Maori Party co leader Marama Fox
Marama Fox the co leader of the Maori Party covers issues of importance to Maori. Today she focuses on refugees. 
Dr Cameron Grant | Immunisation study from Growing up in New Zealand
Dr Cameron comments about some of the latest findings in the Growing Up in New Zealand study focusing on immunisation 
Harko Brown | Maori contingent heading to Brazil for Inidigenous Games
Harko Brown who is the Maori representant for the Inidgenous Games to be hosted in Brazil next month. 
Keith Stewart | Tribute to artist Manos Nathan
Keith Stewart talks about his memories of international artist Manos Nathan 
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Labour are rejecting the current prison data
Are Corrections racist?
MARTYN BRADBURY: Tom Hemopo, a retired probations officer has launched a claim with the Waitangi Tribunal claiming the crown have failed to reduce the number of Maori in our prisons.
Problems still ahead for Sam
WILLIE JACKSON: When Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Liga confirmed in parliament that a prison guard at the under the microscope Mt Eden jail was suspended after being caught on camera showing inmates boxing techniques, his portfolio officially became the laughing stock of the Government.
CYFs are failing children and many are Maori kids
MARTYN BRADBURY: The latest report into the nightmare of CYFs have shown that many children are being abused in state care and that there is no evidence that they are safer inside State care than outside it.
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