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How did it end up like this?
OPINION: I couldn’t believe what I was hearing when Mana candidate Kereama Pene said on Maori Television that he wanted Labour’s Peeni Henare to beat the Maori Party candidate Rangi McLean for the Tamaki Makaurau seat..Read more

Collins crushed in political cruncher
OPINION: Judith Collins sacking was forced on John Key but the Prime Minister made sure it was dropped on a ‘slow news day.’.Read more

Winston the Kingmaker
OPINION: The dirty politics scandal looks like it’s caught up on the government after the latest polls show that the comeback king Winston Peters could be the kingmaker come Election Day..Read more

Dirty Politics
OPINION: What a fascinating last couple of weeks it’s been in politics. There seems no doubt that the entry of Kim Dotcom into national politics has created a frenzy never seen before..Read more

Talent might not be enough
OPINION: Lately I have been mediating political debates on behalf of Maori Radio..Read more

Race Card Time
OPINION: You know there is an election on when politicians start playing the race card. And that’s what’s been happening over the last few weeks..Read more

Sad for Claudette
OPINION: I’m disappointed that National list MP Claudette Hauiti has pulled the pin on her political career..Read more

Collins in trouble again
OPINION: Just when Justice Minister Judith Collins thought it was safe to start swimming again in the political pool, another jaws like scandal has emerged that could take the air out of her inflatable life jacket..Read more

Ministerís Maori Language Strategy Is Wrong
OPINION: It seems unbelievable that the Minister of Maori Affairs Pita Sharples is intent on returning the leadership of the Maori language back to the tribes..Read more

Who cares about Hone?
OPINION: Many Maori have been suspicious of mainstream media and our police force for some years now and the recent shooting at Hone Harawira’s office is another example of how shabbily our people are treated by these organisations..Read more

Trust needs shakeup
OPINION: Unlike many critics I refuse to accept that the Kohanga Reo National Trust is an organisation that reeks of corruption..Read more

Harawira's deal with Dotcom raises issues
OPINION: The criticism around Hone Harawira doing a deal with Kim Dotcom is not only unfair but raises questions of hypocrisy and racism..Read more

Debate makes MP damaged goods
OPINION: The polls might be stacked against Labour at this stage but the way they have pursued the Judith Collins story over the milk company debate shows they are not out of the race by a long way..Read more

NZer awards were a great night for Maori
OPINION: I was lucky to attend the New Zealander of the Year awards night last week, which is an evening that celebrates many of this country's unsung heroes..Read more

Courage from David Cunliffe
OPINION: Labour Party leader David Cunliffe has shown extraordinary courage with his appointment of Matt McCarten as his new chief of staff..Read more

Shane Jones on fire in 2014
OPINION:The Labour Party's Shane Jones made an outstanding start to the political year after he accused Australian owned supermarket Countdown of extorting payment from New Zealand suppliers in a way that amounted to corruption, racketeering and blackmail..Read more

An up and down year for Maori
OPINION: When I look back at 2013, I can say it's been a year of two halves with highlights and lowlights for Maoridom. This is what stood out for me..Read more

My Mandela moment
OPINION: If he's not the greatest leader of the 20th century then I'd like to know who is?.Read more

Food bank partners
OPINION: This week has been a special week for my organisation the Manukau Urban Maori Authority (MUMA)..Read more

Finally, justice is served with jail term
OPINION: It was good to see that justice was done last week when anti-treaty campaigner Allan Titford was jailed for 24 years on sex and violence charges..Read more

Thank you, David Tua
OPINION: It was so sad watching David Tua announcing his retirement after his comprehensive loss to the giant Belarusian Alexander Ustinov last weekend..Read more

Tofa soifua Fats
OPINION: I went into a state of shock when I heard about the death of the legendary former Samoan Rugby captain Peter Fatialofa..Read more

Rihanna's ink and Beyonce's haka
OPINION: Pop princess Rihanna needs to have a good look at herself after covering up her traditional Maori moko just weeks after she got it..Read more

Criticism labels raids child abuse
OPINION: It was great to see the comments from Professor Innes Asher on TVNZ's Marae Investigates last weekend regarding the police raids on Tuhoe and the township of Ruatoki in 2007..Read more

Len Brown should resign as mayor
OPINION: It's been a terrible week for Len Brown but he should now do the right thing and resign..Read more

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Te Wero 12/09/2014 - Part 1
Te Wero 2014: Flaxroot analysis of Te Tai Tokerau with Tina Wickliffe and Dale Husband.
Te Wero 12/09/2014 - Part 2
Willie Jackson facilitates the Te Tai Tokerau debate with candidates: Hone Harawira (Mana), Kelvin Davis (Labour) and Te Hira Paenga (MāĀori).
Te Wero 12/09/2014 - Part 3
Talkback with Merepeka Raukawa Tait from the Te Arawa studio.
TWP 17092014 - Paora Maxwell
CEO Maori Television Paora Maxwell | Restructuring at Maori Television
Manako 17092014 - Pt 4 of 6 Naapi Waaka
Naapi Waaka | Recipient of the Kaipupuri Award at the Maori Music Awards
TWP 17092014 - Te Herekiekie Herewini
Te Papa Tongarewa spokesperson Te Herekiekie Herewini | Milwaukee Public Museumare returning toi moko to Te Papa Tongarewa that arrive in Aotearoa today
TWP 16092014 - Rudi Johnson
Rudi Johnson is the chair of the NZ Maori Dental Association. She says more pre-schoolers are being hospitalised with dental disease than any other age group, with MńĀori and Pacific children making up the majority.
TWP 15092014 - Amomai Pihama
Amomai Pihama from Manea were at the Maori Music Awards in Kahungunu over the weekend
How did it end up like this?
OPINION: I couldn’t believe what I was hearing when Mana candidate Kereama Pene said on Maori Television that he wanted Labour’s Peeni Henare to beat the Maori Party candidate Rangi McLean for the Tamaki Makaurau seat.
Collins crushed in political cruncher
OPINION: Judith Collins sacking was forced on John Key but the Prime Minister made sure it was dropped on a ‘slow news day.’
Winston the Kingmaker
OPINION: The dirty politics scandal looks like it’s caught up on the government after the latest polls show that the comeback king Winston Peters could be the kingmaker come Election Day.
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