Wednesday December 02, 2015   Last updated 10:51AM

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Labour reshuffle
WILLIE JACKSON;The reshuffle this week of Labour’s front bench by leader Andrew Little will be the making or breaking of the party and a guide of just how successful they will be at the next general election..Read more

Jonah and Tikanga
WILLIE JACKSON;There’s probably not much more I can add regarding the tragic death of the first and probably only global rugby superstar Jonah Lomu..Read more

Key should apologise
WILLIE JACKSON: Prime Minister John Key showed a complete lack of judgement, and also a slight chink in his armour when he went on the offensive over the Kiwis being detained for deportation by the Australian Government on Christmas Island..Read more

All over for Len
WILLIE JACKSON: News that Labour Party MP Phil Goff will run for Auckland mayor has unfortunately all but signed Len Brown’s mayoralty death warrant..Read more

All Black veterans too good
WILLIE JACKSON: Who would have believed just a few weeks back, that one of New Zealand’s top sports journalist the NZ Herald’s Chris Rattue was calling for the dismissal of All Black great Daniel Carter from our mighty team..Read more

Victory against the Independent Maori Statutory Board
WILLIE JACKSON: I was pleased last week that my lawyers won the Appeal case that the Independent Maori Statutory Board took against me after my team had beaten them in the high court twelve months earlier..Read more

Mighty All Blacks look on target.
WILLIE JACKSON: Well , what a performance from our mighty All Blacks in their quarter final rugby world cup match against France..Read more

All Blacks on target?
WILLIE JACKSON: Tonga have proved to be the perfect test for an All Blacks side who have been struggling at the Rugby World Cup..Read more

Maori Women Leadership Support Chris Brown
WILLIE JACKSON: I was extremely proud last week when some of Maoridoms top women leaders came out in a press conference held at my Marae Nga Whare Waatea to express their support for the singer Chris Brown..Read more

Our flip flop Prime Minister.
WILLIE JACKSON:I used to call my mate John Tamihere a flip flop. If I said it was black, he’d say it was white, even after calling it black himself. If I said it was up, he’d say it was down. If I said it was Labour, he’d counter by saying it was National..Read more

New PM
WILLIE JACKSON: The budding bromance between New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and the new Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull would have had Mills & Boon writers clamouring for lovey dovey story lines..Read more

Support our Maori Boarding schools
WILLIE JACKSON: The march on Parliament by past and present students of Turakina Girls’ may have saved the school from the flunking out. But it’s now up to Maori to support these Boarding schools before they get into dire straits and ensure they are around for our grandchildren..Read more

Little needs to be careful
WILLIE JACKSON: Labour leader Andrew Little still has a way to go to show astute leadership and that he’s more than capable of running the country following the fallout over two of his Maori MPs attending a charter school function in Whangarei..Read more

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

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1 Henare kingi | Nga whakarereketanga o te paati reipa me nga mahi hou a Shane Taurima
Koro Henare shares his thoughts on the labour party reshuffle and also Shane Taurima's new role as RTM advisor
2 Dean mahuta | Te hui Ipukarea ki AUT
Dean reports on todays Ipukarea hui held at the Auckland University of Technology
3 Bayden Barber | Kaore te hapori o Havelock Nth e tautoko ana i te kura hou
A new school has been proposed for the suburb of Havelock Nth in the Hawkes Bay however the community there are not supporting the idea
4 Hinurewa Poutu | He reo okawa noa iho to tatou reo Maori?
Is our reo becoming a formal ceremonial language only? Hinurewa discusses the topic
5 Te Riaki Amoamo | Te hui whakakitenga taonga o Te Whakatohea
Te Riaki reports on the Whakatohea taonga exhibition
6 Kingi Ihaka | Korero Hakinakina
Kingi speaks about Jonahs memorial service and Klitchkos loss in the weekend to Tyson Fury
Rereata Mahika on Paakiwaha
Rereata Makiha reminisces with Willie Jackson about rugby phenomenom Jonah Lomu when he was a shy young Tongan boy when they first met. He told Radio Waatea host Willie Jackson that many of the moves that thrilled the rubgy world in the world cups were first tried out in the Makiha front yard in Manurewa.
Kelvin Davis on Paakiwaha
Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis says an admission by the police commissioner that police have exercised bias in the the way Maori are apprehended and prosecuted show the law has not been applied fairly.
What happens in Paris impacts us.
MARTYN BRADBURY: The Climate Change conference in Paris this week impacts us in the most direct and serious ways. This has to be the conference where empty promises end and real solutions and investment into combating climate change universally undertaken.
Labour reshuffle
WILLIE JACKSON;The reshuffle this week of Labour’s front bench by leader Andrew Little will be the making or breaking of the party and a guide of just how successful they will be at the next general election.
Jonah and Tikanga
WILLIE JACKSON;There’s probably not much more I can add regarding the tragic death of the first and probably only global rugby superstar Jonah Lomu.
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