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Bye Bye Bunny
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: “He wasn’t just NZ class, he was world class”, that’s what one of this country’s finest singers Frankie Stevens said about Bunny Walters after his death last week..Read more

Ka kite John Key
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: What a week in politics, it seems beyond belief that we now have a new Prime Minister, the John Key resignation caught everyone by surprise, so much so that it still doesn’t quite make sense for me..Read more

The fabulous Fidel
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: “A great and charismatic leader”, was how former MP Donna Awatere Huata described the Cuban legendary president Fidel Castro.Read more

Standing with Standing Rock
Willie Jackson: It’s wonderful when you see our people supporting indigenous people around the world. .Read more

Euthanasia Bill
WILLIE JACKSON:Good on Labour MP Louisa Wall for putting up her take on the euthanasia bill to Parliament’s Health Select Committee..Read more

Donald Trump, you're hired !
WILLIE JACKSON: You’re a racist, you’re a racist, that’s what President-elect Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton supporters were calling him at every opportunity. Add the terms misogynist, sexist, pig, dog and con-artist which is what movie star Robert De Niro called him and you have to wonder how Trump won?.Read more

Free Vicki Letele
WILLIE JACKSON: Are we a harsh country? That’s what we are asking after the Parole Board’s decision not to release Vicki Letele a convicted fraudster who is dying in prison..Read more

In Huri we trust
WILLIE JACKSON: I couldn’t believe it when it was revealed that the police would be charging Inspector Huri Dennis with kidnapping..Read more

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

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Mikaera Miru Tinopai Activist
Manuka honey exporter Comvita is being accused of chopping down forest on disputed Maori land, snubbing protocol, and driving small-scale beekeepers out of business.
Mapihi Raharuhi Manager Healthy Families Rotorua
Local iwi, land owners, food growers and community groups interested in influencing land use and food systems are being encouraged to be part of a Bay of Plenty Food Policy Council.
Dr Lily Fraser on Rheumatic Fever
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this years rheumatic fever awareness campaign which started on Monday will focus on reducing cases in Auckland.
Phil McCabe Kiwis Against Seabed Mining
Seabed mining hearings open in Wellington to strong opposition.
Leighton Baker Conservative Party
Te Reo definitely has a place in New Zealand and the Conservative Party has some practical ideas to preserve it in New Zealand.
Labour Party Leader Andrew Little
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Julian Wilcox Broadcaster
Dale speaks to Julian Wilcox about the big fire in Christchurch.
Election 2017 - Labour's broad church
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: If Labour wish to win the 2017 election, they must be focused on broadening their appeal beyond academics and educated liberals.
Election 2017 - Bill English promises a Police State (and so do Labour)
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: Bill English has launched his State of the Nation address for Election 2017, and his vision held no joy for those wishing to see a Government that focuses on compassion and rebuilding our scarred and fractured communities.
Bye Bye Bunny
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: “He wasn’t just NZ class, he was world class”, that’s what one of this country’s finest singers Frankie Stevens said about Bunny Walters after his death last week.
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