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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

Independent Maori Statutory Board
OPINION: Last week I received good news in the High Court that my challenge against the Auckland Independent Maori Statutory Board decision to exclude me as a Mataawaka representative was wrong..Read more

Little's Time
OPINION: Andrew Little has to do a lot if he is to make Labour a formidable opposition, giving them any hope of toppling National in three years’ time. Little was on Tuesday voted as the man to lead Labour into a new era of politics - this was on the back of major support he got from his union mates..Read more

Local Politics
OPINION: John Key’s comment about advising the Chilean president that there was a Kiwi in her country, who she wouldn’t want to invite for lunch, went horribly wrong although it was intended as a joke..Read more

Key on the right track
OPINION: The war against terrorism is a no win situation for Prime Minister John Key. He’s damned if he doesn’t do enough and damned if he does too much and goes over the top..Read more

End of an Era
OPINION: The decision by TVNZ to outsource their Maori and Pacific Island programming has brought an end to the Maori and Pacific departments..Read more

Grant Robertson
OPINION: I got an understanding of how good a candidate Labour Leader aspirant Grant Robertson was when he joined me on Radio Live last week..Read more

Labour Maori make their move.
OPINION: The Maori MP's in Labour have laid down the gauntlet to their Pakeha colleagues with the challenge from Hauraki Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta for the Labour Party leadership..Read more

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NZ First leader Winston Peters
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Ngapuhi kaumatua Kingi Taurua
Ngapuhi kaumatua Kingi Taurua gives his thoughts on the Sonny Tau incident
Dr Mera Penehira on the He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Conference
Indigenous peoples from around the world have been participating at the He Manawa Whenua in Kirikiriroa
Labour leader Andrew Little
A weekly catch up with Labour leader Andrew Little
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Te Maataawai hui are still happening around the country and the turnout has been pleasing
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The consequences of Sonny Tau are felt by all
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.
NZ Mainstream media will focus on Maori TV when Journalists leave, but not when their Journalists get arrested by Israel
MARTYN BRADBURY: When Journalists leave Maori TV, the mainstream media are almost gleeful in covering it, yet today when Maori TV have had two of their journalists arrested by the Israeli's, there is barely a whisper?
What on earth is going on at Maori TV?
MARTYN BRADBURY:The latest allegations of direct interference with Maori TV editorial content by Te Ururoa Flavell demands a serious investigation because it simply does not pass the scratch and sniff test of independent journalism.
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