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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

Hone will be back
OPINION: It was great that Hone Harawira declared his intention to stand again for parliament in 2017..Read more

Wife 'tweeting' may cost Cunliffe
OPINION: Karen Price, the wife of embattled MP David Cunliffe may have just cost her man any chance of again taking over as leader of the under-pressure Labour party..Read more

Opportunity Lost
OPINION: It was doomed to fail said all the so called experts after the vote for Internet Mana and Hone Harawira collapsed on election night.Read more

Why a Partnership School?
OPINION: Last week it was confirmed that my organisation the Manukau Urban Maori Authority had the opportunity to start and sponsor a Partnership School..Read more

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

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TWP 26012015 - Louise Green
Louise Green from Te Riu Roa | The organisation says all NZ children should have the opportunity to learn Te Reo Maori
TWP 26012015 - Nanaia Mahuta
Hauraki Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta | Nanaia Mahuta discusses Ratana and also Mike Pohio the CEO of Tainui Group Holdings who is leaving the organisation
TWP 26012015 - Robert Consedine
Treaty workshop member Robert Consedine | Robert discusses with Dale Husband the Treaty and give his thoughts on Gareth Morgans revelations on Maori and the treaty
TWP 26012015 - Te Ururoa Flavell
Minister of Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell | The minister reviews Ratana commemorations 2015
TWP 26012015 - Toby Curtis
Sir Toby Curtis updates the motu on the latest developments with Te Arawa
Manako 26012015 - Pt 5 Ranea Aperahama
Ranea Aperahama | Ranea launched his new CD Tihei Mauriora at Ratana Commemorations this weekend. He talks about the Ratana influence in his music
Manako 26012015 - Pt 3 Te Keepa Stirling
Te Keepa Stirling | Its the start of a new school year for students across the country. Te Keepa focuses on Kura Hourua - Charter / Partnership Schools
Manako 26012015 - Pt 6 Tame Te Rangi
Tame Te Rangi | Tame was one of the many visitors to Ratana this weekend and talks about the celebrations
What can Maori expect from Andrew Little's first speech on January 28th?
OPINION: Maori should have every expectation that their interests are given genuine focus by the Labour Party.
Derek Fox and bum biting
OPINION: Veteran Maori Broadcaster, politician and curmudgeon, Derek Fox, faced a public outcry last week when he critiqued the despicable shootings in Paris of cartoonists from the French publication, Charlie Hebdo.
2014 Maori MP winners and losers and could the Maori Party and MANA Movement merge?
OPINION: 2014 was a brutal year for the political left and there were many Maori MP winners and losers.
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