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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

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

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Ria Bond | NZ First latest MP
Ria Bond is of Ngapuhi and Ngati Hine decent and is the grand-niece of Sir James Henare.For six years she served as president of the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers, representing 8000 owners and operators. She also had a dual role as a director on the Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation, which included being an NZQA governance and advisory panel member and is an active member of Rotary and has served on New Zealand First’s board.
Marama Fox | Maori Party wananga at Ngatokowaru Marae
Maori Party co leader Marama Fox and the Maori Party are in the middle of a Maori Party wananga being held at Ngatokowaru Marae near Otaki.
Dylan Tahau | Tuwharetoa business
The Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust has enlisted other Tuwharetoa entities to help it buy 8500 hectares of Crown land beside the Rangipo prison in the central North Island. Trust chair Dylan Tahau says the deal has taken a year to put together and involves two major forestry trusts, three farm trusts, and a collective hapu entity.
Ian Perry | Questionable sale of Mapuna Atea
Maori Education Trust selling a Wairarapa farm the 320-hectare farm was gifted by the late Edward Holmes in the 1960s for the education of Wairarapa Maori. The land is now up for sale to pay for losses incurred by the trust in questionable business activities.
Pete Burger | World War One series coming to TV One
Director of a story made into a tv show screening on TVOne called When we went to war.
1 Nolan Raihania | Te Ra o ANZAC
Ka hoki nga mahara i te wa o ANZAC ki era o ona hoa, kihai i hoki mai
2 Te Ururoa Flavell | Whanau Ora, whare karukaru, Nga pakanga
Nga peka e toru o Whanau Ora, pai te mahi. Ko nga whare karukaru i Otautahi. Whakanuia nga pakanga pera ra Orakau
5 Taina McGregor | Te Reo Wainene o Tua
Ka whakahaere i tetahi hotaka pu korero, Te Reo Wainene o Tua, te ingoa
Pin the tail on John Key
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: There’s a new political game in town called ‘Pin the tail on John Key.’
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.
Northland final result cements tide change against National
MARTYN BRADBURY OPINION: The final results from the Northland by-election have been missed in the churn of Campbell Live being threatened with the axe and anger at MP spouses travelling overseas.
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