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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

Len’s 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 Winston’s.
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

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Marama Fox | Budget and hopes it includes all people
Ms Fox says on behalf of the Government she accepted a petition yesterday on poverty from the Action Station group, which she will forward on to Prime Minister John Key, Finance Minister Bill English and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.
Henare Kingi Budget 2015
Political commentator Henare Kingi gives an overview of the Budget and in particular money specific for kaupapa Maori
Sonny Tau Reflecting on budget and lack of Maori input into CYFS panel
Iwi leader Sonny Tau reflects on yesterdays budget and also the lack of Maori representation of Maori input into the CYFS review panel
Paul Majurey Government is freeing up land for housing
The government is looking to free up 430ha of land for housing
Rahui Papa reflects on 20 years since the Waikato Tainui treaty signing
Rahui Papa reflects on 20 years snce the signing of Waikato Tainui treaty settlements
Peeni Henare | Budget ignores housing affordability
Tamaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare talks about the fall out from the budget and other kaupapa
Susan St John | Cash the key for poor families
The Child Poverty Action Group believes Budget 2015 is a major concession from the Key Government. Spokesperson Susan St John says it’s disappointing a $25 increase in benefits won’t kick in for almost a year, while the $1000 Kiwisaver kickstart can disappear overnight.
Rob Thorne Arts on Tour New Zealand
Rob Thorne is part of Arts on Tour and he will be lookng after the opening part of the show
Locking Maori up in Prison.
MARTYN BRADBURY OPINION: The UN are concerned. They are concerned by New Zealand's appalling incarceration rates for Maori. At 15% of the population, Maori make up over 50% of the prison population. It's a situation the UN Committee of Torture describes as 'worrying'.
Whanau Ora succeeding
WIILIE JACKSON OPINON: It was sad listening to the nonsense that was being spouted out last week regarding Whanau Ora
Has the time for Whanau Ora come?
MARTYN BRADBURY OPINION: When you consider the hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for Maori development that disappears into the bureaucratic black hole that is Wellington, you can appreciate the resentment from flax-roots and grass-root Maori organizations at the way money supposedly for Maori is spent so recklessly and unwisely.
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