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Sad for Claudette
WILLIE JACKSON 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

Debate makes MP damaged goods
OPINION: The polls might be stacked against Labour at this stage but the way they have pursued the Judith Collins story over the milk company debate shows they are not out of the race by a long way..Read more

NZer awards were a great night for Maori
OPINION: I was lucky to attend the New Zealander of the Year awards night last week, which is an evening that celebrates many of this country's unsung heroes..Read more

Courage from David Cunliffe
OPINION: Labour Party leader David Cunliffe has shown extraordinary courage with his appointment of Matt McCarten as his new chief of staff..Read more

Shane Jones on fire in 2014
OPINION:The Labour Party's Shane Jones made an outstanding start to the political year after he accused Australian owned supermarket Countdown of extorting payment from New Zealand suppliers in a way that amounted to corruption, racketeering and blackmail..Read more

An up and down year for Maori
OPINION: When I look back at 2013, I can say it's been a year of two halves with highlights and lowlights for Maoridom. This is what stood out for me..Read more

My Mandela moment
OPINION: If he's not the greatest leader of the 20th century then I'd like to know who is?.Read more

Food bank partners
OPINION: This week has been a special week for my organisation the Manukau Urban Maori Authority (MUMA)..Read more

Finally, justice is served with jail term
OPINION: It was good to see that justice was done last week when anti-treaty campaigner Allan Titford was jailed for 24 years on sex and violence charges..Read more

Thank you, David Tua
OPINION: It was so sad watching David Tua announcing his retirement after his comprehensive loss to the giant Belarusian Alexander Ustinov last weekend..Read more

Tofa soifua Fats
OPINION: I went into a state of shock when I heard about the death of the legendary former Samoan Rugby captain Peter Fatialofa..Read more

Rihanna's ink and Beyonce's haka
OPINION: Pop princess Rihanna needs to have a good look at herself after covering up her traditional Maori moko just weeks after she got it..Read more

Criticism labels raids child abuse
OPINION: It was great to see the comments from Professor Innes Asher on TVNZ's Marae Investigates last weekend regarding the police raids on Tuhoe and the township of Ruatoki in 2007..Read more

Len Brown should resign as mayor
OPINION: It's been a terrible week for Len Brown but he should now do the right thing and resign..Read more

Who wouldn't sign Superman?
OPINION: The outrage following Sonny Bill Williams' decision to make himself available for the Kiwi Rugby League World Cup challenge was over the top.Read more

Cop's sad case
OPINION: The policeman who admitted this week of giving drugs and cigarettes to prisoners is guilty of being an idiot, but not guilty of being a bad person..Read more

America's Cup All About Money
OPINION: I hate the America's Cup..Read more

Labour's Mr Unpopular deserves a chance
It's going to take a Goliath effort for David Cunliffe to roll John Key..Read more

Halatau family deserves more
OPINION: The family of the young innocent Tongan boy killed by a wayward police bullet should receive at least $1 million in compensation..Read more

Larger than life character a legend
A few months back hundreds gathered at Auckland's Civic Theatre to celebrate the 80th birthday of one of Maoridom's larger than life characters, Papa Denis Hansen..Read more

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Manako 25072014 - Pt 4 of 6 Annette Sykes
Mana Waiariki candidate Annette Sykes | The Mana Party have launced their Te Reo Maori Strategy
TWP 25072014 - Pem Bird
Former Maori Party President Pem Bird | Pem pays tribute to the Maori Party co leaders who will retire from parliament and to their contribution to politics.
TWP 25072014 - Willie Te Aho
Willie Te Aho | Fred Graham unveiling a pou on the banks of the Waikato River. Codes have been developed for roopuu performing at this years Secondary Kapa Haka Nationals to watch online but they will only have access to their particular roopuu.
TWP 25072014 - Paul Majurey
Paul Majurey | The Tamaki Makaurau Settlement passed its final stages in Parliament. Paul Majurey from the Hauraki Collective and are part of the Tamaki collective gives his views
TWP 25072014 - Harko Brown
Harko Brown | Tomorrow Saturday 26 July is the annual Nga Manu Aute - Kite Day at Takaparawhau. Harko helps to reconnect our rangatahi tamariki to Maori games of yesteryear.
Manako 25072014 - Pt 1 of 6 Waihoroi Shortland
Waihoroi Shortland | Waihoroi reflects on the political careers of Maori Party co leaders Tariana Turia and Dr Pita Sharples
Manako 25072014 - Pt 2 of 6 Dallas Seymour
Dallas Seymour | Former All Black Dallas Seymour wants all New Zealand towns and cities to permanently take on their Maori names.
TWP 25072014 - Clarke Raymond
Associate Professor Clarke Raymond | To coincide with MaĀori Language Week Waiariki Institute of Technology is pleased to launch New Zealands first NZQA-approved qualification that is delivered using an interactive mobile device application
Sad for Claudette
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: I’m disappointed that National list MP Claudette Hauiti has pulled the pin on her political career.
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.
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.
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