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Trust needs shakeup
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
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
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

Māori, gay or workers' rights alright by me
Opinion: I'm not a gay rights campaigner, in fact, if I was being honest, I would have to admit that I'm still a little uncomfortable with gay men..Read more

The Spy Bill
Opinion: During the 1980s Māori activists complained regularly about being spied on..Read more

Winston and JT - a formidable combo
Opinion: Some might think it madness, some might think it's a partnership made in heaven while others a deal made in hell..Read more

The name game
Opinion: Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me is a rhyme most of us grew up with..Read more

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Papa Hone Riddell Jan 24 @ 08:06 PM
Tenei te mihi manahau ki nga kaitautoko o te reo irirangi Wateea, ana ka mihi hoki ki nga kaihautu o te teihana maori nei e kokiri ana i te reo me ona tikanga haaunga tera nga kaupapa whakahirahira o iwi maori me nga take nui e paanga ana taatou, heoi, taku rangirua kua roa ke te hararei nei kei hea nga hotaka pera i nga take o te wa me te korero mai ki ahau i te mea he rawe rawa atu aua hotaka ra kaore i tua atu i a Eru, ko koe hoki Dave ki te whakarapopoto korero me whakamaarama ki a matou nga kaiwhakarongo....he pai ki au te maaenee o to Reo he ngaawari taku ki te whai atu to reo rangatira, otira he miharo hoki te reo a Eru me ona whakaaro tino Maori ko nga whakatauki me nga kupu whakarite e haangai ki nga kaupapa katoa ka nui aku pahupahu, ehara tenei i te akiaki he mihi ke ki te reo irirangi Wateea.....Mauri ora e te Iwi

Nick Sep 17 @ 09:03 PM
We are missing your Thursday show and its guests. We hope it will continue to be on air and that 'big brother' hasn't closed it down.

stephen wilson Aug 26 @ 08:49 AM
I just was so touched from the heart by Stan walkers open ,honest sharing of who he is ,where he has come from ,his attitude of gratitude to life, his love and passion for us as maori to see ourselves in the eyes of our creator and not in the eyes of our failures and peoples judgements ...beautiful korero.

Racheal Aug 16 @ 03:18 PM
It is awesome just to hear New Zealand Music on the Radio for 2 hours on a nice Saturday Night in, especially hosted by a Young Maori guy that can actually speak Maori fluently. It just inspires people to actually start learning how to speak Maori properly. It is awesome to hear such a lovely language on the radio and also throught.

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