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John Tamihere: A Generational Opportunity Lost
John Tamihere: This budget has failed to meet the lofty budgets bought down by Michael Joseph Savage.Read more

John Tamihere | The Price of Citizenship - Te Uru Raraunga
John Tamihere: In 1943, Sir Apirana Ngata wrote;Nō te 1943 (Tahi mano iwa rau whā tekau mā ono), i tuhi a Tā Apirana Ngata " We will lose some of our most promising young leaders but we will gain the respect of our pakeha brothers and the future of our race as a component and respected part of the New Zealand people will be less precarious. .Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui |Covid-19 Update for Māori 10 April 2020 | | Active Cases Decrease Further; Māori Percentage Declining, Māori &Pacific Testing Data Issues
Dr Rawiri Taonui | New Zealand has 44 new cases today and 1283 in total..Read more

John Tamihere: New Zealand's healthcare fit for museum, not hospital
John Tamihere: When a conversation about health, welfare, education, justice or housing occurs in New Zealand, people's eyes can glaze over - and for good reason..Read more

Westies shouldn't pay for their neonatal unit twice
John Tamihere: You will appreciate that as a community advocacy group, Whanau Waipareira has consistently stood up for a better range of services into the west Auckland district.Read more

Where's the business backbone?
John Tamihere: It beggars belief that business confidence is down, and to me this reflects major problems based on capacity and capability of our business leaders..Read more

We are not mates with Australia
John Tamihere: Let's get the conclusion of this opinion piece out of the way, up front, and quickly. It's a myth that we are mates..Read more

John Tamihere: Give Haumaha a fair go
John Tamihere: Superintendent Wally Haumaha has copped a lot of stick over the last two months..Read more

Peters right to pursue leak in court
John Tamihere: It's remarkable how we can all look and hear someone say or conduct themselves and come away with hugely varying understandings..Read more

Love him or loathe him Winston Peters will be (well, soon to be) Prime Minister
John Tamihere: Love him or hate him, vote for him or against him, either way, Winston Peters will be Prime Minister - albeit as acting PM only..Read more

Time for government to step up and sort out 'after-hours debacle' says Tamihere
John Tamihere: On Friday - the first day of winter - Westies will see billboards, adverts and information directing them to free medical care at Waitākere Hospital's Accident and Emergency department..Read more

Where's the money for Maori, Jacinda?
John Tamihere: The Government has a major problem on its hands in light of the settings announced in the Budget because Māori ssues are both manifest and intergenerational..Read more

Saving Bob's bunker
John Tamihere: We need to thank Westie councillors Penny Hulse and Linda Cooper for saving Sir Bob's Bunker from the chopping block..Read more

Auckland Council is trying to sell off Henderson
John Tamihere: The great Auckland Council has finally realised Henderson actually exists. How do we know this? Because they are trying to sell it..Read more

Was Labour really ready to govern? Give it a bit of time.
John Tamihere: These are the early days of this Government and we tend to compare previous administrations with the current administration - as we do with the leadership and playing capacity of new All Blacks squads against past ones..Read more

Where do our rates go? With the council, you never know
John Tamihere: Everywhere you look in this country you are slapped by taxes..Read more

What’s gone wrong in the West?
John Tamihere: On one hand, Westies have to be happy with the investment that has gone into New Lynn and Westgate..Read more

What went wrong at Fletcher
John Tamihere: It is extraordinarily important that when a major Kiwi company with the name of Fletcher runs into financial difficulties, we all take notice..Read more

National's Political Beauty Parade
John Tamihere: If you haven’t already heard, the National Party is holding a leadership lottery. Much like the TV programme Married at First Sight, it features five possible grooms, or groom-esses - which is only right given the fact that this is the age of equality and equity..Read more

Brash’s mokopuna will be defined by their Maoritanga
John Tamihere: I got to thinking about Waitangi Day, biculturalism and our national day when I dropped my youngest son - who is travelling to the UK for a gap year - off at the airport..Read more

Loan sharking or legalised theft
John Tamihere: I want to address two matters of significance to our community, because whilst they may seem separate, there is a connection..Read more

Appealing decision by the judiciary
John Tamihere: For the first time in our history a Māori by the name of Joe Williams has been appointed to the bench of New Zealand’s highest court- the Court of Appeal - as its first Te Reo speaking judicial officer..Read more

Prime Minister Ardern seizes leadership on Poverty
John Tamihere: When the Labour-led government passed its Families Package Act on a Saturday afternoon the week before Christmas, it signalled a culture and direction switch for this country and a beacon of light for thousands of New Zealanders..Read more

Big Win for Kiwis in Australia
John Tamihere: I have written previously on values, ethics and direction of this new government and Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens have been hugely aggressive in tracking a 100-day delivery on what the trio campaigned on..Read more

And the Tamihere goes to ...
John Tamihere: It’s that time of the year where people are being chosen as New Zealander of the year ....Read more

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