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Dear Jacinda - it will take more than Matariki to uphold the Left's values
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It was an interesting first Leader's debate..Read more

Whoever wins the election, when are Māori going to be given a real agency?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Whoever wins the election, there is a renaissance within Māoridom that refuses point blank to co-operate any longer with a system that is structurally biased against them..Read more

Where is the climate Crisis Debate this Election?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Washington Post reports that there have been so many hurricanes and tropical storms this year that we have run out of alphabet to name the storms with and will need to start using the Greek alphabet..Read more

As a Pakeha, the negativity around Matariki saddens me
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm not fluent in Te Reo..Read more

Huge Win for the Maori Party
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Today's decision by TVNZ to reconsider their previous ban on the Māori Party from entering the Multi-Party TV debate is a win for New Zealand Democracy..Read more

So herd immunity would see Māori & Pacifica sacrificed for the economy? How is that acceptable?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It is because the virus will kill Māori and Pacifica at a far higher rate than more economically secure New Zealanders that demands we are super cautious with our response to this damn virus!.Read more

Can Maori cultural values save Pakeha justice?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The decision this week to allow Māori tikanga to apply to the Supreme Court appeal in the case of Peter Ellis is an extraordinary moment for NZ legal history while also becoming the best hope to clear the name of a man whom many, myself included, believe was the victim of a terrible miscarriage of justice..Read more

Government must declare amnesty on all Overstayers to combat COVID

Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: We urgently need to understand that this battle against COVID-19 is a marathon, it isn't a sprint and in recognising this, we need to add to our current defences of strict border quarantines and personal hygiene obligations like mask-wearing, social distancing and reduced socialisation with an enormous empowering of local communities and an immediate amnesty on the entire overstayer population of NZ.

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John Tamihere doesn't like to do anything easy does he?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Most political commentators, myself included, simply assumed John Tamihere would be placed at number 2 on the Party list so that if another Māori MP wins an electorate and scores 1% Party vote, Tamihere would simply enter Parliament on the MMP coat tail..Read more

When is a Political debate NOT a political debate?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: With the Election pushed out to October 17th, TVNZ has a chance to reflect upon its decision to ban the Māori Party from the minor leader debates between ACT, Green and NZ First..Read more

New Zealand must do more than celebrate Maori resilience
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last week for International Day of Indigenous Peoples, Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon called for New Zealand to amplify Māori resilience..Read more

MAGAtanga conspiracy theory politics is here
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The maskless protests in Whangārei organised by Conspiracy groups who believe the Covid Virus is some type of bioweapon spread by 5G to bring about a Shadowy World Government is testament to how politically disenfranchised those abused by the State have become..Read more

Willie Jackson is right - Oranga Tamariki is out of control
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: His comments on The Hui over the weekend come on the heels of yet another damning report into Oranga Tamariki's uplifts..Read more

TVNZ decision against Maori Party detrimental to politics
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZ have made the decision to exclude the Māori Party from their election debates..Read more

National MP Louise Upston right to blast Minister Sepuloni for welfare bigotry
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: National Party Welfare spokesperson Louise Upston attacked Welfare Minister Carmel Sepuloni on Newshub over the weekend for the two-tier welfare system Labour have adopted as a response to the pandemic..Read more

Latest Poll
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last nights latest TVNZ poll is starting to feel like the last nail in National's coffin..Read more

Why Shane Jones is NZ First's only chance to return to Parliament
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Many political writers and commentators have destroyed their careers on the rocks of writing NZ First off..Read more

The political calculations at Ihumaatao
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Activists who have bravely protested the obscenity at Ihumātao are frustrated and angry at the lack of public process..Read more

Of course Crusher Collins wants to cut a deal with the Māori Party but they said NO!
Fascinating interview with Judith Collins on the Hui over the weekend..Read more

The Māori challenge for Judith Collins
Judith Collins is now the Leader of the National Party after Todd Muller's hapless term as leader imploded..Read more

ZB apology to John Tamihere for on-air stoush
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: ZB have apologised today to John Tamihere for comments Mike Hosking made regarding funding Te Pou Matakana had received from the Ministry of Māori Development..Read more

Will Green voters surprise in Te Tai Hauauru
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are a couple of electorate battles this election that will have a dramatic impact on the result..Read more

Why is Oranga Tamariki so bad and why is the Government so hellbent on defending it?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last week, Newsroom published a devastating critique of Oranga Tamariki management and work culture..Read more

The most Progressive Government would be a Labour-Green-Maori Party Government
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Progressive voters who want to see transformational policy have one fear this election, that Winston Peter's crosses the 5% threshold and Labour needs him to form a Government alongside the Greens..Read more

Is it time to dump Police 10-7?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: When challenged over TVNZ's lack of diversity in 2007, then chief executive Rick Ellis told a select committee that TVNZ had Police 10-7 which offered a Māori presence that met charter requirements..Read more

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Dear Jacinda - it will take more than Matariki to uphold the Left's values
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It was an interesting first Leader's debate.
Dr Rawiri Taonui | Covid | Modelling of border breaches demonstrates need to reduce arrivals 21 September 2020
Dr Rawiri Taonui: On 8 September modelling by this researcher showed that if the government did not reduce the number of arrivals into New Zealand there would be another breach at the border or in Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) leading to a further Covid-19 outbreak in October or November. Since then, there have been two such breaches on 13 and 19 September.
Dr Rawiri Taonui | World Passes 30 million Covid cases 19 September 2020
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Two days ago, the official number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passed 30 million. The last 10 million came in 38 days over four times faster than the 154 days for the first 10 million.





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