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OPINION: I agree with Mark Richardson & I'm as shocked as you are!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I don’t think there have been many moments in my political life where I have agreed with The AM Show’s Mark Richardson, but when he’s right, he’s right!.Read more

OPINION: Why you should (and shouldn’t) be angry over Mongrel Mob Meth Rehabilitation
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Fresh from trying to claim $200 Koha to the Mongrel Mob was evidence that Labour had gone soft on crime comes the story that the Mongrel Mob were given $2.75million over 4 years via a community group for meth rehabilitation..Read more

OPINION: The insulting madness of the Koha to gangs smear
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It’s as if Koha to gangs was the most important issue in the world - IT’S NOT!.Read more

OPINION: The latest Oranga Tamariki abuse case in the shadow of historic Lake Alice abuse inquiry
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It is difficult to write about the latest exposed abuse at Oranga Tamariki without an intense anger and bitter sadness..Read more

OPINION: The good intentions of the Sexual Violence Bill will see more Maori men guilty of rape
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The desire to see justice for victims of sexual assault has eclipsed the need for a fair justice system..Read more

OPINION: Dome Valley Shock Decision - Opportunity for Maori Party to outshine Greens
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The extraordinary decision to side step local fury and ignore Māori concerns regarding a Chinese company operating a tip in Dome Valley provides the Māori Party an opportunity to outshine the Greens..Read more

OPINION: National's bewildering evaluation of the impact of Colonisation on Maori is embarrassing
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It’s difficult to appreciate just how confused National seem to be when it comes to the impact of colonization on Māori..Read more

OPINION: Let's be honest, we are torturing prisonersand many are Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The revelation that prisoners held in solitary confinement have surged 78% since Labour came to power highlights how toxic our prison culture has become..Read more

OPINION: Debate with gangs essential for real solutions
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The disgraceful manner in which the Human Rights Commission, Marama Davidson and Willie Jackson are being tarnished by National and ACT for meeting with the Mongrel Mob is shameful!.Read more

OPINION: Why the latest TVNZ poll suggests Greens & Maori Party form an alliance
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest TVNZ Poll suggests the Greens and Māori Party should form an alliance..Read more

OPINION: The Willie Jackson and Maori Labour Caucus Budget
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The narrative from the Māori Party has been what is the point of having the biggest Māori Labour Caucus if you can’t get anything for Māori?.Read more

OPINION: Kelvin Davis makes the political speech of his life
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last weeks clash between the Māori Party and National in Parliament overshadowed one of the best speeches Kelvin Davis has given..Read more

OPINION: The hypocrisy of National's fear mongering over Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The desperation driving Judith Collins in her attempt to bring back to life the ghost of Don Brash's Orewa Speech by consistently referring to co-governance as 'Separatism' and 'Segregation' is not only ugly and disingenuous, it flies in the face of National's own history of co-governance with Māori..Read more

OPINION: Fair Pay Agreements will do more to lift Maori wages than any other policy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: While the PSA and CTU attack the Labour Government over freezing 100k gold plated bureaucrat wages, the big story last week was the announcement of the Fair Pay Agreements which will effectively see universal union membership..Read more

OPINION: National's scream of segregation vs my Maori journey as a Pakeha
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The National Party are attempting to race-bait by describing the Māori Health Authority as 'segregation'..Read more

OPINION: Labour Party radical Health shakeup & Maori Party radical self love campaign
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The dynamics between the Māori Party and the Labour Māori Caucus are generating political traction on Māori issues in a way not previously seen before..Read more

OPINION: The Maori Party Double Standard
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The problem with the Electoral Commission taking the Māori Party to the Police for the late filing of donations is the double standard it would send..Read more

OPINION: Labour refuse to do anything about racist drug laws
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An unprecedented coalition of 25 organisations like the New Zealand Medical Association, the Mental Health Foundation, the Public Health Association, the Maori Law Society, the Drug Foundation, Hapai te Hauora, and JustSpeak have called on drug reform citing health and societal issues while pointing out how racist our drug laws are..Read more

OPINION: More Maori men will be found guilty of sexual assault thanks to law change
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: More criticism last week of the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill when the co-President of the Penal Reform League, Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams, warned again that the law changes would see more innocent Maori men found guilty of rape and sexual assault..Read more

OPINION: Maori Party brutally outflanks Kelvin Davis again
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: News last week that the Māori Party are supporting Waikeria Prison protesters in filing civil rights claims against Corrections brutally outflanked the hapless Kelvin Davis once again..Read more

OPINION: Minister Nanaia Mahuta charts brave new chapter for NZ Foreign Affairs
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Nanaia Mahuta's move from Māori Development Minister to Foreign Affairs was initially perceived as an acknowledgment of the rising political muscle of urban Māori that Willie Jackson's appointment represents, but Nanaia has found a style that transforms NZs Foreign Affairs and leads with real mana that is increasingly looking urgently needed..Read more

OPINION: When will Corrections be allowed to practise Whakaora?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has finally lost his patience with Corrections..Read more

OPINION: Green Party victories this week betrayed by relationship with Labour but eclipses Maori Party
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Green Party had one of its best political weeks in Parliament ever this week..Read more

OPINION: Are Labour going to repeal racist cannabis laws or not?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There is a mad scramble after the cowardice of Labour's decision to allow 51% of the electorate to criminalise the other 49% to seek decriminalisation of cannabis as a way to eliminate this racist drug law..Read more

OPINION: Not Oranga Tamariki again?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The task incoming chief executive Sir Wira Gardiner has with Oranga Tamariki was laid bare this week with yet another example of OT using extraordinary legal powers to simply uplift children without notice..Read more

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OPINION: Judith, talk to us not about us
OPINION - John Tamihere:Judith Collins has spent a lot of money and effort in defining a national debate.
OPINION: Panuku admits social housing quota is illegal
OPINION -John Tamihere: Auckland Council Property Development arm Panuku has conceded that thousands of Māori and Pacific Island elders, single parents and beneficiaries have been forced on to Government Housing Waiting List by their flawed and unlawful social housing quota.
OPINION: I agree with Mark Richardson & I'm as shocked as you are!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I don’t think there have been many moments in my political life where I have agreed with The AM Show’s Mark Richardson, but when he’s right, he’s right!
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