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Jacinda & Grant protect Landlords but what about Renters?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The enormous help this Government has managed to extend to property speculators and homeowners with a mortgage-free holiday is wonderful and necessary, but where is the aid for Renters?.Read more

Learning to live Kia Kaha in a time of Pandemic
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Kia kaha is a Māori phrase used by the people of New Zealand as an affirmation, meaning stay strong..Read more

Pandemic will hit Māori hardest
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm glad the Government have rolled out a $12 billion package in response to the pandemic currently sweeping the world..Read more

This Pandemic will test us as a People and as a Nation
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: With this Pandemic, we are about to enter a once in a generation unique crisis that will test us as a People and as a Nation..Read more

Armed police trial a terrifying failure of public policy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The results from the armed Police trial have been made public and the numbers suggest a terrifying failure of public policy..Read more

Can John Tamihere resurrect the Māori Party?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: John Tamihere has entered the 2020 election as a candidate for the Māori Party in the Tamaki Makaurau electorate and if successful, could reshape the next Government..Read more

Māori vote will decide election 2020
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: On the latest polling, the Government is likely to be National/ACT, but that is a knife-edge majority that could easily flip to Labour come September..Read more

Another report highlighting structural racism met with the usual silence
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Māori don't need to know the justice system is racist, they live that reality and have lived that reality since the mounted constabulary was established in New Zealand..Read more

National promises to gut worker rights and tenant rights if elected

Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It's an interesting tactic, but the National Party of New Zealand clearly believe that renters and workers won't bother voting in the 2020 election because they are promising that if National become the Government they will remove renter rights and scrap any plan to raise the minimum wage.

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With NZ First sliding into political irrelevance, can the Maori Party save Jacinda?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest political poll spells real danger to the Labour-led Government. After ruling NZ First out as a possible coalition partner by National, NZF has slumped to 3%..Read more

Oranga Tamariki review: Deplorable, despicable and unacceptable !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury, The Whānau Ora report into Oranga Tamariki is out, and it is a deplorable, despicable and unacceptable read!.Read more

Marama Davidson's Tamaki Makaurau attempt a chance for the Māori Party
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: One of the problems for the Green Party is that it is essentially a middle class party focused on alienating Identity Politics over and above the actual environment..Read more

Oranga Tamariki report highlights it's the welfare of the State that matters not the babies they kidnap
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: The Children's Commissioner has released his report into Oranga Tamariki and it is as pitiful as it is offensive..Read more

14,496 waiting for Public Housing highlights how far Government has to go
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: The housing crisis that helped propel Labour into Government has not diminished for the most needy..Read more

The 5 big political issues for Maori in 2020 election
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: As we enter the 2020 election, these are the 5 issues I think that might shape the Māori political agenda..Read more

The 5 big political issues for Maori in 2019
2019 was a difficult year politically with the promise of much but the delivery of little..Read more

Why is the Politics of Kindness failing our poorest children?
The 2019 child poverty monitor report makes for grim reading....Read more

ODT Cartoon outrage misplaced
We should collectively be righteously appalled at the tone deaf ODT cartoon that made light of the terrible measles epidemic that has killed over 50 children in Samoa. It was an ugly 'joke' that shouted white privilege, but calls to boycott the ODT, sack the cartoonist and the enormous social media wave of fury seem to me to be grotesquely misplaced..Read more

If we legalise Cannabis, Maori must be given a leading role in industry to influence it
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: If we are going to legalise cannabis, then Māori must be given a leading role in the newly established legal industry..Read more

Armed Police & Cannabis prohibition - 2 examples of bias against Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The stats when it comes to Māori cannabis convictions and shootings by armed Police make for sobering reading..Read more

The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology
The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology is that it's not really an apology at all because they still believe they had every right to take the infant and are apologising for the lack of communication..Read more

National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

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Nothing highlights the denial of colonialism quite like the Parihaka apology
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: We must never allow the perfect to defeat the good, but the fact that it's taken 138 years to formally apologise for the tragedy of Parihaka speaks volumes about the cultural denial of the negative effects of colonialism..Read more

If Jacinda wants to win a second term, she needs to tell us her new 100 day vision
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: Last election, Andrew Little looked at the slumping polls 3 moths out from the 2017 ballot and said, 'I can't lead this Party to victory', and in the most unselfish, most progressive political move in NZ history, stood aside to allow Jacinda Ardern to become leader..Read more

The Maaori Party could spoil Jacinda's dreams for a second term
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Māori Party have selected the exceptionally talented Debbie Ngarewa-Packer as their candidate in the very vulnerable seat of Te Tai Hauāuru and it represents the biggest threat to Jacinda's dreams for a second term than any other political challenge..Read more

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Jacinda & Grant protect Landlords but what about Renters?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The enormous help this Government has managed to extend to property speculators and homeowners with a mortgage-free holiday is wonderful and necessary, but where is the aid for Renters?
Learning to live Kia Kaha in a time of Pandemic
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Kia kaha is a Māori phrase used by the people of New Zealand as an affirmation, meaning stay strong.
Pandemic will hit Māori hardest
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm glad the Government have rolled out a $12 billion package in response to the pandemic currently sweeping the world.
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