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Opinion: Oranga Tamariki must be run by Maori - NOW!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Children's Commissioner have just released the second part of their report, into Oranga Tamariki, Te Kuku O Te Manawa, and it is damning in its denunciation of the internal processes and decision making that leads to babies taken from mothers at or just after birth..Read more

Opinion: The Maori Party are right - our elections are racist!
There is a glaring problem inside our electoral system, it's a structural bias that penalises Māori in a way that Pakeha are not..Read more

Opinion: Danger of Labour & Greens robbing Maori by changing MMP rules
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are real political dangers in the drive-by Labour and the Greens to remove the tail coating rule within MMP..Read more

Opinion: A new Maori political strategy?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: With the Māori Party picking up a second MP after the count of the specials, a possible new political alliance opens up for Labour and Māoridom..Read more

Opinion: Nanaia's first Foreign Affairs challenge
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Nanaia faces her first challenge as Foreign Minister with the Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank..Read more

Opinion: The most powerful Maori Caucus in NZ history
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The incredible line reality that Māori make up a quarter of the new Cabinet makes the Māori Caucus the most powerful in NZ political history..Read more

NZ says it's happy with racist drug laws? Say it ain't so!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The preliminary cannabis referendum results have just come in and with over 480 000 specials still to be counted, 46% have said yes to cannabis reform while 53% said they were happy with racist drug laws..Read more

Why diverting Oranga Tamariki funding to a Maori Authority isn't good enough!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: If the only solution that we arrive at with the mutation that is Oranga Tamariki is to divert funding to a Māori Authority to run, then we have failed miserably in this crucial debate..Read more

Why the factions inside Labour matter more than ever in a Majority Government
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: One of the most interesting changes with a majority Government is the re-emergence of the importance of the factions inside a Party..Read more

Brown Wave joins a Labour Red Wave to reshape NZ political landscape
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I started 2020 arguing that Māori would be a decisive voting block in this election, but not even I could have hoped for the kind of result we ended with..Read more

Maori electorates will decide the transformative power of Jacinda's second term
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Unbelievable turn out in the Māori electorates right now with double the advance voting this time last election..Read more

Why Maori are the greatest strategic voters in NZ?

Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The promise of MMP was that it would create Governments that ruled with agreement rather than the tyranny of the majority.

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Of course Prison reform has stalled
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Prison reformers this week voiced their fears that prison reforms have stalled under Labour and that while the prison muster has fallen, we are still seeing half of those released reconvicted of a crime within 12months of release..Read more

The Maori Political debates have been the best so far
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible election coverage offered up so far by our Māori media..Read more

So what does a Maori Parliament look like?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Māori Party have launched an interesting idea of a Māori Parliament. When the universal provision of services fails Māori so much, providing them with the agency promised by the Treaty is an idea whose time is coming..Read more

The cannabis & euthanasia referendum will impact Māori most
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It seems to me that both the referendum issues will impact Māori more than anyone else and that impact needs urgent exploration before the election..Read more

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

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Opinion: Oranga Tamariki must be run by Maori - NOW!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Children's Commissioner have just released the second part of their report, into Oranga Tamariki, Te Kuku O Te Manawa, and it is damning in its denunciation of the internal processes and decision making that leads to babies taken from mothers at or just after birth.
Opinion: The Maori Party are right - our elections are racist!
There is a glaring problem inside our electoral system, it's a structural bias that penalises Māori in a way that Pakeha are not.
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