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Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Up to 200,000 vaccines needed by Maori and Pacific Providers
Last week, the Labour government unveiled a revised Vaccine Roll-out Plan and the Māori Vaccine Strategy..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Up to 85.7 percent chance of further OutBreaks
As we embark on the largest mass vaccination in our history, there is a 34.4% chance each week and an 85.7% chance each month of a community outbreak unless we reduce the number of arrivals into New Zealand.Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | The Bungled Covid Communications to the Papatoetoe Community
A War of Words. A war of words broke out last week between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Case L (from Family 3) in the Papatoetoe cluster..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Explaining the Numbers and Risks in the Papatoetoe Cluster
The numbers coming out of the Papatoetoe cluster are confusing..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Update | All Maori need to know about the Papatoetoe Cluster
The cluster associated with LSG Sky Chefs and Papatoetoe High School was detected on Sunday 14 February. The government responded immediately placing Auckland on Alert Level 3 and, because two cases had travelled through the Taranaki and Waikato, ordered the rest of New Zealand tot Alert Level 2..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Maori wards dismantling racism
Labour’s longest-serving Māori MP was never the best Minister of Māori Development. In the most elegant of demotions after the last election, she was elevated to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Local Government..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | The Mystery of the Locations of Interest Group and White Waitangi Day
As predicted in the Waatea News column 29 January, yesterday saw a 4th case of the South African B1351 strain..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Happy White Waitangi Day
Precautionary Approach.Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid | Māori communities all we need to know about the Northland and Auckland cases
The Northland woman who has tested positive for the B1351 South African variant arrived in New Zealand from London on 30 December..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid-19 | The link between the Northland Case, new variants, and New Zealand border controls
The Northland Case. The Northland woman who tested positive for the B1351 South African variant arrived from London on 30 December..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui: The Covid-19 risk for New Zealand and Maori in 2021
Dr Rawiri Taonui: The first six months of the New Year will decide the success of New Zealand’s defence against the Covid-19 Pandemic. New Zealand has the lowest case numbers, cases per capita millions, total deaths, and deaths per capita millions of all European OECD countries..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Ihumātao Understanding the Agreement
Dr Rawiri Taonui | Opinion: When Te Ahiwaru-Ngāti Māhuta made their stand behind flimsy palisades of pallets and nylon at Ihumātao few predicted they would win against conglomerate Fletcher Building..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui: Settling Ihumatao - Forgotten Te Ahiwaru-Ngati Mahuta
Opinion: In January this year, Duncan Garner said that he had it on “good authority” that a deal would be done on Ihumātao by Waitangi Day..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | The Largest Pandemic in History and the Race for a Vaccine between the Rich and the Poor
By the end of this year, Covid-19 will be the largest pandemic in human history. Today the world total passed 60 million cases with 1.4 million deaths. On the current 7-day trend there will be 82 million cases and 1.8 million deaths before the end of the year..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | Labour and the Māori Caucus
Following the signoff of the Labour-Greens cooperation agreement, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce her new cabinet line-up tomorrow..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | Missed Opportunity in Meaningful Labour and Greens Agreement
An overwhelming majority of 85% of Green Party members have agreed to align with Labour..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | Labour, the Greens and Kaupapa Maori
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Labour has stormed into government with a 29-seat triumph over National in the third-largest margin by any political party since the Liberals defeated all others with a 36-seat majority in 1905..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | The Old and the New, the Best and the Worst of the Māori campaigns
Election 2020 has seen the strongest Kaupapa Māori campaigns since Tariana Turia resigned from the Labour Party, formed the Māori Party and won the 2004 Te Tai Hauāuru by-election..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | The Battle for the Māori Electorates 14 October
Kia ora tātou. With the last Māori Television - Curia Research poll in and campaigns racing toward their zenith, the Māori Party may be on course to win one of the Māori electorates..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | Fewer Māori MPs and more Racism in Parliament 9 October
The introduction of MMP (Mixed Member Proportional) has seen ‘More Māori in Parliament’ from seven Māori MPs in the last pre-MMP election in 1993 to a record high of 29 Māori MPs comprising 24.1% of our current 121-member Parliament spread across five parties, Labour (13), National (8), New Zealand First (6), the Greens (1) and Advance New Zealand (1)..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | The Preferred Prime Minister 3 October
Dr Rawiri Taonui: This column tracks the performance of Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern and National Party Leader Judith Collins as preferred Prime Minister in the first two leaders debates and the last five 1News-Colmar Brunton (3) and Newshub-Reid (2) polls back to July..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | Labour & Greens vs National & Act 1 October
Dr Rawiri Taonui: This column tracks the electoral trend in the last five 1News-Colmar Brunton (3) and Newshub-Reid (2) polls dating back to July..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Covid-Māori | One Million Deaths 500 Million Cases Worldwide 30 September 2020
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Yesterday morning the official total of reported deaths passed 1 million and total reported cases passed 33 million..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Covid Māori | Model shows 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..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election | Colmar Brunton - The Main Contenders 25 September 2020
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Colmar-Brunton released the full report for their September TVNZ poll last night. The outcome of Election 2020 might be more precariously balanced than pundits appreciate..Read more

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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.
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.
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.
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