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OPINION: Ministry of Social Development debt fiasco an example of beneficiary powerlessness
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An example from social media of the total power the Ministry of Social Development has over the lives of beneficiaries emerged last week and reminded everyone of the punitive welfare culture we still have in NZ..Read more

OPINION: After Waikeria Prison Riot - What Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis must be doing now
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: After the lack of leadership displayed during the Waikeria Prison Riot, Minister Davis must be urgently reviewing the current state of the NZ prison muster..Read more

OPINION: The Political Challenges for 2021 mount quickly
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: 2021 has barely begun and NZ Politics is already reeling on a multitude of fronts which will continue to shape what is already looking like a year that may manage to eclipse the trauma of 2020..Read more

OPINION: Bewildering political blunder by Kelvin Davis & Labour over Prison riot
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Kelvin Davis has been the quiet achiever on prisons..Read more

Opinion: Change of Police chase policy long overdue
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: New Police Minister Poto Williams is doing exactly what I predicted her appointment would do, focus less on the get tough on crime rhetoric and focus more on failing social policy, so the announcement this week that Police have reviewed the wording of their deeply flawed police chase guidelines should surprise no one..Read more

Opinion: Justice finally for Ihumatao
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: 1300s - Māori settle Ihumātao..Read more

Opinion: Warrantless searches out of control
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest investigation by Stuff shows an alarming 90% spike in warrantless searches, and surprise surprise, Māori are four times more likely to be targeted by Police for these extreme search and surveillance powers than Pākehā..Read more

Opinion: Mosque terror attack report highlights grotesque blindspot
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The report into the Christchurch Terror attack was released this week and I don't believe I've ever read a more craven attempt to abdicate responsibility by the State in my entire life..Read more

Opinion: Maori Party, Labour & Greens ran the most positive & honest social media election campaigns
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Interesting academic data from Victoria University on how the different political parties used social media this election..Read more

Opinion: NZ - where we can talk about ties in Parliament but not have the Maori Party talk in Parliament?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It's interesting that we can waste time on debating if neckties should be banned in Parliament but no one bats an eye when the Māori Party were banned from talking in Parliament..Read more

Opinion: New Oranga Tamariki Footage and censorship a shock - Jacinda must step in now
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Explosive new Oranga Tamariki footage was released on Newsroom late last week and before the weekend, Oranga Tamariki had a Judge censor the footage and have had the story removed on the grounds that it identified the 4 Māori children at the centre of the latest uplift controversy..Read more

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

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OPINION: Ministry of Social Development debt fiasco an example of beneficiary powerlessness
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An example from social media of the total power the Ministry of Social Development has over the lives of beneficiaries emerged last week and reminded everyone of the punitive welfare culture we still have in NZ.
OPINION: After Waikeria Prison Riot - What Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis must be doing now
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: After the lack of leadership displayed during the Waikeria Prison Riot, Minister Davis must be urgently reviewing the current state of the NZ prison muster.
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.
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