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Waitangi Breakfast is great Jacinda, what's for lunch and dinner?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: No one could expect Jacinda Ardern to be able to fix 9 years of grotesque public service underfunding in just a year..Read more

Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The country has been shocked and surprised at the grace of the Waitangi Marae by inviting Dr Don Brash to speak at the Waitangi Forum Tent on Tuesday..Read more

Is it time for Auckland's first Māori Mayor?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: With John Tamihere throwing his hat in the ring for the Mayoralty, Auckland could get it's first Māori Mayor..Read more

This is America !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Images over the last 24 hours of a native American veteran singing for his fallen comrades met with sneering MAGA hat wearing white youth is a jagged, damaged vision of America right now..Read more

Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting that only "fit and proper persons" should be allowed to grow legal cannabis. That means anyone with a criminal conviction won't be allowed to benefit from a legal cannabis market..Read more

The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: A new right wing movement in New Zealand is set to attempt to emulate the high vis vest movement in France with protests planned on February 2nd..Read more

State Spying on Māori, environmentalists and activists requires immediate response
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The astonishing announcement by State Service Commissioner Peter Hughes that many Government Departments have been illegally spying on New Zealander's via corporate spying company Thompson & Clark is a dark obscenity to the democracy we believe in..Read more

Climate Change is here now - what will we do?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: News last week that the latest studies show Antartica is in danger of melting should shake us from any complacency that climate change is some distant event at the end of the century..Read more

'How Santa Parades became a flash point for racism'
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always felt, as a Pakeha, that just below the surface of the civility of New Zealand culture, there bubbles something pretty bitter in the soul of many white Kiwis..Read more

Sonny Bill Williams is a sporting hero we need
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always had an enormous amount of respect and aroha for SBW..Read more

Māori voices need to lead the Climate Change debate
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:As the UN Climate Vulnerable Forum ended last week, they put out a press release detailing the impact climate change will have on the poorest members of the most vulnerable countries.Read more

Blackface leads to shame face in Hawera
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I looked at the photo, thought I must be seeing things, rubbed my eyes, looked again and just shook my head in disbelief. The photo of New Zealanders wearing blackface at the Hawera Community Parade outraged many righteously..Read more

Why I can't applaud Corrections reducing the prison population but support the passion of Kelvin Davis
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Hui did a remarkable job over the weekend of highlighting the extraordinary drop in the prison muster by 1000 since Kelvin Davis became the Minister..Read more

The attacks by National on Immigration Minister, Iain Lees-Galloway are ridiculous !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Minister based his decision on Karel Sroubek using the best information from the Ministry..Read more

Isn't it time for Pākehā to start listening and learning from Māori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury :There is a fascinating debate happening right now around Māori health. The WAI 2575 Health Service and Outcomes Waitangi Tribunal hearing at Tūrangawawae marae is critically analysing the institutionalised racism embedded within Pākehā health providers and the outcome stats make for dire reading..Read more

National Party meltdown
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Folks, I've been following politics for almost a quarter of a century, and I've never seen anything like the recent events that have engulfed the National Party..Read more

The Politics of Kindness
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There's been a bit of debate online right now about what it means to have 'New Zealand values'. NZ First have brought the issue up by wanting a 'Values Test' for migrants and John Tamihere has written some thoughts in his latest NZ Herald column.Read more

Māori Politics 2017 - wins and losses
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: 2017 was an explosive year for Māori politics and the election reshaped the political landscape in a dramatic fashion wiping out Māori Party and MANA Party aspirations while leaving the Labour Party with an enormous obligation to Māori voters..Read more

How should we respond to Don Brash's criticism of Te Reo on Radio NZ?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Don Brash has reared his angry voice last week to attack the use of Te Reo on Radio New Zealand..Read more

Can the activist left work constructively with the new Government
MARTYN ' BOMBER' BRADBURY: It's not only the new Labour led Government who are finding the transition from opposition into power a difficult one to traverse, many activist groups seem to be struggling with how to engage constructively beyond mere opposition..Read more

Keystone pipeline spills 5000 barrels of oil & company caught hiring mercenaries
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: 4 days ago the Keystone pipeline leaked 795 000 litres of oil causing a shut down and testing for groundwater contamination. Indigenous peoples, farmers and environmentalists all warned the Keystone Pipeline had the risk of leaks, the company downplayed any such concerns..Read more

Based on media reporting of League violence, we don't like Pacific Islanders much do we?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Since when did we dislike Pacific Islanders so much? I don't know about you, but this weird myopic media focus on Pacific Island 'violence' after the League games currently playing up and down the country seems bewilderingly racist and vicious doesn't it?.Read more

Combating the racist Prison Industrial Complex: Short term, medium term & long term
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: One of the many challenges for the new Government is how to combat the racist Prison system in New Zealand..Read more

Māori Home Ownership in Tāmaki Makaurau: Is Auckland's future an economically gated Pākeha community?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Could the largest Pacific Island and Maori city in New Zealand be unintentionally white washed by Labour's new affordable housing KiwiBuild project?.Read more

The sad joke of Labour Day
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Labour Day became a national holiday in New Zealand in 1899. It was to commemorate and celebrate the rise of worker powers and how the earliest Pakeha settlers coming to New Zealand fought to create a fair balance of power between the boss and the worker..Read more

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Waitangi Breakfast is great Jacinda, what's for lunch and dinner?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: No one could expect Jacinda Ardern to be able to fix 9 years of grotesque public service underfunding in just a year.
Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The country has been shocked and surprised at the grace of the Waitangi Marae by inviting Dr Don Brash to speak at the Waitangi Forum Tent on Tuesday.
Is it time for Auckland's first Māori Mayor?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: With John Tamihere throwing his hat in the ring for the Mayoralty, Auckland could get it's first Māori Mayor.
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