Police heavily criticised for 2007 Tuhoe Raids: Police actions “contrary to law” – report
(Radio NZ) A landmark report has heavily criticised the police for illegally searching and detaining people, and for setting up unlawful roadblocks, during the Urewera raids in October 2007. The Independent Police Conduct Authority on Wednesday released the findings of its investigation of the ...Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? by Ruth DeSouza
I have two enduring memories of arriving in New Zealand with my family in June 1975. On the drive to our new home from Mangere, I was stuck by two sights, the first were the abundant citrus trees, promising sweetness and growth in this new life and the second, the Blockhouse Bay Foodtown ...Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? by Danny Butt
“Feeling, to me, for most people, has to do with emotion. This other feeling that I’m talking about does not have to do with emotion. It’s… instinctive. You know, like a pig knows when it’s going to storm or a dog knows when there’s going to be an earthquake; it’s instinctive, and then we reach ...Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? ‘Widening the Gulf in the land of milk and honey!’ by Whaitiri Mikaere
‘The source of our rights is that, like the Kauri, we are grounded here. We were nurtured here, we are the people of the land … and we know that the Treaty protected our place, covenanted our rights’ … Te Ataria 1886 … As Te Ataria, one of our earlier Rangatira illustrated in 1886, our […]Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? ‘Be who we are’ by Seann Paurini
Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a revolution in priorities and vision and a transfer of power from rich to poor. In other words: proportionality; a fairer spread of the wealth and resources. Dr. King’s foundational message is as relevant now as it was then. He was ...Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? Chanz Mikaere
Gone is my faith, it has been beset By the Maori Party who quickly forgets The Principles of it’s infamous constitution My sights now set on political retribution Cloistered protocols of a bygone age Attempt to suppress Tangatawhenua rage The price was rape and theft of land This whenua is ...Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? Boyd Broughton
I have been asked to share some humble musings, prior to this election, to hopefully shed some light on the whakaaro of Generation X, regarding one of the most interesting elections in my lifetime. Given the incredibly powerful and unique backdrop of political history in Aotearoa, with the ...Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? by Marama Davidson
Tena koe my childhood self. This is from me, your grown self. It’s 2011 and I look around me for your dreams. Did the dreaming survive and flourish? Take me back to your time, childhood self when your young innocence was the start of shaping my future. What did that early time in your life ...Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? Hmmm … by Anna Sutton
I grew up in the 1970s. I’m one of those people who automatically tap my feet to disco music. I can’t help it. We were the era of big families. If you were an only child, we felt sorry for you. Kids of my generation roamed the neighbourhood being in and out of each other’s […]Continue Reading...
Are We There Yet? “Hmmm, maybe” by Potaua
We are told that death marks the end of the physical journey and begins the transcendence along our spiritual path. It is looked upon as the ultimate destination, a metaphysical spot where we are able to look back over a life lived, an impact made, stories told. It is here that I start my ...Continue Reading...
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