Shame on the Maori Party | Morgan Godfery
Question: why would the Maori Party say that they “don’t see the point” in attending the Kingitanga’s national hui? Answer: incompetence. It’s a familiar pattern. The Maori Party repeat the government position, they come under attack for doing so, 24 to 48 hours later they switch sides, ...Continue Reading...
Hone Harawira and marriage equality (updated) – Maui Street Blog
From the Maui Street Blog’s Morgan Godfrey Hone Harawira is known for a lot of things, but not many people realise he is a social and moral conservative. He is against, for example, drug liberalisation and gay marriage and in an interview with Bryce Edwards Hone claimed to be against a ...Continue Reading...
‘Wedge’ politics and Maori . . . | Morgan Godfrey
(Gisborne Herald) WITH press releases like this one, Shane Jones is driving a wedge between Labour and iwi (read the Maori Party): Iwi leaders should spend less time dreaming of ways to profit from sales of state-owned assets, and more time on salvaging the children of their tribes, says ...Continue Reading...
More on Holmes and the Herald | Mauistreet Blog – Morgan Godfery
We all know this Paul Holmes rubbish annoys me, but to be honest, I don’t care so much about what he said, it’s the fact that the Herald published it and that 99% of Pakeha don’t care when Maori are on the receiving end of abuse. In publishing Holmes racist rant, the Herald failed to [...]Continue Reading...
Holmes: morally repugnant and deeply racist | Morgan Godfery
I don’t read Paul Holmes – the man has no credibility, little sense and somehow, god knows how, his arrogance jumps off the page and strangles anyone in sight. With that in mind, I wasn’t going to give this piece the time of day, but someone needs to call Holmes on his racism. In the [...]Continue Reading...
Flavell on Suicide | Morgan Godfery
Monstrous comments from Te Ururoa Flavell. From the NZ Herald: A Maori Party MP has suggested that children who take their own lives should be condemned rather than have their life celebrated – a call slammed as “absolutely disgusting” by a mother whose child took his life. In ...Continue Reading...
Katene & Tirikatene, the 3 Rs & Iwi | Morgan Godfery
A few issues have caught my eye over the past week: Rahui Katene has opened the battle in Te Tai Tonga attacking Labour over their choice of candidate, Tirikatene. Apparently, Rino Tirikatene comes from the same Hapu and this is, according to Rahui Katene, unfair. I fail to see things from her ...Continue Reading...
Hannah Tamaki’s run continues | Morgan Godfrey
Unsurprisingly, Hannah Tamaki is back in the running for the presidency of the Maori Women’s Welfare League. Tamaki took her case to the High Court after members of the League removed her name from the ballot papers amid fears that Tamaki, and by extension the Destiny Church, were attempting a ...Continue Reading...
Maori Women’s Welfare League Strike Back
It looks as if the Maori Women’s Welfare League (MWWL) may be inviting a legal battle. From the NZ Herald: Destiny Church’s Hannah Tamaki has effectively been disqualified from the presidency race for the Maori Women’s Welfare League after her name was left off voting material. Mrs ...Continue Reading...
WAI 262 report | Morgan Godfery | Maui Street Blog
Yesterday was a significant day for Maori across the motu (New Zealand). Firstly, Saturday marked the signing of a “relationship agreement” between Tuhoe and the Crown. Treaty Settlement negotiations between the two parties fell apart last year when John Key ruled out the return of Te Urewera ...Continue Reading...
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