A Reply to Paul Holmes (Unedited version of “Anger at Paul Holmes Comments” column in SST 19/2/12) | Rawiri Taonui
NOTE: This is the unedited version of Dr Rawiri Taonui’s reply to the Paul Holmes’ racist rant. You won’t find this anywhere else: ============ It is a sad day when a great writer repeats the prejudices of the past. The latest offering from Paul Holmes regarding Waitangi Day ...Continue Reading...
The hidden agenda behind asset sales will hurt Maori | Rawiri Taonui
Foreign investment is not inherently bad, but it cannot be used as an excuse for the Government to evade its Treaty of Waitangi obligations. Reciprocal investment is a fact of modern economics. We invest in other countries, they invest in us – China wishes to buy the Crafar farms, ...Continue Reading...
Letting Maori share is best for NZ | Rawiri Taonui
Government approval of the $210 million Crafar farms deal with the Shanghai Pengxin Group means the rival $171.5 million Michael Fay-led bid, including three Maori trusts, will go to judicial review today. Prime Minister John Key said this week that the Government’s hands were tied ...Continue Reading...
Harawira’s Mana a wildcard for Labour and Maori Parties
The Maori and Labour parties are losing votes to the Mana Movement. The latest Marae Investigates Digipoll shows the Maori Party has lost 20 percent of its party votes since January and 15 percent of electorate votes across the seven Maori seats since the 2008 election. The Maori Party does not ...Continue Reading...
Call for immigration vetting – Dr Rawiri Taonui
Many Maori are rightly concerned about immigration. Multiculturalism can dilute indigenous rights. Maori are only the fourth largest group after Europeans, Asians and Pasifika in Auckland, the largest ‘Maori city’ in New Zealand. Some Maori support non-white immigration because they ...Continue Reading...
Hone stares down panicking opposition | Dr Rawiri Taonui
Te Tai Tokerau Byelection Result Recently anointed prophet, Hone Harawira, faced down an unprecedented level of opposition to win Te Tai Tokerau, including Labour and the Maori Party; doyenne MP Dover Samuels, Prime Minister John Key and Winston Peters endorsing Kelvin Davis; Sensible ...Continue Reading...
Byelection Battle for the North – The Maori Party
The Maori Party faces an uphill battle. Multiple defections from the northern electorate organization has handed a significant human infrastructure to Mana Party leader Hone Harawira. The Maori Party expected “hundreds” to attend a first byelection hui at Te Tii marae last month – just 50 ...Continue Reading...
Byelection Battle for the North – Labour Party
Labour Candidate Kelvin Davis, a former principal, is unlikely to win outright on June 25. Labour came second in 2008, gaining 6,000 votes to Hone Harawira’s 12,000. By-election history suggests there will be fewer overall votes’ recent newspaper polls indicate that won’t change. Maori are no ...Continue Reading...
Byelection Battle for the North – Hone Harawira
Hone Harawira was wise to seek battle in the June 25 Te Tai Tokerau byelection rather than the November general election. Mana is the newest and least resourced of the three parties contesting the seat. Standing now cuts the time his larger adversaries have to mobilise. Mr Harawira has several ...Continue Reading...
Mana’s main challenge is unity – Dr Rawiri Taonui
The arrival of Te Roopu Mana confirms that Maori political views are as diverse as those of Pakeha. Alongside the rise of Maori in National and Labour, and Metiria Turei’s leadership of the Greens, it is naive to think the Maori Party can accommodate all Maori views. Mana adds choice along a ...Continue Reading...
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