Ka pu te ruha! | Te Prophet
With no clear messages of unity emerging from the Maori Party this absence of reasoning only contributes to its likely demise. So begins a new journey and a new hikoi which begs the question. Will there be a new ‘Maori’ party built by the same sentiment and people who helped in the ...Continue Reading...
A soldier’s tale | Te Prophet
The announcement of Jerry Mateparae as the new governor general is a surprise call from this current government. His previous roles included the Head of the Defense Force and more recently the director of the government security agency. However if I was a pessimistic man living in an economy ...Continue Reading...
Hone and the Earthquake
Hone’s departure from the Maori Party was an unexpected early release. It was not unanticipated but his announcement seemed intentionally coincided with the public and media interest in the tragic events of Christchurch. His announcement could have been postponed, it wasn’t by his people so why ...Continue Reading...
Child abuse is such a delicate topic I seldom want to comment upon. The evil that resonates from peoples actions cannot be justified and I avoid to entertain any notion which dampens the rights of all children to flourish in their community. Try as I may this morning though I searched without ...Continue Reading...
A New Year and a New Kingmaker? | Te Prophet
He mihi mo te tau hou. Very briefly its election year and what promises will be made to entice our vote? I’m interested in the competition between the Maori party and the seats they hold. I listened to a Te karere interview late December with Henare Kingi making a interesting observation ...Continue Reading...
Opinion: Who are these Maori boys | Te Prophet
(by Te Prophet) If you havent watched the video ‘Maori Boy’ by JGeek and the Geeks maybe you should. I won’t discuss the quality, its axiomatic or obvious. What it does indicate is a shift in musical and cultural paradigms and confidence amongst the younger generation of ...Continue Reading...
Opinion: Who’s in the King’s court? | Te Prophet
The declaration by Kingi Tuheitia to dismiss the Chair of Te Kauhanganui provides little confidence for Tainui whanui and the rest of the motu. An obvious question unanswered at this stage, what would his mother Piki have done in a similar situation? Even when Sir Bob was alive, certain ...Continue Reading...
Opinion: Hekia Parata, she lost the fight but not the battle | Te Prophet
(by Te Prophet) Hekia Parata may have lost her electorate vote but do not count her out of the ministerial post race. Faafoi was a probable bet for retaining the vacant seat but Homer Simpson could have been a candidate and he too would have won by a small majority. That is a reality of [...]Continue Reading...
Opinion: Where is Ma Te Reo going? | Te Prophet
(By Te Prophet) Ma Te Reo funding administered by Te Taura Whiri concludes soon. This is an unfortunate circumstance for many whanau and communities who have benefited from this funding support over the last few years. It seems that Te Puni Kokiri and Te Taura Whiri have not prepared sufficient ...Continue Reading...
The Contenders – ding ding… | Te Prophet
Tainui are seeking a new rangatira to manage its administration facility in tandem with its runanganui and commercial enterprises. In the running were Clint Rickard and Parekawhia Maclean. Both are able people if we are to assess their management competency. However in the land of the long ...Continue Reading...
- Remembering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of O-Rakau (+links)
- Parihaka leg-irons withdrawn after public outcry
- Kainga Tupu Maori Art Exhibition Opening, Melbourne, Friday 4th April, 7pm
- Treasure Rotorua campaign aims for Koutu to be ‘as safe as houses’
- Romiromi Health Clinic this March at Kuirau Marae, Rotorua
- BIG BREAK: our search for the writer of New Zealand’s next great movie