A “post” Waitangi Day discussion | Potaua Biasiny-Tule
After almost three decades of Treaty of Waitangi settlements, of “biculturalism” and “partnership” between Maori and the Crown, Maori remain at the bottom of all social statistics, such as income, employment and life expectancy. Why is this? And what can be done about it? Why? Because the ...Continue Reading...
Holocaust comparison to NZ Colonisation “Unacceptable”
The President of the New Zealand Jewish Council has slammed a Maori academic for trivialising the Holocaust. Keri Opai is a Taranaki Maunga academic who participated in a Radio New Zealand special panel discussion as part of Waitangi Day which commemorates the 1840 treaty which represented the ...Continue Reading...
Harawira calls end to Maori visits by politicians “premature”
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira says a call to stop politicians visiting Te Tii Marae in Waitangi is premature. Marae chair Rihari Dargaville has threatened to stop the annual tradition of politicians visiting the marae the day before Waitangi Day if protesters continue to disrupt political ...Continue Reading...
Academic claims Maori holocaust
(by MATT RILKOFF) A Taranaki Maori academic has compared colonisation of New Zealand to the extermination of six million Jews. Language lecturer Keri Opai told a Radio New Zealand panel discussion yesterday that Maori were suffering from post traumatic stress disorder following the ...Continue Reading...
Waitangi Day – the preparations begin
(TVNZ) The Mana Party is already stamping its mark on Waitangi as people gather for this weekend’s commemorations. Dignitaries began arriving this afternoon, including Hone Harawira and his Mana Party supporters. Tents are covering the Waitangi campsite, and a contingent of 300 Mana ...Continue Reading...
Waitangi Day time to ask: where is New Zealand headed?
“This Waitangi Day is an important time to start thinking about where New Zealand is headed as a nation – not just where we’ve been” said Republican Movement chair Lewis Holden. The Queen’s Ascension Day coincides with Waitangi Day, something which Jock Philips of ...Continue Reading...
Maori Flag to fly in Wellington while RDC snubs Iwi
Waitangi Day will see Maori flag at Town Hall The Tino Rangatiratanga flag will fly in Wellington on Waitangi Day for the first time. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown announced yesterday that the Tino Rangatiratanga flag will fly from Wellington Town Hall on Monday. Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has ...Continue Reading...
Reflections on the state of the Pakeha nation 2012 | Katherine Peet
Joan Cook Memorial Waitangi Day Essay 2012 This essay remembers the Rev. Joan Cook, an Australian who loved Aotearoa enough to help educate us about the truth of our history, race relations, and the Treaty of Waitangi, for several decades. She died in 2009, shortly after her 80th birthday. ...Continue Reading...
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