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The Teacher’s Code

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, code of conduct, Education, education council, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, teachers, The Issues  /  Comments Off on The Teacher’s Code

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Teacher’s Code The Government changed the law in 2015 so that the Code of Ethics for teachers was changed into a Code of Conduct. This may seem a minor issue to those outside the profession. But for some teachers it has felt like another […]

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CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

Published By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, children, CYF, domestic violence, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Legislation, Maori, Opposition News, Oranga Tamariki, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues  /  Comments Off on CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Government needs to go back to the drawing board on the Child Youth and Family (Oranga Tamariki) Bill. Māori have been leading the charge on raising questions on what […]

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Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

Published By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Green Party, honour the treaty, Justice & Democracy, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections A month ago, the Corrections Minister said without equivocation, to no less than the Kingiitanga, that “Reducing reoffending by Māori offenders is a high priority for Corrections.” A nice line, sure, but an empty one, totally divorced from reality, if […]

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Waitangi Day 2017 – what really happened at Te Tii

Published By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Waitangi Day 2017 – what really happened at Te Tii

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Waitangi Day 2017 – what really happened at Te Tii Every year I’m jarred by criticism of Waitangi Day protests and the suggestion that we should all just get along and celebrate our beautiful nation. I’m jarred for several reasons. Firstly, we are not one […]

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Waitangi 2017 – in the strong light

Published By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Catherine Delahunty, Green Party, hikoi, James Shaw, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, te tii, Te Tiriti, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Waitangi 2017 – in the strong light

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Waitangi 2017 – in the strong light This year the North was bathed in heat and light, the hills dry and creeks low. On the 5th of February I arrived with the Green Party ope at Waitangi and we went on to Te Tii with […]

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Waitangi Day – A Fresh Look

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Maori, maori affairs, Opposition News, Politics, tangata whenua, Te Tiriti, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi Day  /  Comments Off on Waitangi Day – A Fresh Look

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Waitangi Day – A Fresh Look The annual Waitangi Day commemoration is now just a day away, it’s a chance to check how much we know about our country’s founding agreement. The Government certainly needs to check their assumptions about Te Tiriti o Waitangi since […]

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Right of First Refusal injustice exposed

Published By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Green Party, honour the treaty, iwi claims, Māori land, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Right of First Refusal injustice exposed

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Right of First Refusal injustice exposed I used to think that Treaty settlements were unfair because they forced hapū and iwi to sign away the ability to make future claims. I also used to think they were unfair because they marginalised anyone who the Crown […]

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Looking back and moving on

Published By   /  December 20, 2016  /  24/7 News, Freshwater, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Looking back and moving on

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Looking back and moving on Last week, I announced that I will not stand again at the next election. Don’t worry though, I’ll be in Parliament working hard until that date, which will be the end of my third term here. I’m leaving not because […]

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He Poroporoaki ki a Te Awanuiārangi Black

Published By   /  December 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, Green Party, kapa haka, Opposition News, Politics, respect, Te Reo, te reo maori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on He Poroporoaki ki a Te Awanuiārangi Black

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: He Poroporoaki ki a Te Awanuiārangi Black Kua hinga he whatukura o Tauranga Moana. Kua hinga rangatira o te iwi Māori. Ka tangi tonu ana te ngākau nā tāna wehe kei tua o te ārai. E rere haere ana ngā mihi aroha o mātou o […]

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Strengthening our relationship with the Rātana movement

Published By   /  October 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Green Party, maori caucus, Opposition News, Politics, Ratana, ratana pa, Te Tiriti, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Strengthening our relationship with the Rātana movement

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Strengthening our relationship with the Rātana movement It was a privilege to visit Rātana Pā last week with fellow Greens’ Co-leader James Shaw, our Māori Caucus and senior staff to meet with the leaders of te iwi mōrehu, to strengthen the ties between the Green […]

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Don Brash and the Bridge to Nowhere

Published By   /  October 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Don Brash, Green Party, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, racism, tangata whenua, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Don Brash and the Bridge to Nowhere

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Don Brash and the Bridge to Nowhere One of the problems with the recycled racism campaign launched last week by Don Brash is that the pressure goes on for a Māori response. Actually what Don Brash needs is a Pākehā response – it’s our reputation […]

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Campaign to protect Māori land from Public Works Act not over

Published By   /  September 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, land, Opposition News, Politics, Public Works Act, tangata whenua, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi, treaty of waitnagi, whenua maori  /  Comments Off on Campaign to protect Māori land from Public Works Act not over

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Campaign to protect Māori land from Public Works Act not over On Wednesday night my Members’ Bill to stop the Public Works Act taking any more Māori land was voted down by the National Government. This is not the end of the campaign to raise […]

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