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Crown breached Crimes Act over ‘depoliticising’ Treaty of Waitangi

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Language, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sovereignty, The Daily Blog, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi Day  /  Comments Off on Crown breached Crimes Act over ‘depoliticising’ Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi of 1840 … a “historical deception” that the British Crown gained sovereignty over New Zealand. Image: Steve Edwards OPINION: By Steve Edwards The New Zealand government’s ongoing failure to acknowledge that the British Crown did not gain sovereignty over New Zealand in 1840 is a breach of the Crimes Act. In October […]

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The Daily Blog: Jacinda’s Waitangi Day 2018 aroha creating a Māori legacy relationship

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, Labour Party, Maori, Maori culture, Maori Party, Maori politics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Treaty, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi Day  /  Comments Off on The Daily Blog: Jacinda’s Waitangi Day 2018 aroha creating a Māori legacy relationship

Cartoon: © Malcolm Evans/The Daily Blog OPINION: By Martyn Bradbury, editor of The Daily Blog Waitangi Day 2018 smells different doesn’t it? It tastes different too. No bitter “Māori privilege” nonsense from Don Brash and his shallow racism. No spiteful “Let’s have a NZ day so we don’t have to feel guilty about the Treaty” […]

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Parihaka: an apology

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, apology, Green Party, non violence, Opposition News, parihaka, peace, Politics, Society & Culture, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Parihaka: an apology

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Parihaka: an apology An apology only works for healing if it is sincere and if it is accepted. We teach our children to apologise and to be genuine if they want to be forgiven. On Friday, June 9 at Parihaka, the Crown apologised to the […]

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Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

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

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

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

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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He Poroporoaki ki a Te Awanuiārangi Black

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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Tairāwhiti says No Stat Oil!

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, deep sea oil drilling, east coast, Gisborne, Green Party, Maori Party, oil drilling, Opposition News, Politics, stop deep sea oil, The Issues, Treaty of Waitangi, wahine  /  Comments Off on Tairāwhiti says No Stat Oil!

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tairāwhiti says No Stat Oil! Tairāwhiti says yes to a clean environment for our mokopuna today and for generations to come. Tairāwhiti are have a responsibility to uphold their mana motuhake over their land and their peoples and are calling on the Government to honour […]

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Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain?

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Bay of Plenty, bop, Catherine Delahunty, Conservation, Freshwater, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, river, swimmable rivers, tarawera, The Issues, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tarawera – Swimmable or the Black Drain? Last week Gareth and I went rafting down a rapid past local rangatahi swimming in the pristine fresh water of the upper Tarawera River. It was so much fun. But below the Ogi and Norske Skogg pulp and […]

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Strengthening our relationship with the Rātana movement

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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Report back from Hands Off Our Tamariki hui

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Child Youth and Family, CYF, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, Treaty of Waitangi, vulnerable children  /  Comments Off on Report back from Hands Off Our Tamariki hui

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Report back from Hands Off Our Tamariki hui This week I attended a hui in Otaki organised by Hands Off Our Tamariki about the proposed reforms to the Child Young Persons and their Families Act. Moana Jackson and Paora Moyle spoke.  They expressed deep, profound concern […]

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Don Brash and the Bridge to Nowhere

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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How to have more diverse councils

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Local Government, Local Government Reform, Opposition News, Politics, Single Transferable Vote, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on How to have more diverse councils

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: How to have more diverse councils Councils around the country should be representative of the communities that they work for. In order for this to happen, the voting systems that elects councillors and community board members needs to be improved. Introducing Single Transferable Voting (STV) […]

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Campaign to protect Māori land from Public Works Act not over

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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Flushing out the waste water problem

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  24/7 News, Freshwater, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, rotorua, The Issues, Treaty of Waitangi, waste water, water  /  Comments Off on Flushing out the waste water problem

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Flushing out the waste water problem Alongside the massive problem of 10 million cattle and their waste entering our waterways, is the lesser but vexed issue of human waste. All over the country, councils struggle with developing wastewater systems that actually work and do not […]

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