Over the next month I’ll publish a series examining the issues this election might turn on in the Māori electorates. Today, the issue under the microsc…
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Te Tai Tokerau Winner: Kelvin Davis (Labour) holds The rumours were doing the rounds last year and the year before that Hone Harawira might stand again…
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I suspect there are only three people who can break Labour’s hold on Tāmaki Makaurau, the Māori electorate taking in most of the Auckland Isthmus: it’s…
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At 2.11pm yesterday, as the Whakaari eruption was happening, I was out mowing my lawns. From my home at Te Kaha, a tiny settlement on the North Island’…
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This piece originally appeared in the November-December 2019 issue of Metro magazine, with the headline 'In the hot seat'. You have 12 months left to p…
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It took me almost 10 years to notice that the green ink snaking across my old man’s forehead said “Mongrel Mob”. I never thought the bulldogs wrapping …
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“Parliamentary party leader” is probably the only decent demographic where Māori make up a majority. I mean, Ngāti Maniapoto’s Simon Bridges leads Nati…
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This essay was originally published at The Spinoff Atea. I suspect New Zealand is the only country where governments adhere to our founding document’s …
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After almost 10 years in and around media and politics, I’m not sure that I could ever encourage anyone to become an MP. Yeah, the status is no doubt a…
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Kaitiaki at Ihumātao have been shut out of resolution talks with the government, RNZ reports, with a spokesperson telling the Te Manu Korihi team SOUL …
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If you’ve wondered where I’ve been over the last two weeks… Busy with this. Matangireia. The new RNZ series explores the legacies of some our most impo…
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in the news Eight years after the Waitangi Tribunal released Ko Aotearoa Tēnei, the Wai 262 report, the government has announced its formal response. A…
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