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The ‘When Daddy Comes Home’ project

A Give a little page has been established to support the ‘When Daddy Comes Home’ project

More than 20,000 tamariki have a parent in jail during any given day and research shows the children who have parents behind bars are 9 times more likely to end up in prison. It also shows that if ex-prisoners reconnect with whanau they are 40% less likely to reoffend and that’s a statistic we can’t ignore.

So well-known Kiwi author Tommy Kapai has written a book and the give a little page established to make such a difference.

A donation of $10 will provide one book per child and people and organisations have been asked to donate based the number of children they would like to support. $2 from every $10 donation will also go to the charity Pillars and another $2 to Te Tuinga Whanau Support Services Trust which provides advocacy, information and support for reuniting families.

Read more and support the project here

Don’t put the blame solely on Winston

I can recall carrying a cardboard cutout picture of Winston Peters around the Otara Flea Market in 1999 pretending to debate him. Why? Because he wouldn’t enter into a debate with me.

I was standing for the newly conceived Māori electoral seat of Hauraki. That seat took in all of Auckland.

That’s my first interaction with Winston...

Read more here

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