Tāmaki Regeneration contract a major milestone for Waipareira

In 2013, when Te Whānau o Waipareira launched its 25 Year Strategy, we had aspirations to be a local, regional, national and international leader in lifting […]

Westies shouldn’t pay for their neonatal unit twice

You will appreciate that as a community advocacy group, Whanau Waipareira has consistently stood up for a better range of services into the west Auckland district, […]

Milestones that shaped our nation

My cohort of friends and colleagues born between the years of 1955 and 1965 have all crashed through the half century mark with me and are […]

New Zealand First’s talk of NZ values prompts thinking

Regularly the notion of determining, and therefore defining, what a New Zealander is, raises its head in regard to political leadership. It is a very fair […]

Kīngitanga movement commands huge respect from all Māori

The Maori Monarchs Pōtatau Te Wherowhero: 1858–1860 Tāwhiao: 1860–1894 Mahuta Tāwhiao: 1894–1912 Te Rata Mahuta: 1912–1933 Korokī Mahuta: 1933–1966 Te Ātairangikaahu: 1966–2006 Tūheitia Paki: 2006 – […]

Where’s the business backbone?

It beggars belief that business confidence is down, and to me this reflects major problems based on capacity and capability of our business leaders. As US […]

Auckland Council should ‘get out of the bloody way’ of social housing

An imposed social housing cap on an Auckland development violates the Human Rights Act, John Tamihere says. The former broadcaster said Auckland Council’s development arm Panuku wanted a […]

Give police boss Wally Haumaha a fair go

Superintendent Wally Haumaha has copped a lot of stick over the last two months. That’s because the quality assurance manager overseeing morality and ethics of all […]