22/11/2018

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, […]
29/10/2018

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 […]
18/10/2018

Whānau Ora: Growing healthy by Māori, for Māori

“The point we’re making to this tribunal is our people have a right to self-determination and self-management. The difference between a Māori kaimahi working in one […]
11/10/2018

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 […]
26/09/2018

Auckland’s homeless census and Western Initiative will achieve little – Tamihere

No doubt a major article will be forwarded from council to Stuff in regards to the latest charm offensive by the city. As you will know, mayor Phil […]
06/09/2018

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 – […]
05/09/2018

At ‘home’ with Waipareira Urban Māori whānau – Taylor Johnston

  For Taylor Johnston, the idea of where to call ‘home’ has been somewhat tricky. The twenty-two year old anthropology student, originally born in New Zealand, […]
23/08/2018

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 […]