A column published in the Northland Age by Hone Harawira MP for Tai Tokerau about Maori Television bidding for the 2011 Rugby World Cup coverage.
Te Pire Tiaki i Nga Kararehe o Te Moana
Hone Harawira, Mema Paremata mo Te Tai Tokerau
Wenerei : Rua Tekau ma Iwa o Hurae : te tau Rua Mano ma Iwa
I nga tau e rua ki muri – i te wa i haere a Taitokerau ki Orakei ki te korero mo te kaupapa o WAI 262 – ara te kaupapa mo nga uri a Täne, kei to mätou taha a whäea Saana Murray. Engari, ehara ko ia anake – e tautau mai ana i tana kaki, ko töna taonga tüturu, te anga o te pupuharakeke.
Two years ago, when Tai Tokerau turned up to Orakei Marae, to speak to the hearings for the WAI 262 claim – the indigenous flora and fauna claim – we were flanked by a little old lady in a long red dress, our aunty Saana Murray. She never travels alone – around her neck she carries the large coiled white shell of the pupuharakeke – a flax snail.
An extract of a question and answer session in parliament talking about the priorities for Maori Development. Dr Pita Sharples is the primary speaker and makes some interesting points.
Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?
Vote YES to the referendum.
This weekend, there’s a meeting in Whangarei for people to give their views about which flag should be selected as the National Maori Flag.
Sunday 19th July 4.30pm – 6.30pm
155 William Jones Drive
Hope to see you all there!