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Political Integration vs Mutual Co-operation

The Māori Party attracts considerable criticism from across the political spectrum. They are ‘separatists’ or ‘brown troughers’ to the Right and ‘irrelevant sell outs’ to much of the Left. 861 more words

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Congratulations Tainui!

Waikato-Tainui’s asset base is now $1.1 billion. Since receiving its long-awaited $170 million Waitangi Treaty settlement in 1995, the iwi (tribe) has embarked on a range of enterprises to build wealth. 304 more words


Trick or Treaty

I feel like my understanding of New Zealand history is piss-poor. In social studies class it pretty much went in one ear and out the other and I’ve never really been interested enough to learn about it myself. 699 more words

A left libertarian and the Māori Party

Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi 2004 

(essentially the birth of the Māori Party)

Following my previous post, some people have asked what motivated me to become a member of the Māori Party. 782 more words

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Māori politics: Seats, Alliances, Demise and Choice

Māori politics is in for an incredibly tumultuous ride this election year. Rather than a unified Māori position, the Māori vote is widespread. Many will find a home on the Left under the Internet Mana Party alliance, Greens and Labour.  1,304 more words

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