The Modern Māori Business Environment

On 24 September 2018 I delivered the following speech as a keynote presentation at the 2018 Māori Legal, Business, and Governance Forum in Wellington. Tēnā Koutou katoa.  He mihi nui ke Te Whare Waka, ki te mana whenua. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tena koutou katoa. Ko wai au? Ko Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Māhanga, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi... Continue Reading →


Voting Intentions and the Māori Electorates

For several elections now I have been publicly stating my voting intentions.  As a political commentator I believe that it is important that my views are clearly stated as these do inform my commentary.  Regular readers will know that I am a member of the Māori Party and I have also provided a financial donation... Continue Reading →

My 2017 Election Manifesto

With a little over 5 months to go until the 2017 General Election, and the policy announcements starting to ramp up, I sat down and thought through what my priorities are in this election and what will guide my thinking in deciding who to vote for.  My voting record is fairly unorthodox, and something I... Continue Reading →

Northland Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry Redux

About a year ago I commented on the progress of the Waitangi Tribunal Hearings in Northland regarding the meaning and effect of He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti over at the Settler Colonial Studies Blog.  I have decided to repost that interview here to remind ourselves of these important issues.  What follows is the discussion I... Continue Reading →

Harawira v Brash

It was a very interesting debate on Close Up tonight between Hone Harawira and Don Brash, both men I thought stated their case well and conducted themselves in a manner complementary to politicians.  In this article I am going to de-construct the debate, and highlight what were, for me, the important issues to come out... Continue Reading →

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