Te Tiriti o Waitangi Archive

  • Catherine Delahunty

    Magical Matariki in Hauraki - by Catherine Delahunty



    He mihi nui ki te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, te reo rangatira o Aotearoa. In addition it is Matariki and all over the motu celebrations are being held for this season of reflection and renewal. Last Friday we had a wonderful day and night in Thames focussed on Matariki kōrero and the kaupapa of […] read more
    July 1, 2013 5:47 pm - No Comments
  • Catherine Delahunty

    Te Tiriti o Waitangi and constitutional change - by Catherine Delahunty



    In the two weeks leading up to Waitangi two public forums were held at Te Papa on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and constitutional change. They were excellent contributions to the national conversation, the first being lawyers Moana Jackson (Ngati Kahungungu and Ngati Porou) and Matthew Palmer. Both speakers had a deep understanding of the issues […] read more
    February 4, 2013 9:45 am - 27 Comments
  • Catherine Delahunty

    My Citizenship Amendment Bill - by Catherine Delahunty



    Last week I placed a Bill in the Members’ Ballot which is aimed at ensuring citizenship ceremonies inform new citizens about Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The Bill came about because some individuals contacted me saying they had participated in some of these ceremonies and were horrified to find no reference to Te Tiriti o Waitangi […] read more
    October 23, 2012 10:33 am - 4 Comments
  • Catherine Delahunty

    Cross-party support for Te Reo in schools? - by Catherine Delahunty



    It’s high time we all worked together and supported our national languages in schools starting with Te Reo Maori. I agree with Tim Groser that learning Te Reo should be available to all children and it’s great to hear the message from an unexpected quarter. The earlier children learn languages, the better. And as Tim […] read more
    April 30, 2012 12:47 pm - 72 Comments
  • David Clendon

    Beware “the racial bogeyman!” - by David Clendon



    The editorial in this week’s NBR puts an ill-informed boot into Maoridom in a manner that would bring joy to Don Brash – in fact for all I know he may have written it! Under the guise of assessing the membership of the recently appointed constitutional advisory panel, the extraordinary excursion into purple prose seeks […] read more
    August 12, 2011 5:29 pm - 13 Comments
  • Catherine Delahunty

    On the ground in Waitangi - by Catherine Delahunty



    I am always astonished by the contrast between the media reporting on Waitangi and the experience on the ground. This year was no exception. There has been a lot of media talk about Hone Harawira’s “State of the Maori Nation” speech. Actually, he was a member of a panel which included Metiria Turei and Parekura […] read more
    February 7, 2011 2:54 pm - 21 Comments
  • Catherine Delahunty

    Whose story? History teachers exposed - by Catherine Delahunty



    Richard Manning of Canterbury University has done a doctoral thesis which exposes cold facts about history teachers avoiding teaching Maori issues and topics. Richard took the rohe of Te Atiawa and did in-depth research with history teachers. He found only 3 percent were teaching the Maori topics which are an option in the curriculum. His […] read more
    June 25, 2010 4:04 pm - 92 Comments
  • Catherine Delahunty

    Appropriate levels of decision making – Te Tiriti and MMP - by Catherine Delahunty



    Appropriate decision making is one of the core principles of the Greens and it is very useful when we are grappling with the developing discourse around MMP and also decision making under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This core principle means that we uphold the importance of voting as a vital tool in decision making and […] read more
    May 28, 2010 4:41 pm - 24 Comments
  • Catherine Delahunty

    Republican Referenda or Te Tiriti Based Reform? - by Catherine Delahunty



    It is not always easy being Green. I don’t care much for the monarchy but I don’t see republicanism as the only alternative and last night I had to decide whether to support Keith Locke’s Head of State Bill through to Select Committee. For some months we have had lively debate in our Caucus about […] read more
    April 26, 2010 4:57 pm - 35 Comments
  • Catherine Delahunty

    Waitangi Day 2010 - by Catherine Delahunty



    The Greens had a stall this year and we flew the Green, Confederation of Chiefs and the tino rangatiratanga flags. Many people signed our petition to save our treasured places from mining and had conversations with us about myriad issues from sewage to constitutional change. Our Co-Leaders plus David Clendon and I attended the events. read more
    February 8, 2010 2:08 pm - 27 Comments
  • David Clendon

    Greens at Waitangi - by David Clendon



    Green MPs and other members will be at Waitangi in force this weekend. Anyone who is planning to be there is welcome to come by for a catch up, and maybe tell us what you think about some of the constitutional and other issues that will continue to affect and be affected by the Treaty relationship. read more
    February 5, 2010 8:09 am - 57 Comments