The annual Waitangi Day commemoration is not just a day off, its a chance to check how much we know about our founding agreement.
Tairāwhiti says yes to a clean environment for our mokopuna today and for generations to come. Tairāwhiti have a responsibility to uphold their mana motuhake over their land and their peoples and are calling on the Government to honour their sovereignty.
Last week Gareth and I went rafting down a rapid past local rangatahi swimming in this pristine fresh water of the upper Tarawera River.
Councils around the country should be representative of the communities that they work for. In order for this to happen, the voting systems that elects councillors and community board members needs to be improved.
On Wednesday night my Members’ Bill to stop the Public Works Act taking any more Māori land was voted down by the National Government. This is not the end of the campaign to raise awareness that the Public Works Act can still take Māori land.