Renewed call for a Māori seats referendum, Russel McVeagh report released, and the stoush between two leading NZers over a charity concert escalates.
Our answer to the 'Black Hands' podcast is 'Rainbow Hands', in which the Gone By Lunchtime scoff so many M&Ms that their fingers get covered in artificial colouring. Also they discuss politics.
From the Māori-Mana deal to the Labour no-list gambit, short-sighted strategies risk excluding Māori voters from the conversation about Māori aspirations, writes Graham Cameron
In her ceremonial inaugural lecture to mark her appointment as a professor, University of Otago Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett (Ngāti Whātua) examined the concepts of "identity in place".
When Don Brash was invited onto national television to speak about Māori language week this year, Madeleine Chapman decided she could speak about almost anything.
If Don Brash can be invited onto national television to speak about Māori language week then I can speak about almost anything too.
Māori voters overwhelmingly put their trust in Labour at the 2017 general election, so why are they missing from their policies? RNZ's Guyon Espiner investigates.
From 3 April, Māori can choose whether they want to be on the Māori roll or the general roll. It's an important decision that could influence the next election and the shape of our parliament.
The annihilation of the Māori party shows the grim reality of MMP, and the rationality of the Greens’ refusal to engage with National under any circumstances, writes Duncan Greive.
The campaign for the Māori seats has been defined by drama and intrigue, with noble families protecting ancient fiefdoms and usurpers lurking around every corner like some kind of popular fantasy series.
The party led by Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox is at once clinging by a thread and on the brink of the balance of power. Morgan Godfery examines the crucial battlegrounds in the Māori seats
Jacinda Ardern's first week as Labour leader has brought a flood of admiring comparisons to Helen Clark. But Miriama Aoake argues that the comparison is false, largely because Ardern has proven far more engaged with the concerns of Māori than the far more cynical Clark.
Labour leader Andrew Little this morning chastised the Māori Party for its deal with Hone Harawira's Mana Party, and dismissed the Māori Party as 'not kaupapa Māori'. Co-leader Marama Fox responds and defend the Mana-Māori deal
Talk of a resurgent Mana Party, unshackled from Dotcom and buoyed by a Māori Party pact, has prompted suggestions of a new order in Māori politics. Morgan Godfery explains why he's just not buying it
Opinion: If New Zealand is to ever shake the special privilege rhetoric it needs to make up its mind – does it want us as Māori to lift ourselves up and compete alongside Pākehā or stick to being jolly subordinates?
Whether it's anti-science sentiment or outright bigotry, Hamilton councillors keep making the news for all the wrong reasons. But that's only part of the story, writes veteran Hamilton councillor Dave Macpherson.
James Casson's comments on refugees and the Christchurch attack have attracted widespread condemnation. But he's far from the first Hamilton councillor to spout embarrassing rubbish.
Winston Peters has spent decades gaming MMP to keep himself in the position of king (or queen) maker. Asks Danyl Mclauchlan, are we really going to make it even easier for politicians like him?