Nau mai, haere mai ki Kaupapa on the Couch, a webseries about Māori issues and stuff. This month: the Māori seats. What are they and who cares about them? Written and â€¦
Renewed call for a Māori seats referendum, Russel McVeagh report released, and the stoush between two leading NZers over a charity concert escalates.
With less than two months to polling day, Annabelle Lee, executive producer of The Hui, returns to the GBLT pod salon, joining Ben Thomas of Exceltium and Toby Manhire of the Spinoff â€¦
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
The government has committed to urgently changing the law around the establishment of Māori wards. Those in opposition have a lot to say about it – but what are they actually saying?
Early focus put on health select committee, international day for persons with disabilities marked, and appliance delays holding up new builds.
A woman walks into her local council office and asks if she can veto the Māori ward. That’s not the start of a joke – it’s weirdly something that can actually happen.
As the law stands, councils that have voted to establish Māori wards can have that decision overturned by a public referendum. It's time for the legislation to go.
The marginals, the bellwethers and the other places we'll be gawking at come the close of polling in election 2020. By Alex Braae and Toby Manhire.
After meeting today to address their unpopular immigration policy, the Māori Party have made some concessions. It still isn't good enough, writes former candidate Carrie Stoddart-Smith.
Almost 170 years ago, Māori political processes were interrupted and displaced by a new, enforced electoral system. No wonder the Māori relationship to party politics is so complicated, writes Jo Waitoa.
The proposal to 'rationalise' Māori media into one news service is regressive and will further marginalise the Māori voice, writes journalist Mihingarangi Forbes.
In 2018, Robert Jones called for a 'Māori Gratitude Day'. Filmmaker and activist Renae Maihi responded with a petition to have him stripped of his knighthood. Now Jones is suing her for defamation.
Morgan Godfery tries to make sense of the last decade for Māori in te ao hurihuri, the changing world. Here he looks at the highs, the lows and the TBCs...
If Labour MPs are serious about the Treaty and its promise of power-sharing – and if the members and delegates are keen to honour their party’s special history with Māori â€¦
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council was the first in New Zealand to vote in Māori ward seats. This election, the region's longest-standing Māori councillor is up against some fierce competition.
Traditional local council structures are shutting out indigenous voices. Māori wards were supposed to be the answer – so why are so few being created?