Aaron Smale

Aaron Smale is a freelance journalist and photographer. In 2017 he is shortlisted in the Canon Media Awards for Feature Writer of the Year and Best Reporter – Maori and ethnic affairs. He is Ngati Porou.

Society
Jan 5, 2018

Summer reissue: The Kapiti Expressway, Māori road names, and the media outrage machine

The usual defence of stories about Pākehā enraged by Māori 'uppitiness' is that the media are simply reporting people’s views. And that's bollocks, says Aaron Smale.

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Ātea
Nov 17, 2017

Our stolen generation: a slow genocide

Indigenous peoples throughout English-speaking countries have had their children taken away by the state for generations. Most countries have faced up to this legacy but New Zealand has been in …

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Ātea
Nov 16, 2017

Our stolen generation: a nonchalant wickedness

Indigenous peoples throughout English-speaking countries have had their children taken away by the state for generations. Most countries have faced up to this legacy but New Zealand has been in …

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Ātea
Nov 14, 2017

Our stolen generation: a shameful legacy

With NZ committed to setting up an inquiry into state abuse within 100 days, Aaron Smale looks at stories from New Zealand, Canada and Australia, and ask what we can learn.

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Society
May 1, 2017

The Kapiti Expressway, Māori road names, and the media outrage machine

The usual defence of stories about Pākehā enraged by Māori 'uppitiness' is that the media are simply reporting people’s views. And that's bollocks, says Aaron Smale.

Read on.

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