Carrie Stoddart-Smith

Carrie Stoddart-Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua) holds a BA and LLB from University of Auckland and an LLM in International Law and Politics with First Class Honours from the University of Canterbury. She works in the Māori economic development space and she has written extensively on Maori politics including publishing a chapter on 'Radical Kaupapa Māori Politics' in The Interregnum, edited by Morgan Godfrey. Carrie ran for the Māori Party in the electorate of Pakuranga in the 2017 general election.

Feb 13, 2018

Let’s not sacrifice charter schools for Māori to an ideological war

An education system must work for all. Let’s deal with the issues rather than wholesale abandon the Kura Hourua concept, argues Carrie Stoddart-Smith.

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Apr 19, 2017

The phrase 'Māori tribal elite' really tells you something – about the person using it

The debate around concessions negotiated by the Māori Party in the resource management bill has seen the 'Māori tribal elite' slur rears its head again. It is part of a long history, writes Carrie Stoddart-Smith, of attempts to colonise tangata whenua.

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Feb 28, 2017

On whanaungatanga, and how I startled myself by contemplating a vote for Bill English

The National leader's mana-enhancing approach was as impressive as the Labour leader's 'not kaupapa' outburst was depressing, says Carrie Stoddart-Smith.

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