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