Laura O'Connell Rapira

Laura O’Connell Rapira (Te Ātiawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is the co-director of ActionStation and co-founder of RockEnrol.

Ātea
Aug 6, 2018

Māori kids lose out when the charter school debate is drowned in ideology

Māori education is too important to fall victim to partisan battles

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Ātea
Jul 18, 2018

Māori voices should take prominence in the justice debate

'Nothing about us without us' is becoming a popular catch cry of indigenous people the world over. Now the University of Otago are asking for Māori perspectives only on Māori incarceration.

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Ātea
May 14, 2018

Why we need Māori wards

If we’re serious about improving youth participation in politics, we need the Don Brash’s of the world to get out of the way and support the establishment of Māori wards.

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Politics
Nov 2, 2017

Don’t fall for the government’s spin on the TPPA

The new government's attempts to soften up public opinion for the return of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a masterclass in spin, writes ActionStation's Laura O'Connell Rapira.

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Politics
Sep 19, 2017

I thought you had my back, Marama?

On Friday the Māori Party issued a press release that criticised Labour for legalising same sex marriage. An aghast Laura O'Connell Rapira responds.

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