Luke Tipoki

Luke is a father, son and husband of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa and Ngati Hine Hika descent. He is also a business owner in South Wairarapa, with an academic background in business studies, history, politics and international relations.

Nov 29, 2016

You say Kai-kura, I say Kaikōura – why your inability to pronounce Māori place names pisses me off

We all agree about Māoritanga's vital place at the heart of New Zealand culture – so why, asks Luke Tipoki, are we so relaxed about letting incorrect Māori pronunciation slide?

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Mar 26, 2016

'Māori special privilege' is code for 'We like it better when you're just the joker on the guitar'

Opinion: If New Zealand is to ever shake the special privilege rhetoric it needs to make up its mind – does it want us as Māori to lift ourselves up and compete alongside Pākehā or stick to being jolly subordinates?

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