Shane Te Pou

Shane Te Pou (Ngāi Tūhoe) is a former candidate, campaign manager and executive member of the Labour Party, and a former union official. He is no longer a member of any political party, but continues to support candidates and issues from across the political spectrum.

Nov 3, 2020

Nice lineup. Now for the mahi – starting with the minefield of Māori health

Decisions around associate health delegations are critical.

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Nov 2, 2020

A momentous day for Māori – at the cabinet table as never before

With five Māori in cabinet and another three Māori MPs in the wider executive, Shane Te Pou explains what it means – and what must come next.

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May 21, 2019

Review: An overly diplomatic biography of Labour grandee Dame Annette King

The authorised biography of New Zealand's longest-serving female MP was co-written by her former press secretary. Unsurprising, then, that it focuses on her triumphs. 

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Aug 27, 2018

Māori don’t need Chris Hipkins to tell us what’s best for our mokopuna

Shane Te Pou looks at the Ministry of Education's plans to close down the current charter school model, and what it means for Māori education.

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