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A Mediocre Idea

Special Edition #1

By Lamia Imam

Should New Zealand’s flag be changed? In short, yes probably.  I think a lot of us who in our personal lives are aligned to the political left might be irritated that our Prime Minister, who we don’t always hold in high esteem, has come up with this idea. 731 more words


Writing a Treaty: An underestimated skill

Writing covers so many different disciplines. That may seem obvious, but the more I think about it the more I realise that even talented writers have different strengths.   2,517 more words

Internalising our oppression

Since I began blogging around three years ago, my exposure to different Māori forums has expanded significantly. This is my last post for Ellipsister so I considered it timely to round out my experience with a post on internalised oppression by looking at three currently controversial issues: the marginalisation of the Te Paati Māori and the call for a merger with the MANA Movement, and the allegations of editorial interference at Māori Television. 1,695 more words

NZ Party Politics

Media Microaggressions: Iwi & Social Housing

Haami Piripi argued on The Nation that State houses have zero market value and as such the starting point for negotiations around price for the release of those houses for the Iwi Leaders Group was zero. 642 more words

Indigenous Rights

Tree talk

New Zealand’s first Arbor Day was celebrated in Greytown on July 3, 1890 with schoolchildren, residents and “dignitaries”  planting 153 trees, 12 of which are still standing.

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Water Wars in 'Clean Green' NZ?

Most people who subscribe to truth sites similar to this one will be aware that water is becoming the new ‘gold’. This was ‘prophesied’ in a sense by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke in their book called… 830 more words


Jobs at DOC: Te Tiriti o Waitangi

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

To acknowledge this we’ve asked staff from across DOC to share with us a little bit about their relationship with Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 1,081 more words

Jobs At DOC