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17 o Haratua (May) 2009

'Napihia! Napihia'
Cling fast! Cling fast

Explanation by Claire Charters no Ngāti Whakaue

When Māori began protesting in 2004 about what was then the planned Foreshore and Seabed Bill some media oversimplified the issue by making it all about access to beaches. Despite the en masse protest by Māori in May of that year, the bill was passed into law. Ngāti Kahungunu lawyer Moana Jackson dispels some of the myths around the legislation and explains to Maraea Rakuraku why protest is such a significant tool of resistance for Māori, whether the outcome finds in favour of Māori or not.

Part one of an interview with Claire Charters
In between completing her laws doctorate in the United Kingdom and lecturing at the law school at Victoria University in Wellington Claire Charters nō Ngāti Whakaue still finds time to submit papers to the (UN) United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) lobbying on behalf of Māori. In an interview with Maraea Rakuraku, Charters explains the role she has as a member of the non-government organisation, Aotearoa Indigenous Rights Trust and the UPR process. Part Two plays next week.

New Zealand hip hop group Smashproof has notched up its 11th week at the number one spot on the NZ music charts with their music track Brother, breaking a record that had previously been held by the hit Sailing away by All of us, which held the number won post for nine weeks in 1986. Justine Murray talked to Smashproof, who are currently on a nationwide tour, on the eve of their Wellington performance and found out what the guys think about when they're performing and if they even remember the song Sailing Away.

View the music video of Smashproof's song Brother on YouTube.

Waiata featured include:

Brother from the album Kiwi Hit Disc 112 by Smashproof

Sailing Away from the album NZ Our land, Our Music by Various Artists