Sunday, 11 December 2011
Ko tēnei te moemoea ko tēnei te whawhai
This is the dream this is the struggle
Whakatāuki explained by Moana Jackson nō Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pōrou
Heal the people, heal the planet was the kaupapa of the International Healers Conference. Held at Waiohau Pa this year to coincide with the 11th of November, healers from around the country flocked to the Eastern Bay of Plenty settlement to experience the power of collective energy channelling. Maraea Rakuraku was there.
Prior to her role as the Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) commissioner at the Human Rights Commission, Dr Judy McGregor (right) spent 20 years in the newspaper industry including, stints as the editor for the Sunday News and the Auckland Star. She featured as a guest panellist at the 25th Waiariki Journalism course reunion where the subject of discussion was the state of Māori Journalism.
Moana Jackson fears for Māori under a National led government. He analyses the situation and reflects on the poor Māori voter turnout with Justine Murray.
Following the removal by the Crown of protestors at Takaparawhau (Bastion Point) in 1978 after 506 days, then Labour MP Whetu Tirikatene Sullivan (1932-2011) recognised that the emerging face of Māori was largely urban, educated and angry. She talks with former Radio New Zealand presenter Janice Aplin about what was termed then, as the “ Māori land question” in an archival recording from 1978.