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ELIZABETH RATA: TWO TREATIES OF WAITANGI: THE ARTICLES TREATY AND THE PRINCIPLES TREATY
Elizabeth Rata, a professor of education at the University of Auckland explains how parliament’s failure to define the principles of the Treaty has led to claims of co-governance rights.
JOHN ROBINSON: A POSITIVE FUTURE - TO GET THE JOB DONE FREE FROM RACIAL DIVISION
“Here in New Zealand, we are held captive by the millstone of racism, of separate identity, which destroying our belief in being one people together, all belonging to this sovereign nation. This is dividing us, harming health and social well-being, failing to give us a sense of belonging, and holding back freedom of thought, the ability to see clearly where we are, and the competence to identify and solve problems without complicated among government agencies and tribes.
The result is a failing society”.
NATIONAL’S MĀORI MPS TO FIGHT TO KEEP ELEMENTS OF CO-GOVERNANCE – MP
Dale Stephens, National's candidate Christchurch Central, says that National’s Māori MPs have experience working with Māori, and that they will fight to keep elements of co-governance in place.
DAVID SEYMOUR: REDEFINE PRINCIPLES OF THE TREATY?
“What we need is a healthy, honest debate about New Zealand’s constitutional future………”
GRAHAM ADAMS - WILL CO-GOVERNANCE DRIVE A COUNTER-REVOLUTION?
“Despite the well-documented failures of the Ardern-Hipkins government — whether in health, law and order, education or homelessness — it has been extraordinarily successful in one particular area. That is, the stealthy insertion of an interpretation of the Treaty as a “partnership” — manifested as co-governance — into a broad swathe of New Zealand law and policy”.
BRYCE EDWARDS: TEN REASONS LABOUR’S SUPPORT HAS HALVED – DEMOCRACY PROJECT