The Maori In Us All

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The All Blacks  are in the UK, they’ll be doing the haka. All New Zealanders will cheer and beam with pride as they do it. Those of us lucky to be at the venues will no doubt pine for home. … Read More

Flag Consideration Panel Fails Miserably

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“They can have a choice of colours as long as it’s black”. The words so famously uttered by Henry Ford when he launched his Model T may as well apply to the choices John Burrows’ Flag Consideration Panel has provided … Read More

PM’s flag preference is underwhelming

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Prime Minister John Key contextualised his decision to invoke the flag change process with an update of his thinking published in the national dailies last Saturday. Much of what he says I endorse totally. Our current flag is not only … Read More

Being Pakeha

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  Last week’s comment from Susan Guthrie highlighted one of the differences between Pakeha and Maori culture – Pakeha struggling with discussions that don’t stick to a strict meeting schedule. This week’s from Dave Armstrong highlights one of commonalities that … Read More

Sweet Home Aotearoa

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This billboard on Auckland’s Nelson Street depicts the winner of the Morgan Foundation’s flag competition “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. In addition to $20,000, the prize included having the winning design on a prominent billboard. This … Read More