The National Party’s New Flag

Gareth MorganTreaty

43% of those who voted in the flag referendum supported the PM’s choice, 56% opposed. The electorates with the strongest support for his fern was Tamaki and Selwyn at 52%. These two electorates were also the highest polling National electorates … Read More

Should non-Maori get Special Treatment?

Gareth MorganTreaty

The loaded question that TVNZ included in its Vox Pop survey sucks and runs counter to all the treaty awareness work that has occurred since 1975, showing yet again that there is an ignorant Trump-like streak running through those who … Read More

Remembering Dr Ranginui Walker

Susan GuthrieTreaty

The video collection had humble origins. After reading everything we could about the Treaty of Waitangi, Gareth and I wanted to test our ideas by asking people many, very personal, questions – what do they identify with, have they … Read More

The Flag Process – Do You Feel Duped Yet?

Gareth MorganTreaty

The public has won a victory of sorts by finally getting genuine choice into the first flag referendum. However, with such a tight timeframe and by stacking the deck so obscenely with fern variants, it is unlikely that Red Peak … Read More

At least Foreigners See the Maori In Us All

Gareth MorganTreaty

A couple of weeks ago we discussed “the Maori in us all”. We made the point that when we New Zealanders are overseas looking back at New Zealand we value Maori culture, but struggle to do the same at home. … Read More

Neighbours & Segregation in New Zealand

Gareth MorganTreaty

The academics call it “social connectedness” – the ability of people who belong to diverse groups, especially ethnic groups to “connect” with those who belong to other groups. Film industry icon, Danny Mulheron describes it as “knowing your neighbour”. It … Read More

Mangled flag process has lost the public

Gareth MorganTreaty

The latest poll on the flag indicates a significant rise in the numbers opposed to change. This is the first poll since the final four were chosen and that event has had a significant impact on the public’s perception as … Read More

The Maori In Us All

Gareth MorganTreaty

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