Reflecting…

Introduction The inspiration for my blog came from listening to journalist Maiki Sherman talk about questioning the then Prime Minister John Key about Māori representation on the proposed new flag design. She questioned him while her fellow journalists silently looked on. Someone accused her of being an activist, as if that was a bad thing. … Continue reading Reflecting…

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Why Waitangi…

In 1934 up to 10,000 Māori gathered at Waitangi for celebrations after General Lord Bledisloe gifted the Treaty House and grounds to the nation in 1932. 1960 saw the introduction of a national day to commemorate the signing of the Treaty (February 6). It wasn't until 1974 that it became a national holiday. The first … Continue reading Why Waitangi…