Posts Tagged ‘Hone Harawira’

Poverty hardly looks like privilege

Friday, August 24th, 2012

So help me, Hone Harawira is right. It’s not the display gangs make of themselves that matters, but the reasons why gangs exist in the first place. That a blue-eyed, pink-skinned, blonde MP, Todd McClay, tagging along after ex-Whanganui mayor Michael Laws, wants gang patches banned, illustrates the ignorance of even intelligent people when they Read more

NZ media has a problem with race relations coverage says Commissioner

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres says the New Zealand media has a problem with the way it covers race relations issues. He was speaking about the recent CloseUp debate between John Ansell and Hone Harawira. Mr de Bres says it is typical of New Zealand media to give plenty of coverage to controversial figures Read more

TVNZ’s Race debate “hyperbole, and lies”

Friday, April 27th, 2012

On Tuesday night the a programme on New Zealand Television’s TV1 Closeup, touted as the race debate, pitted Hone Harawera against John Ansell with commentator Morgan Godfrey added, presumably as a moderating voice of reason. Godfrey has expressed disappointment at the manner in which the debate was conducted “I was, more than anything, stunned and confused with what was said Read more

Time to face uncomfortable truths about our offenders

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Jail is for them, not us, is a white middle class understanding that’s well-illustrated by the case of Rick Bryant, the ageing rocker currently appealing against his jail sentence for drug dealing. I follow his case with interest. Nobody who was at university at the same time as Rick could forget him, in part because Read more