Posts Tagged ‘Maori Party’

Hone Harawira a moral conservative

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Hone Harawira is known for a lot of things, but not many people realise he is a social and moral conservative. He is against, for example, drug liberalisation and gay marriage and in an interview with Bryce Edwards Hone claimed to be against a society of “choice”. This, I think, reveals an authoritarian attitude not uncommon in Read more

Caritas Supports retention of Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has made a submission to the Consultation with Maori  about the Mixed Ownership Model being proposed by the Government. Caritas supports the retention of Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986 as it relates to the new legislation being proposed under the Public Finance Act and believes insufficient time has been allowed for meaningful consultation. The Read more

Donations rejected – it matters where the money comes from

Friday, October 14th, 2011

“Groups should consider the ethics around accepting money from gaming trusts”, says captain Gerry Walker, head of Salvation Army Addiction Services.  The Salvation Army will not accept money from poker machines. The Maori Party and the Greens are also sending the money back. They have rejected donations from the Todd Corporation. Todd Corporation owns Todd Energy and Todd Read more

Harawira seen to be fulfilling Ratana’s prophecy

Friday, June 24th, 2011

“Turn your eyes to the north, a young man will rise up carrying the Treaty,” said leader, Ratana Church founder and prophet Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana. Kereama Pene, an apotoro rehita (senior minister), in the Ratana church believes Mr Hone Harawira closely embodies this prophecy. “The founder of Ratana carried two books – the Bible and the Treaty. He Read more