Posts Tagged ‘Parihaka’

Tangata whenua angry over use of Parihaka name by Destiny Church

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Elders of New Zealand’s most revered symbol of peace have strongly rebuked Brian Tamaki for using Parihaka to endorse his church. Tamaki, who founded Destiny Church with his wife Hannah in 1998, visited Parihaka Pā on Saturday as part of his Tu Tangata Riders Tour of Duty Taranaki hosted by Man Up New Zealand. Read Read more

Parihaka has waited a long time for this day

Monday, June 12th, 2017

On Friday, at the historic Parihaka reconciliation ceremony, the Crown finally apologised to the people of Parihaka for the actions which had burdened them “with an intergenerational legacy of grievance and deprivation, and which have burdened the Crown with a legacy of shame.” Here is the full apology, which was delivered by the Attorney-General Chris Finlayson. Mihi Te maunga tupuna, Taranaki Tū Read more

New Plymouth Mayor proposes a Peace Walk

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The New Plymouth mayor, Andrew Judd, is inviting the nation to join him on a Peace Walk to Parihaka. The hikoi will run from his mayoral office to Parihaka 45 km away. It will take place on 17 June. Judd, who has been at the centre of a storm of controversy over race issues, hopes Read more

Mark Parihaka Day not Guy Fawkes, say Maori Party

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Party co-leader Marama Fox said it made more sense for New Zealanders to recognised the significance of Parihaka rather than Guy Fawkes, a foiled act of terrorism in a faraway land. Mrs Fox said it was inappropriate for New Zealanders to be celebrating Guy Fawkes. “When I was a child they used to still make Read more

A new booklet about Parihaka is Bishop Drennan’s initiative

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Parihaka story is set to be shared in schools across the country. The 26-page booklet was the brainchild of the Bishop of Palmerston North Diocese Charles Drennan, who wanted to ensure the Maori account of the injustices suffered by the people of Parihaka were acknowledged. The resource contents were put together by Caritas Aotearoa Read more

Remembering Parihaka – a new booklet from Caritas

Friday, October 25th, 2013

A  delegation from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand recently presented its new booklet Remembering Parihaka to the Parihaka community after consulting them over its preparation. “This is not a booklet just about Parihaka’s history,” said Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director Julianne Hickey, “but a justice and peace resource that enables us to reflect on the impact of Read more

November – month of remembrance of Parihaka

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, an increasing number of families, parishes, schools and communities are learning about and reflecting on the commitment of the people of Parihaka to open community discussion and peaceful action. Parihaka is a community approximately 55 Kilometres southwest of New Plymouth. In the 1870s and 80s, under the leadership of Tohu and Read more