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Gareth Morgan’s Ratana Speech.

Kia ora koutou, My name as some of you will know is Gareth Morgan, I was born and raised in Putaruru in the South Waikato by my mother and father. My Father was Roderic Morgan and my mother Mary Morgan who both came from Cardiff, in Wales. My wife is Joanne Morgan and together we […]

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Co-operation needed to deliver rangatiratanga fairly

So far we’ve identified the achievements of the Treaty settlement and reconciliation process, and flagged that the process is now being pushedbeyond the point of being useful. Let’s turn to how important Maori aspirations can be addressed more effectively and sustainably than the current Waitangi Tribunal process will manage. We’re clear the conversation about Maori […]

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We need a fresh look at the Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty justice triumph of commonsense

Much has been achieved since the renaissance of the Treaty of Waitangi began in 1975. That should be celebrated. The Treaty – as represented by the original versions of 1840 and all the efforts to modernise its meaning since – describes the relationship between Maori, as the indigenous ethnic group, and all other New Zealanders […]

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We need a fresh look at the Treaty of Waitangi

We need a fresh look at the Treaty of Waitangi

Every group needs an equal say — granting unique power to anyone is a quick path to a divided nation. Big changes are being discussed over the way political power is shared, changes that should make all Kiwis sit up and take notice. There is definitely a conversation to be had about Maori aspirations, but […]

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Too much to ask of the Waitangi Tribunal

Last week the Waitangi Tribunal released its findings from the first stage of its hearing into claims from the Far North tribes. The claim is known as ‘Wai 1040’ and the Tribunal’s report highlights everything that is wrong with the way the Treaty is now being applied in New Zealand. In a nutshell, the Treaty […]

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