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“When Donald Brash talks in glowing terms about Hobson’s Pledge and his determination to take away rights guaranteed under the Treaty of Waitangi, it sounds awfully like Donald Trump.” Mr Harawira says.

“Well good luck Donald [Brash] every country needs a red neck.”

Mr Harawira says a quick scan of “Māori privileges” shows exactly how Māori are getting on.

“Housing, badly. Employment, badly. Health, badly. Education, badly. Prison, badly. Need I carry on?”

Mr Harawira says what Dr Brash is trumpeting is “good old fashioned racism”.

When asked if the Hobson’s Pledge group is racist or promotes racist ideas, Mr Harawira told Newshub he believes the group is aiming to take away the rights of
Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi.

“Oh absolutely it’s racist, how can you call children dying in poverty ‘privilege’. What do you call 60 percent of your people being in prison? Privilege?

“Come on, absolutely this is racism and it’s time somebody called it out. I’m the man.” he says.

That was Hone yesterday.  This is Hone six years ago   Read more »

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Tauranga newlyweds Michael and Katie Julian have been left devastated after finding out burglars stole their wedding photos after breaking into their photographer’s home.

The Julians were excited to see their wedding photos after they flew home yesterday from their honeymoon in Tahiti.

But when photographer Brett Morrison called and told them the memory card in the camera the 700 wedding photos were stored on had been stolen from his Papamoa home, along with his late wife’s jewellery, they were gutted. Read more »

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From: “Bruce Smith” <[email protected]>
To: “Paul Madgwick” <[email protected]>
Sent: 27/09/2016 1:49:22 PM
Subject: Letter to the Editor HKY paper

I had a call today from a resident in Hokitika who was told by a former farmer with political aspirations whaling on that Council staff were accumulating information to use in a personal grievance case if I became Mayor.

Funny thing is the same thing was said on an Auckland blog a few weeks ago.

Now politics can make desperate people say desperate things. I hold on file legal advice confirming that any grievance can only be between an employee and an employer and in the Councils case the only employee employed by Council is the Chief executive. The staff are employed by the CE and responsible to her for performance as she is to the Council. Read more »

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First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Washington Friday, Jan. 26, 1996 after testifying before a grand jury investigating Whitewater. Mrs. Clinton testified for about four hours in secret Friday to a grand jury that must decide whether criminal charges are warranted in the disappearance, and then rediscovery, of her long-sought law firm billing records.  (AP Photo/Denis Paquin)

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Washington Friday, Jan. 26, 1996 after testifying before a grand jury investigating Whitewater. Mrs. Clinton testified for about four hours in secret Friday to a grand jury that must decide whether criminal charges are warranted in the disappearance, and then rediscovery, of her long-sought law firm billing records. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin)

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Meet Haydn Marriner, the man at the table.   He’s at a Labour Party event in Rotorua.  You can clearly see Labour’s Phil Twyford there telling people about the homeless in Rotorua.   Read more »

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The baton passes from ex-leader to new leader

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Wellington eastern ward candidate Chris Calvi-Freeman found about 1000 of his leaflets in a recycling bin outside the home of the man in charge of delivering the pamphlets.

He was prompted to look in the bin after a canvas of friends in the area, and locals at bus stops, had him wondering if many of his 14,500 fliers had been delivered.

Calvi-Freeman said he had talked to friends and locals, and ascertained only about 50 percent of them had seen his leaflet, which should have been delivered last weekend. Read more »

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Oh come on Cedric, keep trying, maybe you’ll find a way to finally dodge responsibility for your mindless behaviour.

But he told his new host that he thinks some Kiwis are racist. Read more »

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New Zealand singer Moana Maniapoto will be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards later this month.

The Invercargill-born singer (Ngāti Tūwharetoa/Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wahiao) came to prominence in 1987 with the song ‘Kua Makona’ from her group, Moana and the Moahunters.

She later went on to form the group Moana and the Tribe in the early 2000s, known for their fusion of waiata, haka and electronic-flavoured soul. Read more »

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The face of a woman who has forgiven her husband for an “emotional affair”.

“Not long after that Rachel rang me directly and confessed she had been having an emotional affair with my husband.

“She admitted they had kissed and that he had touched her breast. She agreed to come and meet with me about that, but I have never heard from her since.” Read more »