Mana Movement

Duff on Hone II – the Return of Hone

This columnist usually stays away from politicians. But then Hone announced a comeback. Oh dear. Maoridom needs Hone Harawira back in politics like the proverbial hole in the head. He couldn’t get on with the Maori Party, founded the Mana Party, had a bromance with the gifted but flawed German, Kim Dotcom. And when the admirable Kelvin Davis thrashed him in the last election, who does he turn on? Dotcom. But of course others, too.

A man with a hero-complex is not what Maoridom needs. They – our people – do not need someone pandering to our lowest common denominator, telling them their failures are not their fault but the fault of rich white people, greedy capitalists, a stacked system, government, all on the assumption these people are incapable of helping themselves.

Not once have we heard offered a solution to “poor” people’s woes, to “poverty.” He came up with no ideas on creating employment. Nor use of Northland Maori land.

No ideas on instilling an education ethos in the outlook of the very culture of those he claims to be fighting for. His ideas were and still are zilch.

He hasn’t demonstrated by a single gesture that maybe he should take a less hardline stance. Oh, no. Not Hone. He’s the self-described “fighter.” Whoopee, that’s gonna put a lot of Maori into their own homes and give them jobs, lift us up to the educated, aspiring middle class, a scrapper representing us.

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Haters and wreckers: you’ll know them by their Mana T-shirts and Green Party badges

New Zealand Holds General Election

Mana Movement leader

One woman and a dildo, and a few people and a glitter “bomb” is all it takes to sabotage public appearances.

Prime Minister John Key says the group of people who booed him off stage at Auckland’s Big Gay Out yesterday ‘hijacked’ the event for their own purposes.

Mr Key was booed and glitter-bombed by anti-TPP protesters at the event, forcing him off the stage in a minute into his speech. Read more »

New Zealanders live in an “incredibly benign strategic environment”?

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A New Zealand man has been named on an Islamic State (IS) “kill list”, leaked by hackers overnight.

The group, who call themselves the Islamic State Hacking Division, released personal information of hundreds of members of the military and government – mostly from the United States.

The information says the man in question lives in Auckland, but his father says that is incorrect.

He says his son currently lives overseas and was shocked to see his name on the list.

“Yes I am [worried]… more so for the fact that he’s got absolutely no connection to the military.” Read more »

Face of the day

Hone Harawira

Hone Harawira

Bye Bye.

I won’t be a hypocrite and say anything nice. I was jumping for joy on election night and doing a silly dance with Cam when it was clear that the Internet Mana party was not going to get in. Why would we miss an MP who rarely bothered to even show up in parliament. Hard working…Yeah Nah.

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