As many readers will know, on the last day of November the Stuff media group ran an apology to Maori New Zealanders on the front page of all their newspapers under the heading “We are sorry”. They said that they had been racist, “contributing to stigma, marginalization and stereotypes against Maori”.Read more
Casey Costello Orewa 2017
He iwi tahi tatou . . . . . we are now one people.
In the early 1980s the talented William James Te Wehi TAITOKO captured the hearts and smiles of New Zealanders.
Billy T James made us laugh, at ourselves, at him, at our differences and our similarities.Read more
Brash Orewa 2017
It’s almost exactly 14 years since I first addressed the Orewa Rotary Club, and almost exactly 13 years since I came here as Leader of the National Party to give a speech which, for a time, turned “Orewa” from a place to a date, so that people spoke of “before Orewa” or “after Orewa”, rather than north of Orewa or south of Orewa!Read more