Category Archives: Treaty of Waitangi

Morgan and Brash both missing the point

Both Gareth Morgan and Don Brash are missing the point about what will build national unity in New Zealand. Both look to the Treaty in different ways. Brash for its historical guarantee of equal citizenship. Morgan for a revisionist and … Continue reading

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Gareth Morgan has been studying fashion – not facts

Whatever Gareth Morgan has been studying for the last five years it certainly wasn’t history. There is no historical basis whatsoever for his claim at Ratana Pa today that the Treaty is about “co-governance”. The Maori version of the Treaty … Continue reading

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Rore Kahu – Soaring Eagle of the Spirit

This week on Christmas Day we come to the 200 year anniversary of the proclamation of Te Harinui in New Zealand. ¬†A beautiful structure named Rore Kahu – soaring eagle – has been established on the hill top at Rangihoua … Continue reading

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Waitangi Tribunal on sovereignty – fashionable but flawed

When scholarship becomes focused on what is fashionable rather than what is true then trouble is ahead. Unfortunately that is precisely where the Waitangi Tribunal is taking us with the so called “modern scholarship” it has used to declare that … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s lost Christian legacy

Many New Zealanders question if our nation ever had a strong heritage of Christian faith. Wiremu Tamihana is the answer to their doubts. As a young Ngati Haua chief, Tamihana found faith in the early 1830s under the teaching of … Continue reading

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Conservatives wrong about the Treaty

As a party with purportedly Christian leanings the Conservative’s line on the Treaty settlement process is a disappointment. Yesterday party leader Colin Craig was reported speaking to a group of supporters in Nelson saying that the Waitangi Tribunal had contributed … Continue reading

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Kapiti Island – sanctuary of the Sprirt

Today Kapiti Island north of Wellington is a sanctuary for some of New Zealand’s precious rare birds. 180 years ago it provided sanctuary of a different sort. In 1837 a group of young men hungry for truth established what was … Continue reading

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Christianity foundational to the Treaty

On this Waitangi Day in the 200th year since Te Harinui was first proclaimed in these islands, let us remember that the Treaty would never have been signed without the influence of Christianity. Read the Otago Daily Times, Foundations of … Continue reading

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Rev Samuel Marsden – Till time shall be no more

200 years is a momentous milestone in a nation as young as New Zealand. But that is the¬†milestone we celebrate this year of 2014. It is two centuries since the Rev Samuel Marsden came ashore at Rangihoua in the Bay … Continue reading

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Ngai Tahu youth better savers

Ngai Tahu young people are more likely to be savers with better financial literacy than other young New Zealanders. This according to a study undertaken by the Financial Education and Research Centre reported in the Herald today. The study attributed … Continue reading

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