More korero, less shouting on preserving our history

Monuments and memories of the past have been in the news in recent weeks and on almost all occasions for all the wrong reasons. It is appropriate from time to time to examine and question how we remember our past but that needs to be done in a reasoned and intelligent manner by reasonable and…

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Giant Tale maks cynical attempt to undermine NZ’s original people.

Many people will be relieved that a group of amateur explorers have given up their search for evidence of a race of eight-foot pre-Polynesian people in caves in the remote rural area of Waikaretu. Every culture has ancient legends of unusual people in their folk lore. The Irish have their mischievous leprechauns and Maori have the…

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A wish list for 2020

In the first week of each new year, for the past three or four decades, I have looked back through the scribbled pages of my now filled diary and wonder how we survived it all. Then I look at the pristine unmarked pages of the new diary and wonder what issues and events will fill…

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