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Terror in our Midst

The shootings in Christchurch on Friday 15 March 2019 were shocking, of course. Our Muslim community has been embraced as family, especially by Ngai Tahu rangatira and whānau of Te Waiponamu. The 1st April issue of TIME magazine has an awesome cover, designed by Ruby Jones of Wellington. The TVNZ symbol used during news coverage suggested unity and inclusiveness, simply expressed. French movie composer Georges Delarue, has composed this really nice piece of music, from the… Read more »

Tutu Te Puehu – NZ Wars

 A new book on the New Zealand Wars has been released –  Tutu Te Peuhu, New Perspectives on the New Zealand Wars. This new book was launched at Parliament in Wellington on 23 October 2018. On hand to do the honours were Hon Ron Mark, Minister of Defence, and Hon Nania Mahuta, Minister of Maori Development. The book is edited by noted and prodigious military historians Dr Ian McGibbon and Dr John… Read more »

Reconciliation at Parihaka

On 9 June 2017, the Parihaka community  met with Crown officials to receive a reconciliation apology, and $9m restitution for past Crown actions. Looking back  over the history of Parihaka since the invasion of 1881, this was a truly momentous occasion, as many have rightly said. Enormous credit must go to the Parihaka negotiators and people who made this possible; history was certainly on their side, as it was on the… Read more »