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“We don’t want to be known as a nation that benefits off slavery.”

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo talks about the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry, the benefits of a Samoan childhood, and New Zealand’s exploitation of Pacific migrant workers. Empower the most targeted – and you can empower everybody. Dr Karanina Sumeo was “determined” to make this a key principle of the Human Rights Commission’s landmark ...

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Posted: March 14, 2023Category:

“They need to get out of our lives, they need to give us the money that they spend keeping us oppressed.”

Systems-change advocate Julia Whaipooti doesn’t mince her words about the Government of New Zealand Julia Whaipooti’s online discussion with Stacey Morrison was inspiring and thought-provoking – and near the end, came a supportive message from attendee Prof Tracey McIntosh in the chat box: “Moana [Jackson] knew that there was so much mahi to be done ...

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Posted: September 19, 2022Categories: , ,

Korero with Tayi Tibble

NGĀTI POROU AND TE WHĀNAU-Ā-APANUI Tayi Tibble: “I feel like identity isn’t something that you arrive at.” Hats off to the remarkable Tayi Tibble who didn’t let the aftermath of a recent bout of “skody New York Covid” – a husky voice and suspected laryngitis – stop her from honouring us with her presence at ...

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Posted: September 14, 2022Categories: , ,

Kōrero with Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

WATCH HERE: Stacey Morrison interviews Te Pati Māori Co-leader, Debbie Ngarewa-Packer   DEBBIE ON…   Health: “Close your eyes and imagine if … we could stop Māori dying earlier… Imagine if we suddenly become well…. Imagine what we’d then talk about. Imagine what we’d spend our time doing. Imagine how we’d be able to contribute. ...

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Posted: May 6, 2022Categories: ,

Kōrero with Emma Espiner: your liberation is bound up with mine – let us work together

Finally! After months of postponement due to the pandemic, we got to hear commentator Dr Emma Espiner speak to her good friend Stacey Morrison on International Women’s Day, March 8, via video link. And it was a wide-ranging kōrero worth waiting for.   Emma on… Colonisation: “The colonising force was a patriarchal society… So, colonisation ...

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Posted: March 30, 2022Categories: ,

Khylee Quince – Change-maker

Mixing humour with straight-talking – a potent and characteristic mix – Khylee Quince, the first Māori Dean of Law, offered a blueprint for change-makers in her kōrero with Stacey Morrison last month. The issues are clear: One in every 25 wāhine Māori have been to prison by age 35, compared to one in every 166 ...

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Posted: July 20, 2021Categories: , ,

Kōrero with Qiane Matata-Sipu

“I hope indigenous wāhine really understand how powerful they actually are” Qiane Matata-Sipu shares how she is changing the narrative for future generations It was an open, candid, memorable evening of tears and laughter when Qiane Matata-Sipu talked to Stacey Morrison about the successful campaign she co-led with her cousins to protect their ancestral whenua ...

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Posted: July 14, 2021Category:

Kōrero with Laura O’Connell Rapira

Laura O’Connell Rapira: Our work must be values-based A long-term vision for our earth mother Papatūānuku will help create the best future for wāhine Māori and for all of us, said Action Station director Laura O’Connell-Rapira at Auckland Women’s Centre’s latest community forum. Laura delivered her inspirational kōrero to nearly 100 participants in the first-ever ...

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Posted: April 22, 2020Categories: , ,

Dr Hinemoa Elder: Science alone won’t save us

A kōrero with Dr Hinemoa Elder was an evening of sharing stories, Indigenous wisdom, and the joy of being together as women. “Incredible women celebrate incredible women!” as chair Stacey Morrison (Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa) put it. Hinemoa invited us on a voyage of discovery to Antarctica, a voyage she actually took three months ago with 99 ...

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Posted: March 22, 2020Categories: ,

Taking misogyny out of mainstream porn

A difficult but not impossible task.   At AWC’s “The Problem with Porn” Forum in early October, the four panellists were uncompromising when they explained why they agreed with the forum kaupapa. “Our ‘enemy’ is not pornography per se, but the sexism, racism and misogyny that saturates most of the most easily accessible porn,” said ...

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Posted: October 25, 2019Categories: ,