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Kōrero with Margaret Mutu

It was an evening of humour and song when broadcaster Moana Maniapoto (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Pikiao) warmly interviewed Professor Margaret Mutu (Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua) at the Samoa House in late March. If you missed out on our sold out event, the full video is below! The upbeat feeling was welcome and ...

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Kōrero with Ngahuia Te Awekotuku: Turning Worry into Action

The legendary activist and scholar Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Te Arawa, Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi and Waikato) offered deep concern about the new government – but also hope about collective opposition to their “rubbish” agenda – in her warm, candid online kōrero with Stacey Morrison. This kōrero video has been lightly edited for clarity. We live in interesting times. Last ...

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Posted: December 13, 2023Categories: , , , , , ,

How to survive Election 2023

Post-Covid fatigue, cost-of-living crisis, climate disasters, unchecked misogyny, the recent parliamentary grounds occupation – as chair and journalist Alison Mau put it, the upcoming election has the “most complex set of circumstances in my 30 years in this country.” Last Wednesday 26 July, Auckland Women’s Centre hosted a community forum to unpack what the election ...

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Posted: August 9, 2023Categories: , ,

The harm done by the staunch, invulnerable man-alone “myth of masculinity” was put under the spotlight from two different angles at the recent community kōrero on preventing violence against women.

She Is Not Your Rehab was repped by founders and spouses Taimalelagi Mataio Faafetai (Matt) Brown (of Samoan descent) and Sarah Brown (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa), while Dr Kris Taylor and doctoral student Minha Kim repped University of Auckland psychology research, in particular “Shifting the Line”. Both projects aim to support men to change men’s social ...

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Posted: May 31, 2023Category:

“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: , ,