Saturday, February 24

Author: Corina Shields

No mandate to speak for Māori
Culture

No mandate to speak for Māori

“While Debbie, Rawiri, Hana and co, have a tangi about the reo and about the removal of section 7aa of the Oranga Tamariki act they remain silent about baby Nga Reo.” – @AuntyHeihei

Our mental health crisis affects everyone
Culture

Our mental health crisis affects everyone

“This is why I am so vocal about the gender identity issues that we have. Because I know that these are issues that need addressing with mental health care and not puberty blockers.” – @AuntyHeihei

Why are those in power covering for Shaneel Lal?
Culture, Politics

Why are those in power covering for Shaneel Lal?

It’s been a while since my last piece, but I’ve had to take time out to overcome the writer’s block whilst trying to make sense of what is happening in New Zealand.  And what is apparent is there is a big push towards teaching our children RSE (Relationship and sexuality education) that is being led […]

The need for hard conversations
Culture

The need for hard conversations

“People won’t always agree with me, and I don’t ever expect they will or do but we at least need to have the conversations that need to be had.” – @AuntyHeihei

The silent majority
Culture

The silent majority

Comments like this certainly help keep this 14-year-old high school dropout humble, and while I may not be able to express my thanks to everyone individually, it’s important that people know, I do see them, even if time doesn’t allow me to respond to them all.