DLANZ Disabled and Kauri Issues Volume 5 NZ Election 2014…, it’s Alive
Kia Ora everybody here is DLANZ Regular summary of Items posted and an observation of an important seat in upcoming NZ Election 2014. Tamaki Makarau / Auckland Maori...A Tale of 2 MP's?
NZ Election 2014. Tamaki Makarau / Auckland Maori. A Tale of 2 MP's?
To quote a Maori proverb: Ka Pu Te ruha ka hau Te Rangatahi which paraphrased means, its time to cast out the new net and retire the old (Reeds Dictionary Reo / English 1997). Quite frankly, I have felt for a long time that Tamaki Makaurau needed a fresh start,
Following the let downs of previous parties while DLANZ agreed with TV1′s Corrin Dann that, examples of Shane Jones retirement, Seabed and Foreshore, over 250 thousand kid in poverty and the expulsion of innocent tenants from Glen Innes, this would be a blow to Labour, I don’t agree that it is a blow to The Left’….an altogether misappropriated and misused term…in my opinion
Disabled Liberation Aotearoa NZ believes “Te Whakaputunga” (Declaration of Independence 1835 and Law of the Sea), mo Te Triti (1840 Waitangi’s February 500 signed), are the founding documents of this special relationship. We believe Whakanui Oranga (The NZ Disability Strategy 2001) will be pivotal to ensure its implementation
If we want Positive Change, and Disabled / Nga Hauaa, as like others require the same, then ‘smart voting’ is a key (pardon the pub). Maori are up to their necks in institutional racism as like our Tracey McIntosh / Tuhoe, is copping over Nga Pae o te Maramatanga and the monolithic and ‘Pakeha’ frameworks of Steven Joyce, ‘Peter’ Sharples .and even Tariana Turia herself.
“Tāmaki Makaurau is an urban Auckland Maori electorate that appears to be wide open. It is currently held by the retiring Pita Sharples, with the Māori Party selecting Rangi McLean as its new candidate.”
While I have great respect for Rangi McLean NZ Maori Party, it is obvious that it still will ‘be the same…steady as she goes’ attitude, which nobody wants. Marama Davidson from the NZ Green, already at No. 15 List, would be a most appropriate and well respected new Electorate MP, for a seat that had been badly let down by current and former MP’s. Her Whakapapa and her many good works in the same community is noted, and has been given just recognition by Media outlets, and even the likes of Shane Jones himself
However / Engarei there is also the possibility of smart voting, where Maori can further two MP’s with one vote each way. The key is that they can both work together, I believe the Greens have a great opportunity to increase heir political presence if they can regain an electoral seat. Under a NZ Maori coalition with National will not save Nga Pae o te Maramatanga having to waste important time and monies, looking for ‘Funding’ for their academic future.
Noting that a lot of staff and students, past and present, live within this electorate, their own personal / Whanau would appreciate a commitment which I understand has been given by opposition political parties. .still a few unresolved issues between Disabled and Greens, plus the historical decade of duplicity Disabled had under Labour.
For those who live with disabilities, this is why its so important these parties like Green, Mana-Internet, work with NZ Disability Strategy…from Cabinet to Kitchen table…As DLANZ wrote…..Ignorance is not excusable for systemic Indifference…..if we are to beat the John Key….Do it together
Is it time for a change from the tweedle dee and tweedle dum ideologies of ‘Te Ao Rawa / Material World politics of both National and Labour? I agree with the comments below and feel change is near….Kia ora Tataou
“Labour have made a mess of its selection. Shane Taurimu was ruled out by head officer after a messy extended selection period and it was confirmed yesterday that another high profile prospect for the electorate, Julian Wilcox, was a non-starter…, this would help a lot in achieving a second level status as a party – possibly alongside Labour on equal enough terms to promote their own agenda. And it would significantly reduce the chances of Labour sidelining them again when it comes to coalition negotiations”.
Both quotes from Blog ‘YOUR NZ – Reason, Reasonable, Robust’ article Will Greens target Tāmaki Makaurau? http://yournz.org/2014/05/20/will-greens-target-tamaki-makaurau/
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14 June 2014
Maori & Tino Rangatiratanga
DLANZ: Waitangi 1840 Constitutional Review(s) will be A Fizzer without He Whakaputunga 1835 and Whakanui Oranga 2001
Disabled express concern for Future without the Declaration of Independence and NZ Disability Strategy…an old Maori quote…He totara wahi rua he kai na te ahi A ttotara tree, split in two is fuel for the fire (Unity is Strength)
5 June 2014
Maori & Tino Rangatiratanga
DLANZ Promise for the Workers from Disabled Liberation Aotearoa NZ from 'Fusion of Horizons...Waitangi Review 2013' Objective 2
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5 May 2014
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27 April 2014
Workers & Economy
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23 April 2014
Media & Reviews
DLANZ: General Leaders Debate essential for 2014 NZ General Election Disabled Critical if Media Repeat 2011
The Media and the Political Parties need to recognize the result of a televised Presidential styled ‘shows’ has left Aotearoa NZ, even more disenchanted and disempowered than ever
3 April 2014
Opinion & Blogs
DLANZ: Funding Cuts to Maori Research – A Big Mistake say Disabled. 1
Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga is due to have its funding cut by Tertiary Education Commission is a travesty for Maori and Science itself, DISABLED LIBERATION AOTEAROA NZ believes this decision due in 2015 must be stopped. A Political issue - Yes
22 March 2014
Sugar Restrictions in Soft Drinks policies - a Good Idea for Election 2014 say Disabled DLANZ
Sale of Assets, Fiscal and Personalities are important, but let’s not forget 'The Home Front'...too much sugar brings on Diabetes. Test by Taste
10 March 2014
War & Militarism
DLANZ Disabled say Ukraine Able bodied policies M-A-D Give Peace a Chance
M-A-D Mutually Assured Destruction is the 'end result' of Global policies that use violence as a means to achieve an end....Disabled represent 'victims' and say STOP hostilities