News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks with Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the National Party’s Demand the Debate Campaign. They discuss Judith Collins' critique that He Puapua is a radical interpretation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the use of the term 'seperatism' in political discourse and Debbie's perspective on how unified the National Party is currently. Jemima and Debbie also touch on the $2.75 million in government funding put into a marae-based drug rehabilitation programme, Kahuhura, which has links with the Mongrel Mob.
This week, News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the rate of the Covid-19 vaccination roll out for Māori and the latest news about Oranga Tamariki, with a care and protection unit having closed down after Newsroom reported that staff had inapproriately restrained a child in care.
Each week News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston's interviewsTe Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer.
This week Debbie updates Jemima on the progress of the party’s call for anti-Māori violence taskforce following the Police Commissioners 'no-show' to their meeting on the issue a few weeks ago. Then they discuss the significance of the Māori Party MPs accepting the Dawn Raids petition from Benji Timu and Josiah Tualamali'i. Finally, Jemima and Debbie touch on the Te Pāti Māori's concern over the huge drop in the number of prisoners able to access alcohol and drug programmes.
News and Editorial Director, Jemima Huston catches up with Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the beginning of Matariki season and celebrating the event with a public holiday next year. They also discuss the government's approval for Dome Valley dump to go ahead, as well as the disbandment of the Auckland branch of School Strike For Climate after the group admitted it was racist.
This week we have the first of a weekly catch up with Te Pāti Māori. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston will speak weekly with co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the latest news with the Māori Party and issues in politics.
Today Jemima and Debbie discuss how 2021 has been for Te Pāti Māori so far, the party's call for an investigation into anti-Māori hate speech and the comments made by the National Party's leader Judith Collins and Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith about colonisation and "separatist" policies.