Sunday soapbox

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.


Take care of our children. Take care of what they hear, take care of what they see, take care of what they feel. For how the children grow, so will be the shape of Aotearoa. – Dame Whina Cooper


2 Responses to Sunday soapbox

  1. Gravedodger says:

    From an age when the Senior elders were also thinkers with their hopes for a better future for their people in the forefront.
    Today getting inked is supposed to account for the glossing over of the terrible stats that expose the failure of another indigenous people, intoxicated with welfare, to see what they are actually doing for their people.
    The rant from an “elder” reported from Waitangi after the Fairy Godmother/Queen had bestowed a sixth holiday for all in the brief period of one party rule, bringing the terrible stats that cannot be seen as anything other than betrayal, confronting the nation as failure to deliver the great policy promised four years ago is further revealed but ignored

    Maori have gone from a Ghandi like protest to something nearer to what Portland Ore endured from BLM and Antifa.
    I wonder if Ms Whina Cooper herself might have been alarmed at Ihumatao occupation of freehold titled land that was to provide six hundred homes, a proportion of which were exclusively for Maori families?


  2. Heather Adam says:

    Unfortunately too many of Dame Whina’s people have not heeded her wise words. Fine Maori like Dr Shane Reti, and many others who do not make the news, must despair when they see the results of children who have known nothing but poor parenting, poor diet, poor education and lack of a good father figure.


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