Unpacking Auckland Emergency Management’s Lack of Contact During Storm

 Today , people in Auckland are seeing regular updates from Auckland’s Emergency Management/Civil Defence and Auckland Council and every infrastructure provider in the region.  Great. Last night, it was a different story.   No one in Auckland City’s Emergency Management communicated the severity of the risk to people, homes and property throughout the night.   […]

Will Hawaii-Led Consortium be the Warriors New Owners?

New Zealand’s sports media headlines, most of them, are reporting that the Warriors will be sold to USA Hawaiian-led consortium fronted by Richard Fale.  That the ‘done deal’ is based on a verbal agreement. The New Zealand Rugby League Team is presently owned by Eric Watson through his private investment firm, Cullen Investments. Late last […]

NZ: Ngāti Whātua Host Pōwhiri for Obama

 Unique to Aotearoa New Zealand, the traditional pōwhiri  for the former US President took place this afternoon at Government House in Epsom, Auckland. Whenever a formal pōwhiri of this significance takes place in Auckland city, the host iwi (tribe) for Tamaki Makaurau is Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.  Tamaki Makaurau Auckland is their rohe (tribal land/territory). They are […]

NZ: Experiences of Maori & Pacific Children in Schools

  Few things affect children’s lives more than their educational experiences. Attending school is the greatest commitment children make outside of their homes. Report: Education Matters to Me: Key Insights A great teacher, a supportive and involved family, and friends. Simple enough, right? These are the ingredients that children in Aotearoa New Zealand identified as key […]

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