An open letter to Aotearoa from Takatāpui and LGBTIQ whānau Dear Aotearoa, We write this letter to voice our profound concern at the hatred and abusive bullying that continues to be targeted at Takatāpui and LGBTIQ people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Over the p…

Hopefully those who need reminding of this, take the time to read it. from Pera Barrett via IFTTT

Seeds of Rangiātea – Pera Barrett Dear Huhana and Kāhu o te Rangi, E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea. I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea. I read Ruia in this whakatau as meaning the foundation and contributing factors in a seed’s potential. That’s what this letter is about. …

A letter I wrote Huhana and Kāhu on gratitude for the village. from Pera Barrett via IFTTT

Guyon Espiner on leaving Morning Report, why Pākehā feel ‘threatened by’ te reo on the airwaves Pākehā need to “toughen up and try” to speak te reo, says Guyon Espiner ahead of leaving after five years on Radio NZ’s Morning Report.

“It’s a bit rich to literally beat a language out of people, in some ways physically suppress a language, and then say ‘hey, you’re not even using it.’ That really reflects a lack of historical context.” Kei konā katoa Guyon! Context and a willingness to empathise is the cornerstone of this kōrero. Firstly, our history […]

“What could be more important than your kid? Please don’t play the busy card. If you spend 2 hours a day, without an electronic device, looking your kid in the eye, talking to them and solving interesting problems, you will raise a different kid than someone who doesn’t do that.” – Seth Godin. Not the first time I’ve heard him say this, and maybe not the first time I’ve re-posted it.

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