Tahu Potiki

Tahu Potiki

  1. In the eyes of most New Zealanders I suspect that Ngai Tahu would not be regarded very highly at all if they were not growing their asset base and making wise investments. But for Ngai Tahu the commercial success is a means to an end. The Press Opinion. 
  2. The most engaging Treaty stories are not told enough, they are not told well and most are still largely unknown. The Press Opinion. 
  3. As a kid I knew more detail about the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence than I did about the Treaty of Waitangi. The Press Opinion.
  4. An alien landing in New Zealand on any given Waitangi Day over the past couple of decades would be forgiven for thinking the whole thing was a combination of a stoush about who gets into the house and those who don’t, point-scoring for shouting speakers down and some competition for throwing bizarre objects like eggs, mud and fish at people in suits. The Press Opinion. 
  5. I have dealt with death in a very calm manner all my life, but clearly I am not so good at dealing with life.  The Press Opinion.
  6. Celebrity trials seem to defy justice in the way they transpire, and they truly are a bizarre spectacle to observe. The overblown attention creates a terribly imbalanced perspective that means the truth is even more elusive than it is in other high profile crimes. The Press Opinion.
  7. Those that can and those that have should do as much as they can for their community and that a rising tide lifts all boats. The Press Opinion 
  8.  I am often accused of leaning to the Right but I can honestly say I lean towards those I respect and back to fight for what is right and good for our communities. The Press Opinion
  9.  Unfortunately our democratic system is clumsy, albeit, as they say, the best we’ve got, and it forces us into boxes we don’t always fit. The Press Opinion
  10.  I back people I have faith in, whose abilities I trust and whose values are sound. The Press Opinion 
  11.  Just being there with the best intentions is not enough. The Press Opinion 
  12. Good people overcome bad structures. Good structures overcome bad people.