The Darkside

The Darkside

Picture this. In the week leading up to Labour weekend we’re in Strathmore. It’s typically a windy Wellington Wednesday, and despite bright sunshine it’s a …

Road Trippin’

Road Trippin’

Welcome to the world my new mokopuna Bella O’Reilly and Te Roera Junovich. Welcome to Aotearoa the land of your mums’ and dads’. Thank you …

The Things that Bind Us

The Things that Bind Us

Let’s recap. This korero, ‘Nga Kupu Aroha’, Words of Love, started in September 2004 outlining an already year-long NZ community quest to reduce the demand for crystal methamphetamine (‘P’) amongst some of…

The Space at the Edge

The Space at the Edge

Down back of the paddock, close to the river, a tui has just sung three clear flutes, a …

Self, Race, Drugs & Justice in New Zealand

Self, Race, Drugs & Justice in New Zealand

Self, Race, Drugs & Justice in New Zealand In the Hawke’s Bay the heavy early morning dew – ‘Heretaunga haukunui’ the Maori call it – carries the chill signal of approaching autumn. Already the seasons…

Embracing the positive

Embracing the positive

I left you at the end of my last blog with my being all excited and promising to lighten up. I had the vision then of being able to…

Joe Walsh – The Sinners Tour

Joe Walsh – The Sinners Tour

It may have been any regular late Tuesday night at Wellington airport, apart from what seemed to be a growing number of leather clad Maori, warrior types in gang regalia gathering at the egress…

Nga Kupu Aroha Words of Love

Nga Kupu Aroha Words of Love

I have seen the boulder lifted From the back of the tribe. I have heard their singing voices. I have felt their hands like the wind on the grass Stroking…