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The colonial problem

Police pose at the launch of their Armed Response Teams pilot. (Photo: RNZ) Throughout Anglo-colonial states, there is a constant habit of defining people who aren’t white as a problem,…

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Entangled with the land

…all the more abominable. What the Māngere people experienced was a cutting severance from the core experience of relationship to place. Understanding that legacy of loss gives fresh appreciation to…

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A maker of stories

…European settler experience and by doing so negated the Māori experience.” The vocabulary betrayed the bias, she wrote. “Take ‘pioneer’ and ‘settler’. These referred to British pioneers and settlers. The…

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Molecules and mātauranga

…with water — a phenomenon which gave rise to the plant’s colonial name: “gumdigger’s soap”. Māori know the plant as kūmarahou, and practitioners of rongoā have long used it to…

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