Monday, November 19, 2007

Media that don't suck (or suck less than normal)

There was a very good interview with Tuhoe Lambert on 60 Minutes tonight. You can see at least part of that interview here. He was incredibly staunch - particularly when talking about Te Mana Motuhake ō Tūhoe.

The other poweful part of the segment is that detailed the reality of the way people were treated during the raids. What happened to Tuhoe Lambert's whanua is not the worst story I have heard, but it disgusts me and fills me with rage. In a time of small mercies, one of the things that I am incredibly greatful for is that none of the people who were arrested by the armed offenders squad in Wellington were living with children. But in Maori dominated communites the police spread the net much further, so many many children were caught and had guns placed at their heads.

I also can't recommend Radio New Zealand's Te Ahi Kaa enough - although I've only just started to listen to them. There are so many Pakeha voices out there about this, and what Pakeha (including, or especially, me) need to is listen. Te Ahi Kaa is a great place to start


  1. Anonymous12:36 pm

    Could you please post a link to a non partisan objective source which states that guns were pointed at children's heads.

    I'm keeping an open mind on this issue but if such a claim is false then spreading this kind of disinformation it is as bad as the current trial by media.

  2. You can hear a 12 year old girl talking about a gun being pointed at her head here

  3. Anonymous11:12 am

    That link doesn't work