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Comment: Support for mental health crises not good enough
"Most of us find it hard to even acknowledge anything about our mental health."
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: 'We refuse to let hate speech slide'
There will be consequences for hate speech, writes Leigh-Marama McLachlan.
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: Puanga celebrations good for the soul
Puanga or Matariki has always been a big part of Māori society from early on.
Comment: A passion for our people, our culture and our reo
It was in the house next door that the very first broadcast for Awa FM took place in 1991.
Comment: Why I will be getting the Covid-19 vaccine
"I get the impression the ministry was severely underprepared for this process."
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: Castlecliff's sense of community is contagious
Making new memories in an old Castlecliff home.
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: Small signs of progress 26 years on from Pākaitore
An important stand by local Māori took place in 1995 and it was not about just one issue.
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: What defiance over tie symbolises
Rawiri Waititi's defiance is an important and timely stand and is hugely symbolic.
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: Iwi checkpoints about protecting communities
'Stop moaning about iwi checkpoints and let Māori leadership help us through.'
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: Rātana without politicians a welcome break
It will be a different Rātana event at the end of the month with no politicians.
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: Christmas not the day it used to be for many Kiwis
Christmas is terrible for putting pressure on families to buy gifts and spend up large.
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: Comfort in the way we handle death as Māori
'I have found comfort in the way we handle death as Māori'.
Best of 2020: Leigh-Marama McLachlan: Good people smoke cannabis
Taking a punitive approach to cannabis does not work, writes Leigh-Marama McLachlan.
Leigh-Marama McLachlan: The major issues our newly elected MPs need to deliver on
Comment: The pressure is on for Labour to deliver real change over the next term.