Merepeka Raukawa-Tait is a columnist for the Rotorua Daily Post
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Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: If we want better government, we have to do our bit
OPINION: I used to think young people had no interest in voting - now I'm not so sure.
Opinion: Lifting name suppression means victims can emerge from shadows
Opinion: It takes extreme courage to take the lead so that others can follow.
Opinion: Tasering of elderly dementia patient appalling
Opinion: "A health issue should not be confused with aggressive, law-breaking behaviour."
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: No need to fear strong, Māori, women politicians
Opinion: Female Māori politicians are challenging some of the norms of Parliament.
Opinion: Working fulltime and studying? Why you should hang in there
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Whānau Ora students show why it's worth being committed.
Opinion: Time to consider a day to honour all who have served
'From the veterans I spoke to, not one objected to November 11 being named Veterans Day.'
Opinion: Civic leadership isn't about popularity, it's about relationships
Opinion: Rightly or wrongly, when we vote, we get the people we deserve.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: If people see the ugly face of family violence, they will demand change
Opinion: We need to mitigate the predicted increase in family violence incidences.
Opinion: Made redundant? Here's what to do instead of getting bitter
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait's advice for people losing their job.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Looting from red-stickered homes a despicable act
"Hard to believe anyone would try looting homes made uninhabitable by Cyclone Gabrielle"
Opinion: Alcohol free means alcohol free...even if you're VIP
OPINION: Merepeka Raukawa-Tait says there should be no exceptions.
Opinion: Misstep by health boss was not a sacking offence
OPINION: As with so many political appointments, these are rarely straightforward.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Te Matatini showcases huge commitment from all involved
OPINION: I saw Te Matatini showcasing the best kapa haka in the world.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: How Waitangi Day is recognised has come a long way in New Zealand
OPINION: 'A prosperous society should not be at the expense of one Treaty partner'.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Which politicians impressed at Rātana
There was plenty of laughter and good advice for the politicians.
Opinion: Foster case of 'Moana' and the 'Smiths' unlikely to set a precedent
OPINION: We should not be surprised that love surfaced in this case.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Women's rugby is finally getting the attention it deserves
OPINION: I'm not surprised to see the positive public reception the games have received.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: I'm changing banks as a protest
OPINION: Banks are making big profits while families tighten their belts.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: 100-year plan for Aotearoa should be on the table now
Opinion: 'This is as good as it gets' will not serve future generations well
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Depp and Heard show domestic violence hates sunlight
OPINION: Domestic violence takes root in the darkness and shadows.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Where have all the children gone?
OPINION: There's no quick fix, and parents are not failing.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: I'm about to lose my job but I'm not sorry to go
OPINION: Change should happen when it's needed most
Opinion: Not wanted or valued by Labour - I don't blame Louisa Wall for leaving politics
OPINION: MPs should be above jealousy and envy towards one of their own.
Opinion: Crisis after crisis - and many families will not survive
MEREPEKA RAUKAWA-TAIT: Collective leadership is needed to sort the country's woes.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: The mess in Wellington can hardly be called a protest
Comment: Protesting is more than a big get together, more than a party.
Opinion: When Queen's reign ends, republic question will re-emerge
Is an overseas monarch still appropriate to New Zealand's evolving identity?
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Euthanasia decision one of my hardest
OPINION: I had to be sure I had enough information to make a decision I could live with.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Oranga Tamariki is 'dysfunctional'
OPINION: It's the responsibility of whānau, hapu and iwi to look after their own children.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: What marrying a native te reo Māori speaker taught me
OPINION: Theo explained that until 'I wanted' te reo I wouldn't be interested in learning.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Three Waters loomed large at LGNZ forum
OPINION: Overriding concern was accountability to local ratepayers would be removed
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Māori demand the same level of healthcare as Pākehā
If health is 'needs-based', why haven't Māori health needs been addressed yet?
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Māori can be trusted to look after their own
What we saw playing out in Hawke's Bay shows little has changed
Comment | Israel Folau gives Christians a bad name
Holier-than-thou people are hard to budge, they're not the "contaminated ones"
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Kindness is not a sign of weakness
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: No one should have been surprised by our Prime Minister last week.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: The racists I look out for are the covert ones
Merepeka Ruakawa-Tait: The racists I look out for are the covert ones.