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Maori protestors to enter flag debate at museum

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:55 am | David Rankin

Maori protestors to enter flag debate at museum Auckland’s MOTAT (the Museum of Transport and Technology) is facing protest threats over plans to exhibit a famous flag from Thursday Morning (3 March). Ngapuhi leader David Rankin negotiated with ... More >>

Ngapuhi "crying wolf" over Marae Ban

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 2:10 pm | David Rankin

Threats by self-appointed Waitangi Marae caretaker and cleaner Kingi Taurua to ban politicians from the marae on Waitangi Day are empty and a case of Mr Taurua "crying wolf" says Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin. More >>

Mana Whenua sites questioned by Council candidate

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 8:43 am | David Rankin

Aucklander and Ngapuhi cultural expert, David Rankin, who will be standing for the Auckland Council in 2016 election, has lashed out at the latest Council moves affecting 'sites of cultural value' in the city. More >>

Controversial Maori Leader to Stand for Auckland Council

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:17 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi leader and outspoken public commentator David Rankin has announced his intention to stand for the Auckland Council in next year's local body elections. More >>

Ngapuhi claim on Auckland “now almost certain

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 3:18 pm | David Rankin

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has announced that plans are already well under way for Ngaphui to make a Treaty claim on the greater Auckland area. It comes just a day after the Maori King Tuheitia said that Tainui were also planning to make a claim ... More >>

Winston Peters’ 100 Days judged a failure by Ngapuhi

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 9:14 am | David Rankin

Winston Peters’ 100 Days judged a failure by Ngapuhi There were high hopes among Maori in Northland when Winston Peters won the bi-election in the electorate earlier this year and became its MP. However, after the first 100 days as a representative ... More >>

Pigeon crime “culturally acceptable” says Ngapuhi leader

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 12:37 pm | David Rankin

Pigeon crime “culturally acceptable” says Ngapuhi leader The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has come out in support of embattled Ngapuhi Runanga chairman Sonny Tau, who is being investigated by the Department of Conservation for trying to smuggle ... More >>

“Taniwha Tax” culturally wrong and easily solved

Monday, 20 April 2015, 10:38 am | David Rankin

“Taniwha Tax” culturally wrong and easily solved – says Maori academic As developers and property owners face thousands of dollars in fees for Maori "cultural impact assessments" on thousands of sites across Auckland, a Maori academic says there ... More >>

Iwi leaders’ water claim “nothing but corporate greed”

Monday, 13 April 2015, 2:38 pm | David Rankin

As iwi leaders from around the country meet to discuss claiming commercial rights to all the country’s lakes, rivers, reservoirs, dams and any other fresh water, Ngapuhi academic David Rankin has questioned their motives. More >>

Iwi leader calls for Maori Boycott of ANZAC Day

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 8:59 am | David Rankin

• Says ANZAC Day is being hijacked by Turks to hide the genocide centenary • Turkish Embassy refuses to respond • “Take poppies off to show solidarity with indigenous Armenians” The Ngapuhi leader and academic David Rankin has called for ... More >>

Marsden’s sermon a “publicity stunt” says iwi leader

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:47 am | David Rankin

Marsden’s sermon a “publicity stunt” says iwi leader The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin (the senior descendent of Hone Heke) has controversially challenged the country’s early colonial history, claiming that the Rev. Samuel Marsden was not the first person ... More >>

Tribunal ignored testimony and defames ancestor

Friday, 14 November 2014, 1:04 pm | David Rankin

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin (a descendent of the nineteenth century warrior chief Hone Heke) says that the Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori sovereignty, which is released today, defames his famous ancestor. More >>

Kaumatua to organise petition to end Maori seats

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:51 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has announced that he will be organising a nationwide petition to seek support from Maori voters to end the Maori seats. “These seats are patronising”, he says. “They imply we need a special status, and that we ... More >>

Labour candidate plans to leave electorate after election

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 2:31 pm | David Rankin

This is according to Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin, who has challengedHenare to confirm otherwise. More >>

Maori King challenges Ngapuhi leader to front up

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:55 pm | David Rankin

Following his strong condemnation of the Maori King, Tuheitia yesterday, Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has received a challenge this afternoon from prominent Kingitanga [King Movement] supporter Mamae Takerei. More >>

Ngapuhi wants to overthrow Maori King

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:13 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi is planning a hui for the end of the year – organised by iwi leader David Rankin – in which the future of the King Movement will be discussed. More >>

Labour candidate could threaten Treaty settlement

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:58 pm | David Rankin

This is according to Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin, who says that Henare represents Ngati Hine, which has been a firm opponent of Ngapuhi’s proposed settlement with the Crown. More >>

Taurua will face Police complaint if he doesn’t back down

Monday, 10 March 2014, 1:15 pm | David Rankin

Ngapuhi elder David Rankin has warned Kingi Taurua that if he doesn’t back down from his threat to vandalise a monument at Waitangi, he will lay a complaint with the Police against Taurua for threatening criminal damage. More >>

Taurua will face Police complaint if he doesn’t back down

Monday, 10 March 2014, 1:15 pm | David Rankin

Ngapuhi elder David Rankin has warned Kingi Taurua that if he doesn’t back down from his threat to vandalise a monument at Waitangi, he will lay a complaint with the Police against Taurua for threatening criminal damage. More >>

Ngapuhi “on the wrong side of history” in treaty settlement

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 12:20 pm | David Rankin

Ngapuhi “on the wrong side of history” in treaty settlement Ngapuhi elder David Rankin has warned that the tribe faces a generation of crippling poverty if the planned Treaty settlement with the Crown does not go ahead soon. Responding to Ngati Hine’s ... More >>

 

 

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