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Speech: Fortuin - Memorial Address for Ma Winnie

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:04 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Whilst the Architects of Apartheid never faced their Nuremberg - Winnie Mandela Memorial Address for Ma Winnie – St Peter's Church, Willis Street, Wellington (11/4/2018) I appreciate it is hard to fully grasp the complexed issues of Apartheid from afar ... More >>

Address by Gregory Fortuin International Refugee Day

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:41 am | Gregory Fortuin

Fellow HUMAN BEINGS let me dispense with the protocols and ceremonial introductions as to pecking orders and who is more important than whom here today. As Fellow members of the human race, I greet your all as equals. To the 60 million Refugees (and I ... More >>

Please Engage with Muslim Community Leaders

Monday, 1 December 2014, 1:04 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Former Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin has today urged the government to respond to the plea of FIANZ president Dr Anwar Ghani to engage with Muslim Leaders in NZ. More >>

Passing of the Great Man, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Friday, 6 December 2013, 12:17 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Born on the continent of Africa where blacks at the height of their potential were wrenched away from loved ones and dehumanised as slaves for 3 centuries was never a great prospect. Yet set to defy history and restore African dignity a black man ... More >>

Race Relations and Sport – Why Devoy gets it

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 12:38 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Given the furore as a result of Michael Jones, Irene van Dyk and Dame Susan Devoy all making the shortlist for Race Relations Conciliator I thought it was time for some inquiry into race relations on the sports field. Here goes! More >>

Gregory Fortuin: Cartoons – 5 Lessons To Draw

Monday, 13 February 2006, 10:17 am | Gregory Fortuin

There is no such thing as an unbiased view. Our opinions are mostly formed by our values, our experiences and our exposures. I am unashamed of my faith in God and my often stumbling desire to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. This belief system ... More >>

Qantas & Air New Zealand – Guilty By Association

Thursday, 1 December 2005, 9:03 am | Gregory Fortuin

I know what it is like to be judged guilty by association. I know the humiliation of not being accepted to study medicine at “the white” university of Cape Town because they had filled their quota of “non-whites” and the only education people like me ... More >>

G. Fortuin: I Wish To Be Respected, Not Tolerated

Thursday, 3 November 2005, 12:11 am | Gregory Fortuin

I thank you for and admire your courage (or is it financial acumen) in not going for the “safe $15000 a pop professional” and opting for a colourful card-carrying member of what was once a banned so-called terrorist organisation to address your ... More >>

Fortuin: Nationbuilding and The Treaty

Friday, 14 October 2005, 9:42 am | Gregory Fortuin

In my first speech as Race Relations Conciliator I said that we would not flourish as a small nation in the South Pacific unless we were one sovereign nation united in our desire to collectively deliver on our dreams and aspirations. For that to ... More >>

“Constructive Engagement” With A Despot

Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 11:45 am | Gregory Fortuin

“Constructive engagement” with a tragic despot called Mugabe (Writes former race relations conciliator Gregory Fortuin – 12 July 2005) More >>

Fortuin: “Constructive engagement” with a despot

Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 9:55 am | Gregory Fortuin

“Constructive engagement” with a tragic despot called Mugabe (Writes former race relations conciliator Gregory Fortuin – 12 July 2005) More >>

Suicide Trending Down – But Still 2 Youths A Week

Friday, 8 April 2005, 8:14 am | Gregory Fortuin

Following my first exposure to the carnage of youth suicide in 1997 and the birth of the Youth Suicide Awareness Trust we knocked on countless doors at Parliament. Two people responded, i.e. Opposition MP Jim Anderton and Minister for Youth Affairs ... More >>

Gregory Fortuin: A Culturally Diverse Society

Thursday, 24 March 2005, 10:32 am | Gregory Fortuin

I thank you for the privilege of being a Key Note Speaker at your conference. When I was a teenager I knew all the answers to the world’s problems. In fact I had solutions to problems that had not even been invented yet. I am thus well aware of the challenge ... More >>

Killer Road Resolve this festering sore or RESIGN

Monday, 23 August 2004, 9:07 am | Gregory Fortuin

Gregory Fortuin today called on the LTSA and Transit NZ to act now and secure the safety of the Killer Road masquerading as a State Highway through Porirua into the Capital. Fortuin said "one’s sadness for the tragic loss of life turns to fury ... More >>

A need for Nation Builders And Peacemakers

Monday, 17 May 2004, 10:01 am | Gregory Fortuin

Former Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin received an emotionally charged standing ovation after delivering the key note address at Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduation Ceremony. More >>

Brash – Nation Building or Road To Conflict

Thursday, 5 February 2004, 8:54 am | Gregory Fortuin

Former Race Relations Conciliator, Gregory Fortuin has today asked Don Brash to consider whether he has embarked on a path of Nation Building or a Dangerous Road to Conflict. “I am hearing alarm bells” Fortuin said. More >>

Ahmed Zaoui – The Real Terrorist Threat to Liberty

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 12:09 am | Gregory Fortuin

Before I launch into the invited subject of Ahmed Zaoui, let me state loud and clear that I am here as a believer with a faith in God that demands of me to love the Lord my God and equally (not secondly) to love my neighbour as myself. Unlike those who ... More >>

Amnesty Cage Action - Far Greater Than Ahmed Zaoui

Wednesday, 19 November 2003, 11:56 am | Gregory Fortuin

South African Honorary Consul and New Zealand’s former Race Relations Conciliator, Gregory Fortuin today said that being publicly caged would bring back memories of the oppressive South African regime. More >>

Launch of VIOLENCE-FREE CHARTER for The Timaru DC

Friday, 11 April 2003, 12:10 am | Gregory Fortuin

I am not here today in my capacity as honorary Consul for the Republic of South Africa. Neither am I here as the “Ex-Race Relations Conciliator”. I am simply here as a father, a husband, a brother, a cousin, a nephew, a son, a friend and more importantly as ... More >>

 

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