My role involved being part of a seven-person panel over 15-months. The young people were all care experienced and all had their own stories. A youth panel was requested by the orders of Minister Tolley, Social Development Minister, and set up by The Office of The Children’s Commissioner. Our name was Te Whanau Aroha or […]Read More Blog 103 – Being A Ministerial Youth Advocate
By Mana Williams. Today I want to talk about Balance. My experience with fighting for this idea of balance and trying to accomplish it in some form. Take a seesaw for example. Some crazy optimists out there like to think that balance is a destination when it’s really a way of living. What we lust […]Read More Blog 007! The balance talk…
A modern view on Maori. By Mana Williams. 10-15 Minutes Historically, there has always been an imbalance of power. In cases where the consideration for the individual is considered less important than the concerns of the many. But when you bring it back to its roots what does the Treaty of Waitangi really stand for? Waitangi […]Read More Blog 004! Treaty Talks
Is it time for more structure? By Mana Williams. 13-16 Minutes Here goes… When Senators and Judges come to a collective agreement on the misappropriated policy enforced by a governing administration, you know something is up. With global leaders rallying to dispute travel bans as ‘questionable’ and in more extreme cases ‘racist.’ You can imagine […]Read More Blog 003! A Bitch or An Idiot?