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Today On Radio Waatea

Listen today to Paakiwaha, an exciting weekly current affairs programme with a Maori perspective. Paakiwaha is hosted by Willie Jackson and is broadcasted by Radio Waatea with funding from New Zealand on Air.

This week Willie talks to visiting professor Gary Craig from Hull University about why he thinks New Zealanders need to apply a stronger emphasis on multiculturalism rather than biculturalism.

Union organizer Janice Smith explains why supporters of Manawanui, the Maori mental in-patient health service in Auckland should not be shut down.

The Supreme Court is generating alot of debate and the chair of the Treaty Tribes Coalition, Harry Mikaere gives us the Coalition’s position.

The Rankin whanau are upset by Auckland museum’s policies relating to the possession and use of taonga and David Rankin explains why.

We also feature interviews between Titewhai Harawira and Jeanette Fitzsimons on the Green’s oppostion to the Supreme Court and also with Hone Harawira on the recent Whakaruruhau annual general meeting.

Jim Perry talks to Roger Kerr from the Business Roundtable on the foreshore and seabed issue.

Word has it that our Art’s feature guest - well known writer Patricia Grace has been dabbling in erotic literature-we’ll find out if she is expanding her literary focus.

Sports commentator Ken Laban gives his weekly sports roundup and political reporter Duncan Garner tells us his predictions for the week.

So tune into yet another lively, though provoking and debate packed programme!

Radio Waatea (603AM) in Auckland, Mondays 10am-12pm Te Upoko o Te Ika (1161AM) in Wellington, Mondays 4-6pm

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