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More than a national figure, Nepia Mahuika

Mata Toa: The Life and Times of Ranginui Walker  Paul Spoonley Penguin Books, $40.00, ISBN 9780143019893 Ranginui Walker is one of the most widely read Maori writers and commentators of our generation. His acclaimed Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou (1990) is…
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Some mythical pakeha, Paul Spoonley

Inventing New Zealand. Everyday Myths of Pakeha Identity  Claudia Bell Penguin, $29.95 ISBN 0140244964 The last decades have been the final unravelling of the great empires that marked the beginning of the century, both capitalist and communist, and of the…
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But what about all the others, Paul Spoonley

Immigration and National Identity in New Zealand: One People, Two Peoples, Many Peoples? Stuart W Greif (ed) Dunmore Press, $39.95 ISBN 0864602382 Some things endure. One is the hostility towards those from Asia who have chosen to emigrate to New…
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The nature of political power, Paul Spoonley

The Treaty Now William Renwick, GP Books, Wellington, 1990, $24.95 Mana Tiriti: The Art of Protest and Partnership Haeta, Project Waitangi and City Art Gallery, Wellington City Council, Daphne Brasell Associates Press, Wellington, 1991, $24.95 The Treaty Now examines the…
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