Warren Skerrett

OPINION: The ancient tradition of harvesting muttonbirds by Maori families has just commenced. This tradition goes back hundreds of years, to families (whakapapa) descended from tribal chiefs. Long before Europeans (pakeha) invaded our shores, there were no tools or crops to...
OPINION: The industry of philanthropy is powerful, but only a small portion ever gets attention. Philanthropy means "private initiatives for the public good" or "the practice of helping people less well-off than one's self". So if you have something good that...
OPINION: Few people believe today that Whakatipu was once a thriving local seasonal settlement, hundreds of years before Pakeha (Europeans) arrived. The first European to set eyes on Whakatipu wai Maori (Lake Whakatipu) was Nathaniel Chalmers in 1853. He was curious...
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