Week 8 – A2 – Blog Task

Image on Poverty

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Child Poverty. Childpovert.co.nz N.D. Web. 27/09/2016.

An image used in Greg’s lecture was a poster advertisement expressing the poverty of children in New Zealand. Although at first sight one would not deem this poster derogatory, however small insignificant details show stereotypes which are racially focused. A strong example of this is the mat, which has a resemblance to Maori and Polynesian culture. This therefore is stereotyping Maori and Polynesian family’s to be a main or huge cause which is very racially derogatory. The need to specifically seek out a race, generalises and detract from an entire race.

Event timeline:

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Works Cited

Hunt, Bayly. J. Significant Events in New Zealand History. 2016. digital. Bayly Hunt, Wellington, New Zealand.


Week 7 – A2 – Task



  1. The most significant point I found curious was the deliberate focus on Polynesians and not of other races. Sarah Jane in my tutorial also brought to my attention that no English people were exported during the Dawn raids. This and the fact that I know little to no information on this dark history.

2. The National party during the ‘Dawn Raids’ depicted the problems that caused the unemployment rates, were the large number of immigrants, and the horrors of it. There was a explicit call out of Polynesian looking character as it quoted “especially those who came from other places expecting great things.”(National Party Advert). A deliberate focus and call out to Polynesians being a cause or the of lack of jobs.

3. ‘Dawn Raids’ was about exportation’s of Polynesians during the mid 70’s due to new immigration implementations and laws.Polynesians were getting unjustly discriminated against and exported – being dominantly blamed for employment issues. They were being unlawfully treated and kicked out of their homes through masses of raids.


Works Cited

Paul Spoonley, ‘Ethnic and religious intolerance – Intolerance towards Pacific migrants’, Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/28182/national-party-advertisement