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90-day trial extension prompts debate

90-day trial extension prompts debate
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The ideological battle over the proposed extension of the 90-day trial period for new employees continued in Parliament today.

Harawira reflecting a constituency, says Turia

Harawira reflecting a constituency, says Turia
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says fellow MP Hone Harawira is representing the view of a certain constituency when expressing disappointment over the foreshore and seabed agreement, but in reality it is a big step forward.

Sharples pleased with apology, critical of "toothless" NZRU

Sharples pleased with apology, critical of "toothless" NZRU
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples has welcomed an apology from the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) over past treatment of Maori rugby players, but has criticised the union's Maori appointees for advising against it.

Appointments to Maori TV, Waitangi Tribunal and Maori Language Commission

Appointments to Maori TV, Waitangi Tribunal and Maori Language Commission
Wellington, April 16 NZPA - Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples today announced appointments to the Maori TV board, Waitangi Tribunal and Maori Language Commission.

Finlayson wants less emotion to wash over foreshore

Finlayson wants less emotion to wash over foreshore
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - Explosive language around the foreshore and seabed issue should be avoided if there is to be a lasting solution to the problem, Attorney General Chris Finlayson said today.

Cautious Maori reaction to foreshore and seabed proposals

Cautious Maori reaction to foreshore and seabed proposals
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - The Labour Party is dismissing the Government's foreshore and seabed proposals as "a whole lot of platitudes" while Maori appear to think a lot more work needs to be done before final decisions can be made.

No one to own the foreshore, Maori to get day in court

No one to own the foreshore, Maori to get day in court
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - The Government wants to end arguments about ownership of the foreshore and seabed by saying no one owns it and restoring the right of Maori to go to court to seek customary title.

Maori Flag A Protest Symbol Say Opponents

Maori Flag A Protest Symbol Say Opponents
Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA - A Maori flag chosen to fly over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Parliament and Premier House is a symbol of protest and an ad for the Maori Party, opponents say.

Maori Flag A Protest Symbol -- Shane Jones

Maori Flag A Protest Symbol -- Shane Jones
Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA - A Maori flag chosen to fly over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Parliament and Premier House is a symbol of protest and an ad for the Maori Party, opponents say.

Most Maori Leaving Without NCEA Level 2, Report Shows

By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - Most Maori students leave school without a Level 2 NCEA qualification, a new report shows.

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