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Mining on conservation land could re-open treaty negs

Mining on conservation land could re-open treaty negs
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Any minerals found in conservation land in Northland could re-open Treaty of Waitangi settlements with iwi who were told the conservation estate was off the table in earlier negotiations, Maori Party MP Hone Harawira says.

Maori Party wants restrictions on foreign ownership

Maori Party wants restrictions on foreign ownership
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Maori Party has added its voice to calls for restrictions on foreign ownership of New Zealand land.

Harawira spouts on whaling issue

Harawira spouts on whaling issue
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Maori Party has kept a low profile over the arrest of anti-whaling campaigner Pete Bethune... until today. Maverick Maori MP Hone Harawira says Mr Bethune is a hero.

Buck would be popular ambassador, Key says

Buck would be popular ambassador, Key says
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has acknowledged that former All Black captain Buck Shelford would be a popular replacement for Andy Haden as a Rugby World Cup ambassador.

Nurses could help people quit smoking, committee told

Nurses could help people quit smoking, committee told
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - A parliamentary inquiry into smoking and the tobacco industry has been told nurses should be used as frontline troops to help people kick the habit.

Heart in hands of MPs before select committee

Heart in hands of MPs before select committee
by Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 30 NZPA - A former smoker bought his diseased heart to Parliament for MPs to look at today, just minutes before tobacco company Philip Morris' representatives fronted to defend their company.

More allegations surface over DNA sampling

More allegations surface over DNA sampling
Wellington, June 24 NZPA - More accusations of police pressuring young people to provide DNA samples have surfaced after Maori Party MP Hone Harawira went public with his own concerns.

Young people don't know their rights - Harawira

Young people don't know their rights - Harawira
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Young Maori who felt they were bullied into giving police DNA samples did not know their rights, Maori Party MP Hone Harawira says.

Police minister says youth can complain if police bully

Police minister says youth can complain if police bully
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Police Minister Judith Collins says young people who feel police bully them into giving DNA samples should complain to the Independent Police Complaints Authority (IPCA).

"Nazi" comment from MP unfortunate, says police minister

"Nazi" comment from MP unfortunate, says police minister
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Police Minister Judith Collins says young people should comply with the law around supplying DNA samples and that it is unfortunate an MP has accused police of using "Nazi-style" tactics when collecting samples.

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