By Alastair Bull of NZPA
Auckland, March 11 NZPA - Amid a barrage of Maori people calling for tough controls and the eventual banning of smoking, a tobacco company today asked for current sale display rules to remain the same.
Wellington, Feb 28 NZPA - Hone Harawira has again been criticised by his party leaders, this time for encouraging people to take "whatever action necessary" to protest against a planned sea turbine project.
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - The Maori Party is backing its troublesome MP Hone Harawira and says he made "an innocent mistake" when he submitted a bill which contravened its support agreement with the Government.
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Maverick Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has managed to make a gaffe on his second day back in Parliament since November, when he took enforced leave over a racially offensive email.
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Maverick Maori Party MP Hone Harawira appears to be flouting his party's confidence and supply agreement with the Government.
He has put forward a member's bill seeking to entrench Maori seats.
Wellington, Feb 7 NZPA - Labour MP Shane Jones says he is going to take on Maori Party MP Hone Harawira every chance he gets.
Mr Jones is a strong critic of the Maori Party and indicated today the new session of Parliament would see some fiery exchanges.
Wellington, Feb 6 NZPA - A generally peaceful Waitangi Day this year was marked with mudslinging and jostling confined to debate on the flag, the Foreshore and Seabed Act and Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
Waitangi, Feb 6 NZPA - Maori Party MP Hone Harawira laid out his bottom lines on the foreshore and seabed at Waitangi today, challenging the Government to hand full title to Maori while ensuring full access to all New Zealanders.
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - Wellington-based businessman Lloyd Morrison is pleased to see people discussing the issue of the national flag again, believing it is time for a new flag selected by a process people can support.