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Key denies making `degrading' apology

Key denies making `degrading' apology
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 21 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has rejected accusations he made a "degrading" apology to a Chinese delegation for the scuffle outside Parliament on Friday involving Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

Norman criticises Key's `degrading' apology

Norman criticises Key's `degrading' apology
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has been accused of making a "degrading" apology to a visiting Chinese delegation for the incident outside Parliament on Friday when Green Party co-leader Russel Norman was involved in a scuffle while he was holding up a Tibetan flag.

Norman complains to Speaker over forecourt incident

Norman complains to Speaker over forecourt incident
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman wants an assurance from Speaker Lockwood Smith that important visitors to Parliament will be told about New Zealanders' right to peaceful protest.

NZ should join Aust in court over whales - Greens

NZ should join Aust in court over whales - Greens
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - The controversial International Whaling Commission (IWC) proposal to allow some commercial whaling is a mistake and New Zealand should join Australia's court action to stop Japanese whaling, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says.

PM apologises to China over Tibet protest

PM apologises to China over Tibet protest
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key apologised to the visiting Chinese delegation after Green Party co-leader Russel Norman's free Tibet protest at Parliament on Friday, it was reported today.

Govt fails to stand up for free speech - Greens

Govt fails to stand up for free speech - Greens
Wellington, June 20 NZPA - The Government had failed to stand up for free speech and comments by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today were a "desperate attempt" to cover that up, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said.

Chinese VP cancels university visit amid security concerns

Chinese VP cancels university visit amid security concerns
Wellington, June 19 NZPA -Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping has cancelled a planned visit to Wellington's Victoria University today amid security concerns following yesterday's incident involving Green Party co-leader Russel Norman at Parliament.

Clash with Chinese overshadows successful trip

Clash with Chinese overshadows successful trip
By Chris Ormond of NZPA

Insufficient evidence to substantiate assault complaint

Insufficient evidence to substantiate assault complaint
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Police say there is insufficient evidence to substantiate an assault allegation made by Green Party co-leader Russel Norman against Chinese security officials.

Norman gets support over run-in with Chinese security

Norman gets support over run-in with Chinese security
By Chris Ormond and Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has defended Green Party co-leader Russel Norman's right to protest at Parliament and said the clash with Chinese security should not have happened.

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