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Chogm Must Address Human Rights - Greens

Chogm Must Address Human Rights - Greens

New Zealand must use the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to put pressure on Sri Lanka over its shameful human rights record, the Green Party's Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

Speech: Corrections (Use Of Court Cells) Amendment Bill - Rahui Katene

Speech: Corrections (Use Of Court Cells) Amendment Bill - Rahui Katene

Corrections (Use of Court Cells) Amendment Bill

Rahui Katene; MP for Te Tai Tonga

Thursday 26 November 2009

Sharples Welcomes New Te Ohu Kaimoana Chair

Minister of Maori Affairs Dr Pita Sharples is welcoming the appointment of Ngati Kahungunu's Ngahiwi Tomoana as its new chairman.

Flavell Praises Maori Dux

Maori Party education spokesperson Te Ururoa Flavell has commended Kataraina Faiers and Jamaika Anderson for being awarded the 2009 dux at St Joseph's Maori Girls College.

Maori Party Hits Out At Labour's Dangerous Politics

The Labour Party is seriously confused and this is evident in the contrasting statements it is making to Maori and mainstream media.

Labour Continues To Push For Homelessness Inquiry

Labour Continues To Push For Homelessness Inquiry

Labour has deferred making a decision on the notice of motion to establish a parliamentary inquiry into homelessness in order to allow time to convince Government members of its value, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Moana Mackey.

Court Cells Are Not Prison Cells

Court cells won't work for housing prisoners. New Zealand needs crime prevention instead of detention, said the Green Party today.

Maori Party: No Place For Labour Party's Race Division Tactics

Maori Party: No Place For Labour Party's Race Division Tactics

The Maori Party is calling on the public not to fall into the scaremongering trap that Labour Party leader Phil Goff has tried to set in his version of another racially divisive Orewa type speech made in Palmerston North today.

Greens: Come To Copenhagen John!

Greens: Come To Copenhagen John!

With the news this morning that US President Barack Obama will briefly attend the Copenhagen Climate talks next month, there really is no excuse for John Key's continued refusal to join other world leaders there, Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman said today.

Maori Party Drags National Into 'Death Spiral'

Maori Party Drags National Into 'Death Spiral'

Being the only racially based political party in parliament means that the Maori Party has always had an uphill battle to remain a unified force.