EU's Civil Protection Mechanism available for Christchurch
EU's Civil Protection Mechanism available for
The European Union is following
with great concern the tragedy of Canterbury's latest great
The New Zealand authorities have been informed
that the European Union civil protection mechanism is
available in case of need, as it was when the first
earthquake struck the region in September 2010.
thoughts are with the people of Canterbury once again in
their hour of
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Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal
If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics.
Can the two surviving Maori Party MPs (one electorate, one list) credibly work together with the old firebrand who split up the group years ago, and still hope to rekindle some of that same old magic? More>>