Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal
fire in Maeroa, Hamilton.
Police were called to the
address just after 10.00a.m.
Initial enquiries indicate
that the fire is not suspicious.
The death has been
referred to the coroner.
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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.
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