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Story Of The Week: The Fight On The Beaches (2)


For the week ending Friday, 29 August 2003

Greens Challenge Govt To Front To Seabed Hui - Green MP Metiria Turei is calling on senior Government ministers to front-up at the national hui in Blenheim on Saturday, or admit that their much-hyped consultation process was nothing but a sham. See... Who's afraid of the big, bad hui?

Debating Racism In Marlborough And Wellington - National Party MP Dr Lynda Scott says Michael Cullen must apologise to Marlborough Mayor Tom Harrison for calling him a 'racist'. See... Cullen must apologise for 'racist' remark and ACT….Who's The Racist, Dr Cullen?

Te Ope Mana a Tai Responds To Govt. Seabed Proposals - Te Ope Mana a Tai, a Steering Group led by Te Tau Ihu Iwi believes the Government’s proposal will effectively erode and restrict Maori customary rights rather than protect them. Spokesperson Paul Morgan says, “It is clear that the Government’s three principles of public access, Crown management and certainty for other users over-ride and subordinate the protection of Maori customary rights.” See... Proposal Amounts To An Erosion Of Maori Rights

Urgent Debate Speech - John Tamihere - In debates like this we look around this hallowed Chamber and see carved into its walls the names of many battles in which many of our ancestors fell for the greatest attributes that this nation has as its underwriters. See... John Tamihere's Urgent Debate Speech - Hansard

Urgent Debate Speech - Jeanette Fitzsimons - The last few weeks have seen the biggest political beat-up on Maori I can remember. Fear has been whipped up out on the streets by opposition parties, and indeed by the Government’s own support party, as a political weapon in a calculated and despicable campaign to spread misinformation and hatred; it has done immeasurable damage to our evolution as a nation. See... Building a two-hulled waka - Jeanette Fitzsimons

Foreshore, Seabed Consultation Plan Unveiled - The government will consult widely over the next five to six weeks on how to ensure public access for all New Zealanders to the seabed and foreshore while also acknowledging Maori customary rights, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen and Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said today. See... Wide consultation planned for foreshore and seabed
- National - Clark ducks the hard questions - again

Parl. Debate On Foreshore Announcement Requested - The Green Party has requested the Speaker of the House to allow an urgent debate on the Government's Consultation Paper on the Foreshore and Seabed at the earliest opportunity. See... Greens ask Speaker for urgent debate on foreshore and Foreshore And Seabed Letter To Dr Michael Cullen

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