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STORY OF THE WEEK 13/2/04: The Race Debate

STORY OF THE WEEK - WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY

The Race Debate

Brian Easton Joins The Race Debate - A transcript of an interview of economist Brian Easton by Carol Archie for Mana News broadcast on “Radio New Zealand”, 6.25am Tuesday 10 February 2004. See... Public Policy& the Maori and the Don Brash-eitis

Public Address's David Slack Presents His Treaty Pop Quiz - That tramping noise you hear is the sound of thousands of National party voters heading home. Their man has pushed the right button and they're saluting him. Shame it had to be THAT button. See... Public Address 13/02/04 - Pop Quiz!
To jump directly to the quiz CLICK HERE
MORE ON THE RACE DEBATE:
- Marc Alexander - Marc My Words - Maori Rights and Wrongs
- ACT - One Law For All
- ACT - Two Sizes Two Laws
- National - Public ward segregation goes too far

Cullen Explains Govt Stance on Seabed and Foreshore - Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen said the challenge for New Zealand in negotiating a way through the foreshore and seabed issue was to avoid the extremes of right and left and focus on a policy to take the country forward. See... A policy for the future
ALSO:
- More Cullen - Cullen Address To Chapman Tripp Business Dinner
- United Future - Dunne seeks bi-partisan foreshore talks

Hard News Is There Again! - Gordy doesn't know why I'm "so obsessed with Act" and is taking extreme exception to the phrase "the big fella", which he regards as equally as "thuggish" as "bl*ck fella". I'm not sure if he'd agree with the big people's rights advocate who declared ... See... Public Address 12/02/04 - Reaching For The Logic

Racism, What Racism? Brash Writes About Race - Just over two weeks ago, I was welcomed onto the marae at Ratana as part of the celebrations to mark the birthday of the founder of the Ratana church. I gave only a brief speech, as was appropriate, but mentioned my concern about the dangerous drift to racial ... See... The Brash Report: Ratana To Waitangi Via Orewa
MORE:
- NZ Govt. - Brash challenged over ‘one size fits all’ policy
- NZ First - Needs Based, Race Based Or Political Opportunism?

Hard News Is There! - Oh great. The first day back in Parliament and the National Party's new Maori Affairs spokesperson asks if he can call a Maori MP a "bl*ck fella". Ever get the feeling your country is being flushed down the t*ilet? See... Public Address 11/02/04 - Flushed

Don Brash Advertises Separatism – Cullen Responds National Party leader Don Brash has flatly rejected suggestions from Prime Minister Helen Clark that he was inciting civil unrest with a newspaper advertising campaign on Labour's seabed and foreshore proposals, to be run tomorrow. See… Let's have reasoned debate
MORE:
- Greens - Taxpayer foots bill for Brash separatism
- Michael Cullen - Respect for property rights in everyone’s interest

Auckland Mayor John Banks Says Racial Political Talk Should Cease - “I do not seek to trivialise Treaty issues or forget our past but politicians, particularly, need to get over this annual rain dance.” John Banks' State of Auckland Speech
MORE WAITANGI DAY AFTERMATH:
- John Tamihere - Tamihere Waitangi Day - Dominion Post Column
- Richard Prebble - Richard Prebble Speech: Race Relations - The Issue
- Richard Prebble - Where are Labour's Treaty Policies Taking Us?
- Stephen Franks - Time For Court To Clear The Air

David Miller: The Method To The Madness - Don Brash’s speech on race-relations last week was perhaps one of the most controversial public addresses given by the leader of a major political party and certainly of his burgeoning political career. See... David Miller: Why Don Brash Spoke As He Did

Click here for Archived Waitangi Day Coverage

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