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STORY OF THE WEEK: Race Relations & The Foreshore

STORY OF THE WEEK for the Week Ending March 12th
Race Relations & The Foreshore

Franks Supports Judge On Foreshore Hearing Decision - The Maori Land Court judge in Gisborne who authorised foreshore and seabed claims to proceed is upholding the rule of law, and should be applauded - even by those who believe the claims are not justified, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks says. See... Judge Right To Defy Government.
MORE ON THE SEABED & FORESHORE:
- Margaret Wilson - Maori land court hearing a way off
- Wayne Mapp - Govt delays opened door to worst case scenario

ACT Unimpressed With Green Party Calls For A Big Talk - The Green Party's call for Kiwis to consume themselves in a vast national hui is the same 1960's student dogma the Prime Minister believes in - somehow, if people only talk long enough, they'll come to agree with their leaders, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Let The People Free

The Debate Over The Treaty Debate (Continued) - The Green Party proposes giving all New Zealanders the opportunity to be involved in a national dialogue on the Treaty and constitutional change. The outcome would be a report to the nation on our common views, our differences and where we go next. See... Let The People Set The Agenda, Say Greens
MORE:
- Whangarei Network - Community Forum urges Government to heed Tribunal
- Treaty Tribes - Treaty Tribes Say Some Merit In Dunne Proposal

Human Rights Commission Welcomes Waitangi Tribunal’s Focus - The Waitangi Tribunal report on the foreshore and seabed raises important questions about the human rights of Maori and of all New Zealanders, says the Human Rights Commission. See... Waitangi Tribunal's focus on human rights welcomed

The Debate Over Having A Treaty Debate - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Don Brash’s attempts to wriggle off the hook of the debate he wanted on Treaty-related issues are laughable. See... Brash tries to wriggle off his own hook and Brash can’t cope with informed debate
MORE:
- Don Brash - Clark abdicates responsibility for Maori policy & Don Brash says kicking for touch is not an option
- ACT - PM And Dunne Too Late On Treaty Inquiry
- Progressives- Nats should welcome 18 months of public scrutiny
- United Future - Dunne: Brash fails NZ, Dunne applauds race debate co-operation & Dunne deplores National’s lack of vision

Cullen ‘Disappointed’ Over Waitangi Tribunal Seabed Foreshore Report - Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen today described the Waitangi Tribunal report on foreshores and seabeds as "disappointing." See... Waitangi Tribunal report “disappointing” - Cullen
MORE REACTION:
- ACT - Tribunal Right, And Wrong, On Coastal Policy
- Greens - Tribunal report means Government must think again
- NZ First - Tribunal Report Adds To Confusion
- United Future - Waitangi Tribunal report not the way forward
- Greens - Greens encourage debate on constitution
- National - Labour Must Accept Blame For Seabed Shambles
- Treaty Tribes - Treaty Tribes Coalition: Listen To Tribunal Govt Urged

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