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STORY OF THE WEEK : Treaty Commision & Race Debate

MORE STORY OF THE WEEK - WEEK ENDING 19th MARCH 2004
The Foreshore & Seabed - Treaty Commision & Race Debate (Continued)

Another Apparent Govt. U-Turn On Foreshore - National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee is pleased that Labour is finally listening to the vast majority of New Zealanders who agree with National's campaign to secure Crown ownership over the foreshore and seabed. See... National welcomes Labour back-down on foreshore
REACTION:
- National - Clark's strategy number seven
- ACT - ACT Reaction to Peters' U-Turn
- ACT - Foreshore Crown Ownership Irrelevant

Margaret Wilson Addresses New Zealand's Constitution - An address that deals with the evolution of New Zealand's constitutional arrangements See... Lecture on New Zealand's Constitution

Race Based Funding For Young Crims Criticised - National is calling for the end of a $10 million race-based fund which buys computers, gym memberships, sports shoes and music lessons for young offenders who are Maori. See... End race-based funding for young crims

Peter Dunne Losing Confidence In Treaty Inquiry Plan - United Future leader Peter Dunne today said that a necessary pre-cursor to a Royal Commission on the Constitution and the Treaty’s place in it must be a process of engaging in the widest possible conversation with the New Zealand public. See... Treaty Inquiry Must Not Become Elitist Love-In

No Treaty Inquiry Announcement Today - The delay in the announcement of a Commission of Inquiry into Treaty matters smacks of another U-turn by a Government wracked by crisis and in total disarray, says National's Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee. See... Delay in Treaty inquiry smacks of another U--turn

Tariana Turia Says She Is Around For The Long Haul - Tariana Turia says she remains committed to representing her constituents as best she can, and that is what they have asked her to do. See... Tariana Turia not intending to resign

PM Accused Of Holding Maori Land Court In Contempt - The Attorney-General should consider the Prime Minister's critical comments of Judge Wickliffe as a contempt of court, says National's Justice Spokesman Richard Worth. See... PM should face contempt of court charge

.. And The Waitangi Tribunal Too - "Labour is so desperate to take the attention off its own internal tensions that Helen Clark now admits she may change the rules to suit herself," says National Party Treaty and Constitutional spokesman Dr Wayne Mapp. See... Rattled PM looks to change the rules
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