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STORY OF THE WEEK: Clark Jumps Confidence Hurdle

STORY OF THE WEEK: Seabed & Foreshore Debate
Week Ending May 7th - Part 1

Clark Jumps Confidence Hurdle

Has Helen Clark Got The Numbers To Govern? - Short answer: Yes. In Parliament at 2pm today a no-confidence vote failed 62 votes to 58 with Tariana Turia and Nanaia Mahuta voting with the Government and the Greens against.
MORE FALLOUT FROM TURIA RESIGNATION:
- NZ First - Jones Explains No-Confidence Motions To Brash
- Margaret Wilson - Treaty negotiations apart from political issues
- Greens - Greens won't contest unnecessary by-election
EARLIER BYELECTION NEWS:
- Greens - - United Future - United Future abstains from Te Tai Hauauru
- ACT (Franks) - Turia Gives Maori 'Hobson's Choice'
- ACT (Prebble) - Principled MP Shipwrecks Unprincipled Government

PM's Press Conference: Hikois, Tariana Turia and Nukes - IN THIS EDITION: When Is A Hikoi Not A Hikoi - Tariana Turia And The Prime Minister 'The Relationship That Wasn’t' - And - The New Nuclear Nats & Dying Laughing See... PM's Presser: Of Hikois, Tariana Turia and Nukes

Hikoi Challenges Conscience Of Public Service - The key issue facing public servants when deciding whether to join political demonstrations is the balancing of the responsibility of public servant obligations and the rights of employees to freedom of speech and expression. See... Public servants and political demonstrations

Calling All Maori: Your Iwi Wants You - A nationwide campaign to link individual Maori with their iwi begins today when Tuhono affiliation and consent forms are sent to 358 000 voters of Maori descent by the Chief Registrar of Electors. See... Response from 358 000 voters of Maori descent
ALSO: Tariana Turia – Maori Woman of Integrity - Radio Waatea Interviews Today - Maori Church accuses govt over foreshore

Don Brash's Poison Pill Theory Welcomed - National Party Leader Dr Don Brash is quite right to be adding his voice to those warning Maori and pakeha of the poison pill in Labour's newly-invented `ancestral connection' law, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Ancestral Connection Is Poison Pill For Maori See also.. Brash - What Sort of Nation Do We Want?

Sarah Helm: Pakeha Oppose Seabed Confiscation - A pakeha woman and a Maori woman reached up to fix a placard to a pole on Lambton Quay. The sign read, ''No treaty breaches on our beaches''. See... Pakeha Protest In Support Of Maori Seabed Rights

For much much more on the Hikoi and Tariana Turia see last week's… STORY OF THE WEEK: Tariana Turia's Long Walk

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