Maori Party on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation
Maori Party statement on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels
The Labour Party's accusation that the Maori
Party blocked the Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels
Legislation from being debated this week is
There was no notice of motion put to us on
whether the Bill should be read. The Maori Party also did
not call for the Bill to be withdrawn, nor did we block
leave because leave was not
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