No Decision Made On Fisheries' Commissioners
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today that appointments to
the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries' Commission had not been
Mrs Shipley was responding to media
speculation about the appointment process.
Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon Tau Henare, and I will
discuss the issue in full and the Government will make a
decision in due course. Until a decision has been taken,
all media speculation is premature."
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New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change
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