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Scoop Full Coverage: Oh, Hone! (Plus Rodney)

The Deal: Apologises, Stays In Maori Party, Send Home Till 2010

"The Maori Party has built up a good deal of credibility and goodwill during our first four years in the house, and has a vital role to play in building new pathways for our nation. My comments have derailed much of that credibility and set back our efforts to build bridges for our people into the future, and for that I apologise." More>>


Harawira: Still No Full And Final Settlement

... This process was presented to a hui held at Pehiaweri Marae in Whangarei on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November. Te Tai Tokerau has agreed to that process and more discussions will be held this week to bring about a resolution which is fair, just, appropriate and final. More>>


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John Minto: Hone Harawira - Speaking Truth To Power

If you drive from Auckland to Hamilton you pass through some of the richest farmland in the world… virtually everything you see in all directions is confiscated land. More>>


Hui: Party 'Suggests' Harawira Quit, Is Shot Down

The Maori Party says its request to Hone Harawira that he take up the opportunity to be an Independent MP simply acknowledges the reality of Mr Harawira's stance as an independent MP for Te Tai Tokerau. More>>


Apologies: No Comment
"Members of the senior leadership team of the Party plan to meet with Hone and the Tai Tokerau electorate committee on Thursday, and the hui will discuss Hone's statements and reflect on the whole situation," said Dr Sharples and Mrs Turia. More>>


Gordon Campbell: The Harawira Junket, And Sean Plunket
At least the coalition government has shown itself to be united this week – it seems intent on junketing at taxpayer expense across a broad and unified front. More>>


The Scoops: Hone Explains His Trip To Paris
Last month I was up in Europe as part of a parliamentary delegation to the European parliament, and while there decided to take the opportunity to skip away to Paris for a day. Now it seems like everyone back here is all in a tizz about it - so here’s the scoops. More>>



Bonus Section: Rodney Hide

Hide and Seek: The Truth About Rodney and Roger

There's a wonderful column by Rosemary McLeod in the Dom-Post this morning (12 November). She skewers the grotesqueries of Rodney Hide's apparently bizarre behaviour beautifully. But even Rosemary has missed something important about this whole affair. More >>


Perk Buster Becomes Perk Busted: Rodney Hide Issues Apology For Casual Use Of Money
I have asked you here today because I want to apologise. I want to apologise to the public. I want to apologise to my colleagues and to my supporters. But most importantly I want to apologise to the people of Epsom. I promised the people of Epsom I would make them proud of me as their MP. I have let them down.


Woopsie: Hide Caught Slagging PM
I would like to apologise to the Prime Minister and my Cabinet colleagues for the comments reported in the media from a breakfast function in Christchurch. This was light-hearted banter at an ACT party function and taken out of context'', Mr Hide said. More >>


PM’s Presser Audio: Travel Perks + Foreshore And Seabed
The Foreshore and Seabed legislation will not be repealed until a decision has been made on its replacement, the Prime Minister said yesterday... the Prime Minister refused to call self-styled "perk buster" Rodney Hide a hypocrite over his use of MP travel perks. More>>



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