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Te Tiriti o Waitangi and constitutional change - by Catherine Delahunty
In the two weeks leading up to Waitangi two public forums were held at Te Papa on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and constitutional change. They were excellent contributions to the national conversation, the first being lawyers Moana Jackson (Ngati Kahungungu and Ngati Porou) and Matthew Palmer. Both speakers had a deep understanding of the issues [...] read moreFebruary 4, 2013 9:45 am - 27 Comments
New G-G welcome, but selection process questionable - by Keith Locke
From my experience Jerry Mateparae is a decent fair-minded chap. It is hard to judge how he will go as the new Governor-General because I have heard him speak only in his recent role as Chief of Defence Force. He’s tended to steer away from anything particularly controversial. I’m not sure his official speeches are [...] read moreMarch 8, 2011 5:35 pm - 9 Comments
Earthquake bill passes tonight - by Russel Norman
The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act passed tonight. The Act gives the Govt the power to make and break almost every law in the country until April 2012, in the pursuit of the recovery of Canterbury after the earthquake. It uses Orders In Council, a kind of regulation promulgated by Government Ministers and rubber stamped [...] read moreSeptember 14, 2010 10:26 pm - 351 Comments
Philip Joseph on the ECan Act - by Russel Norman
I was one of the speakers at a fascinating Lincoln Uni forum last night in Christchurch about the future of environmental law after the ECan Act. It was organised by Anne Brower, Senior lecturer of public policy, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design and it overfilled the Great Hall at the Arts Centre. The other [...] read moreJuly 23, 2010 12:06 pm - 8 Comments
Waitangi Day 2010 - by Catherine Delahunty
The Greens had a stall this year and we flew the Green, Confederation of Chiefs and the tino rangatiratanga flags. Many people signed our petition to save our treasured places from mining and had conversations with us about myriad issues from sewage to constitutional change. Our Co-Leaders plus David Clendon and I attended the events. read moreFebruary 8, 2010 2:08 pm - 27 Comments
Greens at Waitangi - by David Clendon
Green MPs and other members will be at Waitangi in force this weekend. Anyone who is planning to be there is welcome to come by for a catch up, and maybe tell us what you think about some of the constitutional and other issues that will continue to affect and be affected by the Treaty relationship. read moreFebruary 5, 2010 8:09 am - 57 Comments