TV3 NEWS. 18/10/2007
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Maori Party Co-Leader Pita Sharples and Minister of Maori Affairs Parekura Horomia have spoken out about recent anti-terror raids, saying they do not believe that arrested activist Tame Iti is not a terrorist. Sharples has claimed that the raids have set back race relations in New Zealand a century. Plus a man in Taupo says he is confused as to why he was targeted by police in the raids.
Parekura Horomia (Minister of Maori Affairs); Michael Cullen (Deputy Prime Minister); Keith Locke (Green Party MP); Pita Sharples (Maori Party Co-leader); Te Uroroa Flavell (Maori Party MP); Bryan Innes (Raid Victim); Charlotte Pearsall (Raid Victim).
The Human Rights Commission has joined others in criticising the Government's planned Election Spending Bill, saying it will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.
Dr Judy McGregor (Human Rights Commission); David Benson-Pope (Labour MP); Mark Burton (Justice Minister).
US President George W. Bush has awarded the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Gold Medal.