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There have been dramatic developments in the cases of some of those arrested in yesterday's major police action in anti-terror raids across the country. Tuhoe Activist Tame Iti has appeared in court, and James Lockett has returned to court after previously being released on bail. The Maori Party has jumped to Iti's defence, and there has been criticism of the way Police handled the raids, and whether there were political or racial overtones to the raids. National protests are being planned for the weekend.
Alastair Wilkinson (3 News); Amanda Gillies (3 News); Peter Paalvast (Friend of Accused); Bob (Former Recruit, Speaking on Radio Live); Bryan Archer (Former Hunter); Lenka Rochford (Friend of Accused); Duncan Garner (Political Editor); Te Ururoa Flavell (Maori Party MP); Tariana Turia (Maori Party Co-Leader); Annette King (Police Minister); John Howat (Licensed Firearms Owners' Council); Dean Winter (Trade Me); Inspector Joe Green (Licensing & Vetting Manager); Professor Alberto Costi (International Law Expert); Keith Locke (Green MP); Clayton Cosgrove (Labour MP, 2002).
Contact Energy wants to set up a massive windfarm in Waikato.
Daniel Baldwin (Contact Energy CEO); Andrew Glenn (Farmer).
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has announced massive tax cuts ahead of the upcoming election, leading to increased pressure on New Zealand Finance Minister Michael Cullen to cut taxes.
John Howard (Australian Prime Minister); Peter Costello (Australian Treasurer); Michael Cullen (Finance Minister); Phil O'Reilly (Business New Zealand); Bill English (National Party Finance Spokesman); Peter Conway (CTU Economist).
Prime Minister Helen Clark was the only leader not announced as she arrived at the Pacific Islands Forum, leading to questions on a snub over the issue of Fiji after Military Coup Leader Frank Bainimarama who was welcomed with open arms.
Helen Clark (Prime Minister).