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11:41 pm, September 17th, 2010 - 17 comments
Categories: accountability, act, broadcasting, Ethics, Maori Issues, maori party, Parliament, rodney hide, standard week, workers' rights - Tags: round-up
It’s been a very big week this week, so I thought I’d do a round-up, just so we don’t forget some of the ‘lesser’ lights that may have been big news had we not had so much to go on…
So what did we miss under all this news?
Just the small matter of the (first reading of) the replacement of the Foreshore and Seabed Act.
Except of course it’s not the Foreshore and Seabed any more, it’s Coastal and Marine. And that makes all the difference. It’s not Crown Ownership (ie administered by the government on behalf of the people) – it’s the Public Domain (ie administered by the government on behalf of the people).
Hone stood by his principles, and John Key was… relaxed. It’s John Key – what else would he be? Clueless? But the Maori Party finally had their Big Day fulfilling the purpose of their entire party… and everybody was too busy to notice.
If that would’ve been big news in a normal week there were a number of other things that might’ve actually made it to the news at all:
But it’s the weekend, so a bit more from my old favourite: