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Black Tears for Pike River

A provocative choral work called Black Tears by Fraser Bremner has premiered in New Plymouth showcasing an important reminder that New Zealand is still thinking about the tragedy which took 29 lives, says Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-Entry Andrew Little.

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Government to compensate Tyson Redman for wrongful conviction, imprisonment

The Government has provided Tyson Gregory Redman more than $500,000 in compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today.

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Andrew Little enters Pike River portal

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little, and Pike Family representatives Anna Osborne and Sonya Rockhouse have entered the Pike River Mine portal.

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Minister welcomes Whakatohea report

Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has welcomed the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Whakatōhea mandate.

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Privacy Bill to protect and promote privacy risks

A Bill introduced by Justice Minister Hon Andrew Little to replace New Zealand’s Privacy Act has had its first reading.

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Bill protects Māori protocols around death

Justice Minister Andrew Little’s Māori death protocols Bill had its first reading in Parliament last night. 

“The Bill requires coroners to consider Māori cultural protocols when determining who can view, touch or remain near a tūpāpaku - body of deceased.

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Poroti land secured for Treaty settlement

Treaty Minister Andrew Little has announced the Government has secured land near Whangarei that’s been the focus of Ngāpuhi concerns about the health and well-being of Porotī Springs.

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Ngai Tahu and Waikato-Tainui payments

Payments have been made to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu under their Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Minister for Treaty of Negotiations Hon Andrew Little announced today.

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SPEECH - Opening address to the Massey University National Security Conference 2018

- Check Against Delivery -

Tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna koutou katoa.

Professor Rouben Azizian, Director, Centre for Defence and Security Studies - thank you for the invitation to speak.

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Bill wipes historic homosexual convictions

The third reading of a Bill to wipe historic homosexual offences from criminal records marks the end of an historic struggle for New Zealand’s gay community says Justice Minister Andrew Little.

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