"Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia made great strides for Maori working inside government. It's all about compromise."
What some see as another bid by the Maori party to take New Zealand down the road of racial separatism has been rebuffed in Parliament.
"It is time New Zealand became a republic and changed the oath and the flag."
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