Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Finlayson’

Acquitted Waihopai spy station priest faces new charges

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
Waihopai Spy Station

Acquitted Waihopai spy station priest Peter Murnane O.P. is denying accusations he took part in an illegal Blockade Australia protest. Murnane became a household name in New Zealand in 2010. He had been charged with burglary and wilful damage to the Waihopai spy base near Blenheim – charges the High Court acquitted Murnane and two Read more

Liberal-Conservatives and Social Democrats: The future of Māori

Monday, September 20th, 2021
The future of Māori

Michael Cullen set out his political philosophy in his autobiography. So has Chris Finlayson. His is having a significant impact on Māori development. Chris Finlayson was Minister for Treaty Negotiations (and Attorney General) between 2008 and 2017. (Alas, he was Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage for only six of those years.) His record is Read more

Crown drops case against Waihopai protesters

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Crown has dropped its civil lawsuit against protesters who damaged the Government Communications Security Bureau listening station at Waihopai in Marlborough. In 2008 Adrian Leason, Father Peter Murnane and Sam Land were acquitted of causing intentional damage during a protest at the site In October 2010, the Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, lodged a civil claim, Read more

Standing room only at Ralph Hotere’s Requiem Mass

Friday, March 1st, 2013

A requiem mass was held in Dunedin on Thursday to honour the life and work of outstanding New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere, who died on Sunday. There was standing room only at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Dunedin as about 400 mourners came to honour Ralph Hotere’s life and work. Hotere, 81, who was a member Read more