13:19 At a 100-strong protest outside Mt Eden today, a Dept of Corrections guard says Serco employees often responsible for 40-50 prisoners at once time.

13:15 At the party's annual conf, Winston Peters says New Zealand First WILL be king-maker and decide the govt after 2017 election.

13:14 Plenty of praise for interim National head swimming coach Clive Power. NZ squad are in Kazan, Russia ahead of World Championships which start Monday.

13:11 Warriors season without star halfback Shaun Johnson gets underway 5pm today vs Cronulla Sharks at Mt Smart. Tuimolala Lolohea in instead

13:09 Fmr Wallaby Tim Horan believes they have their best chance in a long time to put an end to their losing streak vs The All Blacks in Sydney next weeken

Thu, 06 Sep 2012

Hone Harawira calls out the Maori Party as servants to John Key.

Hone Harawira is stirring up trouble this morning. He has dropped the N-Word to imply that the Maori Party are servants of the Prime Minister. The Maori Party is dismissing claims made by Hone Harawira that they are servants of the Prime Minister. John Key has told his MPs they are not allowed to attend a hui on water rights next week and Mr Harawira has hit out at suggestions the Maori Party may not send its MPs either. He's called them Mr Key's slaves using the dreaded n-word to make his point clear.

Harawira is angry that the Maori Party MPs have been told not to attend a national hui over water rights next week after John Key banned his MPs from attending.

The Maori Party is dismissing claims made by Hone Harawira that they are servants of the Prime Minister.

John Key has told his MPs they are not allowed to attend a hui on water rights next week and Mr Harawira has hit out at suggestions the Maori Party may not send its MPs either.

He's called them Mr Key's slaves using the dreaded n-word to make his point clear.

Te Ururoa Flavell says Mr Harawira's comments are unfortunate, but they're what people have come to expect.

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