ONE NEWS. 16/10/2007
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There have been dramatic developments in the cases of some of those arrested in yesterday's major police action in anti-terror raids across the country. Tuhoe Activist Tame Iti has appeared in court, and James Lockett has returned to court after previously being released on bail. The Maori Party has jumped to Iti's defence, and there has been criticism of the way Police handled the raids, and whether there were political or racial overtones to the raids. National protests are being planned for the weekend. Lisa Owen (One News); Judge Josephine Bouchier (Auckland District Court); Jamie Lockett (Accused); Maria Steens (Tame Iti's Partner); Tariana Turia (Maori Party Co-Leader); Dover Samuels (Labour Party, List); Parekura Horomia (Minister of Maori Affairs); Te Ururoa Flavell (Maori Party MP); Keith Locke (Green Party Human Rights Spokesman); John White (Assistant Deputy Police Commissioner); Annette King (Police Minister); Francesca Mold (Deputy Political Editor); David Colyer (Protest Organiser).
Prime Minister Helen Clark was the only leader not announced as she arrived at the Pacific Islands Forum, leading to questions on a snub over the issue of Fiji after Military Coup Leader Frank Bainimarama who was welcomed with open arms. Barbara Dreaver (Pacific Issues Correspondent); Helen Clark (Prime Minister); Commodore Frank Bainimarama (Interim Fijian Prime Minister).
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has announced massive tax cuts ahead of the upcoming election, leading to increased pressure on New Zealand Finance Minister Michael Cullen to cut taxes. Peter Costello (Australian Treasurer); Bill English (National Party Finance Spokesman); Michael Cullen (Finance Minister); Patrick Nolan (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research).
Contact Energy wants to set up a massive wind farm in Waikato. Graeme Black (Farmer); David Baldwin (Contact Energy); Andrew Glenn (Farmer).
The Chinese Community Party has met to lock down their leadership positions, including choosing a successor for the current President in 2012. James Reynolds (BBC).
In the wake of the anti-terror raids by police throughout New Zealand, One News looks at how easy it is for terrorists to equip themselves online.