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The National party has lodged a member's bill to create a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, and has denied is trying to stir up differences in the coalition government.
The Deputy Prime Minister admits negotiations around the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary are also about the stability of the government.
The Deputy PM has taken over from the Environment Minister in talks with the Māori Party and Te Ohu Kaimoana over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary.
The Deputy Prime Minister has taken over negotiations with the Maori Party and Te Ohu Kaimoana over the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. Audio
In Focus - Labour leader Andrew Little says he cannot guarantee he will support the Kermadec ocean sanctuary if the government does not resolve a dispute with Māori. Video
The Māori Party has warned that despite the Prime Minister's confidence, the government's stablility will depend on it making concessions over the Kermadec sanctuary.
If the government had its time again it would do things differently on the creation of a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, the Deputy Prime Minister says. Audio
Power Play - The row over the Kermadecs is less about legislation and more about National allowing the Māori Party to save face, Jane Patterson says.
Environment minister Nick Smith is leaving the door open to an agreement on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary - but says any "no-take" agreements with Maori would have to be written into law. Audio
David Williams of the University of Auckland discusses the legal aspects and political fall-out over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. Audio
The relationship between National and its support partner, the Māori Party, is under serious strain over marine sanctuary plans and iwi fishing rights. Video, Audio
Te Ohu Kai Moana is planning court action over the Government's plans for the Kermadec Ocean sanctuary. They are willing to shelve their rights for a decade but want to reserve the right for… Audio
The government has delayed the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill, as support for it collapses. Maori party co-leader Marama Fox speaks to Checkpoint. Video, Audio
The government's relationship with the Maori Party is under pressure, as the Maori Fisheries Commission heads to court to oppose the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. Audio
The government may have lost a key iwi supporter for their proposal to create a marine sanctuary near the Kermadec Islands. Audio
Prime Minister John Key has conceded the government should have consulted more with fishing companies before going ahead with the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary.
The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary has been given the go-ahead by a Parliamentary select committee, but the Labour Party says Māori interests are still being overlooked.
A fiery exchange over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary erupted at a Parliamentary select committee today, as some groups continue to challenge the proposal. Audio
An environmental group is rubbishing fishing industry claims that creating an ocean sanctuary in the Kermadecs could inadvertently allow other states to fish there.
The Environment Minister Nick Smith believes Maori leaders who claim they have the right to fish the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary are wrong. Audio