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Post by Paddy on Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:08 am

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/4745902/Gee-I-m-dumb-Hone-Harawira-forgets-to-vote
by. KATE CHAPMAN. 09/03/2011


"He split with the Maori Party over it, but last night Hone Harawira made a "dumb" mistake and forgot to vote on the new foreshore bill.

The newly independent MP gave a speech in Parliament opposing the Marine and Coastal Areas Bill yesterday. He sat through most of the nearly two-hour debate but left just before the vote to pass the legislation.

Normally, political parties place votes on behalf of their MPs. However, independent MPs must be present or choose a proxy. Mr Harawira did neither..."

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