Maori groups said those arrested were practicing traditional bush craft and huntingMaori demonstrators took to the streets throughout the country to protest the 17 arrests.Critics predicted the re-opening of old wounds would do more to harm than good to New Zealand's race relations. The government has since said it cannot bring any charges under the Terrorism Suppression Act.To discuss the political storm the arrests have created, 101 East is joined by Hone Harawira, a Maori Party MP, Dr Tracey McIntosh, who is of Tuhoe descent and from Auckland University, and MP Ron Mark of the New Zealand First Party.
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