April 27, 2017
Limits needed for spying eyes
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says she will continue to seek assurances the full technological arsenal available to spy agencies is not used on Maori and other New Zealanders.
Senior officials from countries in the Five Eyes intelligence gathering and sharing network – the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, have been meeting at the Millbrook Estate resort near Arrowtown in Central Otago.
Ms Fox says she appreciates the need for governments to keep track of terrorist activity and other threats, but there need to be limits on domestic use.
"What we have always sought assurance from them is that we will never have a repeat of what happened in Tuhoe, that there are enough checks and balances in place to ensure they are not using this technology on our own people without any foundation of fact whatsoever," she says.
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