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Radio Waatea: Turia rejects assisted dying option

Former Māori Party co-leader Dame Tariana Turia says End of Life Choice Bill if passed would mark a potentially dangerous cultural and social shift in Aotearoa.

Parliament’s justice select committee is set to table its report on ACT leader David Seymour’s voluntary euthanasia bill tomorrow.

Dame Tariana, whose former ministerial portfolios includes associate health and disability issues, says tikanga Māori is that death and dying are matters for the family and whānau to attend to.

In a new documentary from lobby group DefendNZ, she says instead of enabling the suicide of some, the state should protect the lives of all.


Watch Kylee’s documentary in widescreen and read her complete story here.


Watch John’s documentary in widescreen and read his complete story here.

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