16 Dec 2009

No action against MP over lack of motorbike helmet

11:49 am on 16 December 2009

Police say no action will be taken against Maori Party MP Hone Harawira for riding a motorbike without a helmet.

Mr Harawira was shown in a television news item riding on Parliament's forecourt without a crash helmet.

Afterwards, two people laid separate complaints with the police.

In a statement, Inspector Peter Cowan says that after careful consideration of all of the issues, including public interest, the matter will not proceed any further.