Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Sunny Kaushal to bid for Manukau East

Sunny Kaushal to bid for Manukau East

The race for Labour held Manukau East has begun with South Auckland resident Sunny Kaushal today announced that he has put his name forward for the Labour Party in the Manukau East electorate current held by Mr Ross Robertson who is retiring.

Sunny Kaushal has been a member of the Labour Party for several years and stood for the Pakuranga seat for Labour at the 2011 elections. He brings 23 years of business management experience in tourism and international trade besides 11 years of diverse community experience. He has been very active in the Party over the past few years. He is an experienced campaigner. He campaigned for Labour in both the Mt. Albert and Botany by-elections. He has also campaigned for No Asset Sales, Living Wage, the rights of workers at Ports of Auckland and the hunger striking Taxi Drivers at Auckland airport. He is a member of the Service and Food Workers Union.

“Manukau East is close to my heart since we spent our early years living locally in Papatoetoe. I have fond memories of this area including my elder son graduating from the Papatoetoe South School,” said Mr. Kaushal.

“Manukau East is one of Auckland's most ethnically diverse electorates. My ethnic as well as New Zealand background has prepared me well to understand the issues of the electorate. My time in Tonga also gave me an insight into understanding Pacific peoples who are a big part of Manukau East" said Mr Kaushal.

"I am looking forward to the challenges of the campaign and to listening to the views of the people of Manukau East. I will go into the election for the party with a goal of lifting the voter turnout to maximize the party vote in 2014" said Sunny Kaushal.

The seat is likely to be widely contested with the selection scheduled to be held on February 22.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Last Night’s Debate, And The Collins Accusation

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ.

Cunliffe marshalled his points better, kept Key off balance and – more often than not – was in control of the general tenor of the contest. Labour supporters would have been heartened, and given some belated reassurance that maybe the change of leadership last year had been the right decision. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Winston Peters' Latest Bout Of Immigrant Bashing

It is only one poll, but rather than cannibalising each other's vote, Colin Craig and Winston Peters do seem to be managing to find the room to co-exist... Few are questioning how Peters got to this happy place, and what it says about the mood of the electorate. More>>

ALSO:

More Immigration News: First People Trafficking Charges

The first people trafficking charges in New Zealand have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ)... The defendants have been charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand. More>>

Collins 'Misinterprets Media Reports': "Too Compromised To Remain Justice Minister"

Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour On Climate Change: Focus On The Now For The Future

A Labour Government will put in place a comprehensive climate change strategy focusing on both mitigation and adaptation, establish an independent Climate Commission and implement carbon budgeting, says Labour Climate Change spokesperson Moana Mackey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Housing Assistance Plan

So, as many as 90,000 people could derive some benefit from National’s housing assistance plans for low and middle-income earners... Yet in reality, the benefits seem likely to be insignificant, and they will be skewed towards those at the top end of the income group that’s supposedly the target. More>>

ALSO:

Election Data Consortium: National’s Worst Case Scenario At Stage One?

A month out from the general election and ipredict traders are still forecasting National’s vote to slip below current polling levels and there is potential for it to fall further. More>>

ALSO:

From The Scoop Video Archive: PM Says SIS "Told Me" About OIA Release

In a press conference immediately following an controversial OIA release of notes on an SIS briefing to then Labour leader Phil Goff, Key said "at that point [Tucker] told me he'd release it ...". Since the release of Nicky Hager's 'Dirty Politics' Key has denied being personally informed and said references by officials to 'the PM' being told briefed referred to his office. He now says the same about his own statement. More>>

ALSO:

  • Scoop Video in the news - New questions over Key claims | NZ Herald News - Stuff.co.nz
  • Earlier - Felix Marwick: Laying out facts over SIS documents - Newstalk ZB
  • Labour - Director’s letter contradicts Key’s claims
  • ACT - The Letter - 26 days to go
  • TV3 Video - Housing issue nudges Dirty Politics aside - David Cunliffe: Key's SIS explanation 'defies belief' - SIS leak came from Key's Office - Goff - Key 'categorically denies' Slater OIA discussion - Video: Key faces more Dirty Politics questions

  • TVNZ - Winston Peters: ‘Dirty Politics' is a new low
  • The Nation - Debate Between Grant Robertson And Russel Norman
  • NZ First - “The Words Mean What I Say They Mean”
  • Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
    More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news