Local Government New Zealand welcomes new Vice President
Local Government New Zealand welcomes new Vice
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)
members have today voted Mayor Brendan Duffy as the new Vice
President of LGNZ at its 2014 Annual General Meeting held at
Mr Duffy is the Mayor of Horowhenua District
Council, a member of LGNZ’s National Council representing
Zone 3 and Chair of the Provincial Sector of LGNZ.
President Lawrence Yule, who was re-elected unopposed as
President for another term, welcomes Mr Duffy as the new
Vice President for the triennium ahead.
“I look forward
to working with Mr Duffy and I’m sure he will bring
significant leadership to this position,” Mr Yule
Mr Duffy’s position as Vice President of LGNZ is
effective today, at the close of the LGNZ Annual General
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
Certainly, at the end of this week, the next US President will have won office (at least in part) thanks to his proven ability at (a) scapegoating refugees and migrants (b) wooing neo-Nazis and racial supremacists (c) attacking journalists and judges (d) threatening to jail his opponents (e) urging nuclear proliferation and (e) by promising to restrict women’s rights to control their own fertility.
On the face of that campaign record, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between Donald Trump and say, Spain’s centre-left populist party, Podemos. Yet arguably, the similarities could be instructive for the Labour/Green partnership here. More>>