Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Annette King: Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry

MEDIA RELEASE, 21 January 2000

Re: Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry

Health Minister Annette King today announced the names of the two lawyers the Government will pay to represent women at the Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry.

They are Stuart Grieve QC and Bruce Corkill, who have already been acting for some of the women.

"They will be available to act for all affected women in the Gisborne area," Mrs King said.

"It is clear the issue of legal representation for women is important. In order to ensure the integrity of the inquiry, and to meet its timeframes, I have decided to appoint those lawyers already acting for some of the women to act for all those women wanting representation. This will ensure the collective interests of all affected women are properly represented in the inquiry."

Mrs King said Maori women could be assured the two lawyers had been instructed to pay particular attention to their needs. The contact details of the lawyers would be widely publicised in various media, including iwi radio.

Local women would also have an opportunity to discuss the subject and procedures of the inquiry at a hui the inquiry team will attend at the Pakirikiri Marae in Tokomaru Bay next Thursday (January 27), Mrs King said. All affected women were invited to the hui.

Mrs King also announced in December some formal inquiry hearings would be held in Gisborne to overcome problems the women would have travelling to Auckland. The formal hearings will start in Auckland on February 7.

For further information contact
John Harvey (04) 471 9305. Contact numbers for the lawyers are: Bruce Corkill (04) 473 4533 and Stuart Grieve (09) 358 1716.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election