Parliament

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

 

Sandra Lee offers her congratulations to Horomia

25 July 2000 Media Statement
Sandra Lee offers her congratulations to the new Minister of Maori Affairs

Mana Motuhake leader and Deputy Alliance leader Sandra Lee has welcomed Parekura Horomia's promotion to Cabinet, and offered her congratulations on his appointment as the new Minister of Maori Affairs.

"I believe he will carry the mantle of leadership on Maori issues in this Government with dignity, humility and pride," she said.

"As an Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, I will be giving him the same wholehearted support that I gave to his predecessor and will endeavour to assist him in becoming our most effective Maori Affairs Minister yet," Ms Lee said.

"No one can deny that the past few months have been tumultuous for the Government's Maori MPs," she said.

"The Labour-Alliance coalition has been looking to make the most far-reaching economic and social changes in Maori policy areas, and the implications for New Zealand's future are potentially greater than even our accident insurance or employment relations initiatives."

"It is only natural that my Maori colleagues in Government have borne the brunt of the opposition's fury, which has largely taken the form of personal attacks rather than reasoned policy debate," Ms Lee said.

"With the appointment of Parekura Horomia today, I am confident that all the Maori Government MPs will want to move forward now and work cooperatively for the benefit of our people, and indeed all New Zealanders."


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.

Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>

 

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election