Parliament

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

 

Hamiltonians invited to discuss cannabis issues

12 December 2000

ATTENTION EDITOR

Hamiltonians invited to discuss cannabis issues

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today urged the people of Hamilton to attend a discussion forum to examine whether there is a better way to approach the cannabis issue.

Mr Tanczos stressed that the forum will not be a political debate. He said he will be attending to hear the views and concerns of the Hamilton community which he intends to take back to parliament and feed into the review of cannabis which is now under way.

Mr Tanczos will be a part of a speaking panel. Confirmed speakers include Huntly GP David Gilgen and drug and alcohol counsellor David L. Smith. Mr Tanczos has also personally invited local National MP Tony Steel to attend and, given his strong views, he hopes he will front up.

After guest speakers have spoken, the meeting will be thrown open to the public.

"I feel it is really important to hear what the people of Hamilton have to say on this issue which is polarising most communities in New Zealand," he said. "This country needs to start talking together on this. We all agree there are problems that need addressing and most of us want the same outcomes.

"This forum is to examine what outcomes people want from a cannabis policy and to then examine whether there are better ways to achieve them," he said.

"Again I urge Mr Steel to come and listen to the people of Hamilton. I think it is really important that we lay aside political differences to discuss this issue and I will be coming with an open mind."

The forum is being held on 14 December, St Paul's Methodist Church, 62 London Street, 7pm.

Nandor Tanczos is available for local media interviews before and after the forum.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Principals' Federation:
End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.

"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>

 

Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>

ALSO:

'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages