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

 


New Zealand First Caucus

28 August 2002


New Zealand First Caucus


New Zealand First has made a number of changes to its line up for the Parliamentary term.

Deputy Leader Peter Brown has been appointed Whip while former Whip Ron Mark will be given increased responsibility in a spokesman’s role.

Mr Peters paid tribute to Mr Mark’s performance over the past six years and said he had carried the role with patience and dignity through sometimes trying circumstances.

“You can’t leave a man at the bottom a ruck for six years and not spell him. It is time for Ron to move on to other things.”

Mr Peters said he would be spending a lot of time on the road in the coming months and Mr Mark would spend a considerable amount of time accompanying him.

“It is therefore very appropriate for Peter Brown, as Deputy Leader to take over the role of Whip, and we are confident he will also do an excellent job.”

Mr Peters has released a preliminary list of Caucus responsibilities and said these would be confirmed as soon as possible.


ENDS


PRELIMINARY CAUCUS RESPONSIBILITIES

RT HON WINSTON PETERS
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Commerce, Economic Development, Finance, Immigration Racing, Revenue, SOE’s

PETER BROWN
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Accident Insurance, Energy, Labour, Transport

BRENT CATCHPOLE
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Communications & IT, Environment, BioSecurity, Internal Affairs, Tourism
ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIOS
Transport

BRIAN DONNELLY
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Education, ERO, Pacific Island Affairs, Science & Technology CRIS, Arts & Culture, Sport

BILL GUDGEON
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Veterans Affairs, Maori Affairs
ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIOS
Law & Order, Defence

DAIL JONES
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Customs, Attorney General, Courts, Trade
ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIOS
Immigration
Foreign Affairs & Trade

CRAIG McNAIR
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Youth Affairs
ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIOS
Family, Tourism

RON MARK
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Defence, Corrections, Civil Defence, Law & Order, Disarments & Arms Control

PITA PARAONE
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Housing, Fisheries, Health

EDWIN PERRY
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Conservation
ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIOS
Corrections, Maori Affairs

JIM PETERS
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Local Government, Regional Development
ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIOS
Education

BARBARA STEWART
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Family (Womens Affairs, Senior Citizens, Social Services), Industry Training

DOUG WOOLERTON
MAJOR PORTFOLIOS
Rural Affairs, Forestry


As at August 2002

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news