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Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga confirmed as candidate for Maungakiekie

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga
MP for Maungakiekie

21 March 2011 Media Statement

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga confirmed as candidate for Maungakiekie

Maungakiekie National Party Electorate Chair Dr Lee Mathias has announced that Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has been confirmed as the Maungakiekie candidate for the National Party in the upcoming general election on November 26 2011.

“As the Local MP for Maungakiekie I am honoured and privileged to be selected as the National Party candidate for the upcoming election,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says.

“These are difficult times for our country and we need strong and decisive leadership. I look forward to the campaign ahead and the opportunity to once again serve my community in a John Key led Government.

“Maungakiekie is at the heart of Auckland’s diversity and represents the vibrant and bustling change of metropolitan Auckland, with the iconic One Tree Hill as its jewel. I’m proud to be this communities voice in Parliament.

“During my first term, we have reopened the Onehunga Rail line, opened the Manukau Harbour crossing, opened a Services Academy at Tamaki College and have opened a new operating theatre for elective surgery in Greenlane. We also saw thousands of our young people take part in the “Breakaway” youth initiatives and have invested millions of dollars in new funding for our local schools.

“I am proud of the work we have achieved, but there is still much more to do. I will continue to campaign for the full restoration of the Onehunga foreshore, the replanting of a tree on One Tree Hill and the advancement of the Tamaki Transformation Project. I will also continue to work with community groups on the Ellerslie Racecourse re-development and the AMETI projects.

“I am humbled by all those who have put their faith and trust in me. I look forward to building on that support and to campaign on the vision and aspirations that John Key has set for our country,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says.
Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is the Deputy-Chairman of the Commerce Select Committee and a member of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. He held the Maungakiekie seat with a majority of 1,942 votes at the last election.


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