Parliament

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

 

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.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Hong Kong Protest Movement

Nearly ten weeks after the huge Hong Kong protests began, managing to still get 1.7 million people onto the streets in the rain is a testament to how strong the pro-democracy movement has become...

The pro-democracy protests enjoy huge support among Hong Kong’s youth, partly because the democratic systems currently at risk have only a limited time span. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Welfare: More Measures To Help Those Facing Homelessness

Ministers have announced $54 million in Government funding for initiatives which will support at-risk individuals and whānau to stay in their existing tenancies. The funding will also provide additional wrap around services. More>>

ALSO:


Corrections: New Strategy On Māori Reoffending And imprisonment

Authentic co-design with Māori, incorporating a Te Ao Māori worldview, and greater connectedness with whānau are key elements of Hōkai Rangi, Corrections’ new departmental strategy designed to address the long-term challenge of Māori reoffending and imprisonment. More>>

ALSO:

Pacific Island Forum: Australia v Everyone Else On Climate Action

Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment is to commission yet another report into what action needs to be taken. More>>

ALSO:

Unscoped Or Missed Damage: Resolution For Canterbury Owners Of On-Sold Homes

People with over-cap on-sold* properties in Canterbury can now apply for a Government payment so they can get on and repair their homes. More>>

ALSO:

Hamilton-Auckland: First Urban Growth Partnership Signed

New Zealand’s first urban growth partnership between the Government, local councils and mana whenua was signed at a meeting of mayors, chairs and ministers in Hampton Downs today. More>>

ALSO:

Vote On Action Next Week: Secondary Principals Walk From Negotiations

“Unfortunately we consider there is no further value in continuing negotiations at this point. The government has not been able to table an offer that will be acceptable to our members.” More>>

Patrol Car Stolen, Glocks Taken: Manhunt In Gore

The driver rammed the patrol car before fleeing on foot with Police chasing, also on foot. The man has then circled back around, stolen the patrol vehicle, which had the keys left in it, and rammed another Police car... Two Police-issued Glock pistols were stolen. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels