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


Mana Leader to Appear in Court Tomorrow

Press Release

MANA Vice President John Minto

MANA Leader to Appear in Court Tomorrow

Tuesday 16th October

MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow morning at 9am to answer a charge of “failing to remove a vehicle from a road”.

Hone was arrested after police smashed their way into his car and arrested him last Thursday night in a peaceful protest against the removal of state houses from Glen Innes.

“It’s a bit silly really. The real criminals here are Housing Minister Phil Heatley and his National Party mates. They are slowly driving a stake into the heart of the Glen Innes community, but this community is fighting back and I was delighted to join them” says MANA Vice President John Minto.

“700 state houses around New Zealand face demolition, sale or removal, despite a desperate need for more state housing. The government is reducing state houses while families are doubling up in overcrowded, unhealthy conditions in private rentals or other state houses”.

“This is unacceptable and MANA will be supporting the national day of protest on November 7th when communities from around the country will arrive in Wellington to protest at parliament and deliver a petition to party leaders”.
Also appearing at court tomorrow with be several others arrested last Thursday – one with a wrist in plaster and another with a badly mangled finger from the protest.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Countdown, And Mary Margaret O’Hara

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news