Labour Sends Its Support To The Pike River Families
2012 MEDIA STATEMENT
Its Support To The Pike River Families
Labour is expressing its support and sympathy for the
families of the 29 miners killed at Pike River two years ago
“The loss of the 29 men that day will not
be forgotten. It was a tragedy that should never have
happened. Our sincere condolences go to all those who are
gathering on the West Coast at 3.45pm today to hold a
minute’s silence in their memory.
families, friends and the country as a whole mourn their
loss but also celebrate their lives and the contribution
they made to their communities. May they rest in peace,”
said David Shearer.
© Scoop Media
8/3: International Women’s Day Celebrated Around New Zealand
As women celebrate March 8th, International Women’s Day, in 23 events around New Zealand, it’s timely to reflect on the fact less than a third of our Members of Parliament are women, and that occupations that women dominate, such as caregivers, are amongst the lowest paid in New Zealand, Sue Kedgley, President of UN Women NZ said today.
“We hope that women’s issues will become prominent during election year and that all political parties will commit to policies that promote gender equity in New Zealand,” Ms Kedgley said.
“While women have made enormous progress in the last few decades, violence against women continues unabated and many women and girls suffer from discrimination and disadvantage around the world. More>>