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

 


Green MPs Kevin Hague & Julie Anne Genter to race Taupo

MEDIA ADVISORY

Green MPs Kevin Hague & Julie Anne Genter to race Taupo

Green Party MPs Kevin Hague and Julie Anne Genter will race this weekend with over 10,000 other competitors in the 2012 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

Mr Hague will ride the entire 160 km around the Lake while Ms Genter will ride the final 40 km as a member of the ‘Green Team’ made up of Green Party staff.

“This is my first time taking on the full circuit,” said Green MP and New Zealand Cycle Trail representative, Kevin Hague.

“I’m expecting to get around the Lake in six-to-seven hours, well off the race pace, but I’ll be loving nearly every minute of the ride.

“What I especially like about the race is the huge level of participation from cyclists of all kinds, many who will pass me by on Saturday.

“The Taupo event shows how fun and accessible jumping on a bicycle is with big health benefits to boot.

“The event is also a huge boon for the local economy of Taupo,” said Mr Hague.

Mr Hague is partnering with the National Government to roll out the New Zealand Cycle Trail as part of a cooperation agreement between the two parties this term. The Cycle Trail includes 19 Great Rides and hundreds of kilometres of on-road rides.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The National Leadership “Contest”

Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.

This succession was well planned. Lets not forget that English was told by Key in September of his intention to resign, and English was the only member of Cabinet entrusted with that information before it was sprung on everyone else on Monday morning. More>>

Latest: Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman have withdrawn from the leadership race, leaving Bill English the only candidate to replace John Key as Prime Minister.

 

Education: Charter Schools Misleading Pass Rates

Labour: NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated... In one case a school reported a 93.3 per cent pass rate when the facts show only 6.7 per cent of leavers achieved NCEA level two. More>>

ALSO:

Rebstock Report Resolution: SSC Apologises To Derek Leask And Nigel Fyfe

Following a complaint by Mr Leask, the Ombudsman found that the State Services Commission acted unreasonably in relation to Mr Leask and identified numerous deficiencies in the investigation process and in the publication of the final report and in the criticisms it contained of Mr Leask... More>>

ALSO:

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news