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

 


The Maori Party Pays Respects To Broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes


The Hon Tariana Turia
Maori Party Co-Leader | MP for Te Tai Hauauru

The Maori Party Pays Respects To Broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes

1 February 2013

The Maori Party sends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the extended family of Sir Paul Holmes who passed away this morning at his home in the Hawkes Bay.

“I think the legacy he will leave behind in broadcasting was his ability to interview in great depth leaving the audience with a greater understanding of the issues at hand,” said Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia.

“Sir Paul could come out with the most outrageous statements and there were many times when we disagreed over certain issues. But that is one of his most admirable qualities, that he had the courage to say what he thought, but also had the respect to hear and accept the other side of the argument.

“I have been extremely moved by many of his recent statements. This was a man who looked death in the face, and shared with us his most intimate reflections. He sought our forgiveness, he gave voice to his fears and in doing so he demonstrated a remarkable courage in preparing us all for the passage of life and death. I truly believe the way in which he died must also be part of his legacy to the nation.

“Our aroha goes out to his wife, Lady Deborah and to his children with whom he was obviously so devoted,” said Mrs Turia.

Na reira, e te reo paoho, e te kaimiri whakaaro, e te puaki o te mahuki, takoto mai ra i to moenga roa.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news