Parliament

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

 

Save Mighty River Power Flotilla

PRESS RELEASE
Leader for MANA and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira
Save Mighty River Power Flotilla
Monday 6th May

This Sunday 12th May, a flotilla of water craft is leaving Hamilton for Ngaruawahia as part of the continued opposition to government’s sale of Mighty River Power.

“We are opposed to the economic treason that this government is engaged in, we are opposed to government’s refusal to deal honourably with Maori over Maori rights and interests in fresh water, we are opposed to the sale of New Zealand owned assets, and we are opposed to the privatisation of electricity which will lead to increased power prices” said MANA leader and MP for Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira.

“We thought we’d take our case to the very river that government is trying to sell, in the same week that Mighty River Power shares are traded. It also happens to be the same week that government presents its budget to the nation”.
MANA Hauraki Waikato has issued an open invitation to anyone to join the flotilla on Sunday.

“I hear Labour and the Greens are coming, some union reps, kaumatua and kuia from different parts of the country, environmentalists and school kids and I’d love to see anyone else – waka ama paddlers, small boats, fishermen – come along for the day”.

“Let’s send a simple message – we want to keep our assets in our hands – and we want to show our support for that message by putting it out on the water”.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Budget

It may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets?

Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year lolly scramble no less – for the eight years of belt tightening that they’ve endured, and for the rundown of essential public services.

Well, what Budget 2017 delivered instead in Education and in Health were allocations barely sufficient to maintain the current levels of service delivery More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search

 
 

PM's Press Conference: Two More Troops?

Prime Minister Bill English gave a summary his highlights of last week’s budget announcement... The Prime minister was asked about NATO’s request for New Zealand to send two more personnel to Afghanistan and whether or not we will send them. More>>

ALSO:

Carer Settlement: Threat Of Staff Exodus In Mental Health

As a result of the recent pay rise awarded to their aged care and disability sector colleagues, many staff in non-government mental health and addiction organisations are considering leaving to join these workforces. More>>

ALSO:

Climate Policy: New Zealand Set To Blow Its Carbon Budget By 27%

The Government’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows New Zealand is set to release 647.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions between 2013 and 2020 – 137 million tonnes more than we are allowed under the Kyoto Protocol. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Christchurch Considers Cathedral, Stadium: Cathedral Working Group Report Released

“About half of Christchurch wants to see the cathedral reinstated, the other half wants something new and more modern, but really, everyone just needs a decision." More>>

ALSO:

Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election