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

 


Labour’s Maori caucus welcomes Meka Whaitiri’s selection

Labour Maori Caucus


26 May 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT
Labour’s Maori caucus welcomes Meka Whaitiri’s selection

Labour’s Maori caucus have welcomed the selection of Meka Whaitiri to represent the Labour Party in Ikaroa-Rawhiti.

The selection took place today at St Joseph's Maori Girls College in Taradale, Napier, at a meeting of about 400 Labour Party members.

"We are heartened at the strong interest in this selection contest and it was evident in the high calibre of candidates that threw their name into the ring. Ultimately there can only be one candidate for this by-election and I am sure that Meka will represent her people well and be a formidable candidate" said Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta.

"I'm pleased to see another talented Maori woman standing for Labour. Meka is deeply committed to community development, rangatahi, economic development and better opportunities for all women," said Moana Mackey.

"The rejuvenation of the party membership in Ikaroa-Rawhiti is a clear sign that Maori want to see Labour back on the Government benches," said Louisa Wall.

"Meka Whaitiri is no stranger to the political environment. She has been a public servant, an adviser in a Minister’s office and is currently serving her people as Chief Executive for Ngati Kahungunu. Meka's skills will be a great asset to our Labour team," said Rino Tirikatane.

The Maori caucus are looking forward to campaigning alongside Meka Whaitiri and her people to retain the Ikaroa-Rawhiti seat.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news