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Labour launches Ikaroa-Rawhiti campaign


01 June 2013

Labour launches Ikaroa-Rawhiti campaign

Labour Leader David Shearer has launched Labour’s Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election campaign with a promise that the party will use the next four weeks to honour the legacy of Parekura Horomia, and retain the seat he held for 14 years.

Labour’s candidate Meka Whaitiri today held her official campaign launch at Kohupatiki Marae near Hastings. David Shearer was joined at the launch by Rino Tirikatene and Louisa Wall from Labour’s Maori caucus and a number of other MPs.

“Labour will campaign relentlessly to once again earn the trust of the people of Ikaroa-Rawhiti. We will organise, mobilise and terrorise our political opponents.

“In Meka Whaitiri we have a fantastic candidate. She is committed, experienced and used to working at the grassroots level. She will be a great representative for all the people of the electorate, and I know she will continue the outstanding work of Parekura in Ikaroa-Rawhiti.

“But we are taking nothing for granted. Over the next four weeks Labour will campaign across the electorate on the issues that matter – decent jobs, warm and dry housing, bringing down power bills and strengthening New Zealand’s regional economies.

“Labour has a great story to tell the voters of Ikaroa-Rawhiti. We have the people, policies and plan to make a real difference to their lives.

“Let the games begin,” says David Shearer.

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