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

 


NZ Labour congratulates Kevin Rudd

David Shearer

Labour Leader

26 June 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT

NZ Labour congratulates Kevin Rudd

The Labour Leader David Shearer has tonight offered his congratulations to Kevin Rudd, following his return to the leadership of the Australian Labor Party, and the Prime Ministership of Australia.

“Kevin Rudd has shown once again what a formidable figure he is in Australian politics. 

“Mr Rudd will face an election within a matter of months, and the New Zealand Labour Party wishes him every success in the coming campaign.  He is a proven campaigner and a real fighter and I know he will do the Labor Party proud.

“I also want to acknowledge the achievements and service of Julia Gillard. 

“In all my dealings with Julia Gillard I was impressed by her intellect and strength of character.  As Australia’s first female Prime Minister her place in history is assured,” says David Shearer.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news