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

 


Labour Leader hails win for Meka Whaitiri

David
SHEARER
Labour Leader

29 June 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT
Labour Leader hails win for Meka Whaitiri

The Labour Leader David Shearer has tonight congratulated Meka Whaitiri on her outstanding victory in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election.

“Meka Whaitiri ran a fantastic campaign. I’m incredibly proud of her and her team’s efforts. Once again the Labour Party has demonstrated just what a formidable campaign machine it has.

“Meka has big shoes to fill, but I know she will continue the hard work and legacy of Parekura Horomia. She will be a strong voice for the people of Ikaroa-Rawhiti, and is a great addition to our Labour caucus.

“I also want to acknowledge the campaigns of the Mana, Maori and Green parties. This by-election was hard-fought, but focused on the issues and was contested in good spirit.

“Tonight’s victory lays a great platform for Labour in the Maori seats in 2014. Only Labour has the sort of policies on jobs, housing and the cost of living that will make a real difference to the lives of voters on the Maori and General Roll alike.

“But now is not the time to get ahead of ourselves. Tonight is a night to congratulate Meka Whaitiri and celebrate her victory,” says David Shearer.

________________________________________

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news