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

 


Green Party selects David Moorhouse for Christchurch East

30 September 2013

Green Party selects David Moorhouse for Christchurch East

The Green Party has today announced David Moorhouse as its candidate for the Christchurch East by-election.

David was the Green Party candidate for Christchurch Central in 2011 and is a software developer in community healthcare.

“This by-election is an opportunity for the Green Party and for David to put to voters our vision for the rebuild of Christchurch,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

“It is critical that there is a Green electorate MP at the rebuild table strongly advocating for the significant and very serious concerns of Christchurch East residents.

“The Greens and David will be campaigning for a Green Rebuild of Christchurch with sustainability and resilience at the forefront, and a fair deal for Christchurch East residents,” said Mrs Turei.

“As a Christchurch resident with long ties to the east, I believe that I offer a strong and empathetic voice for Christchurch East voters” said Green Party Christchurch East candidate David Moorhouse.

“I know first-hand and through friends and family what the impact of the earthquake has been and I commit to supporting local residents with insurance issues and dealing with EQC.

“Having been a business owner, I’m also aware of the opportunities of the rebuild and the importance of seizing and maximising these opportunities for a prosperous rebuild for Christchurch East residents.

“I believe I am the best candidate for the role, and I’m urging Christchurch East residents to give me their vote in this by-election.” said Mr Moorhouse.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

False Electoral Return: John Banks Sentenced To Community Work, Curfew

“The conviction of John Banks today is another sad chapter for John Banks and the ACT Party”, says Labour candidate for Epsom Michael Wood.

“Mr Banks was found guilty of electoral fraud in June. Regardless of what sentence is handed down, his reputation is in tatters. Sentencing is a matter for the court, and publicly deriding him further brings little benefit.”

“With the conviction confirmed, it is time for the ACT Party to step up to the mark and apologise to the people of Epsom. Mr Banks has suffered the consequences of his actions, but so far the ACT Party has gotten off scott-free” More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On The Rise Of ISIS And Labour

While global attention got distracted by the fate of MH17 and the atrocities in Gaza, the world’s other mega ‘bad news’ story – the rise of ISIS-led fundamentalism in Iraq – has reached a tipping point. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild: Christchurch City Council Releases Milestone Report

The Cameron Partners report says the Council may need to find an additional $783 million to $883 million by 2019... Options Cameron Partners proposed include increasing rates, borrowing more, maximising insurance payments, and freeing up capital from its commercial assets. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: Parliament Adjourns

The 50th Parliament has adjourned for the final time. After the completion of the adjournment debate, MPs left for the campaign trail with Parliament to be dissolved on August 14 ahead of the September 20 election. More>>

ALSO:

Novopayout: Government-Owned Company To Take Over School Payroll

After lengthy negotiations, the Ministry of Education and the existing school payroll provider, Talent2, have settled both on the amounts payable by Talent2 towards the costs of remediating the Novopay service and a new operating model for the school payroll system. More>>

ALSO:

Employment: Labour Will Raise Minimum Wage, Restore Work Rights

A Labour government will raise the minimum wage $2 an hour to $16.25 and restore work rights to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared fairly by all New Zealanders, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More>>

ALSO:

Police: Crewe File Review Released

No new evidence has come to light implicating any specific person as being responsible for the murders of Jeannette and Harvey Crewe... The review identifies there is a distinct possibility that Exhibit 350 (the brass .22 cartridge case) may be fabricated evidence, and that if this is the case, that a member of Police would have been responsible. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Issue #49: Gordon Campbell Interviews Laila Harre

For 25 years, Labour and National have been in virtual agreement about the basics of economic policy, and differed mainly on how to go about managing its social consequences. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news