Parliament

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

 

PM acknowledges Tony Ryall’s outstanding contribution

Rt Hon John Key

Prime Minister

27 February 2014          Media Statement    

PM acknowledges Tony Ryall’s outstanding contribution

Prime Minister John Key has thanked Minister Tony Ryall for his remarkable service to the National Party, his Bay of Plenty electorate and New Zealand.
Mr Ryall announced this morning his decision to retire from politics at the election later this year.

“Tony has provided 24 long years of loyal service,’’ says Mr Key.

“In recent years he has been an extremely effective Minister of Health and Minister of State Owned Enterprises. He has also played an important leadership role among social sector Ministers and made an outstanding contribution on many other fronts.

“Tony will leave the health service in far better shape than he found it back in 2008 and while we are really sad to lose him, we support his decision.

“I particularly would like to thank Kara and family for the enormous support they've given Tony and we wish him the best for his future endeavours.

“It is my intention that Tony will remain a Minister in all his portfolios until he leaves Parliament.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government
More Open

It’s true that New Zealand scores well on many international rankings of openness... Those findings are all important, and welcome. But we cannot ignore the fact that there are still serious problems.

For a start, those international surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

 
 

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

Visions: National Party Conference

National Party leader Bill English today outlined his vision to take New Zealand into the 2020s and his key priorities for the next Parliamentary term – including further raising incomes and reducing taxes. More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman: Canterbury Schools Reorganisation Mishandled

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Contempt Report "Protects Right To Fair Trial"

The proposed Act limits what news media representatives and bloggers can report on court proceedings, but it also makes clearer than the current law where the line is between contempt and freedom of expression. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog