MP For Coromandel
May 17, 2014
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says Youth
Week 2014 is an excellent opportunity to celebrate young
people doing great work in our communities.
MP says “The young people I meet around the Coromandel
electorate give me great optimism for the future of our
“We have a number of impressive young people
here, involved in all sorts of projects; environmental,
business, education, the arts, to name a few.”
“They are the leaders of the future and I want to thank
them for their dedication and hard work.”
Youth Week is
designed to recognise 12-24 year olds who’ve have
contributed to their communities.
This year it runs from
May 17 –
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
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