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

 


RockEnrol welcomed by Maori Party

RockEnrol welcomed by Maori Party

The Maori Party is extremely pleased that a group of young musicians has established RockEnrol to support more young people to participate in voting.

“Youth and Maori voter turnout is low in New Zealand, and anyone who is stepping up to help tackle that issue deserves to be praised and recognised for their work,” says Co-Leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

“The Maori Party has raised the issue of low voter turnout with the Electoral Commission several times, and have asked questions of the Minister of Justice in the House, and yet no one in our system has taken responsibility for addressing it.”

“We’ve repeatedly raised low voter turnout, particularly amongst Maori and rangatahi, as a serious issue facing our democracy. As a political party we have taken it on ourselves to get people enrolled, and to take up their right to have a say over who governs the country. It’s always been hard for us to be able to reach a wider audience, however, because we are a political party. RockEnrol is really filling a critical void in our system, because we believe it can reach far and wide and get the message to vote out to our young people.”

“Rangatahi absolutely have the power to make a difference if they vote. In the Maori seats particularly, they could wield significant influence – and totally shape the make-up of the government in this election,” says Te Ururoa Flavell.

“We need our young people to recognise the power that they have. I welcome the initiative of RockEnrol and wish them well. We are 100% behind them and will continue to also support more Maori and young people onto the electoral roll.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On National’s Electorate Deals

For all the talk yesterday from Prime Minister John Key about National being transparent about its electorate deals in Epsom and Ohariu, that transparency is entirely front-loaded.

Yes, we know a lot about how Act and United Future are going to get into Parliament, but we know nothing at all about the policy concessions lying in wait in their coalition agreements afterwards.

The rorting of MMP is not so much in the manner by which these sham parties get into Parliament – it is in the secretive way their pet policies are foisted on the electorate once they’re there. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour

The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling; 2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping; 3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and 4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>

ALSO:


Nick Smith v Fish & Game:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news