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

 


MANA anounces its general seat candidates in Tamaki

MANA anounces its general seat candidates in Tamaki
Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau
Monday 14 July 2014

MANA is pleased to announce its general seat candidates in Tamaki for the 2014 election.

“We have 10 seasoned community campaigners keen to bring MANA’s full set of big, bold policies to the election campaign,” says MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Hone Harawira.

“This is a great crew and I’m proud to stand with them for MANA. They know they won’t win these seats, but they’re committed to fight for the Internet MANA party vote to get more MANA people into parliament”, said Harawira.

“All our team have grass roots experience helping communities in low incomes areas fight for a better deal”.

“Roger Fowler for example led last year’s hugely successful ROCC (Respect our Community Campaign) which stopped the government’s big tarseal highway through Mangere, dead in its tracks”.

“John Minto is often described as a veteran campaigner but he’s got more energy than some other parties have in their entire caucus”.

“We have three Pasifika candidates – James Papali’i, Dr Siteleki Finau and Makelesi Ngata who will highlight MANA’s strong Pasifika-focused policies. MANA won’t be taking Pasifika votes for granted as has happened for too long”.

“Three of our MANA team are women activists in the Glen Innes housing struggle – Lisa Gibson, Yvonne Dainty and Makelesi Ngata. These candidates will bring to the campaign their first hand knowledge of the battles state house tenants face across the country”.

Joe Carolan from Unite Union and Socialist Aotearoa is a well known activist as is Pat O’Dea who stood for MANA in Epsom in the last election. Pat O’Dea explained then that he wouldn’t know how to represent rich people but stood to highlight the destructive impact of ACT policies which continue to crush low-income families.

Mana Tamaki rohe chairperson Joe Trinder rounds out the team bringing youthful vigour and enthusiasm.

MANA will rock this election...

Our Tamaki general seat team – in alphabetical order:
Joe Carolan – Mt Albert
Yvonne Dainty – Manurewa
Dr Sitaleki Finau – Maungakiekie
Roger Fowler – Papakura
Lisa Gibson – Tamaki
John Minto – Mt Roskill
Makelesi Ngata – Upper Harbour
Pat O’Dea – Epsom
James Papali'i – Mangere
Joe Trinder – Manukau East

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.

It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.
More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Tea Breaks 'Gone By Lunch Time'

“How cynical that on the eve of Labour weekend, the National government is pushing through legislation that takes away the statutory right to tea and meal breaks along with collective bargaining protections, and makes vulnerable workers jobs even less secure." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary Education: Students Doing It Tough As Fees Rise Again

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More>>

ALSO:

Housing, Iraq: PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss:
• Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland
• Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security Council More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news