Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Parliamentary Club of New Zealand Lions

MPs from four parties join to form Parliamentary Club of New Zealand Lions

They’re usually on opposite sides of the House, but on 18 September 2003 20 MPs from four parties come together to form the Lions Club of New Zealand Parliament. To launch the club, the MPs are hosting a black tie dinner and charity auction at Parliament’s Banquet Hall - with all proceeds going to support Kidney Kids, a cause supported by Lions Clubs through the Kantab programme.

Rugby legend Joeli Vindiri will be the guest speaker, while Kidney Kids spokesperson Jonah Lomu will be represented by his manager Phil Kingsley-Jones. The guest auctioneer will be Tauranga MP and New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

The Parliamentary Lions Club’s inaugural President Hon Brian Donnelly said MPs have few opportunities to work together in completely non-partisan ways, so the opportunity to be part of New Zealand’s largest service club was a very positive development.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for MPs to demonstrate their commitment to the community,” said Mr Donnelly.

“Lions is the largest service organisation in New Zealand, contributing thousands of volunteer hours to projects within our communities and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Lions’ activities are as diverse as the Lions Recycle [eyeglasses] for Sight programme to driving for Meals on Wheels. The Parliamentary Club will help draw attention to key national and international Lions projects and programmes so that they receive the status they deserve.”

The first MP members will be sworn in at the dinner. It is hoped that others will join – membership is open to all Members of Parliament. The club currently has members from Labour, National, New Zealand First and United Future. Labour MP David Cunliffe will be Club Secretary and United Future MP Paul Adams will be Treasurer.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election