New List MP For National Party
News release 7 February 2007
New List MP For
The Chief Electoral Officer has declared
from Wellington to be elected to
Parliament from the National Party's list.
arises from the retirement from Parliament of Donald Thomas
The election is effective from 7 February
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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.