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Candidate anxious over “lost communities”

Dr. Peter Cleave, Mana Movement candidate for the Rangitikei electorate, says his main goal in entering the election is to address the country’s lost communities.

“I entered this campaign committed to the principles of the Mana movement”, says Dr. Cleave,” but now more than ever, I am anxious about the nation’s lost communities – those places in the Rangitikei electorate, for example, such as Marton, Tokomaru, Taihape, Hunterville, Bulls, Waiouru, National Park, Raetihi and Taumarunui, where even the basic necessities of a developed nation can no longer be taken for granted.”

Dr. Cleave points to low wages, unsafe workplaces, dilapidated housing, grossly inadequate transport, and a lack of individual dignity.

“This is third world stuff”, he says, “and we should be ashamed to boast that New Zealand is a wonderful place in which to live and raise children as long as these conditions continue to blight our forgotten communities”.

Dr. Cleave anticipates a tough campaign, but is convinced voters will respond to his message of lost communities and the need to repair them.

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