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

 


Meka Whaitiri tol seek Labour selection Ikaroa-Rawhiti

Meka Whaitiri 13 May 2013

Press release: for immediate release

Meka Whaitiri confirms that she will seek selection for the Labour Party candidacy for Ikaroa-Rawhiti

Meka Whaitiri, Chief Executive Officer for Ngati Kahungunu confirmed today that she would be seeking selection for the Labour Party candidacy for the upcoming by-election in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate.

“The decision to seek selection has not been made lightly and I thank my whanau and all of those that have supported me to make this decision.

“I have dedicated my life to one of service. I see this as the next step in my journey of giving to our whanau, hapu and iwi in Ikaroa-Rawhiti.

“I was raised in a whanau of freezing workers and I began my working life in the Whakatu Freezing Works. I can see the struggle our people are engaged in on the day-to-day and I want to seek selection as the Ikaroa-Rawhiti candidate to continue the legacy of service that has been left in this electorate.

“The Honourable Parekura Horomia has left big shoes to fill here, and in New Zealand politics more generally. Parekura was a man of the people, our voice in Parliament and a face well-known and loved on every marae, in every iwi, throughout the country.

“I pay homage to him, as a friend, as a colleague, and mainly for the man that he was to so many of our people.

“I cannot be Parekura, but I can promise that I will bring all of my skills, work-ethic and passion to serve the people of Ikaroa-Rawhiti.

“There will be many high-caliber candidates seeking selection for the Labour Party nomination and I wish each prospective candidate, and their whanau, all the best.

“The reason for seeking selection is simple really: our rangatahi need pathways to pursue, our people need jobs, warm homes, greater access to public health services and we need to be thinking strategically as we push into the post-settlement era. I have done the hard-yards on the ground, in the Public Service and with our iwi and now, I am ready,” says Ms Whaitiri.

ENDS

Meka__Brochure__PDF.pdf
Meka__Cirriculum_Vitae_May_2013.pdf

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

    This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry... In response to questions on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, the Prime Minister said he didn't think allowing National MPs a conscience vote was warranted. More>>

    ALSO:

    Statistics, Homelessness, Privacy: Auckland City Mission Data Joins Govt Research Database

    For the first time, data from an agency outside government, Auckland City Mission, will be included in Statistics New Zealand’s vault of information for researchers. Data from the Auckland City Mission is going into the “Integrated Data Infrastructure” or IDI. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Politics
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news