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

Digital Evolution: Scoop Independent News Launches "Operation Chrysalis"

From today Scoop is beginning a process of public consultation with the political, business and civil society groups it has served for the past 15 and a half years.

"It is hoped that in time - with new leadership and increased community engagement - the chrysalis will incubate a new kind of Scoop, one which can sustainably continue Scoop's Mission 'to be an agent of positive change'", says Scoop Founder, Editor and Publisher Alastair Thompson.

"As big publishing shrivels, public participation in contributing and spreading news has grown. Scoop has evolved with this wave by providing an independent platform, committed to upholding democracy, providing a voice to all, and providing the public easy access to information about decisions which affect them." More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news