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

 


Hayden Hape seeks Labour candidacy in Ikaroa--Rawhiti

Sunday 19 May, 2013.

Press statement for immediate release:

Hayden Hape seeks Labour candidacy in Ikaroa--Rawhiti.

Hayden Hape, Te Taiwhenua o Tamaki Nui A Rua chairman and Ngāti Kahungunu board member, today gave confirmation that he will seek selection as the Labour Party’s candidate for the Ikaroa-­Rawhiti by-­election.

“I’m Labour to my core.

I’ve spent most of my life working in the agricultural sector as a shearer, a fencer, and a labourer.” “I worked for years in the freezing works, serving as a trade union delegate during that time, and now I work hard as a manager to ensure the workers I’m responsible for are safe and secure in their jobs.” “More recently I’ve been involved in iwi and hapū leadership, chairing our local Taiwhenua representing our rohe on the board of Ngāti Kahungunu.” “I believe politics isn’t just about representation for Māori.

It’s also about being able to show the people that you are a reflection of who they are and where they are from.

That you share their hopes and aspirations for a healthier, more vibrant whānau, for better paying jobs, and for the best start in life for everyone.” “I'm proud that our chief, Parekura Horomia, was a mentor of mine, a guide, and a whanaunga.

His successor will need to be as strong an advocate for the people as he was, and will need to be intimately aware of the issues faced by whānau and hapū from Te Araroa right down to Wainuiomata.”

“I will be proud to continue Parekura’s legacy of kanohi-­ki-­te-­kanohi engagement with the people at the grassroots.

I’m ready to stand, ready to listen, ready to lead.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: New Figures Show Speculators Rampant

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

False Official Information Response: English's Apology Accepted

Finance Minister Bill English is being thanked for his apology to New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters... Mr English says his staff and the Treasury have searched again, and they found the document that they denied having. More>>

ALSO:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news