Commission extends sympathies to the South African people
Commission extends sympathies to the South African
Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy today
extended her sympathies to the family and friends of Nelson
Mandela and the South African people.
was a great hero of the human rights movement and a voice
for unity, dignity and respect.
“He was a man of
great forgiveness and immeasurable achievement through truth
“His passing is a time of
great sadness for millions around the world, including here
in New Zealand.
“Our prayers and the sympathies of
everyone at the Commission are with the people of South
Africa,” Dame Susan
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>