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

 


de Ruyter confirmed for Invercargill

de Ruyter confirmed for Invercargill

Party leader Stephnie de Ruyter has been confirmed as the Democrats for Social Credit candidate in the Invercargill electorate for this year’s general election.

In her address to the Invercargill electorate’s selection meeting, de Ruyter said that her campaign would focus on local issues relating to the Party’s three campaign themes: economy, ecology, and equality.

“Warm homes people can afford, jobs which pay enough to live on, getting rid of GST, and a fresh look at funding for essential infrastructure are at the top of the list” she said.

“Recent statistics on contribution to GDP and employment portray this electorate in a favourable light, but the reality for most people is one of struggling to make ends meet. The elderly, the working poor, young families, small business owners are all under pressure trying to pay their bills and service debt.

“The government is selling off our assets, borrowing heavily from off shore commercial banks, and preparing to sign away our sovereignty through secret deals like the TPPA. But overseas corporations and foreign financiers can look after themselves. Who’s looking after people in Invercargill?”

De Ruyter describes herself as a hard working, independent, and staunchly parochial advocate for Invercargill.

“This electorate has been short-changed by governments for decades. School closures, centralised services, diminished health services….who voted for that?
“Southern voters can have the future they deserve by recognising that the same old voting patterns deliver the same old results, and voting for an independent voice for change on 20 Sept 2014.”

De Ruyter’s current community interests include serving on the Anderson Park Art Gallery council, as a trustee for the Invercargill Cultural Welfare Society, representing the Party on the National Council of Women, and as a Circle chairman of the Southland Women’s Club.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PM's Press Conference: Crime And Diplomacy

The Prime Minister's press conference today was dominated by foreign affairs and an open letter from the PM to the Chinese community on crime. More>>

ACC: Govt Caught In Unethical Cluster Bomb Investments

The ACC Fund admitted that it had $1.4 million invested in cluster munitions and nuclear weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Before responding to the Green Party’s request for information,however, ACC sold its Lockheed investment and updated its ethical investment policy. More>>

ALSO:

Local Governments To Decide: Easter Trading Bill Passes

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More>>c

ALSO:

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

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>>

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Politics
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news