Labour Nominations for Electorates
General Secretary of the New Zealand
– No embargo
April 28th 2014
Nominations for Electorates
for four electorates – East Coast Bays, Selwyn, Tamaki,
Tamaki Makaurau – were scheduled to close at 5pm today.
Two nominations have been received for East Coast Bays,
which will proceed to a selection. The closing date for
Selwyn, Tamaki and Tamaki Makaurau electorates has been
extended for a further week, to 5pm on Monday 5th May
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.