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

 


Internet Party Puts Prime Minister on Notice

MEDIA RELEASE
May 7, 2014

Internet Party Puts Prime Minister on Notice


[Above is the advertisement that ran in the Dominion Post business section and NZ Herald jobs section this morning.]

Looking for a role with great benefits, including rounds of golf with influential foreign mates, loads of international travel, invites to swanky fundraisers and your very own spy network?

Then the position of the Prime Minister of New Zealand may be just the role ambitious Kiwis have been looking for to kick-start a new career in 2014.

With incumbent Prime Minister John Key campaigning to hang on to his plumb job for another three years, and National dealing with its own internal ructions, the Internet Party has advertised the PM’s position in newspapers, saying the time has come to put someone with different qualities into the role.

“New Zealand is looking for an honest, hard-working, socially responsible individual who will put the welfare of Kiwis before foreign powers or former school chums.”

“This is a demanding but highly rewarding role for the right applicant. Perks include meeting the Queen and other heads of state, attending conferences in exotic locales with free shirts, tickets to the rugby, and a dedicated security detail (if you really think you need it).”

The ad marks the start of the Internet Party’s search for candidates to contest the general election, with a series of nationwide candidate selection meetings in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin from May 24-28. Interested members should register at https://internet.org.nz/candidates.

“Unlike John Key’s National Government, we’re seeking candidates who are prepared to do what’s best for all New Zealanders, not a select few or at the behest of foreign powers,” said Internet Party chief executive Vikram Kumar.

“Our candidates will be drawn directly from our membership – people who understand and believe in what the Internet Party stands for and why we need a change of government in this country. Our members will help us select the best candidates based on expertise, achievement and commitment to leading that change.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Make NZ Make Again: Greens Will Establish A Minister For Manufacturing

The Green Party announced today that it will establish a Minister for Manufacturing in Cabinet, to better represent the interests of manufacturers and ensure they thrive. The Minister will be inside Cabinet and have responsibility for the long-term interests of the manufacturing sector. More>>

ALSO:

Cannabis Party: Treasury Figures On Cost Of Criminalisation

Figures released by Treasury prove the economic viability of The Cannabis Party's policy, while destroying the credibility of police claims about cannabis harms. More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Investigation Into Mental Health Facilities Shows Disarray

The Health Minister must urgently launch an inquiry into mental health services, after serious issues with the standard of care at mental health and disability facilities around the country were revealed today, the Green Party said. More>>

ALSO:

Apparently He Means 'Years 0-8': Seymour Announces 4th Partnership Schools Application Round

“The continuing growth of this policy reflects the achievement of the eight existing Partnership Schools, and the strong levels of interest educators and community leaders are showing in the Partnership Schools model and what it offers students and their families,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

Trust Directors: Urban Māori Win Case Against Te Ohu Kai Moana

The National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA) and Te Waipareira Trust have succeeded in their claim over a $20 million trust set up for the benefit of urban Māori, meaning all directors of the trust must represent Māori who are not affiliated with an iwi. More>>

New Model: Carbon Tax Could Lower Emissions And Boost Economy

A carbon tax targeting emissions-intensive industries, along with a revamped Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), could boost economic growth, with the extra tax generated used to cut GST from 15 percent to 12.5 percent. More>>

ALSO:

Budget Docs Release: ACC Sought $158mn In Budget 2016, Got $26.4mn

The Accident Compensation Commission requested an extra $158 million in funding for 2016/17 from the government ahead of Budget 2016, but Treasury instead recommended an interim payment of just $26.4 million be funded to tackle demographic changes, papers published by the government show. More>>

ALSO:

Submissions Sought: Māori Party Joins Opposition Housing Inquiry

People who are homeless, those who were once homeless, those working with the homeless and concerned New Zealanders are being asked to share their experiences and solutions to this growing issue with the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news