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

 


Wellington Girls’ College Rallies for Nigerian School Girls

Wellington Girls’ College Rallies for Abducted Nigerian School Girls

On Wednesday 14th May, students and staff of Wellington Girls’ College (WGC) will add their voices to the global campaign for the rescue of the schoolgirls who were abducted in northeastern Nigeria. WGC students and staff will walk to Parliament at 12.40p.m. to join the larger rally that will proceed from Civic Square through Mercer Street, Willis Street and Lambton Quay arriving at Parliament around 1.00pm.

The youth coordinator for the Wellington rally, Dawape Giwa Isekeije, a Yr 13 student at Wellington Girls’ College, said, “WGC students and staff have been really supportive of this campaign. They have been signing up and preparing to participate in this rally since last week. We have made display cards with messages we plan to deliver to Parliament on Wednesday afternoon. My school mates are very eager to come out and show their support for the young schoolgirls.”

Speakers expected to address the rally include, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Members of Parliament including David Shearer, and representatives of Amnesty International and UN Women. The executive director of Change-A-Life Nigeria, Jumoke Giwa will deliver a statement from the founder, Funmi Iyanda.

Rallies are taking place in Wellington (from 12 noon) and Christchurch (from 4:00pm) and there is an information assembly at Logan Park High School in Dunedin. We are asking the government of New Zealand to add its voice to the global call for the Nigerian government to #BringBackOurGirls. We would also like the New Zealand government to offer assistance to the Nigerian government for the safe rescue of these school girls.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop Business: Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out.

The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill, it said in a statement. The casino operator had previously estimated the centre would cost $402 million, which it had agreed to cover in return for extensions to its Auckland gaming licence.

The company today lodged its application for a resource consent. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news