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

 


National selects Alfred Ngaro as Te Atatu candidate

National selects Alfred Ngaro as Te Atatu candidate

The National Party has announced that Alfred Ngaro will be its candidate for the Te Atatu electorate at the 2014 General Election.

Mr Ngaro was selected by a meeting of local party members tonight.

“Alfred has been tireless in representing Auckland’s diversity, ensuring that all communities have a strong voice in Government. His experience makes him an outstanding candidate, and he will be a great representative for Te Atatu if elected in September,” said Northern Regional Chair Andrew Hunt.

“National won the party vote here last time and we’ll be working hard to do it again by getting all our supporters in Te Atatu out to vote.”

“I also want to thank Tau Henare for his dedication to the electorate as a List MP over the past nine years."

Mr Ngaro said he was honoured to receive the nomination and was looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“It’s incredibly humbling to be chosen to contest the seat for National and Te Atatu’s communities,” said Mr Ngaro.

“Under John Key’s leadership, this National-led Government is delivering real opportunities for West Aucklanders.

“We’ve been focussed on bringing more jobs and better public services to the region, and I am committed to ensuring that Te Atatu has a strong local voice in National at the election.”

Alfred Ngaro – Biographical Notes

Born and raised in Auckland, Alfred Ngaro is proudly of Cook Island heritage. He lives with his wife Moka and their four children.

Prior to entering Parliament as a List MP in 2011, Alfred served in a number of roles in governance and community development, pursuing his passion for supporting local communities. His experience includes time spent in developmental work in Canada and the Cook Islands.

Amongst his achievements, Alfred pioneered the ‘Tamaki Pathway Achievement’ programme, a prominent initiative to address education issues, as well as co-founding the ‘Inspiring Communities Exchange Network’ to promote a community-led approach to regional development.

Alfred also lent his leadership skills to the health sector, serving as Chair of the Auckland District Health Board’s Pacific Committee. In 2009, he was awarded with the Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award for his contribution to the community.

Educated at Henderson High School, Alfred is a qualified electrician and holds a Bachelor of Ministries from the Bible College of New Zealand. In the current Parliament, he serves as Deputy Chairperson of the Social Services Committee and is a member of the Justice and Electoral Committee.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Law Commission: Review Of Search And Surveillance Act Begins

“For example, the Act was drafted before cloud-based storage of data was commonplace. In the light of these and other developments, the Commission will be examining whether the investigative powers in the Act are sufficient for law enforcement purposes. We will also consider whether the safeguards that surround those processes are adequate.” More>>

ALSO:

Houses, Campers And Cops: LGNZ Media Briefing

At their quarterly media briefing today Local Government New Zealand addressed areas where local authorities are feeling pressure and outlined their approach for the upcoming local body elections in September-October. More>>

ALSO:

17 Year Sentences In Baby Moko Case: Attorney General On Plea Bargain

“The Crown’s decisions in this case, including the decision to accept the manslaughter pleas, were motivated by the need to secure convictions for this horrendous killing and to avoid the significant risk that either of the defendants could escape such a conviction because of evidential issues.” More>>

ALSO:

As Govt Cuts Lobby Anti-Smoking Group Funds: On The Nation - Plain Packaging Debate

Imperial Tobacco leaves open possibility of law suit against New Zealand government if plain packaging is introduced, as planned. Says it’s a “last resort” but “of course we will defend the right to use our brands”. More>>

ALSO:

No Rail For New Harbour Crossing: National Giving Up On Rail In Auckland

The National Government’s decision to scrap two planned rail lines in Auckland shows it is giving up on a city-wide rail network in Auckland, and on thousands of commuters who sit in traffic jams every single day, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Ombudsman’s Verdict On Paula Rebstock And Ian Rennie

Unfortunately, the brave and damning report by Ombudsman Ron Paterson on the “flawed” and “unfair” inquiry conducted by Dame Paula Rebstock into events at MFAT pulls back the veil on a far wider issue. More>>

ALSO:

Charities' Report: Stressed Families - Overstretched Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress. The support demanded from desperate people in communities is far outreaching the resources available.” More>>

ALSO:

Detention: Wellingtonians Protest Treatment Of Refugees

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news