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

 


Internet MANA Gets the Numbers

INTERNET MANA

MEDIA RELEASE
June 13, 2014

Internet MANA Gets the Numbers

The Internet MANA alliance has signed up the number of members required to apply for registration with the Electoral Commission to contest the party vote at the General Election.

Political parties require a membership of 500 eligible voters – adult citizens and permanent residents – to gain registration.

The alliance of the Internet Party and the MANA Movement will see Internet MANA appear on ballot papers contesting the party vote. Each party will retain separate identities and candidates when contesting the electorate vote.

The Internet MANA alliance launched its website – www.internetmana.org.nz – on Wednesday to sign the 550 paid-up members required by the Electoral Commission.

Once the membership list has been checked and compiled internally, it will be submitted to the Electoral Commission. Confirmation of Internet MANA’s registration is expected to take four-to-six weeks.

Hone Harawira, MANA Movement leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau, said the alliance had gained strong support from MANA’s membership.

“It will help us to build a wider voter base and increase our presence in Parliament without compromising any of our core policies and principles. Best of all, it will engage our young people in the political process and give them powerful say in how New Zealand should be governed.”

In contesting the party vote the Internet MANA alliance would be in a position to bring positive change – and real choice – to New Zealand’s political landscape.

“A party vote for Internet MANA means we’ll be able advance our policies and deliver the change New Zealand needs,” said Internet Party leader Laila Harré. “Every party vote for Internet MANA will make a difference.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.

“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.

“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point… More>>

ALSO:

More Rent Assistance, Less State-Owned Housing: John Key Speech - Next Steps In Social Housing

"We are going to ensure that more people get into social housing over the next three years, whether that is run by Housing New Zealand or a community provider. The social housing budget provides for around 62,000 income-related rent subsidies a year. We are committed to increasing that to around 65,000 subsidies by 2017/18, which will cost an extra $40 million a year." More>>

ALSO:

The Future Of Work: Andrew Little - State Of The Nation 2015

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people I’d known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but not being able to find the kind of work they do without going overseas. A lot of people were facing personal and financial upheaval.... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Sabin Case, The Pressures On Greece And (Songs About) Coyotes

Mike Sabin is a National MP, and the current chairman of Parliament’s law and order committee. Yet reportedly, he is being investigated by the Police over an assault complaint... However, the PM will not comment on any aspect of the story. More>>

ALSO:

Houses, ISIS, King (& Catton): PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • Social housing, the Auckland housing market • The prospect of joining international forces to combat ISIS • David Bain’s compensation • The lowering of the flag for the King of Saudi Arabia's death ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Tomorrow’s Speeches By John Key And Andrew Little

The Key government has already kicked off the political year on a stridently ideological note, with Environment Minister Nick Smith choosing to lay all manner of sins at the door of the RMA. Tomorrow, the government will wheeling out its best salesman – Prime Minister John Key – to sell its plans for state housing… . More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news