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

 


Polish Senate Marshal visits Parliament

Polish Senate Marshal visits Parliament

20 June 2014

The Marshal (Speaker) of the Polish Senate, His Excellency Mr Bogdan Borusewicz MP, is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Parliament from this weekend.

The Marshal, who is travelling with a delegation of three Senators and officials, is looking to learn about New Zealand’s parliamentary system and to discuss foreign affairs issues currently affecting Europe. He also has an interest in New Zealand’s energy policy.

While in Wellington, Marshal Borusewicz will hold talks with the New Zealand’s Speaker, meet with two Select Committees and observe Question Time in the House.

There will also be an opportunity to engage with the local Polish community with a visit to the Dom Polski in Wellington.

New Zealand’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, is pleased to host this visit.

“Visits of this kind serve to strengthen ties between parliaments build knowledge and grow mutual understanding of parliamentary practices and the institution of Parliament. This visit comes at an especially important time for Poland as that country has recently celebrated 25 years of democracy and free elections. 2014 is also a very special year in the relationship between New Zealand and Poland as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of 734 Polish refugee children following the end of WWII, in Pahiatua later this year.

The visit of the Marshal runs from 21-26 June and Marshal Borusewicz will visit Queenstown, Christchurch and Wellington.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

CPAG: Government Spends Over $100K Pursuing Beneficiary

For the past fifteen years, Kathryn, now in her fifties and living alone with chronic ill health on a benefit, has been challenging the decision by the MSD that she has to pay back $117,000. She has no assets or savings and cannot afford to pay for fresh food or therapy that would improve her health. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: National’s Cuts Shave $100K Off KiwiSaver By Retirement

New analysis shows National’s constant cuts to KiwiSaver will reduce the average worker’s retirement savings by $100,000 over their working life, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says... Since coming to office it has made five separate cuts to the scheme." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: Transport Operators Switch From SuperGold To AT HOP Cards

Seniors using Auckland’s public transport will need to use their AT HOP cards from today but Auckland Transport has requested its operators to show understanding for those customers yet to complete the switch from SuperGold cards. More>>

ALSO:

Crime Stats: Burglary Up 11.9%

“While burglary rates are still below that of recent years, there has been an increase of more than 10 per cent over the past 12 months, which is of concern to Police and something we are determined to tackle,” says Police Commissioner Mike Bush. More>>

ALSO:

Help: Lifeline Aotearoa Fighting For Survival

Lifeline Aotearoa has announced it only has enough money to run for one more year. By 30 June 2017, all available sustainability reserves and funds from a new mortgage on its Auckland property will be exhausted. More>>

ALSO:

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news