GC Star Supports Beyer
Thursday 31 July 2014
reality TV series The GC, Alby Waititi, has thrown his
support behind Mana’s Te Tai Tonga candidate Georgina
In a short video clip, Waititi announces that he
supports “the iconic and the wonderful” Beyer in her bid
for New Zealand’s largest Māori electorate.
a great leader for our Māori people”, said Waititi. “I
respect Georgina, [so] make sure you go down and vote for
her on the 20th of September”.
2014’s election takes
place on Saturday 20 September.
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>