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

 

Labour candidate plans to leave electorate after election

12 August 2014


Labour candidate plans to leave electorate after election

The Labour candidate and front-runner for Tamaki Makaurau, Peeni Henare, has plans to leave the electorate and return to his home in Northland soon after the election on20 September. This is according to Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin, who has challengedHenare to confirm otherwise.

‘Currently, Peeni Henare is living in rental accommodation in Grey Lynn, having recently moved away from living in a flat in his main constituency in South Auckland’, says Mr Rankin. ‘I have challenged him to confirm that he will remain living in Tamaki Makaurau, but he refuses to give any assurances’.

Peeni Henare is the son of Erima Henare, the head of the Maori Language Commission andthe King Movement’s Northland spokesman, and is a late-comer to politics. He was brought in to the Tamakai Makaurau electorate by Labour, after the party experienced problems with its previous candidates, including former TVNZ employee Shane Taurima.

‘Everyone knows Peeni Henare was a last minute choice’, says Mr Rankin. ‘He was dragged to Auckland because Labour couldn’t find anyone else to stand for the Tamaki Makaurauseat. And it is widely known that as soon as the election is over, he will be in his car and heading back up north to Motatau where he lives’.

According to Mr Rankin, Henare is expecting to be elected by a comfortable margin, and does not want voters to know that he will be a non-resident MP. ‘As Maori, we want our MPs to live in the electorates where they stand, and to have made some contribution to those electorates. Henare has failed on both these counts. In this way, he reminds Maori of his cousin Tau Henare, who also failed to achieve anything for our people in his years in Parliament.’

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement.

As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

 

Ombudsman: Canterbury Schools Reorganisation Mishandled

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Contempt Report "Protects Right To Fair Trial"

The proposed Act limits what news media representatives and bloggers can report on court proceedings, but it also makes clearer than the current law where the line is between contempt and freedom of expression. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Our Refugee Intake (And Uber’s Woes)

On figures released this week, there are currently 65.6 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes by war, famine or other external causes… More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Report: GCSB Support For Groser WTO Bid Not Illegal

“The inquiry has found that the GCSB did not act unlawfully or improperly in providing assistance to the New Zealand government campaign”, Ms Gwyn said. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Pike And Houses

There were questions on Pike River mine re-entry after new video from inside the drift was released over the weekend. English maintained a human effort would not be feasible irrespective of any future coalition demands from NZ First. He said the government would continue to work with families on non-manned re-entry. More>>

ALSO:

Flogging A Dead Horse: NZ First Seeks New s59 Referendum

10 years on from the so called “anti-smacking” law - NZ First calls for a binding referendum. NZ First MP Tracey Martin told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the law change has had a “chilling effect” on NZ parents including herself. More>>

ALSO:

Always Interesting: Internet Party Has New Leader

The Internet Party has a new leader: Suzie Dawson... She currently resides in Moscow, Russia, where she has applied for temporary asylum due to severe persecution she reports being subjected to by those whose corruption she worked to expose.More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog
More RSS News Alerts