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

 


Nelson Election Candidates’ Community Forum

Media Release: Nelson Election Candidates’ Community Forum

19 August 2014

Nelson’s community and volunteer sector has some serious questions to put to the local candidates in the run up to next month’s general election.

Health, housing, poverty, community development funding and workforce issues are on the agenda for the Election Forum being run by the Community and Whanau Network and Community Work Training and Support (CWTAS).

Adrian Bayley (Democrats), Colin Robertson (Greens), Hon Nick Smith MP (National), Hon Maryan Street MP (Labour) and John Green (Conservative) have accepted the invitation to speak at the forum to be held on August 28, 12-1.30pm, at the Trafalgar Pavillion.

CWTAS Chair Pat Webster says there are some very serious concerns in the community and volunteer sector.

“A lot the problems our clients face are centred on poverty and the growing wealth gap in New Zealand,” she said. “We just can’t sit back in this country and accept breadline incomes, cold homes and sick children – the election is the time when we can speak up and use our votes in an informed way.

“That’s what this forum is about, and we’re proud to have staged it now for over a decade. With Councillor Pete Rainey in the chair we’re looking forward to an invigorating airing of views.”

Candidates will be invited prior to meeting to pick two topics selected by the Community and Whanau Network to include in their opening address, then be prepared to address questions from the floor.

CWTAS will provide a light lunch at the forum, which the public is invited to attend. A koha is requested. Thursday 28 August, 12 noon at the Trafalgar Park Pavillion.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Family Violence: Increasing Reporting But Fewer Resolutions

“We are aware the Police have embarked on a significant programme of change in how they respond to family violence. The data suggests that adequate resourcing including investing in staff training, support and culture change will be required for this to be effective.” More>>

ALSO:

Also GPs, Housing, Milk: PM Press Conference On The UN Security Council

In a press conference today the Prime Minister discussed the upcoming appointment of New Zealand to chair the UN Security Council. He said they would put pressure Asad in Syria and attempt to “jump start” negotiations between Israel and Palestine. More>>

Housing: State Houses Could Sell To Overseas Groups

Bill English’s admission that he would sell hundreds of New Zealand’s state houses to the Australians is the latest lurch in the Government’s stumbling, half-baked housing policy, Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

AND:

Gordon Campbell: On Climate Change Protest, And Iraq Training

For sheer style, humour and content fit for purpose, it would be hard to beat the Greenpeace protest at Parliament. The fact that the hanging of functioning solar panels from Parliament Buildings caused such spluttering outrage among fogeys old (David Carter) and young (David Seymour) added a Monty Python level of amusement to the whole event. More>>

ALSO:

Speech: Bill English Explains NZ Government To Australia

Here I am part of a successful government, now into its third term and hopefully with more to come. I want to offer some thoughts tonight about the business of government, from a centre-right perspective. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Iraq Training

The IS control of the countryside in the likes of Anbar province is one reason why the training mission that New Zealand, Australia and the US have invested so much money and political capital is foundering so badly. More>>

ALSO:

NYC Penthouse: Lavish MFAT Apartment Confirms Culture Of Extravagance

At the same time thousands of New Zealanders are being locked out of the property market, the Government is spending up on a lavish New York penthouse for its diplomats, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news