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

 

Condolences to our Muslim Community in Aotearoa

Friday 22nd March 2019


Pacific Leadership Forum - Condolences to our Muslim Community in Aotearoa

As Salaam Alaikum, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha Ni, Kam na mauri, Namaste

The Pacific Leadership Forum offers its deepest and sincerest condolences and aroha to our Muslim Community in Aotearoa, particularly those directly affected in Christchurch.

The horrendous act of terror and hate that occurred on Friday 15th March has left a permanent scar on our heart and soul as a Nation. We cannot begin to understand the deep pain and loss you are feeling through such a brutal and callous act. However, our Pacific leaders and our communities across New Zealand stand together with our Prime Minister the Right Honourable Jacinda Adern in saying you are us. You are not alone.

As migrants or sons and daughters of migrants to Aotearoa like you, the Pacific community understands the struggle against racism and the desire and right to be accepted for who we are. Our Pacific communities in New Zealand has never been victim to such a heinous act as was perpetrated by the terrorist last Friday on unarmed worshippers. Houses of Worship are sacred and should be safe havens for all people to find spiritual solace.

This Friday at the Pakuranga Mosque at the exact time of the Christchurch attack last week as a symbolic gesture of solidarity, we will pray and mourn with you. We stand together with you. We are with you and together we will ensure that this does not happen again.

May God comfort and give peace to all our Muslim brothers and sisters at this time. We pray for you and with you. We pray for our Prime Minister and all our leaders. We pray for healing for our Nation to stand together as one.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Mediaworks: Three to be sold or closed

MediaWorks has today announced that it intends to sell MediaWorks TV as well as its Flower Street property which includes its television head office and studios.

The intention is for MediaWorks to sell the television side of the business while retaining ownership of radio and QMS. The Flower Street property will also be put up for sale with a lease back option for a buyer to continue to operate television from that location.

MediaWorks Chairman Jack Matthews said that MediaWorks is committed to continuing to grow its business in New Zealand while recognising that free-to-air television operates in a challenging environment. More>>

 
 

Could Do Better: Post-Sroubek Review Of Deportation Info

Ms Tremain acknowledges that the review highlighted some aspects of the process that can be improved and makes five main recommendations to strengthen the existing processes for preparing files for decision-makers. Those recommendations are: More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A New Book On The Leaky Homes Scandal

We all know that journalism is short of cash and under pressure from the speed, brevity and clickbait pressures of the 24/7 news cycle… but hey, given the right subject and a sufficiently stubborn journalist, it can still surpass most of the works of the academic historians... More>>

Regulation: Review Finds NZTA Road Safety Failings

The independent review, carried out by consultant agency MartinJenkins, lists at least 10 reasons for the failures including the agency being focused on customer service at the expense of its policing functions. More>>

ALSO:

Rod Carr: Climate Change Commission Chair-Designate Announced

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has today announced the appointment of Dr Rod Carr as Chair-designate for the Climate Change Commission. More>>

ALSO:

Compliance Complaints: 'Putting Right' Holidays Act Underpayment In Health

The Government is putting right a decade’s worth of underpayment to nurses, doctors and other health workers, says Health Minister Dr David Clark. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Disasterous Police Pursuit, Excessive Use Of Dogs

At no stage did Police follow the correct procedure for the commencement of a pursuit... A Police dog handler used his dog to help with the arrest of two of the young people. One suffered injuries resulting in his hospitalisation, and the Authority found that the use of the dog was an excessive use of force. More>>

ALSO:

‘Hard Place To Be Happy’: Report On Youth Residential Care

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the report, A Hard Place to be Happy, contains important challenges from children and young people, aged 9 to 17, about their experiences in care and protection residences. “I found this report extremely difficult to read, and I think most New Zealanders would too.” More>>

Africa And Middle East Refugees: 'Family Link' Restriction Removed

The founder of the Double the Quota campaign has applauded the coalition government for Friday’s announcement that a discriminatory policy would be removed. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels