Labour MP Shane Jones to step down end of next month
Claire Trevett of the NZ Herald is reporting that Labour MP Shane Jones will leave politics as soon as the end of next month, telling the Herald that he had come to the conclusion over Easter that it was time to go. Mr Jones said he had told Labour leader David Cunliffe of his decision […]Continue Reading...
Maori Party leaders look to the future as a Labour Green Maori Mana coalition could win the next election
By Audrey Young Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples have reportedly been under pressure from supporters to stand again at the next election. Photo / NZPA Maori Party co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples have revealed they are reconsidering retiring from politics next election – just as ...Continue Reading...
MP Shane Jones stood down to clear his name
Labour Party leader David Shearer has asked the Auditor General to investigate Shane Jones’ handling of the citizenship application of Chinese businessman William Yan in 2008 and stood him down while the inquiry takes place. Mr Shearer wrote to the Auditor General today to ask for an ...Continue Reading...
Thousands send a clear message “Aotearoa is not for Sale” #hikoi (+photos)
(TangataWhenua.com) The beauty of the day was a tohu. Bright sunshine, soft breezes and piercing blue skies greeted us throughout the day (after the weather presenter told us it would rain, lol). People started to assemble at Te Papa from 10am onwards. The group which grew bigger over the ...Continue Reading...
This country is ‘not for sale’ (Gisborne #anfs #hikoi) +video
(Gisborne Herald) A PROTEST through the city yesterday afternoon brought together about 150 people marching against the Government’s plan to partly privatise public assets. The protest was part of a nationwide hikoi that started at Cape Reinga on Tuesday and aims to reach Wellington by ...Continue Reading...
Shane Jones criticises Iwi Leaders, Maori Party
Iwi leaders should spend less time dreaming of ways to profit from sales of state-owned assets, and more time on salvaging the children of their tribes, says Labour’s Economic Development (Maori) spokesperson Shane Jones. Commenting on a new Te Puni Kokiri report that government agencies ...Continue Reading...
Labour looks to the Maori vote as a key priority
(Waatea News) Labour leadership candidate David Shearer says winning Maori support back for Labour will be one of his top priorities if successful. The Mount Albert MP goes up against the experienced New Lynn MP David Cunliffe for the top job. He says he will be listening closely to ...Continue Reading...
Te Tai Tokerau by-election goes down to the wire
As the Te Tai Tokerau by-election draws to a close, many whanau around the country will be glued to TVs, radios, social neworking sites Facebook & Twitter for updates and details of the days activities and a result that has been hotly contested by Mana’s Hone Harawira, Labour’s ...Continue Reading...
Not about Ratana (Soraya Peke-Mason)
There’s no doubt as first time Labour Candidate being part of the listing process was a new and interesting experience. I have no delusions about this role it’s a huge job and I take the responsibilities seriously. At the end of day this journey is not about Ratana or the Listing for that ...Continue Reading...
Goff defends list after Maori advice ignored
(Waatea News) Labour leader Phil Goff says the party’s list is strong for Maori. The party’s Maori advisory council’s choices were brushed aside by the majority on the 36-person list moderating committee. That meant Tai Tokerau candidate Kelvin Davis ranked behind fellow MP ...Continue Reading...
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