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Darien Fenton: Valedictory Statement

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party

I acknowledge all Members of Parliament I have served with and I do so without rancour or criticism. Over nearly nine years in parliament Ive found that despite furious debate about political difference, most MPs come here with sincere intent. Read more »

Sharples: First Reading Te Reo Māori Bill (Translation)

Speech – New Zealand Government

Mr Speaker, I move that the Mori Language (Te Reo Mori) Bill be now read a first time. I nominate the Mori Affairs Committee to consider the bill. Read more »

Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill

Speech – New Zealand Government

Mr Speaker, I move that the Mori Language (Te Reo Mori) Bill be now read a first time. I nominate the Mori Affairs Committee to consider the bill. Read more »

Local government engaging with youth

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Generation Y (those born between 1984 and 2002) are a demographic that have big ideas and a fresh perspective, but their representation and engagement with local government has not always reflected this. Read more »

First rebuilt homes completed by offenders

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith have welcomed the completed refurbishment of the first four earthquake-damaged red zone houses in Christchurch, undertaken as part of a joint initiative between the Department … Read more »

World Breastfeeding Week in the Bay

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

This years World Breastfeeding Week will see mothers and their babies across the Bay of Plenty gather for the Big Latch On events to help raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding. Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service recommends that mothers exclusively … Read more »

Flavell mistaken

Press Release – Conservative Party

In response to Mr Flavells tirade this afternoon Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig advises “Mr Flavell is simply mistaken in his comments.” Read more »

They Put Maori Centre Stage

Press Release – Mana Party

“Im sorry I cant be at parliament for the valedictory speeches of Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples” said Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Tai Tokerau, “but Id like to add my own best wishes as they reach the end of their parliamentary … Read more »

MANA launches te reo Māori policy

Press Release – Mana Party

MANA is launching its te reo Mori policy this morning ahead of the first reading of the governments Mori Language Strategy Bill this afternoon, said MANA deputy leader and candidate for Waiariki, Annette Sykes. Read more »

Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The House sat under extended hours today for the third and final reading of the Ng Mana Whenua o Tmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill, which recognises the historical claims of 13 iwi and hap over their shared interests in the Auckland area, including … Read more »

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