NZ Politics

John Key announces election date

John Key announces election date

Prime Minister John Key has announced the 2014 General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September. “I’m announcing the election date well in advance as I believe this gives New Zealanders some certainty and is in the country’s best interests.” “It is my practice to be up-front with the New Zealand public and provide […]

Inhumane treatment of Pasifika people must stop

Inhumane treatment of Pasifika people must stop

New Pacific Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga must urgently address the inhumane treatment of Pasifika people by Government agencies, Labour’s Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says. “There are deeply disturbing reports out today about the shocking treatment of pregnant Pasifika women by staff at Middlemore Hospital. “One woman reported feeling judged for having […]

Pacific people say National out of touch

Pacific people say National out of touch

The Samoan community has seen right through John Key’s political manoeuvrings in appointing Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga outside cabinet, says Labour’s Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs, Su’a William Sio. “I heard today during my weekly radio slot with Samoa Radio 1593am that the community has interpreted Peseta’s ministerial appointment as a political sleight of hand, appointing […]