Fine words. Words conveying a strong message.
Now Andrew Little needs to follow up those words of hope by doing something simple and at little cost to the tax-system; announce a new role of Minister for Children, and take on the position himself.
John Key has allocated the portfolio of Minister for Tourism to himself, and takes his role ‘seriously’ by regularly holidaying on the sun-drenched, warm-sands, of a Hawaiian beach. Nice for him. He gets a very nice tan out of it.
From the article, something to think about. Great rhetoric from Little but pre election promises have a way of disappearing into the mist … once the new term is well under way….
“Andrew Little should do the polar opposite; take on the role of Minister for Children, and show the people of New Zealand where the priorities of a real Prime Minister should be.”
Palmerston North, 8 November 2015 – E nga mana
E nga tapu
E Te whanau o te roopu reipa
Tena koutou katoa
Malo e lelei
Thank you so much for that welcome.
Can I acknowledge party president Nigel Haworth, our new senior vice president Virginia Andersen, our Māori vice president Nanaia Mahuta and all of our hard working New Zealand Councilors.
I also want to acknowledge our outgoing General Secretary Tim Barnett. Tim, thank you so much for everything you’ve done for this party and the huge effort you have made.
Thank you to everyone in our caucus, especially my Deputy Annette King and our Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson.
And can I also acknowledge and say thank you for your patience to the two most important people in the world to me: my wife Leigh and my son Cam.
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