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Two more Labour candidate selections

Written By: - Date published: 1:43 pm, February 27th, 2017 - 11 comments
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Two more Labour electorate candidates have been recently decided:

New Labour candidate announced for Bay of Plenty

Mrs Warren-Clark was announced as the Labour candidate competing for the Bay of Plenty seat late last week. Merivale School principal Jan Tinetti is the Tauranga Labour candidate.

Angela Warren-Clark is the Tauranga Women’s Refuge manager:

…Like the Everest challenge, getting Labour’s numbers up in the Bay of Plenty would be a “big climb too”, Mrs Warren-Clark said. But people in the community were ready for change, she said, with Tauranga being the ninth least affordable city in the world.

“Bring back the Kiwi dream of having good quality of life, a good paying job, the ability to get ahead in life, to do things like buy your own home.”

The two biggest issues for her in the Bay of Plenty were poverty and affordable housing. She said she dealt with those two issues, with the prevalence of domestic violence, in her workplace on a daily basis.

“It doesn’t matter how good a society’s GDP is, or how good roading infrastructure is, or how well your job is paying. If you are not safe in your own home something is fundamentally wrong.” …

Jan Tinetti is a school principal:

Merivale School sees ‘heartbreaking’ impact of homelessness on learning

Merivale’s Jan Tinetti sees first hand the consequences of upheaval and homelessness on Tauranga’s children.

“The eyes start to deaden in the kids that are the highly transient children. They struggle to make friends and they won’t make friends because they know they’ll be leaving again really, really quickly.”

At decile-one Merivale, 10 per cent of children are now homeless or living in temporary accommodation, and Ms Tinetti says even she was shocked when local support service Te Tuinga Whanau revealed it had 140 people within walking distance of the school who were classed as homeless on its books.

“We are truly reaching crisis point. There has always been housing issues and they’ve been able to be managed as individual cases, but the issue that we have at the moment is that there are more and more and more.” …

These are the kinds of grounded, real-world perspectives that we need in Parliament.

11 comments on “Two more Labour candidate selections ”

  1. Wayne 1

    Unless they are high on the list, neither will get there in 2017. Maybe they are earning kudos for 2020.

    • McFlock 1.1

      And maybe they’ll be able to put a decent dent in the 15k-odd majority the tories have in those seats.

    • bwaghorn 1.2

      oh you must be starting to worry about you greasy nat mates chances if you have to jump in with the negative spin on a simple info post

  2. Cinny 2

    All the best ladies.

    It will be wonderful to see two more switched on, intelligent, caring women with obvious life experience on issues that matter (education and life saving, yes women’s refugee saves lives) voted into our new government.

    You will both be a massive asset to the electorates you’re standing in, and to the Labour Party. Excellent choices 😀

  3. JanM 3

    They both seem well placed in the community to reach out and encourage people to vote who otherwise might not. Here’s hoping!

  4. simbit 4

    I know Jan Tenetti. Awesome woman!

  5. red-blooded 5

    Two great selections. Thanks to the candidates for putting themselves forward and being ready to commit to the struggle to get a better government in place to serve the people each of these women is already working to serve in their current role. Kia kaha.

  6. Whispering Kate 6

    These two great ladies have a good chance – to have to choose between that total dick Simon Bridges, it will not be difficult. How anybody could have any faith in him beggars belief. On a shallow note, he physically reminds me of a bootlegging wideboy corrupt as they come – who wears hair oil these days anyway and an Elvis quiff. Ghastly stuff.

  7. Upnorth 7

    Angela looks a very good candidate. Jan omg a NZEI unionist.

    Where will it stop

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