Phil Goff and Sue Moroney have revealed detail of the Government’s Early Childhood Education centre cuts. The survey data is sobering. The 54 centres that responded to the survey in Otago will lose an average of $48,500 per centre as a result of the Government’s cuts.
Andrew Geddis led debate on the extraordinary powers afforded Gerry Brownlee in the wake of the Canterbury Quake. He has posted a reflection three months on. A report on use of the Earthquake powers was released this week. The increasing use of extraordinary powers is the most worrying thing.
Rino Tirikatene has won the opportunity to stand for Labour in the Te Tai Tonga Maori electorate that takes in the South Island. I look forward to campaigning alongside him at the next election.