Western Leader : November 19th 2010
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Matt threw his hat into the ring just three weeks ago to contest the Mana byelection. His decision to stand has infuriated many in the Labour Party. So much so that Labour Party president Andrew Little resorted to name calling, labelling Matt an egotist. Labour was breezing along nicely until Matt decided to put up a chal- lenge. Mana has always been a Labour seat but when Matt decided to contest the seat Labour knew that it could no longer take the elector- ate for granted. Matt s standing for policies that all working class people can identify with. His three main policies are an immedi- ate increase of the mini- mum wage to $15 an hour, the creation of 3000 jobs in Mana and the scrapping of GST. Labour s candidate Chris Faafoi has struggled during the campaign so much so that Labour strategists have withdrawn him from television and radio debates. Faafoi has not only had to contend with McCarten but also one of the new stars of the National Party, Hekia Parata. Matt s entry has offered her hope that the left vote splits enough to allow her to take the seat. The likely result is that Faafoi will win with a reduced majority and Matt will likely run third, although some of us are hoping he might conjure up a miracle vic- tory. He s beaten the odds before, having set up the Alliance Party, helped set up the Maori Party and in the past few years has created the new power house in the union movement, the Unite union. As well as this he is currently fighting for his life as he seeks to over- come cancer. So who would dare to bet against him? Matt s reason for standing in Mana is not about winning the seat, of course he won t admit that. It s about making a stand for the poor and forgotten working class. And if Labour is embarrassed into em- bracing the principles that he stands for, then his candidacy should be considered a triumph. Smoochy girls need some love Mary-Kate and Ashley Hello, we are Mary-Kate and Ashley. Two gorgeous girls who are looking for a home -- either separately or together. We are domestic short- haired cats with a touch of oriental mixed in for good measure. We are the most affectionate and smoochy girls you will find and we would make wonderful additions to your home. We will cost $95 each to adopt which includes desexing, first vacci- nation, microchipping, six weeks pet insurance and a Royal Canin food pack. We are also up to date with our flea and worming treatments. Come along and meet us at Animal Manage- ment West at 48 The Concourse, Henderson. It s open 10.30am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday. Call 836-7777. Drivers urged to show mantrol' Are you man enough to stay in control behind the wheel? That s the question posed by an off-beat and humorous new road safety campaign with a serious message for young men about the consequences of driv- ing too fast. Speed continues to be one of the leading factors in death and injury on New Zealand roads, contributing to 114 deaths and nearly 2500 injuries last year, and young men (16 to 29 years) account for 59 percent of all speeding drivers in fatal or serious injury crashes. The new NZTA-Police cam- paign introduces the concept of mandom -- a place where a man is in complete control and where he can come to perfect his man skills -- stressing the need to be in full control of a manly activity like driving, by knowing when to pull back and when to slow down. NZTA advertising manager Rachel Prince says rather than point the finger at young men for driving badly, the campaign uses the mandom concept to point out how to drive well. A big part of mastering any skill is knowing your own limits. This campaign stresses that part of being a great driver is knowing when to pull back to account for the things you can t control -- the road, the weather and other drivers. Ms Prince says the new cam- paign was part of a long-term, multi-agency commitment to achieve a safe road system in New Zealand which is increasingly free of death and serious injury. This approach refuses to accept that any road death is inevitable, she says. We re working to create a system where skilled, com- petent, alert and sober drivers travel at safe speeds in safe vehicles on safe roads that are predictable and forgiving of mistakes.
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