Western Leader : December 10th 2010
4 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 10, 2010 NEWS Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) WIN 10 prizes of $2000 to be won - just in time for Christmas. See this week's Sunday Star-Times for details CASH FOR CHRISTMAS Prepare your child for life with Call us now Ph 820-3933 or visit us at 2 Sandy Lane, Avondale BOOK NOW Limited spaces for children 3 months to 5 years - enrol now to secure space Full day care which includes A hot healthy Lunch, Morning, Afternoon Tea and Late Snacks Hours are from 7am to 6pm Mon to Friday Winz subsidies available Little rules out Carter By STEPHEN FORBES The Labour Party will over-rule its Te Atatu electorate committee if it continues to back MP Chris Carter, party president Andrew Little says. A leaked letter from the com- mittee to Mr Little criticises Labour leader Phil Goff and reaffirms its support for Chris Carter. But Mr Little says supporting Mr Carter as the preferred candi- date for the Te Atatu seat is point- less. You can't support someone as a candidate who is not a member of the party,'' he says. Mr Carter was expelled from Labour this year after he sent an anonymous letter to members of the media saying a coup was being planned against Mr Goff. But the Te Atatu electorate committee is continuing to back Mr Carter. The letter states: We have twice passed by resolution unani- mous support for Chris Carter as our Labour Party candidate and passed on this information to the party leadership by letter. Again this has never been acknowledged or discussed with us by the party leadership. Clearly the Labour Party organisation feels strongly about this issue and whatever the feelings of the party leadership are about our resolution or about Chris no attempt has been made to contact us or to discuss or mediate.'' Labour will decide who will stand for Te Atatu on December 18.Mr Carter says he had no part in writing the letter. I'm very grateful for the local support,'' he says. Eight candidates have put their names forward to stand for the party in the seat. They include current MP Rajen Prasad, Kate Sutton, Nick Bakulich, Jim Bradshaw, Michael Kidd, Hamish McCracken, sitting list MP Phil Twyford and Ann Pala. Te Atatu electorate committee secretary Jenny Atkins did not want to comment. Variety funding Variety -- the children's charity is seeking applications for children in need before the 21st annual Variety bash. Families and child- related organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to be donated next March. The charity is looking to fund projects that will make a difference to improving the lives of disadvan- taged children. Applications must be received by December 31. To apply visit the website at www.variety. org.nz. First kokako in 80 years For the first time in 80 years North Island kokako chicks have hatched in the Waita- kere Ranges. The two chicks were discovered on Monday in the Ark in Park sanctu- ary. Forest and Bird North Island conservation manager Mark Belling- ham says the discovery is great news for kokako and for Auckland. The next challenge is to keep predators away until they fledge.
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