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Michael Kidd to stand against Bennett & Rankin

Published: Tue 17 Dec 2013 04:39 PM
PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
Dr Michael Kidd advises that he will seek the Labour party nomination for the seat of Upper Harbour.
He will stand on a policy of restoring the cuts in welfare by the National Government which have negatively impacted on the most vulnerable.
Michael is confident of mounting a strong campaign on community values to capture the seat from the two women so far declared: Bennett and Rankin both with polarizing view- points.
Michael brings with him valuable legal experience as a pro bono legal sole practitioner widely respected in the Courts and the profession. Also widely respected compassion. He has been a Human Rights lawyer for the last 30 years in Australia, Fiji and NZ.
A recent pro bono case of his : the Kiribati man seeking climate change refugee status, shows the deficiency of the current government’s treatment of climate change, and immigration issues involving Pasifica people. Michael is a member of the Pasifica community having married a Fijian, and living in Fiji 13 years ago.
“We must share benefits equally with everyone in our society.”
Michael was the Family Party candidate for Waitakere in 2008 and is a practicing pastor
“The Labour party is capable of respecting divergent view points”
Dr Kidd rejoined as a member of Labour for the last three years, having been involved in the Kirk era and the ALP in Australia.
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE WEB SITE www.kiddlegal.com
Authorised by Dr M J Kidd 10/357 Gt North Rd, Henderson
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