Jenny Salesa becomes first Tonga-born Minister

Venkat Raman Jenny Salesa, who has held the Manukau East Electorate seat since 2014 has become the first Tonga-born Minister in the Labour-led Coalition Government. She has been named Building and Construction Minister, Ethnic Communities Minister, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Associate Health Minister and Associate Education Minister. Her affable manners, friendly disposition and contact with people have…

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Nothing short of exorcism can purify the Auckland Council

Thakur Ranjit Singh Contrary to initial optimism, Auckland Super City appears to have degenerated into an uncontrollable Frankenstein Monster- and a blood-sucking Dracula. Here, the elected representatives have been forced to abdicate their powers. Shots are called by the Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) and overpaid, unelected bureaucrats. It is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog. Unheeded Complaints…

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