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Date: 26 September 2017
National President PACIFICA acknowledges new Labour List MP Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki and other Pacific candidates
Bernadette Pereira, National President of PACIFICA Inc was one of the first to congratulate new Labour List MP Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki for her success last Saturday.
“MMP definitely is working when we see well deserving people like Anahila and others come through on the list. We are so proud of her and her achievements and are confident she will contribute significantly to the dialogue of improving the quality of life not just for Pacific communities but for all New Zealanders – whoever becomes the government in the next two weeks”, Ms Pereira said.
Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki is currently the National Treasurer of PACIFICA and is also a PACIFICA Manukau member.
Ms Pereira also congratulated other PACIFICA Manukau members, returning Labour MPs, Louisa Wall, MP of Manurewa and Jenny Salesa of Manukau East as well as Carmel Sepuloni, MP for Kelston, Poto Williams MP for Christchurch, Aupito Su’a William Sio, MP for Mangere, and Kris Faafoi, MP for Mana for pulling in large majorities and working hard to get these results.
“Due recognition also to Marama Davidson-Green MP, National List MP Alfred Ngaro and MP in waiting Agnes Loheni and the 7 Maori seats candidates,” she said.
Ms Pereira paid tribute to other high-calibre Pacific candidates who missed out and commended them for their hard work, sacrifice and commitment to Pacific progress and well-being and hoped to see them come back in 2020.
“It’s been quite an election and we are encouraged and hopeful that with all these Pacific MPs in parliament that we will have a strong voice at the table and that in turn Pacific communities will thrive and prosper as a result,” Ms Pereira added.
For further information: Contact Bernadette Pereira on 021 589 212
Photo below is of Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki.