Articles tagged Willie Jackson

Here's the news in brief from New Zealand's political economy on Tuesday, including a confronting hikoi outside Parliament for Treaty Settlements Minister Andrew Little, Mercury (formerly Mighty River Power) losing its place in a key global stock index to A3 Milk, meat prices falling as mycoplasma bovis culling intensifies, MPI denying it might block all stock movements on Gypsy Day (June 1) to contain the disease, and movements in TVNZ's political reporting team.

Talkback host, union delegate, and occasional firebrand Willie Jackson is back in Parliament after a 15-year hiatus - and is now a Minister to boot. He tells Shane Cowlishaw about his plans for the Employment portfolio and the evolution of Maori politics.

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Labour's attempts to hold a firm line on charter schools have been undermined by the party's new list candidate Willie Jackson, who has been a strong advocate for the schools and is CEO of Manukau Urban Maori Authority, which sponsors Te Kura Maori o Waatea charter school in South Auckland.