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Migrants are here to make New Zealand better: Labour MP Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki

Migrants are here to make New Zealand better: Labour MP Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki

(picture caption: Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki)

In an event where Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities and MP for Mt Roskill, Michael Wood, seems like “the token white guy” - his own words – New Zealand’s diversity would be amply demonstrated. 

Such was the case on August 10, at the opening of Labour Party’s new office in Maungakiekie, where three of the Party’s MPs - Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki, and Raymond Ho, will now be based.

“And the great thing is, all three of us are migrants, who immigrated to New Zealand at respective times in our lives. We are here, like all migrants, to make New Zealand better,” said Kanongata'a-Suisuiki, who hails from Hofoa in Tonga,  in her speech. 

To which Ho, who immigrated from China, added, “For all of us, New Zealand is our home away from home now.”

Something Wood acknowledged saying, “This is the Labour Party 2018, which represents all cross-sections of today’s New Zealand society.”

 Priyanca Radhakrishnan, while talking to reporters, stressed on the need to tackle international students exploitation in New Zealand. "That's why we have come up with generous post-study work rights not tied to any employer," she said.  

Priyanca Radhakrishnan, while talking to reporters, stressed on the need to tackle international students exploitation in New Zealand. "That's why we have come up with generous post-study work rights not tied to any employer," she said.  

Chinese builders and financiers are contributing massively to KiwiBuild projects: Labour MP Raymond Huo

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A snapshot of New Zealand's diversity...

A snapshot of New Zealand's diversity...