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Female Tongan MP of New Zealand, Jenny Salesa to meet with local Tongan women – Thursday 14 April, 2016

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13th April, 2016 Jenny Salesa, the New Zealand Member of Parliament for Manukau East is currently in Tonga as part of the New Zealand relief efforts to Vava’u that was affected by Cyclone Winston last month.

While she is here, the Ministry of Internal Affairs with the Women’s Division is coordinating for Ms. Salesa to meet with potential female candidates identified from the International Women’s Day workshop on local government elections.

The aim of the meeting is for the potential female candidates to have the opportunity to speak with the MP as well as share on the roles and responsibilities that are of such leadership position.

The invited guests include the potential candidates that will run for the Town and District Officer positions – and other women intent to also run for the next parliamentary election. The programme will begin with introductions prior to Ms. Salesa sharing about her experience as well as encouraging the attendants on the role women play in the area of politics and decision-making positions.

There will also be an opportunity for the attendants to ask questions to the MPs as well as share their experiences and advice. This effort is the continuance of the International Women’s Day candidacy workshop to further empower women especially those who are running for local government this year.

The Women’s Division in collaboration with the International Women’s Day National Planning Committee (IWDNPC) invites you and any other media focal points you may wish to also acknowledge – to be a part of this meeting in its coverage and distribution of the information to the wider public.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 14 April, 2016, 12:00pm at the UN Joint Office upstairs Royco Building (where the New Zealand immigration is located on ground level). It is an open meeting for other women who also wish to participate and network.

Should you have any questions, you may contact ‘Aulola at 27145 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Issued from the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 April 2016 16:15 )  

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