Lloyd Burr's week in politics: Abel Tasman, McCulley and security
ABEL TASMAN BEACH:
The Givealittle campaign to buy a slice of Abel Tasman National Park was successful.
Prior to the announcement Lloyd Burr weighed in on what the Government’s reaction was and whether it would put money into the bid.
Foreign Affairs Minister and National Party Member for East Coast Bays Murray McCully has announced that he will not contest the East Coast Bays constituency in next year’s general election.
He advised his East Coast Bays electorate AGM of his decision last night.
SECURITY AROUND POLITICIANS:
A 41-year-old man appeared in court yesterday charged with assault – he allegedly threw muck over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee after the memorial service for Christchurch quake.
It comes after Steven Joyce had a novelty fake squeaky dildo thrown at him at Waitangi, but the woman who threw it was not charged.
So are we too casual when it comes to taking care of our politicians?
Labour leader Andrew Little called the action unacceptable and it’s likely to see a review of security around politicians.Only the PM and Governor General gets security at this point.