MPs to talk about kids
Ensuring children get the best start in life will be the topic of discussion when Labour’s spokesperson on children, Jacinda Ardern, speaks at a public meeting in Mt Roskill on Monday.
Her caucus colleague and Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff says children should be at the forefront of debate as the general election looms.
‘‘It’s critically important to New Zealand that no child is left behind,’’ he says.
‘‘We want every child to achieve to his or her full potential and to contribute all they can to our community.
‘‘The key to this lies in both their family environment and in educational opportunity. Our kids need to grow up in stable, supportive homes with the best health care and educational opportunities we can provide.
‘‘Jacinda will address these issues and the way that we can ensure that the 240,000 children that live in relative poverty can enjoy the opportunities that we want for our own children.’’
The meeting will be held at the Winstone Tennis Club, 17 Akarana Ave, at 7pm.