Labour business on the level
Mana MP Kris Faafoi has left the building; that is the post office building where Mana MPS have been based since 1996.
Mr Faafoi moved his electorate office to 6 Hartham Place South last month in a bid to get on to street level and encourage more visits from people.
About 40 community figures, Labour supporters and MPS attended the office’s opening ceremony on April 24, including Labour’s deputy leader Grant Robertson and local government spokeswoman Annette King.
The new office should be a great improvement, Mr Faafoi said.
‘‘I’m hoping the new place, and new and improved visibility, will make it a beacon for people looking for help to share their concerns in the community,’’ he said. ‘‘ It’s a new era for us here in the electorate.’’
The snug size of Mr Faafoi’s new office was the butt of a few jokes. ‘‘Feel free to have a walk around the office, you won’t need more than 30 seconds,’’ Mr Faafoi told the crowd.
A blood laboratory next door was another point of discussion; Mayor Nick Leggett pointed out the Labour-red office front was quite appropriate.
Office politics: Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett and Mana MP Kris Faafoi declared Mr Faafoi’s new electorate office open last month.