Labour busi­ness on the level

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

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.

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