Print this page

Picture of poverty on the beach

Thursday May 30, 2019 Published in Letters to the Editor
OFFICIAL RECORD: This photo was supplied by the Office of the Prime Minister to mark the occasion of the high level leaders meeting in Aitutaki last weekend. From left: cabinet minister Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa, New Zealand Police minister Stuart Nash, prime minister Henry Puna, New Zealand deputy prime minister Winston Peters, deputy prime minister Mark Brown, NZ Parliamentary under secretary Fletcher Tabuteau and minister Robert Tapaitau. 19052602 OFFICIAL RECORD: This photo was supplied by the Office of the Prime Minister to mark the occasion of the high level leaders meeting in Aitutaki last weekend. From left: cabinet minister Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa, New Zealand Police minister Stuart Nash, prime minister Henry Puna, New Zealand deputy prime minister Winston Peters, deputy prime minister Mark Brown, NZ Parliamentary under secretary Fletcher Tabuteau and minister Robert Tapaitau. 19052602

I didn’t fully realise the extent of Mark Brown’s poverty and determination to have his wage increased until I saw the front page of your paper with the photo of the NZ envoy and the invisible man Puna and buddies in Aitutaki for discussions.

 

 

Poor Mark Brown had to sell the pants off his legs and borrow his kid’s school uniform shorts, te manga student leader shirt and papas slip-ons to attend. No wonder he needs more money so he can buy

some decent clothes worthy of his honourable position as

deputy sheriff, oops I mean prime mincer, err minister. Meanwhile money is spent on flying to Aitutaki to talk when they could do the same in the unused parliamentary buildings, and money is spent on a review board. How they can give MPs more money, right underneath the photo of poor MB is a huge headline and  cry for help and funding while we have 

reports of  sexual abuse of our women and children going unnoticed, underfunded and ignored.

 

Walk a mile in their shoes MB.

Walk the talk

(Name and address supplied)