Paul Postma

  • signed stand with pike 2017-03-19 14:14:49 +1300

    Stand with Pike

    Twenty-nine men lost their lives when the Pike River mine exploded in 2010. The Government made all sorts of promises to do everything they could to get the boys back.

    Instead, late last year, they started to permanently seal the mine without trying to recover any remains or evidence. That’s despite many international mining experts saying the drift - the 2.3km tunnel leading up to the mine - could be safely re-entered and may contain evidence and remains.

    The Government wants to seal off Pike River and forget about it. But the families of the men killed there, their communities, and the majority of Kiwis won’t let Pike be forgotten.

    Sign the open letter asking Prime Minister Bill English to do the right thing by the families of Pike River and work with them to recover the drift.

    7,869 signatures

    To the Right Honourable Bill English,

    On 19 November 2010, 29 men died in their workplace. Your predecessor, John Key, promised to do everything possible to recover them.

    Now you’re planning to seal off the mine with their bodies still inside - while vital evidence about what happened there remains undiscovered.

    That’s not right. We urge you to stick by your Government’s commitment to the families of the Pike River miners: to leave the mine open, and work with them to safely recover the drift and any remains of their lost ones it contains, along with any evidence that could finally determine what caused this disaster

    It’s the right thing to do.

    Yours,

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  • signed kids-education 2017-04-09 23:29:07 +1200

    Support a Great Education for All Kids

    The Government isn't prioritising our kids' education. National has frozen school operations funding. Sign the petition and let the Minister of Education know that better funding means better learning for kids.

     

    21,608 signatures

    To the Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education,

    Our kids need more funding not less.

    Please show you value our kids and unfreeze the operations grant so schools don’t have to make cuts and support staff are paid fairly and have secure work.

    You listened to us when we opposed the increase in our kids’ class sizes. I urge you to listen again and make sure all schools have the funding they need to provide an excellent learning environment for all our kids.

    Better funding for support staff will mean better learning for kiwi kids. 

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