What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence. It has no place in New Zealand. Many of those affected will be members of our migrant communities – New Zealand is their home – they are us.
Like so many others, I’ve been watching what’s happening in the United States. I share the sentiment of friends in the US - what is happening is wrong.
Democracy - the right of people to exercise a vote, have their voice heard and then have that decision upheld peacefully should never be undone by a mob. Our thoughts are with everyone who is as devastated as we are by the events of today. I have no doubt democracy will prevail.
The person who has committed this violent act has no place here. To those in Christchurch; I encourage you to stay inside and follow the instructions of @nzpolice. The Police Commissioner will be making a public statement at 5pm. I will update everyone again later this evening.
Are people really discussing Boris Johnson as possible candidate for PM? When I lived in London he was known as the gaffe man!
We thought 2017 was a big year! This year we’ll join the many parents who wear two hats. I’ll be PM & a mum while Clarke will be “first man of fishing” & stay at home dad. There will be lots of questions (I can assure you we have a plan all ready to go!) but for now bring on 2018 https://t.co/nowAYOhAbF
On my way home to NZ and heard the news that former Aussie PM, Bob Hawke, has passed away. I never had a chance to meet Bob, but it was easy to feel like you knew him. He was such a charismatic figure and one clearly driven by his love of people. Rest In Peace, Bob.
My message for International Women's Day. https://t.co/meICDXfv9A
The world has lost a great humanitarian, leader, and self proclaimed “stubborn optimist”. Rest in peace, Kofi Annan.
To those who felt the quake - GNS have confirmed their assessment that it was M6.2 and 25km SW of Taumarunui. Widely felt across central NZ. Grabbing updates from officials but in the meantime, do check on those around you!
I feel privileged and honoured to have been elected leader of the Labour Party, and ready for the challenge! Bring on 23 September.
Wishing everyone a peaceful and merry Christmas! #5under6 https://t.co/bW9y1aAQrA
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I salute you, @Kereru4PM #BirdOfTheYear
So saddened to hear of the passing of Greg Boyed. I’ll be one of many who will have sat opposite him over the years - such a thoughtful interviewer who was quick to share a laugh. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
Txt from Mum "congratulations honey....shall I come & paint your fence before the campaign starts?" Proud & ashamed of my yard all at once
@grantrobertson1 I think you’re forgetting who chairs the meeting #LeaveTheScarfAtHome
So you may have noticed I don't tweet especially often (I just lurk) but as a ridiculous lover of Christmas, I couldn't miss the chance to join the @nzsecretsanta movement. Registration ends tomorrow so feel free to join in my over the top Christmas cheer
@Jasonwalls92 Vote. #LetsKeepMoving
Just heard the news that Bill English has decided to stand down. Bill has made a huge contribution through his time in office and to politics generally. I admire those who serve NZ in this place, and Bill did for a long time, and he did it well. My best wishes @RtHonBEnglish
So sad to hear of the passing of Jim Anderton today. He was a man of huge integrity, strong values and had a genuine passion for people. He dedicated so much of his life to public service and leaves a huge legacy. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP, Jim.
Huge congratulations to Peter & all the team at @RocketLab Making history and shoeing what’s possible right here in New Zealand, and doing it in such a kiwi way (who else would call the first test rocket ‘It’s a Test’ and the second one ‘Still Testing’)
Secret Santa round two!?! #nzsecretsanta https://t.co/8vIK5X8vYQ
So although my #nzsecretsanta didn't quite get there this year, a #SuperSecretSanta stepped up amazingly for me. Thank you so much, whoever you are!! @nzsecretsanta https://t.co/ynnqp4CaeT