Posts Tagged ‘Simon O’Connor MP’

Visit of Premier of China – the cost of speaking up

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

In the coming days, the Premier of China will be visiting New Zealand and Australia. This is significant, although the role of the Premier—nominally number two in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hierarchy—is not quite as important as some may think. Much of the power is now deeply centralised in President Xi Jinping. Don’t get Read more

Hong Kong national security trial names two former New Zealand MPs

Thursday, May 16th, 2024
Kiwi MPs

A national security trial in Hong Kong has dredged up two former New Zealand MPs names. They are former National MP Simon O’Connor and ex-Labour MP Louisa Wall. Jimmy Lai and Andy Li Catholic entrepreneur and democracy activist Jimmy Lai is on trial. He founded the popular pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily. He was Read more

Brian Tamaki rages at gutless Christians after election losses

Monday, October 16th, 2023
Gutless Christians

In a fiery address during a Destiny Church gathering on Sunday morning, Destiny New Zealand’s Bishop Brian Tamaki didn’t hold back in his criticism of what he called “gutless Christians.” Tamaki’s focus was the election result and the state of Kiwi society. The outspoken Bishop began his address with an apology for being late, attributing Read more

Surprise move; Catholic MP’s re-selection challenged

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Pro-life National MP, Simon O’Connor is facing a re-selection challenge. In June, National Party leader Christopher Luxon denied O’Connor’s right to freedom of speech and freedom of conscience after he told the MP to remove a Facebook post concerning the overturn of Roe v Wade. “Simon O’Connor’s post was taken down because it was causing Read more

National March for Life; voice for pre-born children at Parliament

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Over a thousand people gathered in Wellington last Saturday to give a voice to pre-born children in the National March for Life. The event celebrates the value of life and the unborn child and offers a peaceful protest against New Zealand’s abortion laws. “Forty-three years ago, Parliament passed a law that said not all unborn Read more

Why we didn’t back the euthanasia bill

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Throughout this term of Parliament it has been my privilege to serve as chair of the health committee. Over the last two years, it has been my responsibility to lead the inquiry into assisted suicide and euthanasia as requested by a petition to Parliament. I led a group of dedicated MPs from a cross-section of Read more