Tag Archives: City Vision

A quick video for my 2016 Waitematā Local Board of Auckland Council Re-Election Campaign

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City Vision Nominations Open

City Vision and Roskill Community Voice have opened nominations to stand as a candidate at the local government elections in 2016 for the following elected positions: Albert-Eden-Roskill Ward Councillors (2 candidates) Waitematā and Gulf Islands Ward Councillor Albert-Eden Local Board … Continue reading

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City Vision is Not Labour: Letter to the Editor of The New Zealand Herald, 23 November 2015

An article by Drs Andy Asquith and Andrew Cardow in the New Zealand Herald on 19 November 2015, ‘Local Politicians, Fly Your Colours’,  asserts that: [B]y hiding behind various constructions candidates are being somewhat dishonest in their projection … Maybe the time … Continue reading

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Greens in Local Government

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has followed an unusual progression when compared to other Green parties around the world. Generally, Green parties have built strength at the local and state levels before ‘matriculating’ to central government. In Aotearoa … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Proposal for the 2015-2025 Auckland Council Long Term Plan and Lowering Development Contributions

It has been a sobering few weeks for Waitematā Local Board as we discuss the implications of the Mayor’s proposal for the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 (LTP). The LTP is Council’s budget for the next ten years and it is being shaped … Continue reading

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A Living Wage for Auckland Council: an investment in people

Exactly one year ago, I posted this on the City Vision site [note: I have changed the Living Wage and minimum wage rates to reflect the time of this posting]. The Waitematā Local Board resolved in 2013 that Auckland Council introduce a … Continue reading

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