2nd October 2010 at 08:42
One of the last civic functions of Auckland City Council was a dinner held last night in the Town Hall to “commemorate the end of an era with Auckland City Council”.
1st October 2010 at 15:39
Councillors Casey and Northey and Western Bays Board Chairman Bruce Kilmister took time out from campaigning to attend the dawn blessing of the refurbished Aotea Square this morning.
1st October 2010 at 14:22
Day seven of our GOTV campaign
30th September 2010 at 22:47
Thursday's Herald Editorial has had a go at political tickets running in the Supercity elections, and has championed the cause of Independents. While there are plenty of good Independents out there, we do need to set the Herald right on a few points.
30th September 2010 at 14:00
Clearly we have never been John Banks supporters, but to date we have been able to accept that a reasonable person, based on genuinely held political convictions, could cast a vote in his favour. However in light of his utterly disgraceful and divisive comments about the people of Manukau last night we are calling upon all reasonable and decent Aucklanders to reject Banks.
30th September 2010 at 09:05
There is without doubt a number of new migrants across the city who have no idea what is required of them to complete their ballot papers in this upcoming election.
30th September 2010 at 08:58
Day six of the Get out the Vote Campaign
28th September 2010 at 23:06
We've already discussed why Auckland city cannot afford a C&R Council, but it's important for us to clearly outline why a City Vision/progressive Council is the right choice for our city. Here are five key reasons to vote for City Vision (or if outside Auckland City, your local progressive candidate):
28th September 2010 at 23:00
Day five of the Get Out the Vote campaign
28th September 2010 at 12:29
Word is getting around that Eden Albert’s two local City Vision councillors Cathy Casey and Glenda are on the streets working hard to earn the support of residents so that they are both returned the Auckland Council.
27th September 2010 at 23:43
Part one of Rodney Hide's plan to corporatise Auckland and sell of our assets was ramming through the Supercity legislation. Part two is getting his people elected to run our region, and those people are C&R. Here are five reasons to reject C&R when you vote:
27th September 2010 at 22:21
Day Four of our Get Out the Vote Campaign
27th September 2010 at 22:15
Day Three of our Get Out the Vote Campaign
27th September 2010 at 16:26
On Saturday we held 12 street meetings in Mt Roskill and Hillsborough and got a very warm response. There is no better way to show the people of Albert Eden Roskill ward that we are serious about being returned as the two local experienced, hardworking councillors than to stand in the street in the old fashioned way and ask people for their support.
26th September 2010 at 22:01
Last night (Saturday 25 September) there was a Meet the Candidates meeting in the St Barnabus Church in Mt Eden Road chaired by former Mt Eden Mayor, Gordon Johns.
25th September 2010 at 07:42
Last night, Councillor Cathy Casey and Councillor Glenda Fryer kicked off their Get Out the Vote campaign in Mt Albert. Over the next 13 days these two hard-working sitting councillors will be holding 102 street meetings across the Albert-Eden-Roskill ward.
25th September 2010 at 07:06
I was listening in the audience last night to Len Brown and John Banks debate on TV3's "The Nation" and is clear to me is that there are two vastly different Aucklands being promised to the people of Auckland. What matters to me in the new Auckland is that communities across the region are listened to and treated fairly.
24th September 2010 at 17:35
Early signs are that voter turnout across the Auckland region is up for this first Supercity election. When comparing voter returns from the seven local authorities that held elections in 2007, turnout after 5 days of returns has increased from 9.4% to 11.1%.
24th September 2010 at 06:00
Media Release: Plans for the Westfield St Lukes expansion have been “kicked for touch” because of the election, say local City Vision Councillors Glenda Fryer, Cathy Casey and Graeme Easte. Councillor Fryer said "Calling for an officers’ report on an independent Commissioners decision on a Private Plan change is a pure cop out.
23rd September 2010 at 08:52
In a series of public meetings last week, the New Zealand Transport Authority unveiled its pathetic package of mitigation measures for the residents of Pt Chevalier, Waterview, Avondale Heights, Mt Albert and Owairaka. After months and months of public consultation the NZTA has let people down badly. Lots of things the public has asked for are simply not being delivered due to "budget constraints":
22nd September 2010 at 06:26
Media Release: Councillors Cathy Casey and Glenda Fryer are taking to the streets for the next two weeks to hold over 100 old fashioned street meetings across the Albert-Eden Roskill ward.
21st September 2010 at 16:37
Councillor Glenda Fryer has been a real crusader on heritage issues in Auckland over many years. Here is a speech she gave recently at a candidate forum about heritage in the new Supercity:
21st September 2010 at 15:54
"Yet another off-license liquor outlet opening in Mt Roskill is evidence that our call to re-introduce local liquor licensing trusts needs to be taken seriously says Roskill Community Voice spokesperson Michael Wood. Roskill Community Voice is contesting the Puketapapa Local Board in the Supercity elections.
21st September 2010 at 10:26
Media Release: City Vision councillors and candidates are crying foul over the final mitigation measures being proffered by the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) and the undemocratic way in which its motorway consents are being fast-tracked by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
20th September 2010 at 11:16
C&R's Albert-Eden-Roskill leaflet attempts to make a virtue out of their most monumentally unpopular and thuggish policy decision of the past three years. Taking pride of place inside the leaflet are shots of C&R's beaming Council candidates in the grounds of Monte Cecilia park. From their placement they are probably standing just in front of the school that they are about to forcibly evict. They do at least have chutzpah.
20th September 2010 at 11:00
A very successful City Vision Fundraiser for the election was held at Big Ups Mount Roskill last night. What a fun place for families! Big Ups is a new business which has opened at 30B Frost Road behind the Fruit Shop and right opposite Mount Roskill Grammar.
18th September 2010 at 09:59
There is a lot to vote for in this first Supercity election. Don't be put off by the number of elections. Voting is quick and easy and a couple of minutes is a small price to pay for democracy. Here is a quick breakdown of what you will have to vote for in the Supercity elections, and what each election is about:
17th September 2010 at 22:41
Today the election begins. Hundreds of thousands of voting papers will be sent out across the Auckland region, and the future of our region will be decided. The Supercity structure that has been forced on Auckland by Rodney Hide is deeply flawed. Too much control is being taken out of public hands, and there is a genuine fear that our assets could be stripped away too. But it would be a mistake for people's anger about this to result in them not voting.
17th September 2010 at 20:21
With new wards and local boards, and groups with different ticket names running in different places, who do you vote for to ensure public ownership, better public transport, and a strong voice for local communities? The following are the City Vision and City Vision supported teams in the old Auckland city area...
17th September 2010 at 19:10
Well I didn't see the ugly illegal sticky black C&R signs get stuck up on lampposts all over Pt Chev, Sandringham and Mt Albert but I did see them coming down yesterday.