Refused committee chair Yesterday The NBR reported on a letter Councillor Dick Quax sent to Mayor-elect Phil Goff on his interpretations of the Auckland economy. I have managed to … Continue reading The Dick Quax Letter to Mayor-elect Phil Goff
A good investment There is nothing worse than a great honking wide motorway (or in some cases a main rail line) severing a place in half disconnecting it from … Continue reading A Park Connecting Manukau to Manukau City Centre?
Yeah I know 10 years and counting It seems IKEA are slowly placing down their digital foundations for New Zealand some ten years after their abortive attempt to … Continue reading IKEA Finally on the Way?
Much delayed bus station due to start construction Amongst the news of the new Deputy Mayor and the Chairs of the Committees being appointed did this piece come across … Continue reading Manukau Bus Station Construction Starts Next Week
Infighting? Mayor-elect Phil Goff has officially named his Deputy Mayor as well as the new committee structure for the big Committees. And it is (they are): Mayor: Goff Deputy … Continue reading Goff Commits Second Fatal Error in Committee Selection. Risk of Infighting?
Need a second international City Statistics New Zealand are reporting that due to continued high immigration and high birth rates (looks like we are above the population replacement rate … Continue reading New Zealand to Hit 5 Million by 2020
Council flips to a conservative one And seems Goff has pretty much confirmed his choice as Deputy Mayor if the Herald is anything to go by: Phil Goff chooses … Continue reading Franklin’s Bill Cashmore as Deputy Mayor of Auckland Council
Tonight Simon Wilson chairs a Spinoff debate at Ika Seafood Restaurant about the future of the Labour Party. But does the party have a future at all? He’s not convinced. The Unitary Plan debate in Auckland opened another faultline in the progressive movement, just in case you didn’t have enough to
Life goes on From McGredy Winder & Co BEWS-HAIR JOINS MCGREDY WINDER James Bews-Hair, Len Brown’s Chief Policy and Political advisor through his two terms as Mayor of Auckland is joining … Continue reading Ex-Len Brown Chief Advisor Springs New Step
Hulse is the only logical choice to hold the votes A rather interesting news story came out yesterday about who Mayor-elect Phil Goff would select as his Deputy Mayor. … Continue reading Goff Fails Acid Test and Commits Fatal Error in Selection of Deputy Mayor #VoteAKL