The narrative This morning I gave a guest lecture to Post-Grad journalism students at AUT on election coverage of the recent Local Elections as well as relationships between the … Continue reading The AUT Guest Lecture on #VoteAKL and its reporting
Reporting and Relationships Today I have the privilege of giving a guest lecture at AUT on the recent Local Government elections. The content matter is on reporting of the elections … Continue reading Guest Lecture on #VoteAKL at AUT
Inertia The turnout for the Auckland Council elections was a pathetic 35% with Papakura even worse at 32%. The Council make-up has not changed with a 13-8 split in … Continue reading Why Did I Not Vote (not me – people I know) in #VoteAKL
Interesting timing The timing could not be more ironic that after the election of Goff and a Governing Body that is 14-7 towards the progressive side – okay 13-8 … Continue reading English Signalling Extended Housing Building Program? Oh What Penny Dropped?
Flexibility needed One of the few qualms I would ever have of Len Brown’s leadership was the centralised near autocratic leadership and message control that he and his Office … Continue reading Council Committee Structure Needs a Change – For More Autonomy
What is in the pipeline With a 14-7 progressive-conservative split on the Governing Body of Auckland Council (see: 15% Council Reputation = Elect Exact Same Council Makeup) it looks like a … Continue reading The Next Three Years Ahead for Southern Auckland
Voters are Interesting For all the campaigning, for all the stories, for all the Tweets on Council’s reputation being at 15% us JAFA’s sure know how to protest – by … Continue reading 15% Council Reputation = Elect Exact Same Council Makeup
Onward and upwards Unfortunately I did not make it to being elected to Papakura Local Board. But my congratulations to those who did, to Goff as Mayor and others … Continue reading No Luck with Election, Work Continues on Projects like #TransformManukau