Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

The Message On Hero Party

Auckland City Councillors Give Aotea Board The Message On Hero Party


Auckland City Council's City Attractions Committee wants The Edge Board to work with the Hero Trust Board in a joint venture.

The Council, as owner and funder of The Edge, is financially supporting the Hero Parade this financial year. In this capacity, it is strongly recommending that The Edge and the Hero Trust should work together to maximise the growth potential that could arise from a joint venture.

A Majority of the Edge Board members earlier rejected a proposal from their own staff that The Edge should enter into a joint venture to run the Hero Party. Staff had recommended that "the party is the event that The Edge wants to secure as it could generate the most revenue for the organisation".

Councillor Kay McKelvie said she believed the decision by the Edge Board to decline the joint venture suggested by its own staff had not been made for financial reasons.

"The Edge is a wholly owned stand-alone business unit of Council and, as a councillor, I am concerned that if prejudice has played a part in the Board's decision, then The Edge could be contravening the Human Rights Act.

"The information that I have seen clearly indicates that the Hero Party could have given a positive financial return to The Edge," Councillor McKelvie said.

Councillor Victoria Carter, Chair of the City Attractions Committee said if the Board considered there were political sensitivities about the Hero Party, it should have referred the matter to the shareholder, through the City Attractions Committee, allowing the politicians to make the decision about the proposed joint venture.

"I don't think its right for the Council to underwrite the costs of the Hero Party because the Edge Board is not prepared to acknowledge that this a low risk financial event for the Edge to be involved in," Cr Carter said.

Councillor McKelvie said that if the financials stack up, she would be suspicious about the Board's reasons for declining to become involved in the Hero Party.

"The Council must be careful not to be party to institutionalised discrimination," declared Councillor McKelvie.

"Hero are not out to exploit other sections of the community; they are having a party to celebrate their diversity'" she added.

ENDS

For further information
Please contact Cr Victoria Carter
Telephone 529 1121 or 025 377 018
Or
Cr Kay McKelvie
Telephone 846 7076 or 025 279 6448


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>

ALSO:

Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>

ALSO:

Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels