Council must immediately release leaked transport report
Media Release: 23 November
Council must immediately release leaked transport
The AA has called on the Auckland
Council to immediately release the SKM report on the future
of transport in the city centre, following its leaking to
“The Council has an obligation to ensure
there is an informed discussion on local transport
issues,” says AA spokesperson Simon Lambourne.
“The Council must immediately release the SKM report
to allow the accuracy of its findings to be reviewed, and to
ensure an informed public debate takes place.”
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>