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

 


Jack Yan announces 2013 mayoral bid

For immediate release

Jack Yan announces 2013 mayoral bid, touting Wellington as a ‘world-class city’

Wellington, April 17 (JY&A Media) Wellington businessman Jack Yan has announced his bid for the city’s mayoralty.

Mr Yan says he is declaring his candidacy now to put a fresh option for change to Wellingtonians well before the final polling day on 12 October (just 25 weeks away).

“I believe Wellingtonians are creative, industrious, innovative and independent people. They are looking for an advocate for the city who reflects those qualities and who will represent a new face for Wellington,” he says.

“Since placing third in the 2010 campaign I have received a steady stream of encouragement to stand again.

“My commitment to a more inclusive, citizen-focused form of leadership is key to this campaign.

“Over the next two months I will be looking to the citizens of Wellington to contribute to fine-tuning my campaign manifesto which is now publicly available at http://jackyan.com.
“The three overlapping themes that I have announced today are growing our economy, keeping a lid on our rates, and uniting Wellingtonians. I am looking to the citizens of the city to give me their feedback on the issues and ideas that matter most to them.”

A Facebook group has been set up for feedback on his manifesto, at http://facebook.com/groups/backjack2013.

Mr Yan believes that Wellington has the potential to be world-class, and that he has the right experience and leadership to promote the city to a global level.

“It’s easy for politicians to limit their thinking to how Wellington can compete with Auckland and Christchurch. But when it comes to our exports and our investment, we have to make our mark internationally,” he says.
“We have already seen this with ventures that started in Wellington, such as Silverstripe, 42 Below and Weta—all of which exemplify how Wellingtonians typically punch well above our weight.

“My biggest motivation is that I love Wellington and the Wellington region. As my campaign slogan says, ‘You can’t beat Wellington,’” says Mr Yan.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Two Dead, One Injured – Suspect Arrested:

Police apprehended Russell John Tully just after 5pm this evening following the armed incident in Ashburton this morning.

Canterbury dog section and AOS apprehended Tully not far from Lake Hood. No shots were fired although Tully will be treated for minor dog-bite injuries.

Tully is now in custody at Ashburton Police Station. More>>


  • 3 News Out-Link - Livestream: Ashburton shooting press conference from 5pm

  •  

    Parliament Today:

    John Key Press Conference: Ashburton Shootings, Judith Collins Inquiry

    Prime Minister John Key has delayed the release of Nationals’ fiscal policy in light of this morning’s shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton... Key also answered questions about Judith Collins, and confirmed that independent inquiry will be held with regard to allegations made against Collins. More>>

    Gordon Campbell:
    On John Key’s ‘Blame It On Judith’ Strategy

    Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious Fraud Office. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On The Debate, And The Collins Accusation

    Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On Winston Peters' Latest Bout Of Immigrant Bashing

    It is only one poll, but rather than cannibalising each other's vote, Colin Craig and Winston Peters do seem to be managing to find the room to co-exist... Few are questioning how Peters got to this happy place, and what it says about the mood of the electorate. More>>

    ALSO:

    More Immigration News: First People Trafficking Charges

    The first people trafficking charges in New Zealand have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ)... The defendants have been charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand. More>>

    Collins 'Misinterprets Media Reports': "Too Compromised To Remain Justice Minister"

    Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says. More>>

    ALSO:

    Labour On Climate Change: Focus On The Now For The Future

    A Labour Government will put in place a comprehensive climate change strategy focusing on both mitigation and adaptation, establish an independent Climate Commission and implement carbon budgeting, says Labour Climate Change spokesperson Moana Mackey. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On National’s Housing Assistance Plan

    So, as many as 90,000 people could derive some benefit from National’s housing assistance plans for low and middle-income earners... Yet in reality, the benefits seem likely to be insignificant, and they will be skewed towards those at the top end of the income group that’s supposedly the target. More>>

    ALSO:

    Election Data Consortium: National’s Worst Case Scenario At Stage One?

    A month out from the general election and ipredict traders are still forecasting National’s vote to slip below current polling levels and there is potential for it to fall further. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news