Nelson has a new Mayor
Progress results put sitting
Councillor Rachel Reese taking the seat with 1429 votes
ahead of first term Mayor Aldo Miccio.
The Mayoral results
· Rachel Reese 7477 votes
Miccio (sitting) 6048 votes
· Brian McGurk 3018
· Richard Osmaston 308 votes
was not standing for Council at large.
results for the 12 Councillors will be released as soon as
candidates have been informed.
There has been a 48.74%
voter return in Nelson compared with 52.20% in
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>