Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search


City Voice/Scoop Nov. 4 Election Forum Advisory

City Voice/Scoop Forum: "Fossil of the Day" award for NZ


New Zealand has been awarded the "Fossil of the Day" award by environmental groups at the United Nations for its environmental achievement.

Why? Because we increased our climate change emissions of carbon dioxide by 30 per cent - instead of the promised reduction of five per cent.

This event makes this Thursday's CityVoice - Scoop Elections Public Forum Debate on "Transportation" very timely indeed.

More roads - or more public transport? More transport - or more walking and work in your own neighbourhood? Or a Political Climate Change with Less transport and more Future?

Those are the issues that you may want to debate with the candidates standing in the important Wellington Central Electorate.

What vision of an ecological future do the Candidates have? What would you ask them?

Participate in our Public Forum Debate on

++ Thursday November 4, 7.30 pm at St Andrews on the Terrace in Wellington.

We have asked the candidates to outline their policies on transport and sustainability issues.

Kindly forward this notice to friend and foe.

We would also be grateful if you could forward it to anyone else who may be interested and may not have heard about it.

Kind regards ... Simon Collins, Chief Reporter. (email:

Forum Debate Details:

Candidates have been asked to address the following issues:
(1)What are your views on a National Transport Strategy?
(2) What linkages do you see between a transport strategy and a land use strategy?
(3) What approach do you take to public transport?

The speakers should also bear in mind the local issues reported as influencing voters:

The inner city bypass; Transmission Gully; Public transport.

At this stage we expect: ACT: Hon Richard Prebble Greens: Cr Sue Kedgley. Labour: Marian Hobbs Alliance: Vernon Tile United: Kent Clark National: Undecided yet Christian Heritage: Undecided yet Future NZ (Christian Democrats): Undecided yet Libertarianz: Transport spokesperson McGillicuddy Serious: Undecided yet

Organisd by Wellington's weekly community newspaper, City Voice, and the internet news service Scoop.

*** Your CityVoice --- Wellington's Independent Weekly
*** a Nationwide Force --- read by 40,000 every week
*** P.O. Box 11647 Wellingon, 75 Ghuznee St, Tel. 064 3856711 Fax 04 - 3856767
*** Nationwide Subscriptions: waged $70 / unwaged $40

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news