Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Nanny State Be Warned - Libertarianz On The Way

Mon, 11 Oct 2004

Nanny State Be Warned - Libertarianz On The Way

Libertarianz President Scott Wilson wishes to congratulate those who stood for Libertarianz in the local body elections. "The candidates in the various areas have all worked very hard to ensure there is an opposing voice to the standard 'steal-and-spend' local body politician," says Wilson

He labels the Libertarianz results as "credible" and "a large middle finger to the traditional control-freak tendencies of local body politicians. Central government ought to start worrying as we prepare for the 2005 election."

"Finally I'd like to give my sincerest thanks to candidates, sponsors, volunteers and Libertarianz voters. Each one of these people were pivotal in mounting a strong, multi-front campaign against statism."

Libertarianz Candidate Results STEPHEN BERRY, Auckland, Mayor 964 BERNARD DARNTON, Wellington, Regional Council 3486 ROBIN THOMPSEN, Hamilton, Council 607 TIM WIKIRIWHI, Hamilton, Mayor 302

'Independent Libertarians' RUSSELL WATKINS, Western BOP DC, Mayor 1526 Tauranga, Council 4810 JASON YULE, Tauranga, Council 1186 ------------- TOTAL VOTES CAST FOR FREEDOM NATIONWIDE 12881 (Based on Latest Available Results)


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news