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

 

The People’s Choice seeks candidates for 2013

The People’s Choice seeks candidates for 2013

The largest grouping of local body politicians in Christchurch, The People’s Choice (formerly Christchurch 2021), is looking for candidates for next year’s local body election as they seek to make their vision of a grassroots, local democracy-driven rebuild a reality.

The grouping is modelling a new approach to local government, one that prioritises community boards and local expertise, and have begun a series of open policy forums. "We've got to walk the talk - we're serious about local democracy," says The People's Choice Chairperson Paul McMahon. "We want to see Christchurch rebuilt from the grassroots up, not the Beehive down."

McMahon says they would like to hear expressions of interest “of people who are committed to The People’s Choice’s values, who have character, competence and a good Cantabrian work ethic.

“There is a lot of work to do to rebuild not only our roads, buildings and community services, but also our local democracy. Our People’s Choice Councillors and Community Board Members have led the charge to defend grassroots democracy. In 2013, Christchurch has the chance to head in a fresh direction with new democratic leadership."

The People’s Choice would like to hear from anyone interested in running in Christchurch City under their banner for community board, Council, Mayor or the District Health Board.

Respondents can email the Chairperson, Paul McMahon at paul.mcmahon@thepeopleschoice.org.nz

The values, vision and constitution of The People's Choice are available at www.thepeopleschoice.org.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement.

As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

 

Ombudsman: Canterbury Schools Reorganisation Mishandled

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Contempt Report "Protects Right To Fair Trial"

The proposed Act limits what news media representatives and bloggers can report on court proceedings, but it also makes clearer than the current law where the line is between contempt and freedom of expression. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Our Refugee Intake (And Uber’s Woes)

On figures released this week, there are currently 65.6 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes by war, famine or other external causes… More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Report: GCSB Support For Groser WTO Bid Not Illegal

“The inquiry has found that the GCSB did not act unlawfully or improperly in providing assistance to the New Zealand government campaign”, Ms Gwyn said. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Pike And Houses

There were questions on Pike River mine re-entry after new video from inside the drift was released over the weekend. English maintained a human effort would not be feasible irrespective of any future coalition demands from NZ First. He said the government would continue to work with families on non-manned re-entry. More>>

ALSO:

Flogging A Dead Horse: NZ First Seeks New s59 Referendum

10 years on from the so called “anti-smacking” law - NZ First calls for a binding referendum. NZ First MP Tracey Martin told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the law change has had a “chilling effect” on NZ parents including herself. More>>

ALSO:

Always Interesting: Internet Party Has New Leader

The Internet Party has a new leader: Suzie Dawson... She currently resides in Moscow, Russia, where she has applied for temporary asylum due to severe persecution she reports being subjected to by those whose corruption she worked to expose.More>>

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog