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

 


Bright & Berry Team Up

Bright & Berry Team Up

Anti-Corruption watchdog Penny Bright and Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry are teaming up to organise the Len Brown Stand Down March on Saturday February 22. It will depart from Britomart at 12 noon, travelling up Queen Street on route to Airedale Street. While the third and fourth placed Mayoral candidates ran against each other in the 2013 election, they both agree it is important for Brown opponents from across the spectrum to work together to unseat the Mayor. The pair have now thrown their support behind a new Len Brown Stand Down Coalition dedicated to this task.


Stephen Berry said today, “The whole purpose of the Len Brown Stand Down march has always been to create a unified coalition of those who are demanding the Mayor resign. We will probably disagree on other issues, we may even disagree on the reasons why Brown should resign. However, we are united in the opinion that Len Brown is completely unsuitable to be the Mayor of Auckland and needs to resign as soon as possible.”


“The coalition of Len Brown Stand Down participants are now focused on appearing at as many of Brown’s public appearances as possible and maintaining the pressure on him to quit the job. A contingent appeared at Walker Park in Point Chevalier last Thursday where the Mayor was welcoming the Broncos NRL team. Persistence was rewarded when Len’s attempt to make a quick escape from our protests turned farcical. His car was blocked in by a Bronco’s bus parked across the exit and protestors surrounded the Mayoral vehicle while attempts were made to find the person with the keys to the Bronco’s bus.”


Berry was also joined by other Coalition members on Monday 17 to form a welcoming committee for Len outside the Onehunga RSA. Unfortunately they, along with several groups of media, were not permitted inside the meeting. Berry wonders if Brown is trying to socially engineer future engagements to avoid being held accountable in front of audiences from now on.


Len Brown will have to keep one eye over his shoulder on Friday as Len Brown Stand Down protests follow him around more official engagements. Berry is adamant that “we will not stop until Len Brown Stands Down!”


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s
Very Bad Year

While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single redeeming feature about the election results for the centre-left. Even the victory by Labour’s Stuart Nash in Napier was the outcome of a strong showing by Conservative Party candidate Garth McVicar that split the centre-right vote... More>>

Election: National Win

With all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose.

Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party.

National ended the night on 48 percent, Labour 24.6 and the Greens 10. More>>

Overall Results | Live Results | Predictions |

 
 


Perfectly-Timed Anniversaries: Suffrage Day Is Last Chance To Enrol

“The last chance to enrol is Friday 19 September. You can’t enrol on election day.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters… Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens. More>>

ALSO:

Meddling: Aussie Liberals Embroiled In Key Campaign

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette King says. More>>

ALSO:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Big March: Call For An End To Domestic Violence

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament Monday calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand.. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Not-Especially New Plans: All Prisons To Become Working Prisons Under National

All public prisons in New Zealand will become full working prisons by 2017, and ex-prisoners will receive post-release drug addiction treatment if National is returned to government, says Corrections Spokesperson Anne Tolley. More>>

ALSO:

Māngere: "False Claim Of Matai Title" - Labour

National must explain why its candidate for Māngere Misa Fia Turner appears to be using a Matai title she is not entitled to, Labour’s MP for Māngere and Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says. A Matai title is a legally-recognised ... More>>

ALSO:

CPAG Report: No New Zealand Child Should Grow Up In Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group's flagship policy publication Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy calls for cross party political agreement to underpin an action plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news