Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

14,000 strong STV petition to be presented Thurs.

Electoral Reform Coalition PO Box 4393, Christchurch, Ph: 03 372 1375 http://www.stvnz.org

11 December 2002

14,000 strong STV petition to be presented on Thursday

Electoral reform campaigners will present a 14,000 strong STV petition to the Christchurch City Council this Thursday calling for a referendum on how the council is elected.

Petition organisers will hand over the signatures to supportive councillors in the city council foyer at 1.45pm and the councillors will then present the petition to the mayor at the commencement of the council meeting at 2.00pm.

"We're delighted to have received such strong support backing from the people of Christchurch for a referendum on STV (single transferable vote)," said coalition chairperson Rod Donald.

"Support for the referendum has grown rapidly in the last few weeks, especially since Wellingtonians voted in favour of STV in their recent referendum.

"Many people supported the petition because they had voted for STV when it was an option for parliament while others strongly believe that the people of Christchurch should decide how the council is elected rather than the councillors deciding for themselves," he said.

With 14,800 signatures in hand Rod Donald is confident that after they have been checked by the council there will be at least the 11,404 valid signatures needed to trigger a binding referendum on STV.

"Our next challenge is to explain to the voters of Christchurch all the benefits of STV, including how easy it is to use, and why it works better than first past the post.

"We will be mounting a city wide public awareness campaign in the new year to encourage people to make their vote count by supporting the change to STV," he said.

For further information contact: Rod Donald Chairperson Electoral Reform Coalition (Christchurch) Ph: 0274 507 183


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Whether Spotify Can Save Itself; Plus A Playlist


Spotify has to be one of the most interestingly futile mouse-wheels of 21st century capitalism. Run, run, run goes the Spotify mouse but it never, ever makes a profit. For reasons set out below, it maybe never will. But it won’t be for wont of trying. Reportedly, Spotify’s music library contains 70 million tracks and it adds 60,000 more each day. By some estimates it adds on average, one new track every 1.4 seconds. (No wonder it's so hard to keep up with new music.) Spotify has 345 million active users, and 155 million of them have been willing to pay a subscription in order to enjoy their music ad-free. Ads are not a major driver of company revenue...
More>>



Alastair Thompson: Are There TPLF Ethiopia Insurgency Training & Support Operations in Uganda?


Mystery Document Alleges:
Covert Operation has US/Egypt Support
Operations Coordinated between South Sudan, TPLF and Uganda
Planning began December 2021...

More>>




 
 

Prime Minister: Chatham House Speech
What an honour it is to be back in London, and to be here at Chatham house. This visit represents much for me. The reopening of borders and resumption of travel after a difficult few years... More>>


Government: New Zealand Secures Major Free Trade Deal With European Union
New Zealand and the European Union have concluded negotiations on a major free trade agreement (FTA), which unlocks access to one of the world’s biggest and most lucrative markets... More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Measures To Help Manage COVID-19 As Country Stays At Orange
The Government is taking action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools and early childhood services, COVID-19 Response Minster Dr Ayesha Verrall and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced today... More>>



Government: New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand... More>>



Greens: Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens... More>>


Government: Wellington’s Rapid Transit Option Progresses To Next Stage
The Government is progressing a preferred option for LGWM which will see Wellington’s transport links strengthened with light rail from Wellington Station to Island Bay... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels