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Action Hobson - Left with no Credibility

Action Hobson - Left with no Credibility

"Today’s Action Hobson endorsement of Dick Hubbard for Mayor shreds any remaining credibility enjoyed by this leftwing political party", said C&R Now Council Candidate for Hobson, and Deputy Chair of the Hobson Community Board Chris Diack.

“Their credibility is gone. They claim to be opposed to any roading in the Eastern Transport Corridor. It is their principle core policy – the founding reason for their Party. Yet they now endorse a Mayoral candidate who supports roading in the Corridor “in principle” with “caveats”. They ignore the only serious Mayoral contender who is, and has always been consistently opposed to roading".

“Either they know something about the character of Dick Hubbard that the rest of us don’t or they don’t believe what they say about the Corridor. Which one is it. They don’t believe Dick Hubbard or they don’t believe themselves?

“In any event we believe Aucklanders can make up their own minds about who is the best Mayoral Candidate to lead Auckland without Action Hobson’s help."

“Action Hobson’s claim to be a party of conservative values is also dubious. Their true political affiliations are of the left."

"This is deceitfulness. Their highest profile candidate stood and was defeated on a ticket co-sponsored by City Vision in a Hobson Community Board By-election last year. City Vision is dominated by the Labour/Alliance/Greens Parties."

“In the local elections of 2001 City Vision stood candidates in Hobson. Surprise surprise - this year they are not."

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"Their highest profile candidate also played a role in the drafting of City Vision policy for this election. We have the evidence and are releasing it today.

“I believe she created the single-issue Action Hobson Party to cover her City Vision tracks," said Mr Diack.

"Action Hobson are the left-wing affiliated ticket in Hobson Ward. Make no mistake about that," said Mr Diack.

“They have accused C&R Now of being “far right”. What nonsense. I challenge them to point to one decision of the Hobson Community Board in the last three years that justify this outrageous allegation. The Board doesn’t do “far left” or “far right” just common sense.

Attached below is a City Vision email that shows that Christine Caughey was involved in drafting City Vision policy in the lead up to the elections this year. Christine Caughey was involved in planning policy for City Vision.

ENDS - Contact Chris Diack 021 800 901

--- From: "Cr Fryer, Glenda" Date: Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:19 pm Subject: Join a Policy Group now

Dear CVers,

City Vision is working on updating policy for the election next year. Policy groups have been formed from those people filling out the slip from the last CV newsletter, and putting their names forward at the seminar.

Some people may want to add their names to the list because they have missed out...NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!

You should email the initial coordinators indicated in the message below to say you want to join the group.

The groups have yet to meet so you haven't missed out on anything...the Transport Policy Group will be at 3-5pm on Sunday 22nd June 71A Martin Avenue, Mount Albert.

The groups will be 'self regulating' with the aim to have 'draft policy' at the 26 July seminar. Issues will be debated there and continued refinement will occur if final decisions are not made.

I include policy documents from the 2001 policy for you to look at...sorry for the large megabites.


Glenda Fryer Councillor 6387712 0211196622


It is suggested that there be 6 policy groups to work on policy suggestions towards the Policy Workshop on 26 July. The aim of each group should be to examine existing policies and recommend what should be retained and what should be replaced and make suggestions as to replacement.

The policy groups suggested are; 1. Infrastructure (water, public ownership of assets) 2. Transport (urban sprawl, rail, motorways, transport infrastructure) 3. Environment (waste, volcanic cones, parks, pollution, quarries) 4. Planning (urban design, public art, landscaping, resource consents) 5. Rating and Finance 6. Democracy, Communities and Diversity.

Based on the responses from the mail out to supporters and indications at the Policy Seminar suggested that the groups are made up as follows:

Infrastructure Coralie Van Camp Robert Gallagher (suggested initial coordinator) rrgallagher@a... Vern Walsh Patrick Hine Don McRae Margaret Moore Rae Wilkin Corinne McLaren Jean Hatch Glenda Fryer

Transport Graham Bush Don McRae Bob Demler Robert Gallagher Margaret Moore Corinne McLaren Jack Henderson Mike Lee Graeme Easte (suggested initial coordinator) pastfinders@c... Katrina Hope Richard Northey Gillian Dance Bruce Hucker

Environment Simon Randall Bob Demler Rae Wilkin Jean Hatch Kit Howden Glenda Fryer Jack Henderson (suggested initial coordinator) jack@j... Wendy Davies Gillian Dance Robyn Hill

Planning Vern Walsh Don McRae Simon Randall Bob Demler Patrick Hine Margaret Moore Graeme Easte Wendy Davies Glenda Fryer Katrina Hope Robyn Hill Lindsey Rea (suggested initial coordinator) LINDOR.13CATS@x... Christine Caughey

Rating and Finance Vern Walsh Robert Gallagher Shale Chambers Gillian Dance Bruce Hucker (suggested initial coordinator) b.hucker@a...

Democracy/Communities/Diversity Ian Gordon Corinne McLaren Richard Northey (suggested initial coordinator) northeyr@x... Gillian Dance Marney Ainsworth Penny Sefuiva

The suggested initial coordinator's job is to get the group to its first meeting. From there it is up to the group to decide who will be the policy group convenor. The initial coordinator may have to get e-mails/faxs from Lindsey Rae if you dont have them.(see below I have put some I have.)


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