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Gag Gives Voices Power

Grassroots Action Group: Giving People the Power

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Wednesday 21 May 2009 - For immediate release

Gag Gives Voices Power

A new group has formed in West Auckland to enable ordinary people to understand and have their say on the Government's super city proposals.

The Grassroots Action Group (GAG) believes that everyone should be able to make a submission to the select committee on Auckland Governance, no matter what their circumstances or level of literacy.

GAG spokesperson Paula Bold-Wilson wants to work within grassroots communities to help people understand what the Government's plans for Auckland really mean and to make people's views heard.

"We believe that community interests matter just as much as business, and healthy debate can only produce a better solution. For the Super City to really work it needs everyone to have their views and needs represented."

GAG will be taking a video submission booth and easy information stall to shopping malls, churches and community groups to enable everyone to ask questions have their say in a way that works for them.

"Not everyone can write a submission and many people don't understand the details of what's being proposed, even though it will directly affect everyone - from small children to old people. We don't believe this is right and if the Government isn't prepared to give the people of Auckland the power to have their say on their own future, we will."

You can get more information and book the GAG stall to visit your community by visiting www.gag.net.nz

GAG will be holding a public meeting to discuss the super city proposals at Kelston Community Centre on Monday 1 June at 7.30pm.

GAG is an independent group and a member of the Community Coalition for Auckland: Voices of Tamaki Makaurau.


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