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


Inquiry Into Auckland Council Produces Whitewash

Inquiry Into Auckland Council Produces Whitewash - Libz

Several months ago, Waiheke and Great Barrier residents made serious allegations against Auckland City Council's staff, and an inquiry was begun. "Unfortunately," says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell, "there is nothing in the inquiry's report that reflects the serious accusations of maltreatment made by residents. The inquiry was an exercise in obfuscation," he says, "and I think we must respond."

"Hundreds of people made submissions to the inquiry," reminds Cresswell, "many recounting tales of dreams shattered by heavy handed bureaucracy - or even of demands for sexual favours in return for resource consents. Many made their submission at great personal cost. They have been ignored."

"This report has been produced to get Auckland City Council off the hook," says Cresswell. "No more, no less. Like Tom Sawyer painting his fence, the Auditor General has been out with the whitewash, and I think we should respond to that appropriately."

TELL THEM IT'S A WHITEWASH!! Cresswell challenges those similarly disgusted with the Inquiry's whitewash to send a bottle of Twink to the Chairperson of the Local Government and Environment Committee, Jeanette Fitzsimons, at Parliament Buildings, Wellington. LET''S GET THEM AWASH IN WHITEWASH!! For further information about the abuses of power exercised by Auckland City's officers, refer to:

"Grate Barrier" by Tim Wilson http://sludgegate.com/metroart.html

"The Harassment of Harrington" by Deborah Coddington http://www.freeradical.co.nz/content/38/38deborah.html

"Bureaucratic Excrement" by Deborah Coddington http://www.freeradical.co.nz/content/36/36deborah.html


For further information please contact: Peter Cresswell Leader, Libertarianz Party (025) 861 927 organon@ihug.co.nz

For TWINK, please contact your nearest stationer.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why New Zealand Needs To Change Its Defence Habits

In a flashback to the military displays of days gone by, one of our frigates recently joined a Carrier Strike show of force in the South China Sea, en route to a joint military exercise in Singapore with our traditional allies, called BersamaGold21. Reportedly, Anna Powles, from the Centre of Defence and Security Studies at Massey University felt this to be a case of us doing our bit to uphold international law, and the right of free transit through the region in question... More>>

Government: New COVID-19 Protection Framework Delivers Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated New Zealanders

Vaccinated New Zealanders will regain everyday freedoms when the country moves to a new simplified COVID-19 Protection Framework that doesn’t rely on nationwide lockdowns as the main measure to stop the virus spreading. In a suite of announcements that establish a pathway out of restrictions the Government is also providing up to $940 million per fortnight to support businesses through the challenging period... More>>



Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>

Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>


Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>

Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>

Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>




InfoPages News Channels