Daily Archives: June 13, 2009

ODT editorial for 'super ward'

### ODT Online Sat, 13 Jun 2009
Editorial: Super wards

Every voting system – just like every rating structure – has its advantages and drawbacks…Matters like the stadium or spending on sewage protection, the library or the botanic gardens are not concerns of particular wards but every citizen.
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It’s true, “voters need a wider choice on the quality and character of councillors than the limited choice presented in a restricted ward”.

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Hide: Mechanism to let ratepayers know when they're being short changed

### ODT Online Sat, 13 Jun 2009
Hide does impossible: makes Local Govt portfolio sexy
By John Armstrong

Act NZ’s leader has done the impossible: make Local Government a sexy portfolio as he ploughs ahead with a major overhaul of local body structure in Auckland and local authority functions across the country.
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• John Armstrong is The New Zealand Herald’s political correspondent.

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STS benefits from socks

This is what we like to hear…Columba girls and their airhead teacher still not seeing the social responsibility issue, making money too important?

### ODT Online Sat, 13 Jun 2009
Not fazed by backlash
By Ellie Constantine and David Loughrey

Negative feedback has not changed Columba College pupils’ message to “get over” Forsyth Barr Stadium.
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Innocent little darlings, yeah right.


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