Daily Archives: April 10, 2010

YAY. ON THE INTERNET. Via TWITTER. Why National has to go.

[today] Great tweet:
@ronindotca KA-POW! Well smote sir: http://tumeke.blogspot.com/2010/04/case-against-john-key-and-his-daddy.html

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ON A BLOG

### tumeke.blogspot.com Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 4:23 PM
The Case against John Key and his Daddy State
By Bomber
Forget the Talkhate radio myth of Nanny State, the reality of John Key’s Daddy State is much worse than water saving showerheads and power saving lightbulbs.

1:
Vast erosions of your civil liberties with the Police, The Pork Industry, The Meat Board, and bloody Dog Control Officers with the power to break into your home and spy on us WITHOUT a warrant!
2:
Manufacturing a crises in ACC to privatise it giving the Australian Insurance Industry a multi million dollar bonanza.
3:
Abusing sexual abuse victims by forcing them to be diagnosed as mentally ill before they can get access to counseling.
4:
Recreating class stratification with sirs and dames on top and dirty bennies on the bottom.
5:
[Raising] GST to pay for a massive tax cut for the rich after ruling a GST rise out before the election.

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Election campaigns: Butcher doesn’t see the point of social networking with blogs or Facebook sites

### ODT Online Sat, 10 Apr 2010
Candidate groups may come to fore
By David Loughrey
With changes to Dunedin’s ward system creating a large urban ward for the central city, sitting councillors and new candidates are reviewing their options for the campaign ahead. Success in politics rests heavily on having a name that voters recognise. While that has always been the case, changes to the ward system in Dunedin this year will mean more candidates to choose from across a wider area.

Key election dates
> July 5: Enrolment campaign begins, election packs sent.
> July 23: Nominations open.
> August 20 (midday): Nominations close, electoral roll closes.
> September 17-22: Voting papers sent out, voting starts on 17th.
> Saturday, October 9: Election day

Last election spending
> Mayoral candidate Olivier Lequeux: $35,275 (unsuccessful).
> Mayor Peter Chin: $24,853
> Former councillor Lee Vandervis’ Open Democracy (five candidates, unsuccessful): $29,366
> Greater Dunedin (five candidates, three successful): Dave Cull: $10,605, Chris Staynes: $11,141, Kate Wilson: $8767
> Most councillors spent less than $5000.
> Deputy Mayor Syd Brown spent just $572 on advertising.

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Voting system heralds change

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