From our friends at MRRA, the Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents Association (Inc.) —a plea for public support for their online petition.
Associate Minister of Local Government: Return democracy to Kaipara
Moves are afoot to have the term of the appointed Commissioners extended beyond the set date of October 2015. This appears to be an effort to create a platform towards amalgamation of the whole of Northland into a single Local Authority. Given the parlous state of Kaipara’s finances and the stubborn refusal of Commissioners to listen to ratepayers and residents, amalgamation can only be detrimental to Kaipara’s best interests and would likely result in those who created this mess escaping scot free. We want the minister to:
(a) Ignore requests for extension of term of the Commissioners
(b) Be open on discussions regarding reorganisation of local government in Northland
Please forward the link to your friends and colleagues.
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█ Read more about the petition at Kaipara Concerns, a community newsletter that clearly outlines the issues affecting the people of Kaipara district. http://www.kaiparaconcerns.co.nz/
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Kaipara Concerns 13.2.15 Read on….
█ MP for Maungakiekie, Peseta Sam Lotu-liga is the Associate Minister of Local Government.
█ Hon Paula Bennett is the Minister of Local Government.
Ms Bennett’s portfolio includes roles as Minister for Social Development and Associate Minister of Housing. She replaces the outgoing Minister of Local Government, the Hon Chris Tremain, who is retiring at the next election.
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