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Incumbent Mayor Dalziel’s new low in political spin

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:25 pm | John Minto

Incumbent Mayor Lianne Dalziel has plumbed a new low in political spin with her contortions over the sale of city assets. More >>

Minto accuses Dalziel of misleading voters on asset sales

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 10:03 am | John Minto

In the Press debate last night incumbent Mayor Lianne Dalziel drew applause from myself and others for a statement we interpreted as a significant change in her attitude to asset sales. More >>

Minto Vs Brownlee

Sunday, 11 September 2016, 9:24 pm | John Minto

11 September 2016 Media release: Minto Vs Brownlee Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto is challenging National MP Gerry Brownlee to a public debate on the government’s payout of $595,000 each to four of the minister’s wealthy constituents when they ... More >>

Another Win on the Campaign Trail: Minto

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 6:18 pm | John Minto

Another Win on the Campaign Trail Enable to go back on the strategic assets list Christchurch Mayoral candidate John Minto is delighted at the announcement by incumbent mayor Lianne Dalziel that the council’s fibre broadband company Enable will go ... More >>

Minto for Mayor Campaign Launch

Monday, 15 August 2016, 1:52 pm | John Minto

Minto for Mayor Campaign Launch Music, politics, vision, hope, solutions, action! Saturday 20th August, 1pm – 2pm, WEA, 59 Gloucester Street We are standing a candidate because we want to stop the Christchurch CityCouncil selling our city assets. As ... More >>

One policy victory – five to go

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 9:37 am | John Minto

Christchurch Mayoral candidate John Minto is delighted the council has decided not to sell its works company City Care. More >>

Australians warned off buying New Zealand state houses

Monday, 29 June 2015, 9:47 am | John Minto

SHAN yesterday sent a letter to Horizon Housing Company warning them off buying New Zealand state houses. We told them they could expect to be the subject of on-going community protest action here in New Zealand if they co-operated in a nasty National ... More >>

John Minto's Message to Waiariki Voters

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 11:53 am | John Minto

MANA Movement Candidate John Minto Message to Waiariki Voters Thursday 4th September “The voters of the Waiariki electorate have one simple question to ask themselves – do they want a National or a Labour-led Government?” says MANA Movement co-vice ... More >>

The Maori Party’s Mana-Enhancing Relationship with National

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9:18 am | John Minto

MANA Movement candidate, John Minto 3 Wednesday September 2014 “First we had Cameron Slater and David Farrar backing Labour’s Kelvin Davis bid to unseat MANA Movement Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira. Now we have Slater writing a pro-Te ... More >>

Protest against “cultural ambassadors” for Israeli apartheid

Saturday, 22 February 2014, 12:25 pm | John Minto

A protest will take place today against the Israeli dance troupe Batsheva as part of the international BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign to isolate Israel and its apartheid policies towards Palestinians. The protest will take place ... More >>

Government response to Tonga crisis weak and embarrassing

Sunday, 19 January 2014, 11:11 am | John Minto

Mana is highly critical of the New Zealand government’s response to the devastation in Tonga caused by Cyclone Ian. Tonga is our closest Pacific neighbour but the government’s initial $50,000 contribution was frankly an embarrassment. More >>

Special Memorial for Nelson Mandela - Rugby Park Hamilton

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 9:41 am | John Minto

The time and place are very significant because it was events on 25 July 1981 on the field at Rugby Park Hamilton which brought such joy and jubilation to Nelson Mandela who by that time had spent 17 years in prison on Robben Island. As we all ... More >>

Mandela's death and the NZ delegation to his funeral

Monday, 9 December 2013, 12:43 pm | John Minto

I've been moved and humbled by the many messages calling for me to be included in the official delegation to attend Mandela’s funeral service. If I was invited to be a part of the delegation I'd be very happy to accept because it would better reflect ... More >>

TV failure leaves election to corporate-funded campaigns

Sunday, 13 October 2013, 10:17 am | John Minto

Given the low voter turnout and the lack of media coverage we were pleased with the 10,000+ votes for myself in the Auckland mayoral race and delighted with the very strong showing for Mana candidates in Mangere where we focused our local efforts. More >>

Len Brown’s arrogant disregard for democracy

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 9:38 am | John Minto

Minto for Mayor 3 October 2013 Media Release: Len Brown’s arrogant disregard for democracy Incumbent Mayor Len Brown is displaying an arrogant disregard for democracy with his declining to answer any questions posted on the local government website ... More >>

Hundreds of millions in potential savings for ratepayers

Thursday, 3 October 2013, 10:29 am | John Minto

Auckland City should follow the initiative of the Tasman District Council to bring core council services back in house with potential savings of hundreds of millions for ratepayers. More >>

Len Brown – more colours than a chameleon

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 2:03 pm | John Minto

From the New Zealand Herald election Guide this morning: Do you support the SkyCity pokies for convention centre deal? Len Brown: I support the need for Auckland to have an international convention centre and the economic benefits it will deliver ... More >>

Len Brown pledges to stop Option 4 if re-elected

Monday, 30 September 2013, 11:42 am | John Minto

After two weeks of mounting pressure, incumbent Auckland Mayor Len Brown has agreed to block Option 4 for Auckland Transport’s AMETI East-West link if he is re-elected mayor. More >>

Generation Zero gives Brown’s big new motorway an A grade

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 9:49 am | John Minto

It’s difficult to take Generation Zero seriously when it gives incumbent Auckland Mayor Len Brown an A rating for issues of public transport and climate change. More >>

Public transport neither efficient nor affordable

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 7:19 pm | John Minto

The decline in public transport numbers for the second year in a row is a sign that public transport is neither efficient nor affordable for Aucklanders. More >>

 

 

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