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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 >>

Everyone involved must be prosecuted in corruption case

Friday, 6 September 2013, 9:46 am | John Minto

The sacking of a senior manager at Auckland Transport yesterday for alleged corruption in administration of roading contracts means prosecutions must follow. More >>

Picking on beggars is shameful politicking

Friday, 23 August 2013, 8:47 am | John Minto

-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Picking on beggars is shameful politicking Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:56:10 +1200 From: John Minto To: John Minto More >>

Living wage for all workers doing council work

Sunday, 11 August 2013, 12:02 pm | John Minto

Over the past 20 years wages for council employees have decreased by at least 20% in real terms while salaries of senior council managers have skyrocketed. More >>

Urgent Public Meeting - Stop the GCSB Bill

Monday, 22 July 2013, 10:00 am | John Minto

Urgent Public Meeting Stop the GCSB Bill Click for big version. ENDS More >>

Big Budget Brownlee wants Auckland to sell assets

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 9:58 am | John Minto

The Minister of Tarseal – sorry Transport – Gerry Brownlee should come clean and tell us he wants Auckland City to sell Ports of Auckland and our shares in Auckland Airport to fund his big budget roading projects for Auckland. More >>

Road tolls or fuel taxes? Neither says Minto for Mayor

Monday, 15 July 2013, 5:30 pm | John Minto

The “consensus building group” report which today gave Aucklanders the choice between road tolls or rates increases and extra fuel taxes to pay for new roading projects is wrong headed. More >>

Minto slams proposals for $12 billion burden on Aucklanders

Monday, 15 July 2013, 9:49 am | John Minto

Today’s announcement of proposals to raise another $400 million per year for 30 years ($12 billion in total) from Aucklanders to pay for huge roading projects is an outrage. More >>

 

 

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