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Cathy Casey Ignores High Legal And Financial Risks

Friday, 16 August 2019, 2:46 pm | Mark Thomas

City Vision Leader Councillor Cath Casey has recklessly endorsed her team’s plan to ignore important council advice and proceed to reduce the amount of green space available to Aucklanders in the wider Mt Roskill area. More >>

Auckland’s City Vision Needs Change

Sunday, 28 July 2019, 6:52 pm | Mark Thomas

Changing some of the local leaders within New Zealand’s largest council ward was the only way to improve the transport, parks and town centre problems plaguing the area says Auckland Council candidates Christine Fletcher and Mark Thomas. More >>

Vast City Vision Rates Increase Proposed

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 2:23 pm | Mark Thomas

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa council candidate Mark Thomas is calling on City Vision’s political leader Councillor Cathy Casey to clarify whether she backs the bold rates increase, and vast and unusual spending programme outlined by her running mate Mark ... More >>

Auckland's Major Projects Miss The Mark

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 10:07 am | Mark Thomas

Auckland communities are getting a raw deal from the regions' big investment projects because of a failure to include effective support to the communities and businesses affected says Mark Thomas. More >>

Mark Thomas standing for Auckland Council

Friday, 31 May 2019, 9:10 am | Mark Thomas

Former mayoral candidate Mark Thomas will stand for Auckland Council at this year’s election in the renamed Albert-Eden- Puketāpapa ward. He will be running as a Communities & Residents candidate together with incumbent councillor Chris Fletcher. More >>

Goff Council Structure Fails Housing And Transport

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:18 pm | Mark Thomas

Mayor-elect Phil Goff's new council structure won't effectively deal with Auckland's housing and transport crisis and key councillors have missed out on roles says former Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. More >>

Goff Misleads On Maori Seats

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:50 pm | Mark Thomas

Phil Goff supports dedicated Maori seats as part of Auckland Council but won't take action if elected mayor to deliver this says Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. More >>

Transport Findings A Jam For Goff

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 5:05 pm | Mark Thomas

Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas says the ATAP Recommendations are a kick in the pants for key parts of Phil Goff's transport policy. "There will be no early move to his favoured light rail plan for the central isthmus and to the airport, ... More >>

Thomas Asked To Withdraw From Auckland Mayoral Race

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 8:59 am | Mark Thomas

Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas said he has been asked to withdraw from the Auckland mayoral race. "I have been made aware of two other polls, including the only public poll, which also show Phil Goff with a considerable lead." "People ... More >>

Goff Transport Policy Fails "Show Me The Money" Test

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 2:45 pm | Mark Thomas

Labour MP Phil Goff's just released Auckland transport policy is unfunded, irresponsible and incomplete says Auckland Mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. "After nine months of campaigning, Goff has produced an unfinished wish list of billion transport dollar ... More >>

Council's Goodwill Burn off A Voter Turn Off

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 3:47 pm | Mark Thomas

Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas thinks a low election turnout seems inevitable with only ten days until voting begins. After 30 mayoral debates, Mark Thomas said attendance had been only modest at most - despite the hard work of organisers. Only ... More >>

Stormy Living Wage Meeting Expected

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 4:47 pm | Mark Thomas

A stormy meeting is expected at tonight's Auckland Mayoral Living Wage meeting with candidate free-speech being restricted by the organisers says Auckland Mayoral candidate Mark Thomas More >>

Goff Housing Plan Confused And Mistaken

Monday, 29 August 2016, 9:49 am | Mark Thomas

Labour MP Phil Goff’s Auckland housing plan is confused and mistaken, and he will have no power as Mayor to implement the majority of it says Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. “Goff’s first mistake is to confuse land-banking and development ... More >>

Auckland Council On Life Support

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 5:04 pm | Mark Thomas

Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas will establish new citizen veto powers by introducing binding referenda, move to greater on-line decision-making and dramatically boost Local Board powers. More >>

Auckland Unitary Plan No Silver Bullet

Monday, 15 August 2016, 4:30 pm | Mark Thomas

Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas says passage of Auckland's Unitary Plan today is an important milestone but the significant challenges of delivering affordable houses, filling our infrastructure deficit and protecting character remain. More >>

Fix Unitary Plan on Affordability, Infrastructure, Character

Monday, 8 August 2016, 4:32 pm | Mark Thomas

Mayoral candidate Mark Thomas says the Recommended Unitary Plan will not deliver the affordable housing the region needs, quickly enough. He is urging the rejection of the recommendations that deal with affordability, infrastructure and character. More >>

Goff Promises More Shadowboxing

Monday, 8 August 2016, 11:37 am | Mark Thomas

Increased water charges, a 'Len Brown' rates promise and a change of Government are at the heart of Labour MP Phil Goff's Auckland fiscal policy say mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. More >>

Thomas To Sign Ratepayer Pledge

Monday, 1 August 2016, 5:14 pm | Mark Thomas

Auckland Mayoral Candidate Mark Thomas has announced he will sign the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance 2016 Ratepayer Protection Pledge. More >>

Unitary Plan Panel Delivers Growth At A Big Cost

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 1:31 pm | Mark Thomas

Auckland Mayoral Candidate Mark Thomas says the just released Unitary Plan recommendations will disappoint many looking for a balanced growth plan for Auckland. The recommendations represent a massive upzoning of wide parts of Auckland, a 30% expansion of urban ... More >>

An Aggressive Unitary Plan Won't Be Enough

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 3:57 pm | Mark Thomas

Auckland Mayoral Candidate Mark Thomas said unlike his opponent Labour MP Phil Goff, he had a housing action plan in place irrespective of the outcome of the Unitary Plan. The Hearings Panel recommendations are being made public tomorrow. "Even ... More >>



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