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Open Letter To The Prime Minister - Redirecting The Post Covid 19 Government Spend

Monday, 27 April 2020, 11:58 am | John Minto

We are deeply concerned at government proposals to spend the bulk of our post-Covid 19 investment on large infrastructure projects to match corporate priorities. Earlier this year before the pandemic, the government announced a $12 billion infrastructure ... More >>

Darrell Park agrees to a feasibility study

Friday, 20 September 2019, 8:34 am | John Minto

Mayoral contender Darrell Park agreed to a feasibility study for running free public transport in Christchurch at the Generation Zero public debate on climate change this evening. He was not able to commit further until he saw the figures and knew ... More >>

Breakthrough in debate about free public transport

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10:33 am | John Minto

The Minto for Mayor campaign welcomes today’s public appeal for trials of free public transport in New Zealand cities from Professor Sir Alan Mark from Otago University. More >>

Bubble wrap for council tenants - $15k for luxury apartments

Sunday, 25 August 2019, 2:11 pm | John Minto

Bubble wrap for council tenants - $15,000 rates rebates for luxury apartments in city centre. The problem • There is a huge housing need for tenants and families on low incomes. We have a waiting list of over 1000 in Christchurch for council/state ... More >>

Darryll Park joins Lianne Dalziel as a privatiser of assets

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 3:23 pm | John Minto

The latest contender for the Christchurch mayoralty, Darryll Park is lining up the city for asset sales if he wins. More >>

Christchurch can become the Dunkirk of the South

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 3:42 pm | John Minto

There has been some mischievous misinformation circulating about the Minto for Mayor policy of free public transport. To put this misinformation to rest we are releasing a full description of the policy (pasted below) Dunkirk in France is one of the European ... More >>

Don’t be caught out by ‘the trick'

Friday, 7 June 2019, 1:44 pm | John Minto

In August 2002 former Israeli Minister of Education Shulamit Aloni was interviewed on the radio and television program Democracy Now . More >>

Minto’s Last North Island Kilometre in Walk for Palestine

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 10:14 am | John Minto

Veteran activist John Minto will walk the last North Island kilometre of his ‘Walk for Palestine’ tomorrow at Wellington’s island bay. John is walking Te Araroa to build awareness and support for the Palestinian struggle. He has walked over 1700 ... More >>

Minto for Mayor campaign will in celebration mode tonight

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 4:28 pm | John Minto

The Minto for Mayor campaign will be in celebration mode at a local pub tonight after a great campaign. More >>

Council contracting will be an urgent priority of John Minto

Sunday, 2 October 2016, 10:41 pm | John Minto

Christchurch City residents are right to be very angry that the council allowed contractors to decide repair priorities after the September 2010 earthquake with the result that a barely used country road – Murphy’s Road – was repaired by contractor Fulton-Hogan ... More >>

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 >>