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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 >>

Another hour at home with your family - every work day

Sunday, 7 July 2013, 2:20 pm | John Minto

Mana Movement Co-Vice President John Minto launched his campaign for the Auckland mayoralty today with a policy to give Aucklanders an extra hour at home with their family every work day by unclogging Auckland roads with free public transport. More >>

Minto for Mayor Challenges Len Brown to Adopt Living Wage

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 12:09 pm | John Minto

“It’s time for Auckland City to step forward and adopt the living wage for everyone employed directly by the council as well as those employed by council contractors” says MANA Co-Vice President and MANA Candidate for Auckland Mayoralty John Minto. More >>

National MPs lead the way in driving property prices up

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 1:41 pm | John Minto

“If most New Zealanders have a love affair with home ownership then National MPs have a positive lust for property” says MANA candidate for the Auckland Mayoralty John Minto. More >>

Mayor caves in to government desire for speculator profits

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 11:59 am | John Minto

Land speculators and property developers can expect windfall profits from today’s announcement for fast-track approval of housing developments. More >>



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