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Auckland Mayoral candidate Penny Bright to expose the Auckland $UPERCITY as a ‘corrupt corporate coup’!Friday 17 September 12.15 – 1.15pm Academy Theatre 44 Lorne St Auckland City

15 September 2010

Auckland Mayoral candidate Penny Bright to expose the Auckland $UPERCITY as a ‘corrupt corporate coup’!
WHY and HOW the underpinning $UPERCITY legislation CAN and MUST be repealed!

Friday 17 September
12.15 – 1.15pm
Academy Theatre
44 Lorne Street (next to the Auckland Public Library)
Auckland City

As a judicially recognised ‘Public Watchdog’ on Metrowater, water and Auckland regional governance matters, and an “anti-corruption campaigner” – I have researched and discovered the evidence which proves that the Auckland $UPERCITY is a corrupt corporate coup.

Big business corporate interests lobbied for the $UPERCITY, and those who politically serve their interests set up the framework, then railroaded through the legislation, in another ‘Rogernomic$ blitzkreig’ to enable the Auckland region to be run ‘like a business, by business – for business’.

The mechanism to achieve this corporate takeover is the Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) model, into which 75% of Auckland regional rates will be paid.

Our Auckland water services are being set up for privatisation – for eventual takeover by United Water (100% owned by Veolia Water – the world’s largest water multinational).

If Mark Ford doesn’t explain why, on HIS watch, he picked known water privatisers as key Watercare Executive staff, and openly answer questions about United Water and Veolia contracts, once I am elected Mayor in a landslide ‘anti-$UPERCITY’ protest vote – I will initiate proceedings to have him sacked forthwith as Chair of the Auckland Transport CCO.

Why? Because if Mark Ford won’t answer, in an open and transparent way, questions arising from his performance as the former CEO of Watercare, it will prove, in my considered opinion, that his empty ‘weasel words’ words about ‘transparency’ simply cannot be trusted, and he is not ‘fit for duty’.

Did you know that Watercare lied to the public on Mark Ford’s watch, saying treated water from the Waikato river was “Aa” grade at a time it was NOT?

More FACTS and EVIDENCE on this matter at Friday’s meeting!
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The public did not vote for the abolition of our Councils, the establishment of the one Auckland $UPERCITY Council; the CCO model; those unelected businesspeople who have been appointed to run the CCOs.

Have there been serious ‘conflicts of interest’ in these CCO ‘selections’?

http://www.theaucklander.co.nz/local/news/the-secret-seven/3921519/

Our lawful right to a ‘binding poll’ on such a ‘reorganisation proposal’, as enshrined in the Local Government Act 2002, s24 ‘Reorganisation Proposal’, Schedule 3, s49 “Poll must be held” – was crushed by an undemocratic Parliamentary steam-roller.

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2002/0084/latest/DLM174270.html?search=ts_act_Local+Government+Act+2002_resel&p=1#DLM174270

Polls
49 Polls must be held

*

(1) If a draft reorganisation scheme has been approved under clause 46, a poll of electors on the proposal that the reorganisation scheme proceed must be held in each district or region that is directly affected by the scheme.

(2) Despite subclause (1), no poll of electors must be held on a reorganisation scheme that deals solely with 1 or more of the matters listed in clause 40(2)(b), (c), or (d).

(3) Except as otherwise provided in this Part, a poll under this clause must be held under the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the provisions of that Act apply, with any necessary modifications, to the conduct of the poll.

(4) For the purposes of subclause (1), a district or region is directly affected by a reorganisation scheme if—
o

(a) the scheme provides for the abolition of that district or region; or
o

(b) the scheme provides for the union of the whole of that district or region with all or part of another or other districts or regions; or
o

(c) the scheme provides for the constitution of a new local authority whose district or region will include the whole of that district or region; or
o

(d) the scheme provides for the constitution of a new local authority whose district or region will include part of that district or region; or
o

(e) the scheme provides for the exclusion of an area from that district or region.

Compare: 1974 No 66 s 37ZZZE

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We are citizens not slaves!

New Zealand is SUPPOSED to be a ‘democracy’!

If you don’t know your rights – you don’t have any.

If you don’t defend the rights your are SUPPOSED to have – you lose them.

“The will of the people is the basis of the authority of government.’

“No taxation without representation!”

It is in defence of these basic democratic rights that I am standing for Mayor of the Auckland ($UPERCITY) Council.

Once elected – in a massive landslide ‘anti-$UPERCITY’ vote – I will initiate proceedings to help force the repeal of the underpinning legislation.

Come and hear the successes achieved to date by the direct action of citizens, (including myself) in defence of ‘open, transparent and democratically accountable’ local government!

How we played the key role in getting the rort of ‘Metrowater Charitable Payments’ phased out.

How we achieved a law change making it illegal to disconnect water services as a method of debt-enforcement.

How it is that details of ‘contracts issued’ are now available on the Auckland City Council website – when they weren’t before my one-person ‘rates$ revolt’ against Auckland City Council!

Come and hear facts and evidence you won’t hear anywhere else and my vision and plan as an effective ‘Public Watchdog’ to force the repeal of the underpinning legislation!

It’s really simple folks!

If you are opposed to the Auckland $UPERCITY and don’t vote Penny Bright for Mayor – you are wasting your vote.

NONE of the other Mayoral candidates are opposing the $UPERCITY – they have accepted it and are ‘collaborating’ with corporate interests to help make it happen, and effectively undermining any opposition or fightback.

You cannot make this corporate structure serve the public or the public interest, and those who are trying to convince you that they can, no matter how ‘well-meaning’ – are effectively trying to deceive and mislead you.

This is not ‘left’ vs ‘right’.

This is not ‘nice’ Len Brown vs ‘nasty’ John Banks.

This is ‘public’ vs ‘corporate’ – and those who serve their interests.

Thank God – when the Nazis invaded France – the French Resistance didn’t limply wring their hands and say
‘it’s too late – we can’t do anything’.

When the Nazis invaded France – whose side would YOU have been on?

The Nazi ‘collaborators’ or the French Resistance?

Without a shot being fired – this is a corporate takeover of OUR Auckland region.

The first step to stop this corporate takeover – this corrupt corporate coup – is to give this Government a message that they can’t ignore!

Just one tick in one box will do it!

Be part of the massive landslide vote against the $UPERCITY by voting Penny Bright for Mayor!

Hope to see you this Friday!

Friday 17 September
12.15 – 1.15pm
Academy Theatre
44 Lorne Street (next to the Auckland Public Library)
Auckland City

Tell your friends!

Bring your friends!

“WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW – RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY!”

The ‘people’s blitzkreig’ counter-attack against the $UPERCITY corporate takeover has begun!

Cheers!

Penny

Penny Bright

Media Spokesperson
Water Pressure Group
Judicially recognised ‘Public Watchdog’ on Metrowater, water and Auckland
regional governance matters.
“Anti-corruption campaigner”

AUCKLAND MAYORAL CANDIDATE

www.pennybright4mayor.org.nz

waterpressure.wordpress.com

www.stopprivatisation.org.nz

www.stopthesupercity.org.nz

Ph: 0011 64 9 846 9825
021 211 4 127

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September 15, 2010 - Posted by | Auckland Mayoral campaign, Fighting corruption in NZ, Fighting water privatisation in NZ, Stop the $uper City

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