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Organisational review – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, March 12th, 2012 - 10 comments
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Just a reminder that Auckland’s first organisational review meeting is tonight.

Please encourage as many Labour members as possible to come along and contribute to the discussion.

TONIGHT: 6.30- 8.30pm
Ngatapuwae Community Centre, Buckland Road,
Mangere.

David Shearer and I will be there and  would love to see you.

Warm Regards,

Moira Coatsworth
Labour Party President

I’m unsure what I think about this review process. But it is good that they reminded me today (yesterday would have been better) even it it was after 5pm before I looked at the e-mails received after midday.

The remaining ones are

12 March: South Auckland
13 March: Hutt
14 March: Auckland Central
15 March: Wellington Central
18 March: Palmerston North
19 March: Hamilton
20 March: Rotorua
21 March: North Shore
22 March: Mana
23 March: New Plymouth
26 March: West Auckland
27 March: Northland
28 March: Nelson
29 March: Invercargill
30 March: Dunedin

That explains why I didn’t diary it. I have the Auckland Central one marked in for Wednesday. But I think I may amble along to the South Auckland one just to see what’s happening.

Anyone want to write about the ones they have been to to date? Christchurch, Napier?

10 comments on “Organisational review – Auckland”

  1. higherstandard 1

    Don’t know how you can do it it Lynn, in a room with that many politcos I’d be too tempted to go postal on them.

    • Colonial Viper 1.1

      Yeah there are definitely days like that.

    • lprent 1.2

      There aren’t many politicians in this room. Why do you think that I am here?

      David Shearer, Moira Coatsworth, couple of local MP’s, and a few of the Auckland regional council people. The first section was depressingly aspirational. The second round is cutting closer to the meat of actual organisational ideas.

      The question is more if any changes actually take place.

      But I figure that I’m here more as a observer than a participant. The MP’s and party people are doing the same.

  2. mac1 2

    Not being in any of those centres, and unable to travel in that period, I would love to hear what thoughts are coming out of these meetings.

    • Anne 2.1

      I will be attending the North Shore meeting and will marshal my thoughts on it for The Standard mac1. My particular interest lies in the reform of the The List deliberations. Last year’s outcome was, in my view, particularly disturbing. We ended up losing at least three highly talented MPs (two have declared they’ve gone for good) and it should never have happened. Another story, but suffice to say the current system needs a major overhaul.

  3. Jenny 3

    You should all give yourselves a pat on the back for a job well done on Saturday.

  4. I will be at the Hamilton meet. Im raring to get going. My particular interest is the way we elect our leaders .Im keen for Labour NZ to adopt the same rule as the UK Labour Party where all members have a vote.
    Each section of the party ie.unions .branches and affiliates have their vote then the results go to an electoral college for the final result. Im also keen to see some sort of agreement between the Greens and Labour essential if weare to have long term centre left governments.

  5. Jenny Michie 5

    I went along to the Napier review last Thursday. It was pretty well attended and I am always pleased when, after working for the party for 8 years, there’s people I don’t know at Labour events.

    What got people going in Napier was the poor communication during the campaign last year and wow, were they ever pissed about the candidate selection process and the list rankings which saw up and coming talent like Napier based list MP Stu Nash dumped from Parliament.

    But I thought the process of the review itself was good and the person faciltiating Napier was great. The burning question is; what comes after this review? Is it meaningful member-driven change or yet another report that’s written with the reforming ferver of an exploding zealot but then lays buried for ever after in the Fraser House vault?

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