The select committee considering the 3rd super-shitty bill is sitting in Parnell now. There is a protest against the Rodney Hide, and Auckland Transition Authority (basically some arseholes hand-picked by Rodney to screw the city over) vision for Auckland. There was a high level of support for the super-city after the Royal Commission reported. The way that disintegrated is due to the appalling way that National and Act have locked Aucklanders out of having any significant say in their city before, during and after this change.
This latest ‘consultation’ is simply a toothless sham. Even Aucklands National MPs sitting on the select committee are going to be forced to ignore the 800 odd submissions. It is clear that the government that they are a part of is going to ignore any significant changes to the scheme (they will of course trumpet some minor trivialities as PR spin).
The next time you’re going to have a chance to show these dickheads what you think is when we kick Rodney out of his Epsom seat, and consign the Act party to oblivion. So vent some of your anger now. I’m annoyed I will not be able to get there….
Time: March 2, 2010 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Quality Hotel Barrycourt, 20 Gladstone Road Parnell Auckland