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Labour Listens in Newtown

Written By: - Date published: 7:36 pm, March 8th, 2015 - 15 comments
Categories: Annette King, labour - Tags:

Thousands came to Newtown today for the Annual Fair on a beautiful sunny Wellington day. The Labour party stall was right in the middle and instead of handing out lots of leaflets had a big sign saying “Tell us what you think.”

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And people did – here’s what they said:

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Great initiative from Labour MP Annette King and Labour Councillor Paul Eagle

 

15 comments on “Labour Listens in Newtown ”

  1. Penny Bright 1

    ‘Strategic vote Winston Peters in order to take Northland off National’?

    Was that mentioned anywhere?

    (Might be a bit long?)

    It’s a QUESTION – Ok?

    😉

    Just asking ….

    Kind regards

    Penny Bright

    [Off topic Penny. Keep those comments to the relevant posts – MS]

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    Wonder if they’ll be nice enough to do that in Auckland where I can get to it…

  3. Awesome idea that appears to have worked – well done.

  4. Sirenia 4

    Two full boards when I saw it and I read them quite thoroughly and nothing about the Northland by election that I could see. Lots about job, fixing child poverty, climate change, public transport etc. There were probably about a hundred thousand people at the fair and the Labour stall was very busy.

    By the way the fair had an excellent rubbish collection recycling system with people at each station helping people sort their fair rubbish. Other fairs could copy that.

    • Maui 4.1

      Reading through the comments on the board it looks like they align strongly with the Greens/Mana policies, then again that might just be my bias showing through. But I guess it’s no surprise seeing those comments in Central Wellington. I would also say those left policies invoke more passion people and probably make it more likely for people to want to express and write them down.

      • Draco T Bastard 4.1.1

        Reading through the comments on the board it looks like they align strongly with the Greens/Mana policies, then again that might just be my bias showing through.

        Probably not your bias. More and more it seems that the policies that people want are the policies of the Green type parties around the world.

        • Colonial Rawshark 4.1.1.1

          How to deal with the 0.1% who drive the banking and economic system in the exact opposite direction…

          • Coffee Connoisseur 4.1.1.1.1

            The system is fear based. There is always the possibility that no matter how hard you work or how much wealth you amass there is always the possibility that you could lose it. Even those at the very top of the banking cabals can lose their wealth by a shift in thinking among the masses.
            Show the people that the system they should have and could have is one that isn’t based on fear but is based on having a system geared to work for everyone in society. One that automates society and sets us on a path to having to work less. But figure out some options how to do the transition with regard to money that doesn’t necessarily have to employ the redistribution of wealth as the method.
            Show them how Capitalism locks us into a model that is counter to what we actually want in society. Things like being incentivised to spend time apart as a family, The profit motive and how it requires the perpetual use of planetary resources. Show them viable alternatives. Show them the vested interests in government. Show them alternatives.
            Put forward a well thought out proposed constitution that protects them and their rights. One that sets out who the system should be for and what its purpose should be.
            Most importantly show them that you understand that you need to keep the country functioning and performing whilst in the current system and that you can and will do that. But to help you build a better world for our children to grow up in. The message is applicable to any country in the world.

  5. outofbed 5

    Be nice if Paul Eagle supported the cycle way

  6. Heather Grimwood 6

    Seems great approach absolutely suited to ‘community’ days…congratulations to facilitators. “Keep us out of Iraq war” hit my eye immediately.
    Dunedin’s recent Labour stall at “Thieves’ Alley market also attracted much interest in policy….interesting so soon after an election!

  7. Heather Grimwood 7

    Seems great approach absolutely suited to ‘community’ days…congratulations to facilitators. “Keep us out of Iraq war” hit my eye immediately.
    Dunedin’s recent Labour stall at “Thieves’ Alley market also attracted much interest in policy….interesting so soon after an election!

  8. Stickler 8

    One does get so tired of Auckland news media misspelling Wellington’s Newtown as “Newton”.

    Do you think Aucklanders will ever see the world as others see it, and not solely in their own image?

    Okay, it’s just a typo. Fix it.

    • Mike Smith 8.1

      I’ve lived in Wellington for forty years but would have to say my proof-reading sometimes falters. Fixed now

      • lprent 8.1.1

        Obviously not long enough…

        But as an Aucklander who lives in Newton* (and was born there), I’d have to say that Newtown shows a distinct lack of imagination as a name. No real surprise there considering what city it is in.

        It is no surprise that some Wellington bureaucrat couldn’t stand the simplicity of my birth suburb name and drove a whacking great motorway straight through it, destroying a vast number of houses on the way.

        * Except that the dumbarses in the local council now seem to think that I live in Grey Lynn. If I were the average nutter, I’d have to ask if this is simply to drive my land values up for rating purposes?

        😈 Having invested some time in the Auckland-Wellington cordiality stakes, I’m now just going to watch….

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