[imc-auckland-video] Reminder - doco meeting Sun 22 Aug 4pm @ green space

adowns at nz.greenpeace.org adowns at nz.greenpeace.org
Thu Aug 19 14:58:37 PDT 2004

Look forward to it.

Heard an interesting commentry on the elections on BFM newswire this morning, 
talking about the lack of voters (and their demographics) last time around and how they 
allowed john banks to get in as mayor.


On 20 Aug 2004 at 8:16, Kim Mazur wrote:

> HI all - hello Yasmin, Chloe, Petrina, Ant, Gerladene, Mandy, Debbie,
> and anyone else who would like to be involved. Just a reminder
> invitation to as many of us who can make it for the doco meeting. 
> Can we have it at the Green Party office? - I've decided that is a
> better place since it has whiteboard, photocopier, TV you can
> hopefully plug video camera into in, etc. which we might need 
> Date: Sunday 22nd August 
> Time: 4.00pm - 6pm 
> Place: Green office - 308 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, near corner of
> Bond St. Phone: office 361-5925 or 021-484-569 
> We need to check in with progress so far and see some of what's been
> shot so far (Chloe can you bring some things along?), tapes for
> transcribing (Debbie - do you have them or?). And generally see what
> needs doing next - timeline it out, esp. as it gets closer to close of
> the election - which interviews, and public meetings to film are
> coming, up, and plus discuss the exciting news about Dick Hubbatrd
> putting his hat in the ring for mayor. 
> And just say hello. 
> Let me know how can make it, cheers, Kim 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: imc-auckland-video-bounces at lists.indymedia.org
> [mailto:imc-auckland-video-bounces at lists.indymedia.org] On Behalf Of
> Kim Mazur Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 8:28 AM To: 'Auckland
> Indymedia video list' Subject: [imc-auckland-video] Cat amongst the
> pigeons 
> Cereal king adds fresh flavour to mayoral race 
> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3585331&thesection=
> ne ws&thesubsection=general 19.08.2004 By BERNARD ORSMAN Cereal king
> Dick Hubbard is running for Mayor of Auckland City, saying he is
> standing against the "Muldoonism" of incumbent John Banks. 
> The surprise announcement comes just two days before nominations close
> and gives voters a serious alternative to Mr Banks, former mayor
> Christine Fletcher and City Vision leader Dr Bruce Hucker. 
> Mr Hubbard told the Herald that Mr Banks' style was too abrasive and
> he was determined to bring to the mayoralty the strong sense of values
> and culture on which he had built his multimillion-dollar cereal
> company. 
> "I've always listened to my customers and my staff and I will listen
> carefully to Auckland ratepayers," Mr Hubbard said. "I want to look
> after the people and the businesses that need to prosper here. 
> "Auckland needs a mayor who can work with everyone, not just those who
> support him. I want to bring pride, passion and principles back to
> Auckland." 
> The 57-year-old Epsom resident said he had been quietly absorbing the
> issues and listening to the rhetoric over the past six months. The
> tipping point came two weeks ago when Mr Banks labelled North Shore
> Mayor George Wood "pathetic" for opposing the proposed V8 supercar
> race.
> "That was Muldoonism. Muldoon called people pathetic when they upset
> him ... I cringed and was ashamed." Mr Hubbard has earned a reputation
> as a campaigner for social responsibility in business. His workforce
> was the envy of the country after he shouted staff to Samoa for a
> three-day weekend to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary in 1998.
> The food technologist founded the Business for Social Responsibility
> group to promote ethical practices. 
> He is among the inner circle of Prime Minister Helen Clark's business
> confidantes and has given $1 million to Outward Bound over the past 10
> years. 
> He loves the outdoors and has climbed Mt Cook and Mt Aconcagua in
> South America. 
> Mr Hubbard, who is funding his own campaign, has taken out a full-page
> advertisement in today's Herald explaining why he is standing and
> outlining his position on several policies. 
> He supports a scaled-back eastern highway but wants more emphasis on
> public transport. 
> Mr Hubbard is concerned that high-density housing could lead to
> "ghetto pockets", and wants to explore more autonomy for Waiheke and
> Great Barrier Island and alternative sites for the V8 supercar race. 
> He said Dr Hucker did not have the traction to win the mayoralty and
> he did not believe Mrs Fletcher could make a comeback after being
> beaten so conclusively at the last local body elections. 
> Mr Banks said yesterday that anyone was welcome to stand for the
> mayoralty. "It's called democracy." 
> Meanwhile, Mrs Fletcher last night refused to comment on rumours that
> she was preparing to run a "Team Fletcher" ticket in her stronghold
> ward of Eden-Albert and on the Auckland Regional Council to damage the
> electoral hopes of Bruce Hucker's City Vision. 
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