Tag: Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee

Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee Report

Press Release – Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee Below is the text of the Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee’s submission to Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee. The Citizens’ Select Committee also presented an oral submission on Wednesday the 2nd of May.Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee Report Below is the text of the Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee’s submission to Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee. The Citizens’ Select Committee also presented an oral submission on Wednesday the 2nd of May. This Committee was established by voters in Peter Dunne’s electorate because of concern that he was not properly representing this constituency. The gathered over 600 public submissions and this submission is based on them. 13 April 2012 Submission on the Mixed Ownership Model Bill. To the Finance and Expenditure Committee. This submission is from the Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee C/- 6a Quetta St, Ngaio, Wellington 6035. We wish to appear before the committee to speak to our submission. We of the Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee also represent 614 other submitters. Analysis of submitter comments used in this submission completed by: Sarah Free Submission We oppose the intent of this bill because: asset sales do not make economic sense these assets were built by past generations and belong to all New Zealanders the Government doesn’t have a mandate to sell these assets this proposal raises the question “ What about the future?” asset sales create...

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Citizens’ Select Committee to launch in Ohariu this Thursday

Press Release – Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee The community group Ohariu People’s Power is establishing a Citizens’ Select Committee this Thursday at a public meeting in Johnsonville. The committee will give the voters in the Ohariu electorate, and other New Zealanders, a voice as it examines the asset …Citizens’ Select Committee to launch in Ohariu this Thursday The community group Ohariu People’s Power is establishing a Citizens’ Select Committee this Thursday at a public meeting in Johnsonville. The committee will give the voters in the Ohariu electorate, and other New Zealanders, a voice as it examines the asset sales debate and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The Committee will invite short written statements or submissions from local voters or other interested individuals or groups. Some may wish to make a short written or oral statement directly to the Committee at a hearing at the Johnsonville Community Centre on Thursday 22 March. The public meeting this Thursday begins at 7:45pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre, on the corner of Frankmoore Avenue and Moorefield Road. Everyone is welcome. This action is a response to Peter Dunne’s support for the sale of 49% of four Government owned power companies. The Government has a majority of only one vote in the 61 votes to 60 voting split on state asset sales. Without Peter Dunne’s vote there will be no partial sale of...

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People’s Power in Ohariu

Press Release – Ohariu Citizens Select Committee People’s Power in Ohariu: ‘tying up’ the four state-owned power companies and an Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee – a challenge to MP Peter Dunne on state asset sales People’s Power in Ohariu: ‘tying up’ the four state-owned power companies and an Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee – a challenge to MP Peter Dunne on state asset sales On Saturday the 18th protesters tied ribbons and balloons to every power pole between Ohariu MP Peter Dunne’s Johnsonville electorate office and Parliament. This was the first step in a ‘People’s Power’ campaign in the Ohariu electorate to challenge Peter Dunne’s support of the National Government’s partial state asset sales by setting up a Citizens’ Select Committee. Since Peter Dunne’s single vote may decide the outcome of the asset sales debate his constituency, and other members of the public, need to be given a forum through which they can have their voices heard. A youtube video is available on this link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIbWFSkpFyQ On the 1st of March a public meeting at the Johnsonville Community Centre, at 7:45pm. NZ Council of Trade Unions economist Bill Rosenberg will be making a presentation on the sale of state assets and the implications of free trade and investment agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Peter Dunne will be invited to attend the public meeting. This public meeting will...

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Ongoing activism on asset sales targets Ohariu electorate

Press Release – Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee Tying a ribbon and balloon to every power pole between Ohariu MP Peter Dunne’s Johnsonville electorate office and Parliament on Saturday 18 February. This is the first action in a ‘People’s Power’ campaign in the Ohariu electorate to challenge …15 February 2012 People’s Power in Ohariu: ‘tying up’ the four state-owned power companies and an Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee – a challenge to MP Peter Dunne on state asset sales Tying a ribbon and balloon to every power pole between Ohariu MP Peter Dunne’s Johnsonville electorate office and Parliament on Saturday 18 February. This is the first action in a ‘People’s Power’ campaign in the Ohariu electorate to challenge Peter Dunne’s support of the National Government’s partial state asset sales. “It is Peter Dunne’s single vote that has given the Government a one vote majority in the 61 votes to 60 voting split on state asset sales” says one of the organisers and long time Johnsonville resident John Maynard. “Without Peter Dunne’s vote there will be no partial sale of state assets”. After an initial speech from a People’s Power spokesperson at 1pm on Saturday at the Johnsonville Road entrance of the Johnsonville shopping mall, the Brass Razoo Solidarity Band will lead People’s Power supporters to begin the campaign at Peter Dunne’s nearby electorate office. Small groups will then begin ‘tying up’...

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