Diversity and the Auckland City Council

March 4th, 2008 at 7:30 am by David Farrar

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Cathy Casey from accused of making a dirty word at the .

Aaron reveals that what she is complaining about is the decision not to fund a $12,000 cocktail party to celebrate diversity. And just to really have fun, he points out that C&R have five Crs and Community Board members who are ethnically diverse – two Chinese, one Samoan, Aaron (half Indian) and one Maori, while City Vision he labels monochromatic as they don’t have any non Europeans.

And for good measure he posts photos also.

Personally I think City Vision have a political death watch.  They’ve spent three months whining about C&R cutting funding to various politically correct causes.  C&R will just slaughter them in 2011 (if all other things stay even) by publishing the list of all the things they have saved the ratepayer from funding and how City Vision would have rates skyrocketing for their pet projects.

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25 Responses to “Diversity and the Auckland City Council”

  1. Mark (496 comments) says:

    Classic leftie mentality.

    All they want is to get pissed at somebody else’s expense.

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  2. tim barclay (886 comments) says:

    When people are feeling less financially stressed and when the roading and transport issues have been solved and when council debt has been substantually reduced and when there have been many many years a low rates increases and if (heaven forbid) some ugly corruption scandal hits the council then people might want a centre-left council to spread some lolly around.

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  3. Pascal (1,969 comments) says:

    Nicely done Aaron. Very nicely done.

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  4. Letterman (184 comments) says:

    City Vision = Owned.

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  5. Ghostwhowalksnz (123 comments) says:

    Aaron left out the $120,000 dollar ‘party’ that C&R wants to throw to celebrate the new Queen St footpaths being completed.

    Allready they are backtracking ( breaking) their promise about the charitable donations from metro water being cut.

    And its not even 6 months, many many more broken promises to come

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  6. PhilBest (5,125 comments) says:

    Hear, hear, DPF. Well done, Aaron. Time to roll back the advance of wasteful, propaganda-based “cultural Marxist” politics.

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  7. Sushi Goblin (419 comments) says:

    Poor old Ghostie. Just another sad attempt at threadjacking.

    Perhaps we need a tantrums.com forum for Ghostie to spend his days at. No coloured people allowed at Ghostie’s place – old white men only to pontificate over left-wing politics and hand-wringing over John Key (excuse me, Shar-Key to Ghostie)

    Isn’t it an irony though that the Crusties and Rusties of the 1980s (C&R) have made way for younger and multi-culti centre-right faces, and it’s Labour that have become a small group of angry white people on Auckland’s council?

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  8. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Just like Helen he is oblivious to his polling Sushi and keeps playing the same negative game will the minus numbers keep stacking up.

    A sad case really.

    We wont miss either of them though.

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  9. Ghostwhowalksnz (123 comments) says:

    Crusty old men ?

    How come professional nimby Aaron who has had years of experience on the Hobson community board and hence topped the poll on his ward but it was the runners up , who probably never been to a council meeting in their life before being nominated by C&R, who got the top jobs.
    Poor Aaron gets to be vice something ( again) Allways the bridesmaid Aaron.
    Werent you deputy something for Jackie Blue when she lost her run for Roskill.

    Thats what staggering about the national party and its illegitimate child C&R, theres a vice chairman for every phone they have. Auckland Region has something like 10-12 vice Chairman. I imagine that job comes when you give a (secret ???) cheque of $5000 or so

    [DPF: And that;s 35 demerits for defamatory accusations]

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  10. Peak Oil Conspiracy (3,433 comments) says:

    Ghostwhowalksnz:

    Poor Aaron gets to be vice something ( again) Allways the bridesmaid Aaron.

    Feeling staunch behind the anonymous keyboard as usual? You know something? You’re a spineless internet bully.

    If you want to threadjack, then you’ll only succeed if you play the same game. The old maxim goes: do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. I don’t know Aaron personally, but I respect him for successfully standing for office. Rather than bitch and whine, why not put up your own track record for scrutiny here.

    Go on Ghostie, it’s put up or shut the f**k up time.

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  11. Right of way is Way of Right (1,122 comments) says:

    Ghost, I would be more inclined to take you seriously when you start linking to external sources to confirm your allegations.

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  12. Ghostwhowalksnz (123 comments) says:

    Reached your tipping point Peak oil ?

    Ill say what I like when i like.

    If you want mush go back to your library of harry potter

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  13. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    memo to phil-the-inferior..

    hey..!..numbnuts..!

    read the comment posted ten minutes before yours..

    and then..please tell us the ‘difference’..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  14. Peak Oil Conspiracy (3,433 comments) says:

    Ghostwhowalksnz:

    If you want mush go back to your library of harry potter

    So you’re all bluster then? If you want troll soup go back under the bridge.

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  15. David Farrar (1,902 comments) says:

    I wonder if Ghost is one of those people who stood for a community board and got 57 votes?

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  16. Pascal (1,969 comments) says:

    Again, Aaron – congratulations. That you have Ghostie in such a lather shows that you’ve been remarkable apt at exposing the lies these champagne socialists want to propagate. Keep up the good work, keep them squirming. The accuracy of your analysis is directly proportional to the level of anger and volume of Ghost and co’s rants.

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  17. unaha-closp (1,180 comments) says:

    At last something to explain why City Vision chose a white triangle ($1 million) for our new city logo.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Triangle

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  18. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    that’s right..the difference is that the party aaron wanted..cost $120,000..(!)

    and the one city vision wanted..cost $12,000..

    why is aaron not railing against the party that cost $108,000 more than the one he is railing against..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  19. 3-coil (1,222 comments) says:

    GWW (10:01am) – “…I imagine that job comes when you give a (secret???) cheque of $5000 or so”

    Well you would imagine that wouldn’t you ghostie, cos that’s the way your beloved NZ Labour Party operates and you are surrounded by that sort of dishonesty 24/7. But you shouldn’t just assume that every other organisation operates as corruptly as yours does – the cash for perks/honours model has been exposed as standard practice of the NZ Labour Party only (well I suppose they did “borrow” it from the British Labour Party…)

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  20. Ross Miller (1,706 comments) says:

    Don’t you really luv our resident leftie liar GWWNZ. Sorry to have to highlight yet again another lie from him because its really becoming tedious but the Auckland Region of the National party has six Deputy Regional Chairs (not the 10-12 as Ghostie alleges) and that’s not really surprising when the Region encompasses an area from the north of Hamilton to Cape Reinga and includes 23 electorates including 12 held by National and likely to increase to 16 in a few months time.

    And as for supposedly having to cough up $5,000 to buy the appointment, well Ghostie please don’t judge us with how you do things in the Labour Party. I have been privaleged to serve as a Regional Deputy Chair and every election I participated in was hotly contested with the decision in the hands of the 240 or so delegates to the Regional Conference.

    I can’t help contrasting that with the jack-ups that pass for democracy in your mob where everything is stage managed and persons are appointed from on high without regard to what the rank and file (assuming there are any remaining) might think.

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  21. MikeE (555 comments) says:

    Why should either ticket be judging their ability based on ethnicity or skin colour.

    It shouldn’t matter if they are black, white pink or green, as long as they get the job done at minimal cost to ratepayers.

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  22. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    aarons’ /cit-rats party..$120,000..

    city vision party..$12,000..

    which should we be more ‘upset’ about..?

    or can’t you lot see beyond your own (very short) ideological-noses..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  23. Sushi Goblin (419 comments) says:

    MikeE – right on the money. race shouldn’t matter. Performance does.

    PhilU – I thought the Queen St businesses who wanted an event to bring shoppers back into the CBD were funding this mostly from their own CBD rates budget left over after the footpath construction? Perhaps I got that wrong. Do you know how the proposal was being funded, and if so, can you tell us?

    Either way, I would have thought the local businesses in the CBD would have preferred subsidised parking for a week, or two hours free parking or similar instead of an event like a music festival or whatever it was.

    it is interesting to see that Joris De Bries is now calling for more diversity on councils – citing Auckland as a particular example. I think he’s inadvertendly made a fool of himself on this one!

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  24. PhilBest (5,125 comments) says:

    “philu”, and ghostie, looks like there isn’t much in what you say. But if there is, I am dead against THAT wastage just as much as the other. But I stand by what I say about loony “cultural Marxism” regardless.

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  25. Captain Crab (351 comments) says:

    Ghost who wanks on
    “I’ll say what I like when I like”
    Under this Government? Yeah right, tell that to the EMPU right now!

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