There was a post yesterday on the Auckland City Vision blog, that I actually agreed with. That’s noteworthy enough to blog!
They are calling on the Auckland Santa Parade organisers to allow the Falun Gong “Divine Land Marching Band” to take part.
I totally agree. I think it is disgraceful that we self censor ourselves to keep the PRC happy.
Now I wondered what the views of the C&R Councillors would be, especially as one of their own (Michael Barnett) is the Parade Chairman.
I was pleased to find that Aaron Bhatnagar had actually beaten City Vision to it, by blogging on Tuesday that he disagreed with his colleague, and explaining why.
In fact I have to give big kudos to Aaron for keeping the blog going, as a Councillor. It’s a great way to be accountable, and also to educate people on the issues. With the election itself over, it’s a great insight into the issues facing the Council – such as this post on what it means to keep rates increases down to inflation.
Also I did have a chuckle at his post showing off the billboards that the John Banks campaign thought up, but didn’t use.