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Monday, 17 September 2007

INDEX/SYNOPSIS

This is the index for the posts I made before the election in October 2007 in which Waihekeans voted me on to the Board. Some may have been updated slightly since then (such as the one on a better system of calculating rates, because more data has been dug out), but most are exactly the same as they were for the election campaign.

Scroll down to read all the pre-election posts, or click on the headlines below for individual ones.

20 IF, IF AND ONLY IF
How not to make stupid decisions and waste public money. An example of stupid waste.

19 CONSENT APPLICATIONS ARE NOT CRIMES
People should not be punished for wanting to build legal buildings.

18 WEED ISLAND AND NOXIOUS WEEDS
New Zealand's environment should be protected from bio-threats.

17 WAIHEKE'S MONEY GROSSLY OVERSPENT IN AUCKLAND
Auckland spends about $3 million a year on its side of the water, not ours.

16 ANTI-DEMOCRATIC CONSENT PROCESSING MUST END ON WAIHEKE
A shameful stain on the national escutcheon must be obliterated.

15 BEST INTERESTS MEANS PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE
The Board should play Waiheke's game, not Auckland's.

14 SHOULD THERE BE CARPARKS AT MATIATIA?
Beam them up, Scotty?

13 A BAD DISTRICT PLAN MEANS A BAD DISTRICT
A District Plan should be democratic, not bureaucratic.

12 YAY! A SUPER-RICH AIRPORT ON STEROIDS
DC10's landing on Waiheke? Should we sell Auckland International Airport?

11 MORE ABOUT ME
More biographical stuff and what sort of Board member I would be.

10 ESCAPING FROM AUCKLAND‘S RUINOUS DOMINATION
Waiheke's biggest problem is Auckland City. How we could get rid of it.

9 PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUREAUCRATS, POLITICIANS AND STATESMEN
A lightly scientific discussion on why bureaucrats are they way they are.

8 SHOULD THERE BE A SEWERAGE SYSTEM ON WAIHEKE?
Should there be a what!?

7 WHERE SHOULD THE LIBRARY BE?
Waiheke's main village and cultural heart: Oneroa or Ostend?

6 HOW THE COMMUNITY BOARD SHOULD OPERATE
What the Board is there for and how it should function.

5 THE UGLY SHOCKER ON THE MATIATIA RIDGELINE
The systemic and mental corruption that put it there and what should have stopped it.

4 HOW SHOULD WE BE RATED?
My ideas for a fairer rating system.

3 MATIATIA AND PLAN 201
What I think of what Auckland City wants to do to Matiatia.

2 GIVING 200 PERCENT AND CONTACTING ME
What I meant in (1) by giving 200% and contact details.

1 WHY I AM STANDING FOR THE BOARD
What sort of Board member I would be, and some biographical stuff.