It’s time for political leaders to listen to the people and desist from imposing their will to force through change, says New Zealand First spokesperson for Local Government Andrew Williams.
I had to pull out my handkerchief in the last couple of minutes of that particular speech, to wipe away the tears of laughter.
I take a call on behalf of New Zealand First on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3).
The arguments sweeping Auckland over the responsibility for cutting the grass on the road side outside houses shows that the “Super City” is still a collection of arguing villages, says New Zealand First local government spokesperson Andrew Willia
“Thousands of residents may have been put off voting in the Christchurch local government elections because of an error in the pamphlet telling people how to vote,” says New Zealand First Local Government spokesperson Andrew Williams.
I am going to disappoint the previous speaker, Phil Heatley, because I am going to make it the third party that is going to speak not in anger but in an informative way.
Andrew Williams MP, spokesperson for Local Government, will be attending hearings of the Local Government & Environment Select Committee on Monday 26 August at 10am at the Maungaturoto Country Club, Bickerstaffe Rd, Maungaturoto.
I will take a call on behalf of New Zealand First on the Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Bill (No 2).
I take a call on behalf of New Zealand First on this somewhat unfortunate situation with the Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill.
Denis O'Rourke will be attending the 2013 Local Government NZ Annual Conference on Tuesday 23 July 2013 at 1.45 and speaking during the political panel discussion at Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton.