Posts by Penny Bright
Hard News: The Police Ten 7 State,
In my view, the simple solution is for Jarrod Gilbert to initiate a petition, calling for the House to conduct an URGENT Inquiry into the actions of NZ Police in this matter.
All Jarrod needs to do is to get the wording checked by Parliamentary staff who deal with petitions prior to distributing it to collect signatures, and to find an MP who will present the petition.
This course of action can be extremely effective, costs nothing, and targets exactly where it needs to go, in my view.
Having had some success with Parliamentary petitions, some of which have resulted in Select Committee Inquiries, for which I have provided evidence as the initiating petitioner - I recommend this course of action.
(Helped to stop the proposed Wellington 'Supercity' - see Petition 2014/0009 )
'Anti-privatisation / anti-corruption Public Watchdog'.
Confirmed and serious 2016 Auckland Mayoral candidate.
Polity: Too much to swallow on the TPP,
I don't know about yourself Sacha - but I've attended four International Anti-Corruption Conferences, listened to and met the experts, read voluminous material and 'put my mind to the New Zealand situation.
'Misuse of public office for private gain' is a commonly used definition of corrupt practice.
Here - so you can read the FACTS for yourself - is the link to which I was referring (pg 29).
Rt Hon John Key (National, Helensville)
2 Other companies and business entities
Little Nell – property investment (Aspen, Colorado)
Bank of America – banking
4 Beneficial interests in, and trusteeships of, trusts
JP & BI Key Family Trust (beneficiary)
Aldgate Trust (blind trust – neither trustee nor beneficiary
NZ Prime Minister John Key is a shareholder in the Bank of America.
Whose 'national interest' is our Prime Minister serving?
Is he working for US or the U$?
Follow the dollar .......?
Polity: Too much to swallow on the TPP,
Seems that my little one person 'vigil' outside the 79th National Party Conference held at Sky City in Auckland, Saturday 25 July 2015, helped to cause a bit of discussion among some of the 700 National Party delegates?
I was told that I would be surprised at the number of National Party members who agree with me (on the issues raised on the following placards) :
Looking forward to all the DECENT members / supporters of the National Party - giving a very clear and strong message to Prime Minister John Key ( shareholder in the Bank of America), to WALK AWAY from the TPPA!
Or they will 'walk away' from National, as happened in the recent Northland by-election?
Polity: Too much to swallow on the TPP,
Why does there seem to be an effective MSM blackout - on the FACT that NZ Prime Minister John Key is a shareholder in the Bank of America?
This is clearly stated on the 2015 Register of Financial Interests for NZ MPs.
How is this not an arguably CORRUPT 'conflict of interest', if the Bank of America is a potential beneficiary of the TPPA?
Will Prime Minister stand to personally profit from the TPPA - for which he is advocating, as a result of his shareholding in the Bank of America?
Does anyone else GET this?
If so - how loudly are you 'blowing the whistle'?
Hard News: The Mayor's marginal enemies,
Want to describe me as 'right-wing'?
If so - I suggest you have a look at the following websites?
(I use the electoral process to help make a fuss about the issues - it's proven to be quite effective? Polled fourth with nearly 12,000 votes on an 'in-your-face anti-corporate corruption' platform ....
-Here is some media coverage of our LEN BROWN - STAND DOWN march:
LET YOUR BANNERS DO THE TALKING!
(Lots more folk are now getting the message about 'corrupt corporate cronyism - of the casino variety' - and Auckland Mayor Len Brown's alleged criminal complicity - although this message was NOT covered (yet) by mainstream media ......
Looking forward to Vinny Eastwood's coverage on You Tube!
Hard News: A plea for sanity on the…,
31 May 2013
The Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill :
Petition presented 30 May 2013 / Questions asked by Green Party Housing Spokesperson Holly Walker and answers from Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA, Chair of the Social Services Select Committee:
Petition of Penelope Mary Bright
Requesting that Parliament declines to proceed with the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill until the lawfulness of the reliance of Auckland Council on the New Zealand Department of Statistics"high"population growth projections, instead of their "medium" population growth projections for the Auckland Spatial Plan, has been properly and independently investigated, taking into consideration that both Auckland Transport and Watercare Services Ltd, have relied upon "medium" population growth projections for their infrastructural asset management plans.
Petition number: 2011/64
Presented by: Holly Walker
Date presented: 30 May 2013
Referred to: Social Services Committee
Questions to Members
HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: When do submissions to the Social Services Committee on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill close?
HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: What is the length of the period for submissions to the Social Services Committee for the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill?
HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: Has he, as chairperson of the Social Services Committee, written to anyone soliciting submissions the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill; if so, who?
HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: How many submissions have been received on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill?
HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: Did he decide that submissions to the Social Services Committee on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill will close today; if so, why?_____________________________________________________
1. Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill—Closing Date for Submissions
[Sitting date: 30 May 2013. Volume:690;Page:19. Text is subject to correction.]
1. HOLLY WALKER (Green) to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: When do submissions to the Social Services Committee on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill close?
PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA (Chairperson of the Social Services Committee) :Submissions on this bill close today: Thursday, 30 May 2013.
Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA: After the bill was referred to our committee on the night of Budget night, I made—in my own decision—the decision to set a 13-day period for submissions.
Mr SPEAKER: I am going to ask the member Holly Walker to ask the question again, and let us hope that on this occasion we get a simple answer to a simple question.
Holly Walker: Did he consult with the Minister of Housing or his staff before making the decision to close submissions on this date?
Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA: The bill was referred on the night of Budget night, 16 May, and I did not consult with the Minister. I made this decision on my own.
Mr SPEAKER: Thank you for that answer.
Hard News: Someone has to be accountable…,
Some of us from DAY ONE were trying to warn Aucklanders that the Auckland '$upercity' would be a super RIPOFF for the vast majority of citizens and ratepayers.
It's now democracy for developers, consultants and private contractors.
The public majority are effectively no more than a giant ca$h cow - all pay - no say.
The fact that integration and transition costs appear to be far greater than the 'economies of scale' this forced amalgamation was supposed to bring about, is just the start..........
The 'books' are NOT open.
There is no 'line-by-line' accounting.
We the public, do not know the names of the contractors; scope, term or value of contracts issued.
The 'devil is in the detail' - but we don't get this 'devilish detail'.
There are not central 'Registers' of Contracts.
(I know -because I've asked under the OIA).
That's why this Monday 23 May 2011, I made an historic first ever complaint, in person at the National Archives Office, about Auckland Council's alleged breach of s.17 (1) of the Public Records Act 2005 - failure to maintain full and accurate records of contracts.
How can elected representatives of Auckland Council even consider putting up rates 3.7% when they have no idea where exactly public rates monies are being spent?
The answer is REALLY simple.
CUT OUT THE PRIVATE 'PIGGY-IN-THE-MIDDLE' CONSULTANTS AND CONTRACTORS AND RETURN CORE COUNCIL SERVICES BACK TO 'IN-HOUSE'
(Same applies to central government).