2013 Christchurch campaign

Kia ora, welcome,

If you want an energetic recovery for post-quake Christchurch, please join the campaign.

It is local election year, and putting our work together we can achieve great things for this treasured city.

Please get in touch, by a comment below, by calling 03 332-1069, or through this facebook online group, to get the ball rolling.

Kia kaha, kia ora koutou.

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Our Water Our City

for Christchurch, “Pure New Zealand” quality of life – Save Our Environment

Christchurch City electoral campaign background here;
forwarding link 2012 – Sustainable Canterbury

OWOCSOW

“Let us remember that the Treaty was signed so that we could all live as one nation in Aotearoa” – Whina Cooper

Be The Change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

Integrity is the core value for water sources as in politics

Puraho maku, kei ngaure o mahi – To catch fish you must place your basket in the water (and get to work): Save Our Water – Our City independent candidates

Earthquake response links and analysis esp. Canterbury Earthquake .org.nz – stay away from rivers around Christchurch and estuaries – improve emergency waste management by councils and emergency accommodation provisions! Stay safe – keep torch and transistor radio by bedside, and water, food and camp-cooking stocks in house, etc. – have emergency household pet care ready too. Parklands Recovery Group work, etc.

Campaigns
2012Sustainable Canterbury – on the hustings: Burwood-Pegasus then Spreydon-Heathcote ward
2011Sustainable Canterbury – development
2010Christchurch City Council community board, council and mayoral campaign*

Top Issues – STOP:

  1. Chlorinated water supply – over-allocation, pollutants, Central Plains Water policy u-turns, excess Synlait and Fonterra milk-drying plants, etc
  2. Fluoridated water supply – http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3864753/Oral-health-on-Andertons-agenda – expensive mass medication
  3. Impediments to clean roads, parks, rivers and coast, and to full community employment – e.g. relieve substance abuse and related negative effects in crime and health etc – make constructive community engagement
  4. The excessive subordination of community boards to council – reinstate community board delegations and remuneration

More policies:

  • Sustainable food, building material and biofuel production from council rural land assets, new industry jobs boost!
  • New, affordable council housing program, central city and satellite towns under Urban Development Strategy
  • Link rural and urban communities to pressure Government for large reduction of Canada geese numbers
  • Complete the Estuary walkway, safe walking transit from McCormack’s Bay (properly drained) to Redcliffs and Sumner
  • A modest coastal marine reserve near the city, for the lasting replenishment of fish life & tourism, grow Eco-city status
  • Declare the Estuary a marine reserve, at least until it stops being a hazardous food source, which may be forever

More information:

* The removal of elected public oversight of the Canterbury Regional Council / ECan, by central government intervention in April 2010, was strongly encouraged by all of the Canterbury mayors under the particular influence of the Christchurch Mayor. Transparency of regional operation, quality of science and public accountability have all been compromised by the subjugation of water values to the mayors’ commercial prerogatives. With less public monitoring, in the face of increasing industry pressure on an already-stretched natural resource, water quality can only reduce. Give your verdict on these unsettling actions now – Your Water, Your Vote!

Be the change – enrol and VOTE on local issues

Our Water Our City old site

Our Water Our City ~ keep our water pure! ~ enrol & VOTE

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