* People First: homes and suburbs repaired ahead of big-ticket, central city projects – a Christchurch that cares! Survey every household to log their earthquake response needs and, where necessary, push for action.

* Strengthen local democracy – support local communities

* Unite the Council – end the factionalism of ‘A and B teams’ by not being part of it – uphold code of conduct, stop conflict-of-interest and confidentiality breaches – re-establish trust with staff, the public, and with partner agencies

* An affordable and effective local Chief Executive appointment
* Restraint on all top salaries
* 10% of Mayor/Councillor salary pledged back to community organisation support and events

* Start a new, affordable housing industry – using vacant land for temporary secure villages of affordable homes, to rent or to buy and take away – modular, solid but light, energy-efficient, portable accomodation

* Source affordable land for people to move to

* Unblock the consenting bottleneck: hire and train appropriately, make the council user-friendly
* Put more council services online

* A Mayor’s Counsel monthly public forum, for the best technical advice and consultation for decision-making

* Transport improvements with a full choice of mode – fix all pathways, increase cheaper parking
* Collaborative governance with the public and partner agencies: CERA and other councils

* Clean rivers and pure water supply

* More entertainment space in the city, advertise this to attract international acts and support local music

* Local Alcohol Policy made good for a safe and sustainable city – educate on alternatives

* Representation Review: fix gerry-mandered ward boundaries
* Preferential voting – to establish majority support of every elected candidate
* An elected tangata whenua seat on Council, open to all iwi via the Maori Roll
* Use online consultation and referenda to guide decisions

Mayoral Candidates debate -  190913 - pic: The Press

Mayoral Candidates debate – 190913 – pic: The Press

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/local-elections-2013/9185291/Mayoral-hopefuls-hold-outdoor-debate

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VOTE People First – Rik Tindall for Mayor

People First 23Sept2013

People First 23Sept2013

Mayoral candidates rally -The Star – 200913

Mayoral candidates rally -The Star – 200913


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Mostly local media ignore alternative mayoral candidates, which they see as their right. But then they try to justify their prejudice using outright lies, and publishers play a big part in normalising dishonesty. Teach them good conscience!

“Boycott The Press” is what I said, repeatedly, for their pre-selection of a right-wing city mayor. I made no reference at that Thursday event to any other media. But I do now, Tom Doudney, http://starnews.co.nz

Doudney confirms there is one thing you can trust a #Christchurch journalist to do: tell their story and not yours. Doudney misleads that I criticised EQC and insurers, after I said council needs to log each residential experience with these agencies and support the residents. Of course The Star is zero help and anti-democratic: they can find two pages to profile their chosen mayoral candidate’s “consort” but none for any real choice of city leader. Corporate crooks ~ Boycott The Star!

The Press equally misreported me as launching an attack upon all news media. False – this is a critique of local news and factual performance.

Don’t forget to vote!

Cheers

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