Monthly Archives: July 2013

Unitary Plan – test of integrity

The Auckland Council draft unitary plan has drawn an enormous amount of submissions from concerned Aucklanders – 22,700 in all. But rather than pause to give public submissions the time and attention they deserve, the unitary plan process hurries on.  I … Continue reading

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Begging bylaw no ban – but step towards social responsibility

There has been a lot of heat and emotion about the issue of street begging in recent days – but unfortunately not much light.  So what is going on? The proposed Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw is designed to  replace  all the previous … Continue reading

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The Unitary Plan – but is it unifying?

The public have responded to the Auckland Council Unitary Plan with a massive 22,700 submissions. . I must confess there is still a lot about the Unitary Plan that doesn’t make sense to me.  Probably the biggest puzzle is why … Continue reading

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