Author: Mike Lee

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Eulogy for Cliff Robinson

It was a shock for me when Laila Harré called me to tell me Cliff had passed away that Sunday evening – though given his age and his long battles with health it shouldn’t...

My response to ‘News Room’ – ‘the Lefties who want less housing’ 0

My response to ‘News Room’ – ‘the Lefties who want less housing’

My thanks to News Room Editor Tim Murphy for publishing this letter with an apology. Dear Editor, For some reason, even though I have been out of Auckland politics for just on a year...

Auckland Council bureaucrats’ sneaky plan for Waiheke – my letter to ‘Gulf News’ 0

Auckland Council bureaucrats’ sneaky plan for Waiheke – my letter to ‘Gulf News’

I write in regard to Auckland Council’s perfunctory ‘Draft Waiheke Area Plan’ public consultation. Gulf News readers may recall I warned the public about what the council was planning last year. Clearly nothing has changed since...

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Te Horo – place of wonder and dreams

My return to column writing in the July edition of ‘The Hobson’. A favourite place I plan to include on my post-lockdown road-trip is not really a tourist destination. There’s not even a motel...

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For Gerry Hill

From A celebration of Gerry’s life. Held at the Grey Lynn RSC. 1 Francis Street, Grey Lynn. 11 January 2020. “How much more easily is the leave-take loved. For the flame burns more purely...

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Stop stealing our port!

Group of 10 former Auckland civic leaders slam proposed “expropriation” of publicly-owned port of Auckland A group of former Auckland civic leaders* has expressed alarm and dismay at the proposed plan to “move” Auckland’s...