AUCKLAND COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2016
Transport and homelessness in the city, two of the hottest topics in this election.
Watch this space at the weekend for solutions to both!
STOP THE RAIL TUNNEL!!!
The council must be stopped from spending (squandering) any more money on the City Rail Loop until the new technology alternative of SKYCABS has been checked out!
$180 million will provide a new technology system within 3 years from Britomart above Albert and Vincent Sts and K Road to connect with the Western Rail line at Mt Eden or Kingsland, $650 million will provide a line from Britomart to the airport within 4 years servicing Albert St, Dominion Rd, Mt Roskill, Onehunga, and Mangere Bridge en route. No rail tunnel or extension from Onehunga or Puhinui to the airport needed.
SUPERMAXX AND SKYCABS - THE FUTURE OF AUCKLAND'S PUBLIC TRANSPORT!!
* Integrated Ticketing, Central city loop, Airport rail, and much more.
For an alternative or addition to SKYCABS new technology Public Transport network see MISTER (www.mist-er.com.) The designer is now a New Zealander. New Zealand could be the world leader in new technology public transport - but not while this Council and government are in office. I hope the new Council will be more visionary and practical.
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AUCKLAND CBD ISSUES
Efficiency of travel through the CBD area is critical to the success of "Supermaxx". There is not too much traffic in the inner city. It just takes too long to get through the mass of traffic lights. Creative solutions are needed to make the CBD area a vastly better place to live, work, shop, and play.
THE EXPANSION OF THE PORT FURTHER OUT INTO THE HARBOUR MUST BE STOPPED. There are better ways of improving productivity and keeping a vital port plus a fabulous harbour for the good of all Aucklanders.
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WAITEMATA LOCAL BOARD ELECTION, 2014Click here for details
AUCKLAND HARBOUR BRIDGE WALK
It is possible to have regular access to Auckland Harbour bridge. Click here for details.
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ISSUES
A copy of the SUPERMAXX and SUPERMETRO proposals were sent to Gerry Brownlee as new Minister of Transport December, 2011. He finally replied on the 21st February, 2012 shuffling all responsibility for providing the best possible public transport at the lowest possible cost in the shortest possible time in Auckland and Christchurch onto Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury.
A classic example of small minded 'tunnel' vision by our local and central government politicians is the obsession with continuing with the $3 billion Auckland rail tunnel project at vast expense before examining the new technology options such as SKYCABS and MISTER that would make New Zealand world leaders in new technology public transport. We will never develop our economy or get close to catching Australia with such retrogade thinking!
On the 7th February, 2012 the New Zealand Herald published an article by Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment stating the obvious that " we need an environment that is encouraging to entrepreneurs, we need to develop business opportunities etc etc. When I asked him on the 9th February whether it was not hypocritical to make those statements when he refused for 3 years as Minister of Transport to test out Supermaxx and Skycabs (and implement them when proven) he replied that he had referred the questions to Gerry Brownlee as new Minister of Transport (see above - he has since said "not my problem"!). I requested by return that he answer the questions as Minister for Economic Development innovation etc. He replied that "it was not the governments responsibility to promote new technology"!!!!! His article was headed 'EACH TIME WE SAY "YOU CAN'T IT CARRIES SOME COST". His refusal to examine SUPERMAXX and SKYCABS has huge costs for this nation.
A government corruptly formed through a gerrymander in Epsom and Ohariu can hardly be expected to operate at the highest levels of probity and competence!
Key and Banks with breathtaking audacity totally rewrote the law of individual responsibility in regard to signed documents over the Banks donation saga. Not for them the rule that most people accept that if you sign a document certifying it is correct then you have the obligation to ensure that it is correct and take the consequences if it is not.
I believe our economy and social fabric are disintegrating, in part because of world events, in part because we are not addressing the issues with long term solutions. During my 6 years at sea in the merchant navy if we knew a severe storm was coming we prepared the ship to cope by checking all operating systems, making sure the cargo was secure, clearing the decks,and rigging lifelines through the companionways for the safety of passengers and crew. We as a nation are cruising into danger. We need to change course to minimise damage, and prepare the country for rough weather ahead.
For details of how I think this country could be run better see below.
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DON'T BLAME MAORI FOR THE VEXATIOUS CLAIMS ON OUR WATER, AIRWAVES, SEABED AND FORESHORE, LAKE AND RIVERBEDS, OR FOR THE OUTRAGEOUS TRANSFER OF THE PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ALL NEW ZEALANDERS EQUALLY ON THE VOLCANIC CONES OF AUCKLAND TO A SMALL SELECT GROUP OF IWI. Put the responsibility directly where it belongs on the racist, separatist, unjust politicians such as Key and Finlayson who have continued the separatist path accelerated by Bolger and Graham and continued by successive politicians. Click on the POLITICAL
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STOP THE THEFT OF MY PROPERTY RIGHTS!!!
I had a 4.5 millionth share (approx) of the major power generators and the volcanic cones and beaches. Key has confiscated almost half my share in the electricity generators and all my share of the volcanic cones of Auckland
PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND PARTY CENTRAL FIASCO, 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2011
We are not victims of our own success Mayor Brown, as you stated on the 10th September, we are victims of the gross incompetence of Auckland Transport and Auckland Council!Click here for details
AUCKLAND SUPERCITY ELECTION 2010CONGRATULATIONS LEN BROWN AND YOUR NEW COUNCIL
7 CHALLENGES FOR YOU TO FACE!!!Click here for details
Verdict in 2012: "Lens vision is fundamentally flawed in that it does not balance liveability with affordability" (Michael Williams, Howick, NZ Herald 27/9/12)
2013 score card - Mr Brown you failed on all 7 challenges!
These are challenging times. For decades we have been undermining the foundations of society in the environmental, social, economic, and spiritual areas - every facet of a flourishing society. Now we are reaping what we have sown. Until we face up to some basic facts and rebuild the foundations we will not live in the quality society we wish to.