Candidate for National John Key “Dirty Politics” and the “gullible” “lazy” New Zealand media

Candidate for National John Key “Dirty Politics” and the “gullible” “lazy” New Zealand media 11/9/2014 Blog # 8

If there is nothing else you do as an eligible voter before voting please read chapters 11, 12 and the Afterwood of the book “Dirty Politics” by Nicky Hager and you will see for all time the candidate John Key, his Prime Ministers office staffer Jason Ede, candidate Judith Collins and the Farrar/ Slater blogger connection. Essentially in my political view big business have poured millions of dollars into a campaign via a blogging system to ensure the public/voters are feed excreta to ensure that you dont vote!!!!!!!!! Think about it please From this National cannot ever escape the conclusion they have lost respect for the citizens of N Z. i. e. The right to exercise the VOTE. By sitting home between now and the closing of the polls on Election Day N Z’ers will be seen by the young and future generations as being accepting of this exposed attempt by the National Party. Voter apathy is not the answer. Is it too much to expect the voters to walk down to the local hall or school and vote every three years? A non-vote is a Nat vote in my political opinion

. The “lazy” “gullible” media swallowed this excreta and feed it to you in spades and many of you believed it. I never believe what is written in the newspaper do you ? Well you shouldn’t I assure you Don’t condone the National Party’s actions! Where are the comments by the National Party’s Board of Directors Peter et al ? Muzzled ? Surely this is not allowed by Nationals Constitution or is it ? Why are the media not asking these Board Members ? Lazy in my view. I wrote to Nationals Board about candidate Collins and if you cup your hands you can read the reply

Also the names candidate ‘’Anne Tolley”,page 42, retiring cabinet Minister “Tony Ryall”, page 131, and candidate “Amy Juliet Adams”, LLB, page 48 & 49, feature in the book too. I have the pleasure of contesting the Selwyn seat against Nationals candidate Adams. To candidate Tolley and candidate Adams, John Key has been formally, email and fast post, been repeatedly asked if he has confidence in you two cabinet Ministers. As I haven’t heard from John I assume he has not. I agree with John The Minister of Police has been asleep at the wheel of the Police Portfolio for far too long. As to candidate Adams the filthy polluted rivers speak for themselves. I am still trying to get to the bottom of possible conflicts of interest candidate Adams. The public doesn’t want any more candidate Collins “Aravida” examples. Perhaps you could reassure the Selwyn voters you have none please candidate Amy.

I can confirm that I asked another “gullible” media representative at our Labour Congress in early July to ask the Prime Minister if he had confidence in the Ministers of Police Anne Tolley and get back to me. He looked remarkably like Barry Soper of Newstalk Z B but he failed to do so. Why? Perhaps another “lazy” and “gullible” media representative ?

As we can see by candidate Tolleys former party member and former National cabinet Minister John Banks guilty verdict in the Auckland court, it took a member of the public to get the prosecution completed. Shame on you candidate Tolley. That is the Police role in society to prosecute offences not the publics. How can the officers of the N Z Constabulary have confidence in yet another candidate Collins like incompetent Cabinet Minister? In short they don’t. We know another former cabinet Minister Maurice Williamson can ring up the Police and then has to resign How many Ministers is that to go now?

To my knowledge there have been over 113 complaints relating to breaches of the Electoral Act and candidate Tolley sits there, takes the millions and watches democracy fall away on her supposed watch. (More on this) Perhaps she could tell us voters what she knows about the Farrar/ Slater blogs and their National Party sources. Just asking candidate Tolley. I know of three partial Police nvestigations carried out in her neck of the woods, Ohope Beach in the Bay of Plenty where I also have to a vote and must choose from Labours Mackey, Nationals Tolley, Greens Maclean et al Tough choice presently as you will see below

As I have said I have a vote in the East Coast electorate. I challenge all candidates to formally provide me with your view on the recent court case involving Mayor Anthony Bonne and whether or not the Crown Law office should pick up and pursue this like they did with former National Party cabinet Minister Banks Is it a criminal offence? What do you think please candidates? See the Labour Party Candidates website for my email address

In particular why were the ratepayers forced to pay for candidate Anthony Bonnes legal fees, as a candidate he was the one who “overspent” and I believe at this time the ratepayers also paid the legal fees for the third party ????? to the action in the Whakatane District Court in front of Judge Thomas (with whom I am acquainted). More to come on this your Honour. This was in right in front of the Minister Tolley who will trot out the old “It’s an Operational matter” One or two breaches not over 110 candidate Tolley. No, not at the moment “candidate Tolley”. My view is you can buy the Mayoral chains and the then Minister will sit and endorse it by her exposed lack commitment to the N Z democratic system. Labour will restore democracy

What is apparent is that the media have been found out not to know the difference between fact and fiction. That can only reflect upon their intelligence or training. Of note is the closeness of TV3’s “Patrick Gower” along with Judith Collins to blogger Slater. It comes as no surprise. Brings into question T V 3 & “Campbell live” Also this programme was also formally and by hand asked to ask questions of candidate Key?????? Are the media afraid of candidate Key?

“gullible’ quote from Paul Henry whom also get a mention in the book???

‘’lazy” quote from my unanswered “grow a pair” email to Radio Live, that candidate Cunliffe has unwisely commented but his “apology” is expected sooner rather than later David. You have been formally asked to apologise for your “personal” comments on T V last Saturday evening in my last unanswered letter to you, David Cunliffe, David Parker, LLB, and all my fellow N Z Labour Party candidates. Cat got your tongues fellow candidates ??

To my leaders David Cunliffe and David Parker if you want to play Dirty Politics? I’m in. Tell the public and voters what you know about the “rogue campaign manager” for my fellow candidate Moana Mackey. Please candidates Cunliffe and Parker LLB. This correspondence by email and hard copy started months ago!

I await the requested replies and the ‘’apology”

More to come and if you have finished the book “Dirty Politics” about the John Key and the “Dirty Politics” National Party, please pass it on Get out and vote

To enrol phone 0800 367656 or online at

Gordon Dickson Life Member of the New Zealand Labour Party and Environmentalist


Authorised by Gordon John Dickson 6a Kidman Street Rolleston Canterbury New Zealand

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Part 2

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Part 2 10/9/2014 0830

Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand response to the “Kirwee Example”

To be read in conjunction with my post below dated 29 August 2014 titled

“EQC & AMINZ Mediations paid for by the Earthquake Commission”

In the next paragraph is the response from the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) to my below post re the worth or otherwise of an EQC paid (tax payer money) for Mediation not being honoured by EQC. Essentially the Institute completely fails to address part two of my blog (titled above) re EQC paying for a mediation by a member of their own (and mine) institute (AMINZ)and reaching a formalised settlement agreement. Then EQC wont honour it? This forces the customer to have to take legal action at huge expense (lawyers are not inexpensive) to enforce the mediation agreement. It may well finish up costing more for the legal battle than to repair the “Kirwee” dwelling

“Dear Mr Dickson

Council convened on 22 August. Included in the matters it considered was your correspondence.

Council has asked me to convey to you that Councillors received and read all your correspondence and Council discussed the issues you raised extensively. It has asked me to advise you that access to mediation is governed by EQC. The appointment of mediators to the Mediation Panel is governed by AMINZ.

Yours sincerely

Deborah Hart LLB”

65 words and 20 of relevance Not good enough in my view sirs

I have received no response or assistance from the National Party’s candidate and Minister of Earthquake Recovery Candidate Gerry Brownlee nor disappointingly Labours newly appointed Earthquake Recovery spokesperson List M P and my fellow New Zealand Labour Party Candidate Clayton Cosgrove. So to the pair of you please prove you are both literate and send your responses to me at For the pair of you to fail to do so would enable the voters to consider your commitment or otherwise to the Canterbury earthquake victims. If you have no comments before the election to enable the voters to judge whether to vote for you or not it begs the question what would you be like after the election? Come on fellow candidates I have two votes myself Please show respect to that and to the people of Canterbury

I have just discovered we have a new Arbitrators and Mediators Institute President Wellington Barrister David Patten LLB and Vice President Auckland Barrister John Walton LLB, both “prominent” Barristers whom I implore to comment in more detail than the above 20 words of no real relevance response by the Executive officer Deborah Hart, LLB. What is the point of going to institute facilitated mediation when EQC can sign up and then back away with from supplying the monies reasonably envisaged to be the purpose of the mediation agreement in the first place ???

To the recipients of the “Kirwee example” EQC mediation I apologise on behalf of my fellow institute members whom I am sure will want to discuss this next week at our AMINZ function I am myself committed to the earthquake recovery as I trust you can see from above Please may I have your vote and anyone not enrolled please do so by phoning 0800 36 76 56 or by going online and downloading the enrolment form Value the vote Remember this is the only region in New Zealand where you don’t get a Regional Council vote. A
continued position promoted by my fellow candidate Mrs Amy Adams LLB. Labour will change that. This region is best aligned with the voting abilities of the balance of New Zealand don’t you think ???

There are a lot of “LLB’’’s in this ????

Gordon Dickson AAMINZ



Authorised by Gordon John Dickson 6a Kidman Street Rolleston Canterbury New Zealand

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Open Letter to Mr John Key MP & National Party candidate for the Helensville electorate

The Leader of the New Zealand National Party, Rt Hon. Mr John Key M P and National Party

candidate for the Helensville electorate

Parliament Buildings


New Zealand 4/9/2014

Helensville Office email

Copy to National Party headquarters for the attention of John Goodfellow the President of the

National Party, all fellow Directors and for distribution to all National Party candidates and all

members of the New Zealand National Party:

Dear Candidate John,

1 Can you please provide me with your party’s formalised view on our nations

need for a Constitution passed into law by Parliament or otherwise

2 Should you own personal view be different from the National Party’s view

please say so with reasons in your reply thank you John

2 Thank you for accepting the resignation of the Minister of Justice Mrs Judith

Judith Collins, current M P and National Party candidate for the electorate seat of Papakura, to

enable her to clear her name. Mrs Collins is only one of your Cabinet colleagues mentioned in Nicky

Hagers book “Dirty Politics” of which I trust you have read by now and to you John I ask do you still

have confidence in fellow cabinet ministers being

A) The Minister of Police Hon. Mrs Anne Tolley of Ohope Beach in the Eastern Bay of

Plenty and your candidate in the East Coast electorate (Reference page 43) ? and

B) another Cabinet Minister, Minister for the Environment, current M P and National

Party Candidate for the Selwyn Electorate, Hon. Mrs Amy Adams ? (Reference page 48)

I await you reply to my questions at your earliest convenience John and please copy in

your response to my letter to Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party David Cunliffe and the your

President Peter Goodhew along with all the other National Board of Director members and along

with all others described above please ( Liam to do this distribution please sir)

Gordon John Dickson AAMINZ

New Zealand Labour Party Candidate for the Selwyn Electorate in the 2014 Parliamentary Elections

Promoted by Gordon John Dickson, 6a Kidman Street, Rolleston, Canterbury, 7614, New Zealand

Open Letter to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce

Mr Peter Townsend
Chief Executive Officer
Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
Level 1 518 Colombo Street
(PO Box 359)
New Zealand 8140

0917am 2/9/2014

Dear Peter,


Thank you for the opportunity of attending yesterday’s lunch time meeting and hearing my party leader M P David Cunliffe.

I have been informed that today you will be hosting the National Party Candidate  J Key at Addington.

As I am not invited I took the precaution of asking your staff person whom asked questions of David about the “90 day” rule, a Leeann Watson, I believe, to ensure that John Key was asked in the light of the resignation of the Minister of Justice Judith Collins if he still has confidence in the Minister of Police Mrs Anne Tolley, also candidate for the East Coast electorate against Labours candidate and current list M P Moana Mackey.

Please ensure you do so without fail or formerly advise me of the reasons for your failure to do so.

To fail to do this may well bring the Association into disrepute Peter and the voters may come to consider the Association is showing political bias. Something I am sure at this time your membership will wish to avoid.

There will be attendees including media representatives today whom know you will have been asked to ask this very very basic question of the National Party leader and candidate given one Cabinet Minister has resigned already so far.

I note yesterday a gentleman whom introduced himself as a candidate for the National Party was present and he was also asked to ask this question of the National Party leader John Key today.

Please ensure me that a candidate for the N Z Labour Party has also been invited to today’s event to ensure balance in your Associations actions and advise me whom he or she is please.

Of Leeann I ask her to repeat her question of David so I can pass it on for comment by our spokesperson on employment. I did ask her to join me publically and repeat her statement about the 90 day rule and about the worth of the Associations espoused views but she declined from which the voters can conclude the association may or may not support her contentions which from my experience are very very misleading. Sad to see your employees lacking the courage of their convictions.

I await your acknowledgement and confirmation that the very basis question will be asked of the Prime Minister.

For clarity “Does the Prime Minister still have confidence in his Cabinet Minister of Police, National Party candidate for East Coast Electorate, current M P, Mrs Anne Tolley of Ohope Beach in the Bay of Plenty and if not why not?”

Thanks again for the invitation yesterday, the lunch and splendid coffee Peter.

Gordon J Dickson

New Zealand Labour Party Candidate for the Selwyn Electorate in the 2014 New Zealand Parliamentary Elections

Promoted by Gordon John Dickson, 6a Kidman Street, Rolleston, Canterbury, 7614, New Zealand

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery – Arbitrators & Mediators Institute Queenstown Conference Now

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery- Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand Presidents Silence at the Queenstown Conference happening now, Earthquake Commission Funded Mediations, The commitment to the people of Canterbury by the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute,  National  Party candidate John Key’s  misleading conference foreword, Incredibly he is still internationally advocating the suitability of the Justice Minister Judith Collins M P when the majority of New Zealanders believe he should sack her since she refuses to resign and the national party has lost control of its candidate selection process Look at the Nationals Party’s  Constitution please , The Minister or Earthquake Recovery M P & National Party candidate in the Ilam Electorate here in Christchurch Mr Gerry Brownlee  competing against Labours Mr James Dann

The President of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute headed by President Mr Ranald  Gordon , from the Taranaki  region, whom are currently holding their Annual Conference in Queenstown Otago right now has been formally asked on 26/8/2014 to comment publically on its level of commitment by the Institute and its members to the Canterbury Recovery.  For those Queenstown Labour voters I ask that you rise up & ensure President Ranald makes some public comments and get them to me at please please!   Stand up for the people of Canterbury today and again tomorrow too if necessary

To date I haven’t seen the President’s comments. Have you?  Ask him to put them URGENTLY on the Institutes website as well for all of New Zealand to see.  I am confident that each and every one of the international attendees to the Queenstown conference will want to see his comments and like all the Christchurch earthquake victims  I additionally await the formalised view of the full Council with interest. To all the other the attendees at conference I implore you also to verbally request our President and the numerous other Council members present to commit pen to paper immediately and certainly not wait till after the conference like he /they  would prefer to do.  The opportunity exists to impress our international guests of the accountability that exists within the Institute. In particular the commitment to the Earthquake Commission funded Mediation process

What I can confirm is that AMINZ members are not entitled to minutes of the Extraordinary meeting held on 22/8/2014, one  week ago now, during which I another long outstanding  issue was discussed and the papers had been supplied to all the Council members  and the President won’t put pen to paper himself but passes the duty of Correspondence to the Executive officer Lots have been said about lack of accountability in regards to the Canterbury earthquake recovery and I implore Ranald to show our institute is not like that  The institutes formal view that I will not get an answer till after the conference i. e. by “ 5 September 2014” is totally unacceptable sir

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery letter to me of  27 May 2014 Reference EQCGB13-14/0327  to me seems at odds to the Institutes (AMINZ) position in regard to how much the Institute and its members can and should very well be doing for the recovery

I am also confident my Labour Party colleagues Clayton Cosgrove and Ruth Dyson  and our leader David Cunliffe will want to be seen to be coming to the aid of Canterbury victims & commenting on candidate Brownlie’s letter.  The Minister then and now also Nationals candidates file reference again is EQC13-14/0327 Date 27 May 2014

The Institute (AMINZ)  has had another issue before it which originally was commenced formally by myself on 24/8/2012 was not to be dealt with till after the election Fortunately with the Extraordinary meeting advised formally to me to be held  on 22 August 2014 which is a considerable period before today and tomorrows last day of conference I expected  a response but who knows when 24/8/2014 to 29/8/2014 equals two years which  is long enough. Do not the Labour, enrolled non-voters and not yet enrolled but please become so voters and  people of the Selwyn electorate  think To young voters its your future at stake here and apathy is not the answer Be “POSITIVE”  about the right to vote

EQC & AMINZ Mediations paid for by the Earthquake Commission

The worth of a completed mediation, lets call it the “Kirwee example”, needs to be debated

Imagine if you will walking away from such a mediation with what you thought to be a signed sealed and binding on the Earthquake Commission Mediation agreement  in middle to late 2013 and looking at your still damaged house this and every morning since then. Dispair is what I witnessed

Ask yourself why these elderly recipients of an Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand and Earthquake Commission agreement to settle should have to use the Courts system to enforce an agreed signed and picked up at the time document? These private individuals should not have to. In effect the Earthquake Minister Brownlee is ignoring the system he helped establish. He is “Nero” like in this regard. To candidate Gerry I ask is it the National Party’s plan that all these signed agreements between the EQC and the Earthquake victims are going to be tested all the way to the highest court of the land? If not all how many and upon what basis please? The voters have a right to know sir. Pop your reply in an envelope to me c/o Post Restante Rolleston and I will collect it. Surely the Commission should be acting in the utmost of good faith to the victims of the 2010 earthquake These are not huge sums Gerry!!!!

As a resident of Church Corner, Christchurch  at the time of both major events, not forgetting the minor ones either,  and being a resident of Ohope Beach, in the eastern Bay of Plenty  for the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake I realised the opportunity of mediation as an economic way to resolve earthquake related issues given  the maximum value allowed by the commission. My motto “Mediate or Arbitrate then no need to litigate” fails to find favour with those previously deemed to upheld the law of New Zealand. We all can agree we don’t trust car sales persons, lawyers, politicians and real estate salespersons. After the global financial crisis add company directors, finance in particular but as you will see in a subsequent blog not just finance company directors The Canterbury recovery will feature further

I wrote to the Earthquake Commissions Chief Executive  Ian Simpson advocating such a service  and if you cup your hands together you can view the response yourself It was much much later that EQC agreed to allow selected members of the Institute to Mediate a certain type of Dispute Those being the extremely extremely fortunate “Panel Members” only

Therefore I was pleasantly surprised when National Party candidate Mr Gerry Brownlee formally advised me that the institute holds a “contract”    “with the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ)” paragraph 1.

The ability to get on this panel is a matter that the Institute have failed to address despite it being formally brought to their attention far too long ago for them to claim credibility of high order

The list of correspondence I have goes back at least as far as 24/8/2012  but the Executive Director Deborah Hart LLB says “copying your  emails to provide to you takes valuable office resource” I believe there are only 2 or 3 additional items of correspondence within the Institutes walls in Wellington Unable or unwilling? Let the EQC victims decide

List of outwards correspondence (emails)  from paid up Institute member to the Institute and President Ranald Gordon of Taranaki dated 24/8/2012 (note 2012) , 3/9/2012 (note 2012), 2/5/2014, 22/5/14, 28/5/2014, 8/8/14, 26/8/14 Plus possibly another 2 or 3 Total Say 6-7 I know there more  because I sent it with the express intention of expecting the President to address the issues raised at the local members gathering on  Bealey Avenue recently prior to the 22/5/2014 email.  I further can confirm  there is additional correspondence to the Institute as I refer it in my email to President Ranald in my email seeking an explanation of 22/5/2014

List inwards to me ex Institute President Ranald Gordon 4/6/2014 Total 1 This contains 16 words of substance commencing with “Apologies for the delay in responding” That’s 6 words for a kick off

List inwards from Executive Director Deborah Hart LLB  4/6/2014,21/7/2014, 28/7/2014 (of no real relevance) , 5/8/2014 ( of no real relevance), 18/8/2014, 19/8/2014, Total  4 of relevance   whereas repeated formal requests have been made for the President to answer my correspondence Reminds me of an addage a pommie friend used  about the monkey and the organ grinder.  Maybe he is able but unwilling Surely not when the expectations of the Canterbury EQC claimants are at stake This includes women, children young and old alike

Originally and disappointingly my correspondence was to be tabled 6 days after the Election in which I am trying to gain votes and need the Institutes views However with the recent revelation that my correspondence has been tabled on  8 August 2014 I expected  some answers so we can indulge in the normal election debates There are other members on the Council of the Institute but those contact details are withheld for some reason As an EQC victim needing EQC funded Mediation can you think of one ?  Transparency is paramount for the Institute to continue to be held in high regard

N B  Just in case there be a changing of President of the Institute please ensure both the incoming and outgoing President comment formally or at least on tape please

From the Arbitrators and Mediators Institutes website you can see the full list of speakers both local and international and so I simply ask them also to comment as well.  If you can stand up inside the conference and speak surely you can stand outside the venue and speak to the waiting public and voters of Queenstown who can inform the victims in Christchurch. Additionally many will be flying back through Christchurch and possibly sitting alongside or meeting Canterbury earthquake victims as well Please tell the public what you know about the Institutes view is as the President is sitting on his hands and to do so for much longer may do irrevocable damage to the Institutes (AMINZ) reputation The Institute does have a “ contract” with EQC Lets see it Gerry. Is this available under the Official Information Act which we know now can be achieved in 37 minutes?  However I am not a right wing blogger  Simply  a paid up Selwyn electorate candidate whose first aim is to get my deposit back on election day Early voting is recommended and available  please  Labour has a better plan


Future blog topics to be Team Key and his role as the Minister of Tourism including Health and Safety of the Industry and more , “Nationals Team Key Team Violence”  involving 2 more Cabinet Ministers, Conservation, Environment, my perception of Political bias by Lincoln University, our URGENT need for a Constitution, the “glass ceiling”  etc


Gordon Dickson Associate Member of the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand & New Zealand Labour Party Candidate for the Selwyn Electorate in the 2014 Parliamentary Elections

Rolleston Canterbury New Zealand

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P S I don’t claim this is perfect but best get the debate started on behalf of the Canterbury and other nationwide EQC victims previously known as clients or customers and a blog seems much better than relying on the N Z media particularly “Radio Live” participants whom when they are able but unwilling to ask the Prime Minister if, after the Auckland Mayoral candidate and former National Party Member of Parliament, being found guilty, he still has confidence in the Minister of Police and National’s East Coast candidate Mrs Anne Tolley of Ohope Beach, in the Bay of Plenty?  When they are asked to do so and fail to do that by default they become an advocate for the National Party in my political opinion

Best also I acknowledge I am an un”Registered”  Quantity Surveyor to avoid the  obvious claim of commercial bias  I am also a Life member of the New Zealand Labour Party having contested two previous parliamentary elections with Labour  Electorate  Committee  References and my deposit back to boot

To those mentioned above The intent of is to genuinely ask you for help move forward the reasonable expectations of the victims of the Canterbury Earthquakes in your capacity as a candidate, an Institute member, an International visiting speaker, a National Party Candidate et al and should not in any way shape or form be considered in a personal sense please. Labour needs to be seen to be doing all it can to help these victims of the EQC and the National Party’s malaise is not the answer Please vote for me

Selwyn Primary School Additional Land Request

To the pair of Selwyn Electorate  voters that proffered by email me their vote  I advise as follows (First time blog)

Natalie of the Electoral Commission has confirmed in the last couple of days that my $300 deposit has been received and my details are in accordance with the legal niceties. I am now officially  a  Candidate for the New Zealand Labour Party for the Selwyn Electorate
I meet the Mayor of the Selwyn District Council  at the Rolleston Residents Association meeting chaired by a gentleman (whom it turns out is also on the Rolleston Primary School Board of Trustees as well )  and Mayor Cole  confirmed to me that he would be making available the Land  Valuations to me  next week and hence I would hand immediately over to the Principal of the school and enable the Rolleston Primary School Board of Trustees to assess the position in the financial sense This was very much their stated concern  in the recent circulated document signed by both the Board Chairperson and the Principal  This would  enable  the Board of Trustees  to see if in some way it could  make this logical addition of land to the children’s  playing area  happen. Much of the current play area  will be gobbled up by additional buildings.  Mayor Cole  additionally confirmed he would not be requiring this information to be subject to a Local Govt Information Act request. I took the precaution of having the Mayor   reiterate this wonderful information  to the gentleman with the above  described combined role straight away  (like immediately).  I am confident he would have relayed this information to the Board and it would be recorded in the minutes of which you will have a copy (or at least know where to get them  )

The next day I  formally  informed  the Mayor that I would be calling by the Council next Wednesday to collect what he had proffered to be available .To my dismay I received formal (text) advise that the Mayors  position had changed without any explanation two days later.

I subsequently formally asked to be invited  to attend the next Rolleston Primary Board of Trustees Additionally I  rang and spoke to the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees whom agreed to drop by my office next time in “Rolly” I am confident she will do so soon

I additionally asked for 3 minutes speaking time at the next Board of Trustees meeting  in my email This email remains unanswered at time of writing

Do I get the two votes for this attempt ?

Gordon J Dickson N Z  Labour Party Rolleston

p s it is with regret that I advise you repeated attempts to raise the Labour profile/message  have been met with no success with the Press and CTV  Hence the blog