Monthly Archives: August 2010

Promises & Performances

  Elections are always fascinating. Candidates try hard to woo voters by emphasising why they will be worthy of a vote. I thought I would concentrate on my 4 Henderson Ward Council representatives who are all candidates in the Auckland … Continue reading

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Waitakere’s Burgeoning Debt

  Western nations have been increasing debt since the turn of the century in a way which is alarming. Waitakere City Council has also followed a similar path. I am on record as having expressed my concern at Waitakere’s growing … Continue reading

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Pool Fencing

I could have entitled this Bob’s emails 5 but the main topic is Pool Fencing.   “Dear Mr X, clearly Mr Battersby will say anything to anybody to get a vote. We have not met nor have I ever told … Continue reading

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Bob’s emails 4

Bob Harvey is sometimes keen to respond to emails even though they’re not addressed to him:   “Dear Mr X,  Someone has been kind enough to forward  me your self congratulatory email sent to your riot squad mates. I want … Continue reading

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Bob’s emails 3

Bob Harvey has sometimes taken it upon himself to write  to people who have dared to criticise the Council in the Western Leader. Here is one such of his letters:  “Dear Mr X, I felt your letter in the Western … Continue reading

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Bob’s emails 2

In 2004 TARRA (Te Atatu Residents and Ratepayers Association) arranged a public meeting for a group of candidates it had endorsed for the forthcoming Council elections. TARRA paid for the hall hire and arranged for an independent chairman, Mr Meehan, to chair the … Continue reading

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Bob’s emails

  Unless one has been in a position of disagreement with Bob Harvey, they have probably never experienced his Gordon Ramsey-type language in a one to one situation. I had never met Bob Harvey until I was on the receiving … Continue reading

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