‘How Did We Get So Lucky Grandma’? Far North Holdings 2040

 “How did we get so lucky here in Tai Tokerau, Grandma?” a child in 2040 asks one of the community elders.  “It all started,’ she explains, “when five local groups came together after the Covid19 crisis..... The Local Government Amendment Act 2019 gives Councils responsibility to 'Promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of …

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WHY WE NEED SINGLE TRANSFERABLE VOTES!

By September this year, the Far North District council must decide between 2 alternative processes for the next local government elections in 2022. Do they vote to keep the status quo, the current First-Past-the-Post electoral ‘race’ or follow the lead of 11 progressive councils last year, and adopt the ‘Single-Transferable-Vote system? ‘STV’  stands  for  ‘Simple …

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A FAR NORTH FLOURISHING?

Its 2019 and time for new vision! Last year, though it felt odd being at university at the age of 60,  I chose to become a Masters research student.  I wanted to find out why mainstream waste minimisation strategies were not working and whether the national Māori zero waste organisation, Para Kore, had a more …

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IF OUR MAYOR NEEDS A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION..

Hon. John Carter Mayor Far North District Council Memorial Avenue Private Bag 752 KAIKOHE 0440 3rd January 2018 Dear John Will Ecostar certification for each FNDC office be your New Year’s resolution? I hear more and more concern – from people in the Far North both in person and online.  People are becoming more anxious …

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