Ariana for Wellington Regional Council – Campaign Launch
[When] Saturday, 10 August
[Where] Bucket Fountain – Cuba Street, Wellington CBD
MANA Candidate Underscores Right to Water in Regional Council Campaign Opening.
Entertainment by the beautiful Marama Te Kira and Free Water from Wellington Springs will be served.
The right of everyone to have free access to water will feature in the launch of MANA’s campaign for the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
The launch will have a group giving away water while another group tries to sell it.
Candidate Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati says that proposals for a super city and a proposal that all councils should charge for the use of water by volume could lead to the commercialisation of water. She says that people who are already struggling financially will find it hard to pay water bills.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council’s proposal for local government reform is very much like the Auckland super city she says. In Auckland many of the services are now run by Council-owned profit-making companies and all properties now have water meters.
Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Fran Wilde also chairs the Local Government Infrastructure Efficiency Task Force, which has produced a report whose recommendations include compulsory water meters for everyone says Ms Paretutanganui-Tamati.
Other concerns featuring in her campaign are the proposed super city for Wellington and pollution of the sea and coastline if drilling for oil goes ahead.
The campaign launch will take place at the Bucket Fountain, Cuba Mall at 2pm on Saturday 10 August.
.If you would like to help get Ariana elected for the Wellington Constituency of the Greater Wellington Regional Council please contact:
Warwick Taylor Campaign Manager
Phone: 022175 8362 or 04 9344626
Donations can be made to:
MANA Wellington Campiagn
And or please join us at our Fundraising Dinner:
Saturday 17 August at 6pm
Trinity Union Church, 14 Hall Street, Newtown
$5.00 waged $10 Unwaged
For tickets phone Warwick Taylor (contact above).
Having met and campaigned alongside Ariana on numerous occassions, on issues such as fighting state asset sales, I heartily endorse her candidacy for the Wellington Regional Council. As well as tireless* dedication to justice, sovereignty, and peace issues, Ariana is a woman of political integrity and personal honesty.
She has my support, and my vote.
– Frank Mascskasy
(* Tireless – I mean that literally. Ariana is a Wonder Woman of energy and enthusiasm!)
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