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Time to Mothball Wynyard Quarter Tram

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-12-10 23:20

“I’m more horrified than surprised at plans by Auckland Council to extend the failed Wynyard Quarter tram service and connect it to Britomart,” says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry.


Auckland Transport's Big Party

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-11-11 00:11

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has today hit out at Auckland Transport for the One Team party held for employees and their guests at The Cloud on Saturday.

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This issue got Affordable — by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-11-12 07:49

Stephen Berry Backing Movember

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-11-01 11:34

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry announced today that he will be participating in the 2013 Movember fundraising campaign.


Berry Receives Bill for Leather Satchels

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-11-01 07:44

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has received a response to the Official Information Request he made on October 15 regarding the cost of leather satchels issued to elected members of Auckland’s cou

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At least we got in the Herald — by Stephen Berry on Sat, 2013-11-02 00:55
No. He just mentioned the — by reed on Fri, 2013-11-01 18:58
Good stuff Mr Berry! — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-01 12:25

Colin Craig Promises Land Grab

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sun, 2013-10-27 05:55

“New Zealand’s political village idiot Colin Craig plans to surpass New Zealand First’s vote in the next election by putting forward even more extreme success-hating populist schemes than Winston Pete


Thousand Wasted on Public Art

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sat, 2013-10-26 07:04

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry today slammed the granting of $46,000 to Warkworth artist Ruby Watson to recreate steel constructions of native birds on poles to be displayed in the Rodney Local B


Banning Legal Highs Not Core Council Business

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-10-23 10:29

“There have been intermittent calls for further government crackdowns on the legal high industry by those involved in local body politics, most recently from the Team Manurewa organisation, who believ


Baubles of Office by Courier

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-10-15 09:43

“Elections have barely passed the stroke of midnight and already the Council machine has begun sending the baubles of office, by courier, out to new members of Auckland’s local boards,” reveals Afford

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Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-17 08:28
still nothing back from the — by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-10-17 07:53
The plot thickens on this — by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-10-16 09:16

Affordable City Makes an Impact Across New Zealand

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-10-14 10:14

Affordable City Leader Stephen Berry today said, “I’m extraordinarily proud of the results the eleven candidates of our nationwide local body political party have achieved.


Thanks Auckland!

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-10-14 09:03

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry today thanked Auckland for the significant support he had enjoyed in the recent local body elections.

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Stephen — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-16 06:03
Well Done Stephen! — by Olivia on Mon, 2013-10-14 23:01

Should USA get involved in Syria?

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sat, 2013-09-21 12:00

I say no.

Even if Assad did use chemical weapons, how is that any different to killing people with a gun a bomb or a flamethrower?


Property Abuse by Local Politicians Endemic

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-08-13 10:13

“Manukau ward councillor Arthur Anae’s failure to obtain permission from a property owner before affixing a campaign sign to the fence is symptomatic of a criminal disregard for private property right


Stephen Berry Standing for Mayor of Auckland

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sun, 2013-07-28 03:57

Affordable Auckland candidate for Waitemata & Gulf Stephen Berry is now also a candidate for Mayor of Auckland.


Come On Council, What Does This Cost?

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-07-25 00:12

Affordable Auckland Waitemata & Gulf candidate Stephen Berry is incredulous at the news Auckland Council is running a pilot program teaching etiquette to skateboarders.

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I saw that — by gregster on Sat, 2013-07-27 04:23
This got picked up by the NZ — by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-07-26 08:08

Town Hall Upgrade a 'Sickening Waste'

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-06-13 15:15

Reagan Cutting, Affordable Wellington council candidate for Northern Ward has labelled Wellington City Council’s authorisation to spend $46 million on an upgrade of the town hall a “sickening waste of


Affordable City Candidates Stand Against 'Living Wage'

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-06-13 15:14

Reagan Cutting, Affordable Wellington Northern Ward candidate, says Wellington ratepayers have real cause for alarm following Wellington City Council’s vote to appropriate $250,000 toward implementing


'Not Your Usual Hui' Patronises Homosexuals

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-06-06 06:21

“I would be hard pressed to argue that engagement with Auckland ratepayers and residents is not a core function of Auckland Council. Of course it is.

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I'd love to go — by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-06-06 12:02
Utterly evil — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-06-06 06:49

Heritage Partnership a Threat to Home Owners

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-05-20 08:16

“Do you value what limited ability you have to make your own decisions about your own property? Do you want housing to become more affordable so your children do not face a life time of tenancy?


Arch Hill vs. Bunnings saga continues!

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-05-16 11:45

From www.affordable.org.nz

Arch Hill residents vs. Bunnings


Press Release: No Council Funds for Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-05-14 09:37

Affordable Auckland Waitemata & Gulf Council candidate Stephen Berry says not one cent of ratepayer money should go to Holy Trinity Cathedral for any reason. “It is far out of the bounds of core Council services to be giving millions of dollars of other people’s money to religious organisations. The Cathedral’s application should be dismissed immediately.”

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You know how to dig up disgusting news Stephen — by gregster on Tue, 2013-05-14 10:23

Press Release: Rates Increase Anything But Average

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-05-08 10:51

LocaL Board Chairperson Puts on Her Important Boots

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-05-01 11:52

‘Legal High’ Shop Not Welcome in Manurewa
Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 4:46 pm
Press Release: Manurewa Local Board

Media Statement

1 May 2013

‘Legal High’ Shop Not Welcome in Manurewa.


Imagination Needed to Fix Auckland Transport

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-04-30 09:59

According to Affordable Auckland Waitemata & Gulf Council candidate Stephen Berry, there is a “severe lack of imagination” in the current debate over how Auckland’s transport needs should be funded.


Press Release: Arch Hill Residents Support Unemployment

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-04-24 11:03

Press Release
Affordable Auckland
Resource Consents

Arch Hill Residents Support Unemployment


Press Release: Len Brown's Property Cronyism

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-04-22 09:59

“It is truly disturbing to see the Mayor of Auckland City using Council resources to advocate for individual businesses while in the process using tokenism to make it appear the Council is serious abo


Press Release: World Heritage Waste

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-04-15 10:57

Press Release
Affordable Auckland
Heritage

World Heritage Waste

Affordable Auckland Waitemata & Gulf Council Candidate Stephen Berry has today expressed his disdain for a plan to convince Auckland Council to spend thousands of ratepayer dollars on researching the concept of making some Auckland volcanoes into Unesco World Heritage sites.


Affordable City Launched – New Zealand’s Nationwide Local Body Political Party!

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-04-09 10:50

Press Release
Affordable City
Announcement

Affordable City Launched – New Zealand’s Nationwide Local Body Political Party!


Press Release: Nobody on Council Standing Up for Property Rights

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sun, 2013-04-07 07:04

Press Release
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Property Rights

Nobody on Council Standing Up for Property Rights

Stephen Berry, Waitemata & Gulf ward candidate for Auckland City Council, says that both sides of the unitary plan debate have got it wrong.


Press Release: Berry Welcomes Housing Affordability Working Group

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-03-26 07:18

Press Release
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Housing

Berry Welcomes Housing Affordability Working Group


Press Release: Len Brown Makes Up Numbers to Defend the Impossible

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-03-12 08:57

Press Release
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Housing

Len Brown Makes up Numbers to Defend the Impossible


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