Localism / Regionalism In Canterbury

Following up from the previous post on the so called “regional” stadium here are some more thoughts about local authorities in Canterbury. This follows on from a desperate attempt by CCC to portray the stadium as a “regional” facility in order to justify approaching other local authorities in Canterbury to get funding for the stadium.… Continue reading Localism / Regionalism In Canterbury

Three Waters / Local Governance Antagonism Continues

The Government’s flagship legislative effort this term has been the controversial 3 Waters reform proposals, in fact carried over from the previous term, but which must be finalised before the next election if it is to have any hope of coming into effect. Part of the impetus for the Three Waters reforms is to bring… Continue reading Three Waters / Local Governance Antagonism Continues

Labour the party of centralised bureaucracy?

Bryce Edward’s Democracy Project blog has this week a post by Camryn Brown implying the above. It’s not clear who Camryn Brown is and what ideological cant they follow, but there is is a lot of form to it with the present Labour government although it’s not always like this with Labour. The Clark administration… Continue reading Labour the party of centralised bureaucracy?