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Site of the week 1


ID#2028, Mount Eden The mana whenua provisions don’t just affect homes and businesses, but also community sports groups. One of our volunteers took the time to track down site #2028, which is nestled somewhere on, in or below the Auckland Table Tennis Association building in the Withiel Thomas Park, as the map shows.
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Mana Whenua site map


Below is a map of a number of sites that Democracy Action's army of volunteers have been busy documenting.Sites with red markers have been completed, whereas green markers indicate that they are free to investigate.If you would like to join our ranks of volunteers to assist Democracy Action with the documenting of these sites, or...
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Our letter to Len Brown and Councillors


Democracy Action has written to Mayor Len Brown and all Councillors to highlight the need for action on the radical Mana Whenua provisions in the PAUP. Our letter to the Mayor outlines how the Mana Whenua provisions has had the effect of being a unilateral decree, and that property valuers believe that the imposed provisions...
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Hearing materials


The team have made several submissions throughout the PAUP Hearing process. The submissions convey our objections to the mana whenua provisions and outline why we think the radical provisions should be taken out of the PAUP. Please click on the links to read each submission.
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3 News on Councillor accusations of subterfuge


The video of tonight's 3 News story covering the documents uncovered by Democracy Action that revealed accusations of subterfuge by Auckland Council over a controversial part of its Unitary Plan.  Click here (or the image below) for video on demand.  
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Were Auckland Councillors stitched up by officials?


Democracy Action has today revealed internal Council documents indicating a disturbing lack of consultation with elected officials about the controversial cultural impact assessment provisions in the 7,000 page Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.
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Hearing for Regional Policy Statement, 30 October 2014


Democracy Action founder, Lee Short, attended the hearing on 30 October for the Regional Policy Statement (005) topic with lawyers Stephen Franks and Pam McMillan.Below are the handouts presented at the meeting.
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Is your property affected by a Mana Whenua site?


We've been getting a lot of questions from members of the public wanting to know whether their property could be affected by the PAUP's Mana Whenua provisions. Although some types of resource consent activities (such as discharging into water or air) may trigger 'cultural impact assessments' regardless of where they are in Auckland, the main...
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Video footage: PAUP public meeting


Video footage of our recent public meeting on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan is now available online via our YouTube channel. At the conclusion of the meeting, there was a fascinating Q&A session where Democracy Action supporters asked questions of Chief Planning Official Roger Blakeley. Click below to watch. The other videos are also available by...
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PAUP meeting coverage


Our meeting was a huge success. Over 230 Aucklanders  came to hear our guest speakers, share their views and put the hard questions to the Council’s representatives. We received favourable coverage from One News, which included some insightful comments from a representative of Ngati Whatua. To view the video on demand click here (or the...
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