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EXCLUSIVE: Penny Hulse – the first 100 days

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Re engaging with our communities is vital, the low voter turnout is disappointing. The mainstream media ignore us or make us the object of ridicule and then we wonder why people don’t vote. The role of alternative media voices is going to be vital over the next 3 years.

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MAY DAY GUEST BLOG: Penny Hulse – Is political consensus on housing so hard to imagine?

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse  /  18 Comments

MAY DAY is traditionally the day Unions celebrate the progressive change they have impacted upon society – May this year The Daily Blog has asked leading progressive voices in NZ to give their views on the pressing issues that require solving and how we as NZers should go about solving them. This is second one – Penny Hulse

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Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse on ‘Dirty Politics’

By   /  September 4, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

I utterly reject that this in any way normal behaviour for politicians. The web of bullying, manipulation, character assassination and hatred has horrified most of NewZealand, and if it hasn’t, it should!

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Time to be adults on Cannabis debate

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

The time is right to call together a well informed group of thought leaders to have a rational, non political and informed forum on how to move towards a more sensible approach to marijuana.

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Legal high and cannabis regulation

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

I have been working on a series of practical pieces of work in the short term that may pave the way for a more regulated approach to the sale of legal highs which may make the future discussion on legal sale of marijuana more acceptable.

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A brief message from Penny Hulse

By   /  October 19, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on A brief message from Penny Hulse

A brief message from Penny Hulse

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Media coverage of politics

By   /  September 17, 2013  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse  /  2 Comments

In the absence of quality media coverage of the real issues relating to local councils it is easy to simply reduce our work to sound bites and sensation.

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This is local democracy in action

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

A newsreader/sportsperson /business mogul may come forward tomorrow, but I don’t believe that will make the election more democratic, it may sell a few more papers but it will not necessarily make for a decent and democratic debate.

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Why Central Government ended up supporting the Rail Link

By   /  July 9, 2013  /  Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Despite the announcements, it does get challenging trying to maintain a positive outlook in the local government environment. We remain the ‘whipping boy’ for central government when a distraction is needed

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Is the Auckland Housing accord a good idea?

By   /  June 25, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse  /  4 Comments

Auckland will continue to work with the government to ensure that we get some momentum on the provision of affordable housing but we also need to retain our sovereignty as a council representing our communities in Auckland.

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The manufactured roadblocks to the Unitary Plan

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

We are at the end of 3 months of intensive community consultation on the draft Auckland Unitary Plan so it is a good time to reflect on the key issues that have been raised by communities.

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Talkin’ bout a housing revolution

By   /  May 14, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Penny Hulse, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

The Unitary Plan is attempting to fix this. For example, good quality urban design will be consent criteria in any new development and there is proposed character and heritage protection for all pre-1944 settlements across Auckland. This has never been delivered before.

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About Penny Hulse

By   /  May 1, 2013  /  Penny Hulse  /  Comments Off on About Penny Hulse

Penny Hulse: Auckland Council deputy mayor Penny Hulse has had 18 years of local government experience. Penny was first elected to the Waitakere Community Board in 1992 before being elected Chair of the Board in 1994. In 1995 she was elected as a Waitakere City Councillor and as a Trustee of the Waitakere Licensing Trust. […]

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