We should have had a vote

LETTER

To the Mayor and councillors who voted for the name change, you all have lost my vote. I am so disappointed and angry that the The New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has confirmed the name of our bay will be changed. This should have been a referendum at the next elections; it is significant to all of us and there were a lot of mixed reactions to the proposal.

Where has democracy gone to now? I sure don’t see it here. Just important decisions taken out of our hands as per usual, like the new council building. I know there will be a lot of disappointed people because of this.

K.A. MORROW

To the Mayor and councillors who voted for the name change, you all have lost my vote. I am so disappointed and angry that the The New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has confirmed the name of our bay will be changed. This should have been a referendum at the next elections; it is significant to all of us and there were a lot of mixed reactions to the proposal.

Where has democracy gone to now? I sure don’t see it here. Just important decisions taken out of our hands as per usual, like the new council building. I know there will be a lot of disappointed people because of this.

K.A. MORROW

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John Fricker - 2 months ago
The vote was done by stealth in full knowledge that an open, transparent process would have delivered the wrong result.
It doesn't make a ha'porth of difference though, the majority of Gisbornites will never recognise this "decision".
Roll on the next council elections, it's time for ordinary decent Gisbornites to stand up, take back control and undo the excesses of this profligate council.
Power to the Tax Payer!

Disgusted! - 2 months ago
It was all well advertised in articles and a three-month poll.
I would respond further to your response JF, but then I thought...Yeah Na.

K L - 2 months ago
There was plenty of time to make a submission to the The New Zealand Geographic Board and this was widely advertised in Turanganui-a-Kiwa. The decision was not "taken out of our hands".

Phil Hunt, Picton - 2 months ago
Pandering to the politically correct brigade! You can trace that sort of thing back to the
Clark government! Beware Labour you might be out next time if you try that this term. GDC councillors, pay more attention to your electorate and don't ape what others have done!

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