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Dalziel to run for Mayor?

November 30, 2011 by


Newly reelected Labour Party MP for Christchurch East, Lianne┬áDalziel, has given an indication that she may run for Mayor against Bob Parker in the 2013 local body elections. The current parliamentary term lasts until 2014. “I will stay full term but I’m not going to rule out going for the mayoralty because I don’t know […]

Bob Parker re-elected mayor of Christchurch

October 9, 2010 by


From Stuff: Progress results for the 2010 election show Mayor Bob Parker has been re-elected as Mayor of Christchurch. Voting in the 2010 election closed at 12 noon today. This result is based upon 98% of returned voting papers. The progress result does not include some special votes and voting papers returned today before voting […]

Parker leads race to be mayor

October 2, 2010 by


From the Press website: A Press poll survey of 400 voters, conducted between September 24 and 29, showed that of those who had voted or planned to vote, Parker had 36 per cent support to Jim Anderton’s 20 per cent. Another 28 per cent had not decided, 16 per cent would not disclose and 1 […]

Mayoral transport debate

September 2, 2010 by


The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport hosted a mayoral debate on transport this afternoon, between primary contenders Bob Parker and Jim Anderton at the Auditorium of the Christchurch Art Gallery. While the topic was open, both took the opportunity to talk about their visions for the future of public transport in Christchurch. In addition, […]

Transport not relevant?

August 30, 2010 by


Another bizarre article from the media today, regarding the key issues of the 2010 election for Christchurch mayor. The title of the article is ‘Parker’s policies lost on voters‘ and within the article it is explained that public transport is not regarded as a key issue. Parker’s commitments to rates restraint and public transport were […]

Mayoral debate illustrates wide gap on public transport

August 3, 2010 by


Jim Anderton believes that light rail would bankrupt the city because central government has given indications it will not help pay for it. The cost, he says, would fall on rate payers. Anderton also confirmed that he would abandon plans for the CBD underground transport interchange and fund suburban interchanges instead. Anderton made his claims […]