SCMW November committee meeting ~ 06.11.2011

Sunday 6 November, 3-5pm at the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch; SCMW monthly facilitated workshop meeting.

Meeting notes from whiteboard:

Sustainable Canterbury meeting notes - 061111

Sustainable Canterbury meeting notes - 061111

Agenda items:

1. Review of last SCMW public meeting, 31 Oct – need more publicity for better attendances – and our Media Release #4, of 3 November 2011: CERA submitters demand democracy – supported.
News: Cera gives Christ Church Cathedral ultimatum The Press 4 Nov 2011 + Notice: heritage protection rally at 12.30pm Monday, outside Harley Building, cnr Worcester Boulevard and Cambridge Tce.

2. Organise public electoral Water Forum, for Monday 21 November 2011, 7.30pm at WEA. Topic: “Co-governance means around water, towards 350ppm atmospheric CO2” – asked of Labour, Green, Mana and NZ First speakers. Sub-topics of concern: irrigation, recreation, zone committees, fracking, metering and costs, minimum flows, etc.
Note: Because of their recent implementation of an exclusive regional governance technique in Canterbury, the National, ACT, Maaori and United Future parties have excluded themselves from this current debate.

Rik to process invites and make a poster that people can print off and circulate. Use/fwd social media chat too. Tony, John and Rik to resource filming of the forum, for later placement on Youtube.

3. Endorsement of Nelson City Council poised to have Maori ward radionz.co.nz + Council confirms Maori ward Nelson Mail 4 Nov 2011: see our MMP/STV position page notes – carried.

Resolved, that: SCMW supports and promotes Maaori political representation (indigenous, Treaty of Waitangi enshrined) that is democratically and proportionately elected, and not executive-appointed.

Sustainable Canterbury
All welcome. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided. Venue koha invited.

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