Poor show at meet­ings

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

A plan to slash the num­ber of elected seats in Auck­land has sparked de­bate be­tween politi­cians.

But does any­one else care?

A pub­lic fo­rum held by Eden Al­bert Com­mu­nity Board drew only one mem­ber of the pub­lic, and a sec­ond meet­ing at­tracted eight.

And no one at­tended a meet­ing in Mt Roskill the day af­ter the plan was re­leased.

But Mt Roskill Com­mu­nity Board chair­man Richard Barter says in­ter­est has grown since more de­tails emerged.

“I’ve been con­tacted by peo­ple rep­re­sent­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions or groups want­ing to know more,” he says.

“It’s taken a while to sink in and for peo­ple to re­alise what it means.”

Two meet­ings held by the West­ern Bays board last week at­tracted about 20 peo­ple.

“I think there’d be a lot of peo­ple com­ing along if we held an­other meet­ing now,” says chair­man Bruce Kilmis­ter.

The Maun­gakiekie Com­mu­nity Board holds a meet­ing tonight at 7pm at the One­hunga Com­mu­nity House, 83 Selwyn St.

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