No Utopia.

Mayor Len Brown’s Vision for Auckland

It looks as if Auckland is to become the most Un-livable City in the world.
Mayor Len Brown and his Socialist Council are orchestrating a Housing crisis via their refusal to allow the city to expand it’s boundaries so that much needed land can be developed to cope with increasing demand for New Homes.

“Property expert says up to 20 per cent of Auckland’s homes must go for infill and high-rise to cope with growth.

Between 50,000 and 80,000 Auckland homes have to be demolished and replaced with townhouses and apartments to create the world’s most liveable city, says a housing expert.

Martin Udale, ex-chief executive of McConnell Property, yesterday said that up to one in five of the city’s 385,000 existing homes had to be replaced with infill housing to accommodate an extra 1.2 million people over the next 30 years.”

Read more about this Politically engineered Crisis here:
‘Crisis demands mass demolition’ NZ Herald.

The Agenda.
Anyone who know anything about politics will recognize that like many cities around the country… around the Globe… The Super-city is being made to conform to the United Nations socialist Agenda 21 whereby the Communist Mankind hating, Nature worshipping, Control freak Green philosophy is to Force Populations to exist in ever increasing Density… the underlying idea being that this will force population growth to slow, and Preserve The Natural world from the Effects of the Human Contagion.

In the Minds of the Socialist Tree Huggers, This Tyranny is the Embodiment of Enlightenment… Caging Mankind…and thereby saving the Planet.
They seek nothing less than absolute control.
They believe owning your own home with a ¼ acre section and driving about in Greenhouse gas makers whereeva / wheneva you please… are Decadent extravagances… which they intend to take away!
And they are busy implementing these delusions as we speak!
This Socialist Movement and sycophant Media are busy undermining the Kiwi dream by making out that it is Greedy, and selfish… and evil. >>>”Urban sprawl“<<< And these delusions are shared by the City Councils everywhere, and around the globe they are attempting to force the Growth of High rise apartment buildings at the expense of the home and back yard. They're hoping that within a generation that the Kiwi Dream... for city folk... will be completely forgotten, and that High-rise ‘projects’ and ‘Ghettos’ will be thought of as ‘Normal city life’… and of course this congestion will exaserbate Traffic jams, inner city Parking costs will skyrocket… so why own a car? Why not ride *that train* which the council has conveniently built right next to your Building? Owning a Car and living in a single family detached home will become more and more the preserve of the upper class.
The UN agenda 21 is to force cities into high density vertical expansion.

Agenda 21 described…
“Agenda21 is global socialism directed through the United Nations. “Smart Growth” is doublespeak for planned communities. “Sustainable Development” means a centrally planned economy. “Industry Clusters” are government work factories. “Green Design” is the clustering of people in 700 sq/ft, 14 story “pack and stack” living quarters with your personal universe restricted to walking distance or light rail travel to your place of work. This is the reinvention of Mao’s China.”
Quoted from here:

The Platitude.
Yes To Live like Ants… Len Brown would have us believe… will make Auckland the most livable city on Earth!

Super City Councilor Dick Quax raised his concerns about this Diabolical Agenda recently at The Liberty Conference held earlier this month in Auckland.

Read about what he said here:
Now if you have read what Dick Quax said at the Liberty Conference, or are familiar with the goings on in Len Browns Council, you will be aware that to achieve his Socialist Utopia that Rates must increase at an annual rate of over 5%… which is 2.5 times current inflation, and despite this Revenue Grab, Mayor Brown will still have to borrow an extra 1 billion dollars per Year!

The Ploy….
Looking from his Ivory Tower Len Brown has already seen the stirring of a Plebs rebellion … as outraged Aucklanders vent their anger at their massive Rate hikes.

Election time is fast approaching (next year)… and so what do we see in today’s Herald?
Nek Minit….. An article appears in which Len claims he is attempting to trim his Rate hikes to 2%!
Herald Reading Jaffas may have exclaimed “What a relief!”
Sorry folks… This is Barefaced Machiavellianism!
In this article Mr Brown has the audasity to claim that up comming Elections has not been a factor in his attempts to reduce his sheduled rates hikes!

Schemer Auckland Mayor Len Brown.
Mr Brown said he was not giving any thought to next year’s election…


Ask yourself people …What Politician gives no thought to up coming elections?
One thing is certain. Socialist Powertrippers like Len Brown certainly think about elections… a lot!
Because they believe Political Power and coercion is essential to ‘save the world’, they have no sence of achieving goals in freedom, via voluntary community action.
Len Brown is straight out Lying!

Read this article here: Brown strives for 2% rates increase. NZ Herald

Many Green fanatics wont care about the finacial or human costs of implimenting the UN Agenda 21.
They wont care that Len lies to get re elected… they are true believers!
I dont waste my breath attempting to reach such people.
Yet to those of you with even a modicum of rationality must realise that Len is not attempting to reduce his rate hikes out of any benevolent concern for Aucklanders!
He is doing this out of self interest.
He is posturing himself for Re-election!
And what he is not saying is that his reduction in Rate hikes will translate into even greater increases in city dept and interest payments!

because his juggernaut will not be stopped!

What Aucklanders need to ask themselves is why they would wish to Re elect such a heavy handed, deluded and, callous person… whom clearly does not have their best interests at heart, but puts his own megalomaniac schemes first… and expects Aucklanders to carry the costs?

Aucklanders Need to listen to what Councilors like Dick Quax, and how Auckland could be saved from this Socialist Nightmare, and the Kiwi dream restored by removing the Draconian restrictions on Land development… and allow the City to expand outwards. This will cause House prices to stabilize, and even make the construction of cheaper houses possible.
And with more space… everyone, esp the children will have a better quality of life than the Slum conditions, the heavy Rates bills, and the lack of personal transport which are all the inevitable consequence of Len browns implementation of Agenda 21.

Power crazy Len Brown and his UN Flunkies must be stopped!
Get involved with the development of a New Libertarian political organisation to get Libertarians into city council.
I will blog more on this New Organisation as things develop.
But don’t wait…Get involved!
Make submissions!
Oppose Len Browns Unitary plan!

The Herald finnishes…
‘How can the public have a say?
The Auckland Council is drawing up a rulebook, the unitary plan, for residents and developers. Discussions have started with local boards and some groups. The draft plan will be released in March.’

6 thoughts on “No Utopia.”

  1. That may be true Reed. Of course Len Brown is not the first heavy handed socialist to Rule Auckland!
    Yet during those previous years inflation was higher yes? Thus a higher percentage increase would be expected due to that factor alone. Len has no such excuse. (Though I must confess to thinking the inflation rate is in reality much higher than we are being told… It ‘feels’ higher to me! 🙂 …because of the increasing poverty.
    What could be happening conversly is shrinkage in the ecconomy… our collective wealth… and so because times are lean prices have had to stop rising as competition gets more frantic to get custom… but in reality the country is getting Poorer.

    I’m not sure whether the figures would bare that out either… I am conjecturing.
    Then you need to look at how much Auckland city borrowed per year too. Was it a $1 billion? I would say not!
    But I will see if I can get you the figures.

  2. Came across this link and I was expecting some intelligent discussion highlighting the merits of more suburban sprawl. I was wrong. I see the benefits of both sprawl and urban containment but if you’re going to label people you disagree with as “socialists” and “communists” then it doesn’t help your argument.

    Anyway, firstly there is no need to post photos of apartment buildings from 3rd world countries. This is clearly not going to happen in Auckland. Much of the bad development that occurred in Auckland was during John Banks’ mayoralty when we saw the hideous apartment buildings built on Hobson/Nelson/Cook streets. Unfortunately that has painted a bad picture in the minds of Aucklanders and that is clearly evident in your case. Dense housing doesn’t necessarily need to be hideous. There are some great (and equally bad) examples from Europe and even in Wellington (NZ). A couple of photos:

    I would hope that the urban design restrictions that the council has in place now will stop awfully designed buildings. That’s my 2c about apartments and dense housing.

    Now onto sprawl. I am yet to see evidence that more sprawl in Auckland will lead to affordable housing. Sure, it will provide people with the option of living in a McMansion almost an hour away from the city, but do people really want to live away from social and economic amenities? This is a good example from Melbourne where rows upon rows of houses are sitting empty because no one wants to live so far away from the city.

    People want to live close to amenities and to me personally, it seems that urban sprawl basically results in a highly stratified city where the poor and minority groups end up living in the outskirts of the city in ‘affordable’ housing away from amenities and gives them very minimal social participation.
    Ofcourse, you could argue that we could develop more employment centres on the outskirts but I haven’t seen that working properly.

    Again, I’m not advocating for or against any of these options but I don’t think allowing more sprawl is going to solve the housing ‘crisis’. Desirable cities around the world all seem to be unaffordable for housing because people want to live there. Auckland, Sydney, Vancouver, Melbourne etc.

    It’s about providing people with options. At the moment there are hardly any options for people who want to live in high quality, afforable housing that isn’t half way between Auckland and Hamiltion/Whangarei or a butt-ugly apartment building on Cook Street. It’s got nothing to do with communism, but providing options 🙂

    Rant over.

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