ABOUT US

DEMOCRACY NORTHLAND

DEMOCRACY NORTHLAND'S SOLE INTEREST IS IN ADVOCATING FOR A STRONG AND VIBRANT DEMOCRACY WERE THE VIEWS OF EVERY COMMUNITY MEMBER IS RESPECTED AND VALUED EQUALLY.

The catalyst to our formation was the decision by the Northland Regional Council (NRC), the Whangarei District Council (WDC), and the Kaipara District Council (KDC) to introduce race-based wards without seeking the opinion of the wider community. To impose such a fundamental change to the way we elect our representatives without asking the community is an outrage in itself, but those councils have gone further and voted against putting this matter to a public referendum. Democracy Northland is now petitioning the councils to force the matter to a referendum so the community can have a say.

PLEASE HELP RESTORE LOCAL DEMOCRACY IN NORTHLAND BY SIGNING OUR PETITIONS.

They can be downloaded and printed from the following links:
If you live in Whangarei, please sign the WDC and NRC petition BELOW.

Whangarei District Council Petition Coordinator:

If you live in Kaipara, please sign the KDC and NRC petition BELOW.

Kaipara District Council Petition Coordinators:

If you live in the Far North, please sign the NRC petition BELOW.

Northland Regional Council Petition Coordinator:

Please mail the petition forms to Democracy NorthlandPO Box 334, Whangarei 0110. Or alternatively you can scan or photograph the form and email to: info@democracynorthland.co.nz.