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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Nukes For World Peace?

Now North Korea has been defending its nuclear tests by claiming their membership of the nuclear club will contribute to peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. This isn't as silly as it sounds. Certainly, unless North Korea is invaded before it creates a strike capability it will become too dangerous to invade.

History shows that nuclear proliferation has contributed to peace. The advent of MAD (mutually assured destruction) as the result of a nuclear strike between the US and Soviet Russia proves this to be so. If both participants in a nuclear war are guaranteed to be destroyed then neither side is going to start one. The Soviet Union and the USA never went to war with one another because it guaranteed their own destruction.

So, perhaps it is best if as many countries as possible all get nuclear weapons. If warfare becomes a spark that ignites the destruction of the world as opposed to being isolated could this eliminate all warfare, leading to world peace?

Sunday, October 08, 2006

PR: Berry Flags Another $106 Million In Council Savings

Press Release
Stephen Berry
Citywide Development

Berry Flags Another $106 Million in Council Savings

The Auckland City Council has announced the purchase of a site on Ponsonby Road for open space at the cost of $7 million. This has been funded partially from contributions made by private individuals in Western Bays as well as the Auckland City Council citywide development fund. This fund will be used to spend $106 million over 10 years on the purchase of sites for more open spaces in Auckland City.

Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has cited this $106 million fund as another means of lightening the increasing load the ratepayer. “With rates increasing at 14% a year there is no justification for the council wasting millions of dollars on purchasing open space that there is no true demand for.”

“The left will bleat about grey skylines and crammed residential areas for as long as there is the means to get other people to fund open spaces. If they’re so passionate about it, I invite them to put together their own money to purchase areas for open space. My thanks goes to those private individuals who have contributed toward the purchase of the Ponsonby Road site. My scorn to the local government leeches who contributed the money of struggling property owners.”

Stephen Berry is currently the only Mayoral candidate offering a wide ranging programme of rates, spending and council service cuts.

IF YOU’RE MAD – VOTE BERRY

Stephen Berry
Auckland Mayoral Candidate
Berrymad.blogspot.com
stephenberry@xtra.co.nz 0210375720

Keisha Castle-Hughes Pregnancy

While reading the morning paper min the staff cafetaria at work, there was much hoo-ha among staff about the pregnancy of Keisha Castle-Hughes. Comments such as "she's too young" and "she's ruined everything she had going for her" were the main, as one would expect in your average workplace cafetaria.

However I don't believe those that think this way have properly looked at the issue beyond your average knee jerk response. My belief when it comes to kids is that if you can't feed 'em you don't breed 'em. As Castle-Hughes is an Oscar nominated actress, I suspect that she probably can feed 'em. If the baby were going to be a drain on the ever sufferring taxpayer then I would advocate that the mother take steps to ensure this isn't the case. Of course none of the papers have touched on this, preferring to make a scandal about her young age.

Her age (16) is of course what is triggering the emotive response in workplace cafetarias around the country. Unlike most teen pregnancies though, this doesn't appear to be yet another push down the rocky slope. Keisha is not, at this stage, going to be a single mother. She has been in a relationship for the last three years with a guy who seems to be as thrilled as she is at the pregnancy. One would also assume that someone with the life experience Keisha has is going to be a bit more mature than your average sixteen year old mother.

I say leave her alone. If it isn't draining your pocket, it's none of your bloody business!

PR: Wasted Lane? 6/10/06

Press Release
Stephen Berry
Transport

Wasted Lane?

Money being spent by the Auckland City Council on advertising thanking Aucklanders for staying out of bus lanes has prompted Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry to release part of his transport policy for Auckland.

“The council claims the bus lanes are keeping Auckland moving, but this is hard to believe when I sit in traffic while buses woosh passed in the bus lane. It leads me to wonder whether these bus lanes could be contributing to the gridlock problems of the vast majority of Auckland’s road users.”

Berry is unashamedly pro-motorist and glad to not have to subject himself to the public transport system. “I used buses for years and they are absolutely crap.”

The candidate also believes that should he be elected Mayor, bus lanes may lose their relevance anyway. “Public transport has long been heavily subsidised because it may not survive on its own in the market. Poor services traditionally crash and burn when their levels of patronage make them uneconomical. I don’t believe anyone should be forced to subsidise the choices of anyone else so I intend to throw public transport out to the market and leave it to support itself.”

“As far as the issue of bus lanes, I believe that in the context of state ownership of roads, those who pay the state effectively own the roads. I also believe that people should be able to decide what they do with their own property. Therefore I am proposing a referendum for Auckland residents to decide whether bus lanes should remain or be converted into clearways for use by all transport.”

IF YOU’RE MAD – VOTE BERRY

Stephen Berry
Auckland Mayoral Candidate
0210375720
stephenberry@xtra.co.nz

Monday, September 25, 2006

PR: Pink Think Stinks! 25/9/06

Press Release
Stephen Berry stephenberry@xtra.co.nz
Berrymad.blogspot.com


Pink Think Stinks!

Auckland Mayoral Candidate Stephen Berry has blasted the Eden Albert Community Board for its adoption of the Declaration of Montreal. The declaration is a list of requirements for the benefit of gay people created during the 2005 World Gay Games in Canada. Berry describes the declaration as “obscene and offensive.”

“The Declaration of Montreal is another wrist-flapping, politically correct document which infers the needs of a ‘minority group’ are of greater importance than the rights of individuals who aren’t part of this group.”

Berry, who happens to be homosexual, singles out some specific clauses in the declaration as reasons why “pink think stinks!”

Greater government action against hate crimes
“It is the right of every free individual to hate, and express hatred for, whatever they wish. If the expression of an opinion does not incite the violation of other’s rights , then its expression should not be restricted by the state. Also, the motivation for the committing of a rights violation should not be relevant. ”

Access to health care for the specific needs of GLBT
“What homosexuals do with their own bodies should not give them any right to the money of others. Inevitably it is the money of others that is used to provide homosexuals with this access to health care.”

Funding for sex-reassignment surgery
“If you’re not happy with your genitals, you pay for them to be altered!”

Stephen Berry saves his final barb for Maungakiekie Community Board Chairperson Bridget Graham who claims the declaration is favourable to “individual rights.” He says. “This is complete bollox. Supporting this declaration takes one aspect of many people’s lives and forces all those people into the collective ‘minority group’ box. I’m not a screeching queen scabbing money for genital alterations and I find it disgraceful that our local government politicians would seek to treat me like one.”

IF YOU’RE MAD – VOTE BERRY

Stephen Berry, Auckland Mayoral Candidate, stephenberry@xtra.co.nz 0210375720

PR: Berry Supports Laws 22/9/06

Press Release
Stephen Berry stephenberry@xtra.co.nz
Berrymad.blospot.com

Berry Supports Laws

Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has given his full support to Michael Laws following controversy over the Wanganui Mayor’s comments about the late Tongan monarch King Topou IV. “While certainly having difference of opinion with Law’s on some issues, I admire the Wanganui Mayor for his willingness to express his opinions without regard to the controversy that may ensue.”

“There is absolutely no doubt that King Topou of Tonga was an aristocratic dictator who clamped down on freedom of expression within his kingdom. The crony capitalist nature of commerce in Tonga is a disgrace and the banning of publications critical of the system is nothing short of fascism.”

Berry is also critical of comments by Helen Puhi Puhi of a Wanganui educational institute who maintains the “values and belief systems within the Tongan community need to be respected.”

“I have no respect for those who elected Hitler, nor those who supported Mussolini. To suggest that I respect those who believe in the absolute monarchical system of Tonga is a disgusting political correctness. It would be laughable were it not so serious.”

“In the absence of a libertarian candidate in the 2007 Wanganui mayoral election, I call upon Wanganui voters to re-elect Laws as Mayor of Wanganui.”

IF YOU’RE MAD – VOTE BERRY

Stephen Berry
Auckland Mayoral Candidate
0210375720 stephenberry@xtra.co.nz
berrymad.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Death of a Dictator

The outpouring of grief for the dead King of Tonga is hardly justified. He was a fascistic, absolutist dictator who stifled the press and free speech within Tonga. One shouldn't be surprised to see Helen Clark requesting the lowering of flags to half-mast though. King Topou was every bit the dictator she wishes she could be.

So, I was thrilled to see Michael Laws featured in the paper today refusing to lower the flag in the Wanganui Council area. Despite differences of opinion with Laws on some things, I like the guy. He is one of a rare breed who says exactly what he thinks and that is just what we need in New Zealand politics.

I hope he gets re-elected (assuming there is no libertarian candidate in the race of course!)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Stages of Libertarianism

Kinda of like the 'Stages of divorce' on the Simpsons. Perhaps I will add to this in the future

The Stages of Libertarianism

0 – Statism. You aren’t a libertarian yet.
1 – Elation. You’ve discovered a new, coherent philosophy that actually makes sense. You’re on top of the world.
2 – Enthusiasm. You’ve got to share this with as many people as possible
3 – Disappointment. Wow. Everybody is really stupid.
4 – Anger. Why can’t people open their minds? Why does it have to “work?”
5 – Arrogance. I’m far better than those scum who think they have a right to my life.
6 – Bitterness. Fuck them all.
7 – Indifference. Oh well, I’ll do my best to live like a libertarian should.
8 – Recovery. Perhaps I can have a shot at getting this to work after all…

A few stories (dates unknown)

Berry's Big Adventure

een kinda poos for the last few days. On Friday night, my head gasket blew at the same time a cop was writing me a ticket for driving on my learner's license. On Saturday night I simply slept. Come Monday morning, the beginning of what was going to be a big adventure! I just didn't know it yet.

It started with a phone call to Cheap Cabs to get a ride to work. One hour later I was cancelling my taxi and ringing work to let them know I would be late. I made the big hike up to the main ride to catch a fucking c**t arse filthy bus for communists, arriving just in time to miss it. Not wanting to wait for another 40 minutes, I took a taxi from the stand.Arrived at work one hour late and had some McDonald's to cheer myself up (whatever...I love McDonald's). Things at work were their usual dreary Price Integrity way until 10:30 when I realised I didn't have my phone in my pocket. Remembering that the last time I used it was in the taxi, I tried ringing it but got no reply. At least it still rang!!!

A phone call to Discount Taxis only told me that their policy, in I don't care tone, was to hand all lost property into the police station. Like a fool, I actually bothered going to the police station to enquire after my phone, but to no avail. Pointlessly filled in the lost property form and went back to work, dejected. The only hope left was to continue ringing the phone every now and then while at work. On the fifth attempt, I actually got an answer! Turns out the taxi was in a workshop in Papatoetoe and one of the mechanics had heard the phone ringing! I was ecstatic, aside from the huge distance. Fortunately my boss's boss isn't a bitch so she let me leave work early to hunt down my phone.

Now, you may remember that my car is currently unoperational. This meant a trip on the crappy vagina-smelling bus. In fact, two trips on two separate crappy vagina-smelling buses!!! Oh well. Teeth gritted, I boarded the only thing that keeps Jeanette Fitzsimmons' panties wet these days.

Barg.
"We're at Otahuhu mate"
"Oh. Thanks driver."
Half asleep, a little unsteady and with hand gripping the carton cutter in my pocket, I alighted the penis-shaped conveyance and took in my bearings at the Otahuhu bus terminal. Just round the corner I spotted the Food for Less Supermarket. Clearly an independent job. As one of my lifetime ambitions is to own my own supermarket I was certainly intrigued and went for a look.

Well, it wouldn't be a Berry adventure without a supermarket!Hindi classics blared from a stereo chained down near the entrance, meaning I felt somewhat out of place and realised that I wasn't the target audience of this store. Undeterred, I had an explore. This place certainly was cheap and very supermarkety too! Remembering I had a backpack and was in Otahuhu I figured I should buy something so as to not look suspicious. My Eminem hoody kinda cancelled out my white skin. They had heaps of weird asian stuff among other things at a quarter of Foodtown prices so this seemed like an ideal time to try out some of this weird asian stuff I had always wanted to buy. With a bottle of E2 and a bag of Prawn chips in hand I went to the checkout (they had four of them, impressively). The service was quick, efficient and silent...despite my good manners.Now waiting for the bus from Otahuhu to Papatoetoe I tried some of the prawn chips. Disappojntingly, thy tasted like prawn. If I liked seafood, I'd be heterosexual. Turns out they also expired in March. So, if you're ever in Otahuhu DONT SHOP AT FOOD FOR LESS! Their slogan is "Need we say more?" Well yes..."Our food is expired!!!"

The bus trip to Papatoetoe passed without incident. I got my phone back no wories then had a little wander around Hunter's Corner. No 14 year old prostitutes but shitloads of $2 stores! This place is a mecca for random cheap crap. I'll be back to check it out again!

On the bus from Papatoetoe to Otahuhu some jerk was sitting in the back of the bus 'playing' a guitar. Once he finished his 'song' some other woman was gushing about how lovely it sounded. Then he babbled on about the cold snap. "We're gonna have frost tomorrow. The country will be covered in white!" Well Einstein, I was up at 6am and you were fucking wrong!

Once in Otahuhu I had to wait a further 30 minutes for the final bus of my journey. Amused myself playing mini golf on my phone and trying to ignore nearby G Units talking about who was a faggot and who was gonna get bashed. The final bus dropped me off 20 minutes from my home and I finally arrived at 6:30 in the evening. A mish of five hours.The moral of the story is, put those skills you've picked up through masturbation to use in the real world: Hold on to your phone!



Visiting the Supermarket

I had a hankering for some L&P and Cookies & Cream ice cream with whipped cream. Those are currently the items I make sure I always have in the house (hence my parents getting me tested for diabetes). Anyhoo, they weren't in the house so off I went to Countdown Lynfield to purchase them.

Everything was fine at first. Being late at night, there were no fucking old people in the way. There were no regular old people in the way either. I got my basket and headed off to the drinks aisle (Aisle 3). On my way up the aisle I realised one of my former work"mates" was there, did the obligatory sheeple thing ("hows it bro" "I'm fine") then got out of there and headed off to the Chilled Foods department.

The eggs are next to the Chilled Foods department. The egg lady (a female sales rep for the egg companies) was filling the eggs. As discussed in another thread, she's another one of those people I barely spoke to at work but I knew she would stop me to speak to me. I pulled my hoody up over my head and snuck past while her back was turned.

Now at the milk fridge, where whipped cream is kept the fucking data stripping had fallen off the shelf!!! This rendered obselete my usual strategy of choosing the cheapest cream!!!! There was no lite cream, which I usually buy to minimise pangs of guilt about sugar, so I settled for the regular whipped cream. I later discovered at home that regular whipped cream is fluffier than lite whipped cream.

The final part of my shopping experience takes me to the freezer, where the ice cream is kept. Scanning the top level of Tip Top (my favourite brand of cookies and cream ice cream)@L tubs, I couldn't see any cookies and cream. Digging through each pile of tubs I soon came to the realisation that not only did my fingers hurt but they were out of stock of cookuies and cream ice cream!!!! I left my basket in the freezer, heading toward the exit before thinking "I can't be fucked going to another store" and accepting I'd have to be satisfied with my second favourite....Jelly ripple.

Waiting in the checkout line I considered whether I'd complain knowing the futility of such and exercise before some gorgeous checkout boy pulled me off.... to his checkout. Dammit....he's too cute for me to be angry at him.So when I left I tipped the rubbish out of my car into the carpark.







Crackers
I just went to make some crackers.I love crackers. They require a lot of fucking around to make, but it's worth it in the end. Crackers go especially well with a bottle of wine. Unfortunately, I'm too poor to buy any wine at the moment, but that doesn't stop me enjoying my crackers.So, I go to the fridge to grab my cracker ingredients:1 Tomato1 Stick of Danish Salami (mild, no garlic)3 different types of cheese (Edam, Creamy Blue, Camembert)I lay these ingedients out on the bench along with a knife and cutting board (for cutting the ingredients). Next, the most essential part of crackers....crackers.What the fuck?No crackers.There are NO CRACKERS in the CRACKER tin. What is the point of the cracker tin if there are no crackers in it? Now it just a fucking tin!!!!HOW AM I MEANT TO MAKE CRACKERS WHEN THERE ARE NO FUCKING CRACKERS!!!!!So I went to work and bought some. The staff laughed at my slippers while enquiring what I am doing back at work at 2 in the morning?So, I told them. "I was going to make crackers. I laid out all my ingredients, then looked in the cracker tin and there were no crackers!!!!!"I asked them (in a scottish accent, coz its more fun) "HOW THE FUCK AM I MEANT TO MAKE CRACKERS WITH NO FUCKING CRACKERS??????" None of them knew, so they agreed that it was probably best I had come back to work to buy crackers.Now I'm sitting at my computer eating my crackers. They are soooooooo delicious.YAY FOR CRACKERS!!!

Press Release: End Historic Fascism!

Auckland City Council has announced its intention to schedule as historic places the following buildings:

*The former Carlton Club Hotel (now The Penny Black), 489 Kyber Pass Road, Newmarket
*The former Mt Eden Borough Council building and Fire Station building (now Nesfield House), 62 to 64 Valley Road, Mt Eden
*Mary Atkin’s Cottage, 73 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama
*2 Castle Drive, Epsom

Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry today spoke out against the actions of the council. “Council intends to usurp control over these properties without buying them from willing sellers, destroying any sovereignty the owners may have had over their properties. That is fascism. Those members of the public who have bought these properties to the attention of the council are no better than Gestapo informants.”

Berry explains that the freedom of the individual must be absolute, in economic and personal spheres of life. “You cannot be the sovereign of your life without being the sovereign of what you own. By infringing upon one part of a person’s sovereignty, government is serving notice that it reserves the right to take away any other it pleases.”

“I’m not going to accept that my life is a product of government favour. I hope other Aucklanders won’t either.”

“Councilors like Glenda Fryer are a dangerous phenomenon in our political system. They talk of high ideas and good intentions, all the while backing them up with force. If she had any human decency, she would be backing up her good intentions with her own money by making an offer for the properties.”

Stephen Berry’s policy for the 2007 election is to support the rights of property owners to enjoy their properties as they wish on the condition it does not infringe the right of neighbouring property owners to do the same. “A heritage of fascism is a heritage not worth preserving.”

Press Release: How To Save $11 Million 8/9/06

“To be an effective Mayor, popularity and monuments must be left by the wayside in favour of tight fiscal fortitude. An effective Mayor is prepared to make real steps to reign in expenditure and resist the urge for a collective cultural wank.” Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry today announced part of his plans to reduce rates and spending if he is elected Mayor in October 2007.

“Auckland’s motorway network must be completed and vital infrastructure, such as stormwater systems are decaying. However, the ever suffering ratepayer is not a cash fowl to be plucked at the leisure of council. Some serious belt-tightening is necessary and I am willing to do it.”

Berry has earmarked the following areas for an axing of council funding. The figures come from a council working party report to the arts, culture and recreation committee.

Auckland Philharmonia
$750,000
Auckland Theatre Company
$85,000
Stardome Observatory
$225,000
NBR NZ Opera
$75,000
NZ National Maritime Museum
$725,000
Auckland Zoo
$4,180,988
Watersafe Auckland
$52,000
Surf Live Saving – Northern Region
$84,000
Auckland Festival
$1,000,000
The Edge
$3,700,000

The candidate assures concerned ratepayers that this is only the beginning of his plans to cut council spending.

“Every cent that you earn rightfully belongs to you. The council has no right to it. While legislation prohibits the elimination of compulsory rate charges, I seek to reduce rates to as low a level as possible. This can only be achieved by reducing council functions to the bare minimum required by law and this is what I intend to do. If other activities cannot survive through capitalism or charity, they shouldn’t survive at all.”

Press Release: Berry Supports 'One Auckland' 6/9/06

Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry today gave his qualified support to a proposal creating one council for the Auckland region.

“I give my backing to any proposal which reduced the bloated monster of local government. Less mayors, less councilors and less bureaucracy means a lower burden on the ever-suffering ratepayer. While we’re at it, the functions of the Auckland Regional Council should also be absorbed into this new body”

However, Berry cautions ratepayers against any complacent optimism that may emerge as a result of the ‘One Auckland’ proposal. “A continuation of this socialist council’s agenda guarantees that ratepayers will not see any benefit from decreased costs of governance. One socialist Auckland council will find more than one way to waste any savings which eventuate.”

The current proposal also includes provision for a second tier of representation in the form of community boards with increased powers. “The last thing that should be given to the bottom feeding leeches of local politics is increased powers. Parliamentary egos with community board abilities cannot spend your money better than you can. Democracy has no place meddling in the day to day lives of individuals and meddling is all community boards do.”

“The only way voters can ensure a true benefit from the amalgamation of the Auckland councils is by voting for a candidate who explicitly supports a regime of lower rates and spending. I am that candidate.”

Press Release: Make Council Fascism Historic

Auckland City Council has announced its intention to schedule as historic places the following buildings:

*The former Carlton Club Hotel (now The Penny Black), 489 Kyber Pass Road, Newmarket
*The former Mt Eden Borough Council building and Fire Station building (now Nesfield House), 62 to 64 Valley Road, Mt Eden
*Mary Atkin’s Cottage, 73 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama
*2 Castle Drive, Epsom

Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry today spoke out against the actions of the council. “Council intends to usurp control over these properties without buying them from willing sellers, destroying any sovereignty the owners may have had over their properties. That is fascism. Those members of the public who have bought these properties to the attention of the council are no better than Gestapo informants.”

Berry explains that the freedom of the individual must be absolute, in economic and personal spheres of life. “You cannot be the sovereign of your life without being the sovereign of what you own. By infringing upon one part of a person’s sovereignty, government is serving notice that it reserves the right to take away any other it pleases.”

“I’m not going to accept that my life is a product of government favour. I hope other Aucklanders won’t either.”

“Councilors like Glenda Fryer are a dangerous phenomenon in our political system. They talk of high ideas and good intentions, all the while backing them up with force. If she had any human decency, she would be backing up her good intentions with her own money by making an offer for the properties.”

Stephen Berry’s policy for the 2007 election is to support the rights of property owners to enjoy their properties as they wish on the condition it does not infringe the right of neighbouring property owners to do the same. “A heritage of fascism is a heritage not worth preserving.”

Press Release: Berry Backs Boobs On Bikes

Stephen Berry is an independent candidate for the Auckland Mayoral elections in 2007. Today he gave his support for the Boobs on Bikes parade planned for Queen Street next Wednesday.

“As a homosexual I consider boobs to be horrid, horrid things with no appeal whatsoever. While a great motivator for a sizeable chunk of the population to bother talking to women, they are of no use to me. However this isn’t an issue about what does and doesn’t tickle the fancy. This is an issue of law.”

Berry considers that the law has no business being involved in how women or men choose to present themselves. “Individuals are the rightful owners of their own lives and women are the rightful owners of their boobs. In a free nation, women should be free to exercise ownership over their boobs as they wish. If this includes displaying them from the back of a motorbike, then so be it.”

The candidate’s support for exercising sovereignty over what a person owns is not restricted to a person’s body. He explains there is also a proviso based on property rights. “People who come onto an area of private property do so with the permission of the owner and this will usually mean accepting any rules that owner places on their property. Therefore if a standard of dress or morality is expected by a property owner, those who come onto the property must respect it”

“As Boobs on Bikes is taking place on public property, the only issue is whether the owners of the boobs consent to displaying them. As it appears they clearly do, Boobs on Bikes should be permitted to go ahead.”

Press Release: Stephen Berry Contesting 2007 Auckland Mayoral Election

“This is a declaration of war against the leeches and petty fascists of Auckland City Council,” said Stephen Berry today, announcing his candidacy, as an Independent, for the Auckland Mayoralty in the 2007 local body elections. “I am offering the voters of Auckland City a true alternative to the decades of statist interference they have had to endure from their elected representatives.”

Twenty-three year old Berry, a nine year resident of Central Auckland, previously stood for the Auckland Mayoralty under the Libertarianz banner in 2004. He currently works as a supermarket assistant and also owns a small business selling benzyl piperazine products.

“My warnings of life under Hubbard have rung true. This ‘unashamed futurist’ has sentenced Aucklanders to a future of higher rates, higher council spending and a greater erosion of property rights. His unapologetic newspaper advertising proves that if this city re-elects him, they can expect an escalation of his socialist dogma.”

A self-described “staunch libertarian,” Berry advocates policies which will reduce the size and power of council within the legislative parameters of central government. He supports:

*A commitment to cuts in rates and spending through a massive reduction in council activities. Council will do no more than required by central government.

*The rights of property owners must be paramount over concerns of public interest, environmental and historic preservation.

*Recognising that individuals are the true owners of their own lives. They have the right to live these lives as they see fit on the condition they are responsible for their own actions and do not initiate force or fraud against others.

*The user of services should be the person who pays. As an example, rubbish collection should be provided through a pre-pay rubbish bag system.

*The completion of the motorway network in a manner consistent with property rights and cuts in rates and spending.




“Aucklanders can look forward to a hard fought campaign in which I will be absolutely upfront about my intentions to slash this council down to size. There will be no false posturing nor grand schemes to spend your money for you. I bring only a determination to fight for the rights of individuals and reduce the reach of this council”

Berry will be announcing candidacies for a council ward and community board seat at a later date.