Better Democracy NZ is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation.

Our mission is to foster the improvement of New Zealand's democratic system and encourage the use of direct democracy through the

Veto, Citizens' Initiated and Recall referendum.


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Gary Holmes: Our new Local Body Spokesperson

Better Democracy New Zealand is pleased to announce that Gary Holmes is the latest addition to our team as our Local Body Spokesperson.

Gary Holmes has been involved in local body politics for the past 18 years and served three terms as a North Shore City Councillor from 1998 – 2007 and is currently in his second term as a member of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board in the Auckland Council.

Gary has always been a strong advocate for participatory democracy and while a city councillor attempted to introduce binding citizens initiated referendums at North Shore and argued strongly that major decisions such as the sale of airport shares should be determined by referenda.  He is also a strong supporter for constitutional reform.

Gary has a background in public relations and, outside of his political role, manages the operations and activities of three Auckland business associations.

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