Where can I find more information about the Inter-Council Working Party (ICWP) on Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Risk Evaluation and Management Options and the draft proposed plan change and its associated 32 Report?
The video clip is classic propaganda. It presses all the right buttons. It's about you and the future and we need it and higher density housing is good and options are better (the same argument was made about transport in the 50's which lead to much less resourcing for public transport - no more trams)..
This is something that's going to effect Aucklanders for years to come and the people who have the time to go through this sort of thing probably aren't as representative of the people as they could be. Personally I'd be pushing for a minimal green space for each property (i.e. you can't just concrete up a section, build a monstrosity which they'll generously call "apartments" without any thought to at least some space to grow things).
So if you're able, I'd encourage any Aucklander to have a bit of a wonder around and see if they can stop nasty stuff from happening to this great city of ours. Given that a lot of what happens at the moment seems to be due to "business councils" and the like (think of all the big bottlenecks around the city - Mt Eden Village and Balmoral for example), people need to have a say (i.e. support the council's plans to fix things like this by putting parking behind the businesses and opening up the roads).