Friday, 23 August 2019

KOA (Keep Our Assets Canterbury) is standing John Minto as a candidate for the Christchurch mayoralty. The Minto for Mayor campaign has begun well. Here are a few of links to the announcement:

John Minto puts hand up for new tilt at Christchurch mayoralty
Anti-Tour campaigner, Fat Eddie's owner join battle for Christchurch mayoralty
Veteran activist John Minto launches second attempt at Christchurch mayoralty
We have received over $4,500 so far in donations but to run a credible campaign we hope to get to $20,000. Every dollar will be spent to maximise opportunities to get our key messages out and win support.

You can get the full details of our policies at   but here is a summary:
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions with free and frequent public transport – the single most important thing Christchurch can do to fight climate change
  • Future-proof our water supply and clean up our waterways 
  • Rebuild and improve council rental housing
  • Pay the living wage as a minimum for council work
  • Keep rate increases to the rate of inflation
  • Reject proposals for the sale of our city assets 
  • Create a local zone in the city centre to showcase products and services created here in Canterbury

How can you help the Minto for Mayor campaign?
  • Get involved in helping with leafleting, putting a small campaign sign on your fence etc. 
Email or text 027 237 8683
  • Make a donation to the campaign online:

Account Name: Keep our Assets Canterbury
Account No: 38 9016 0715351 00
Please include your name