One man's campaign in the Inner City News : Bruce Hucker (1970 - 1990)
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Citation:Haigh, D. I. (2015). One Man's Campaign in the Inner City News: Bruce Hucker (1970 - 1990). New Zealand Sociology, 30(1), pp.51-62.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3465
Bruce Hucker wrote a weekly article for the Inner City News between 1979 and 1990. Hucker took issue with Auckland City Council on many issues and accused the Citizens and Ratepayers group that ran council of being nothing other than a local branch of the National Party. He wrote on housing, unemployment and the need to democratise council. These issues are as pertinent today as they were then. In addition to local issues, he spoke out against the Springbok tour, racism and discrimination at Government level, and the destruction of Auckland’s CBD heritage. When Hucker became deputy mayor of Auckland City Council in the 1990s, he gave greater emphasis to community development, heritage protection, urban design and long term planning