No Commercial Airport at Whenuapai Airbase Party

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Toby Hutton 2010

The No Commercial Airport at Whenuapai Airbase Party was a local political party in New Zealand which opposed the transformation of Auckland's Whenuapai airbase into a commercial airport. The party leader was Toby Hutton, a Browns Bay apprentice.[1]

The party was inspired by the success of the Whenuapai Airbase Action Group (Waag) in turning the fate of the airbase into a political issue during the 2007 local body elections.

The party applied to register a logo with the Electoral Commission on 21 April 2008.[2] The party however failed to apply for formal registration so was limited to its sole candidate at the 2008 election.

It ran a single electorate candidate in 2008 and received 238 electorate votes. It did not run in the 2011 election.

The party's former leader, Toby Hutton, has since become involved in Act New Zealand and the National Party, sitting as a former Deputy Board Member and list candidate in the former [3] and serving as a party official in the latter since the dissolution of the No Commercial Airport at Whenuapai Airbase Party. Toby also ran for local body elections in 2013 for the Communities and Residents Movement [3] [4]. He is currently the Manger of Collections and Operations at Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology.[4]

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