It seems that Wellington City Council is failing to do its job. It’s managed to isolate itself from the residents, … Continue reading Is it time to bring in commissioners to manage Wellington City Council?
As some of you know, I’ve started working back in the city, at least three days a week, after some … Continue reading Wellington’s Growing Pains might be the death of it, Shelly Bay, the last straw for local democracy
It has been a while since I last wrote to you dear reader. I make no excuse for the lengthy … Continue reading Postcards from Taumata Island: Summer, grass, and a growing menagerie
Spring has arrived in the Wairarapa with grass growing (it never really stopped over what was an warmer than usual … Continue reading Postcards from Taumata Island: Spring, national elections loom, watching Wellington CBD suffer from a distance
Trouble in paradise with our neighbour trespassing the Greater Wellington City Council from his property, which as I have written … Continue reading Postcards from Taumata Island: GWRC under fire at Taumata Island, the NZTA PR Department moves on Wairarapa transport, a visit to Wellington
Low lying mist early in the morning is a constant now, as the winter doldrums peak with just a few … Continue reading Postcards from Taumata Island: Winter doldrums, worries for Wellington, no confidence in Carterton District Council, and dangerous roads
All the dinosaurs have been out over the last few days trying to bully public servants and other staff back … Continue reading How not to fix a dying CBD: Do your duty public servants, return to your battery farm offices, sacrifice yourselves
We have been here for a month now. The full moon came up through the pine shelter belt last night, … Continue reading Postcards from Taumata Island: Winter arrives, South Wairarapa Politics, new challenges
Three weeks after moving from Strathmore to Taumata Island, outside Carterton, population eighty, I’ve finally come up for air. Lindsay … Continue reading Postcard from Taumata Island; Your foreign correspondent from the Wairarapa checks in
News over the last week that Sue Wells is being bought in to try and help a Council that appears … Continue reading Will Wellington City Council have commissioners appointed?