The Council is coming under increased pressure to reduce its spending and re-prioritise current projects to better position the city for a very, very long recovery period. However, shuffling money around is […]
EDIT: Since publishing, the WCC has announced they will be taking a 10% pay cut. Great news. It shows solidarity with the city and it also shows that the Council, when they […]
After nearly a week of the lockdown, the city appears to be faring quite well. Neighbourhoods are bustling, and most people are in good spirits. Still, it is early days with continued […]
A third of the world is now in some kind of lockdown Let’s have a chat about misinformation. One of the most dangerous aspects of social media in our current state is […]
A quarter of the world’s population is now living under some form of lockdown Good morning readers. These are extraordinary days we live in. You’ll be waking up this morning to the […]
The WCC week that was; Taskforce Waterspout grows, fiddling on the edges, a crime wave in Miramar, Shelly Bay raises its head, and a “know nothing, do nothing” Council on the cards?
In the last week, the Wellington City Councillors have been extremely busy. Water has been high on the agenda, but other significant issues are starting to crowd into the conversation. Media has […]
How Wellington got into this watery mess; Taskforce Waterspout, Inquiries, and Central Government MIA
The worst kept secret in Wellington is that the Council has under-invested in water infrastructure, in fact, pretty much in all infrastructure, particularly over the past decade. This has led to a […]
WCC water crisis proactive meeting results in PR fail; is the water issue going to be swept under the next long-term plan rug?
While it was a positive step by the Mayor and Councillors to hold an urgent meeting concerning the ongoing sewage and water issues, Wellington is fast becoming the City of Fountains; it […]
I am occasionally accused, rightfully, of being pessimistic. Usually, by those who find the truth of a situation to generate an uncomfortable feeling and seek to avoid it. However, right now, the […]
In my last article, I wrote about the Council facing stasis after 120 days of being in office. The question is why? There are unintended consequences to that lack of ability to […]