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?
The Council is coming under increased pressure to reduce its spending and re-prioritise current projects to better position the city … Continue reading Wellington Council priorities: down with the convention centre, long live the shovel-ready, up the workers, let’s upgrade Wellington while we have the chance
EDIT: Since publishing, the WCC has announced they will be taking a 10% pay cut. Great news. It shows solidarity … Continue reading WCC in austerity mode, or, “let them eat Lego blocks…”
After nearly a week of the lockdown, the city appears to be faring quite well. Neighbourhoods are bustling, and most … Continue reading Wellington: Day Seven – Marketing vs Messaging
A third of the world is now in some kind of lockdown Let’s have a chat about misinformation. One of … Continue reading Social media misinformation, sources of truth, in this the time of our pandemic
A quarter of the world’s population is now living under some form of lockdown Good morning readers. These are extraordinary … Continue reading Strange days, living in a city in lockdown, being safe & kind, and looking to a new Wellington
In the last week, the Wellington City Councillors have been extremely busy. Water has been high on the agenda, but … Continue reading 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?
The worst kept secret in Wellington is that the Council has under-invested in water infrastructure, in fact, pretty much in … Continue reading How Wellington got into this watery mess; Taskforce Waterspout, Inquiries, and Central Government MIA
While it was a positive step by the Mayor and Councillors to hold an urgent meeting concerning the ongoing sewage … Continue reading WCC water crisis proactive meeting results in PR fail; is the water issue going to be swept under the next long-term plan rug?
I am occasionally accused, rightfully, of being pessimistic. Usually, by those who find the truth of a situation to generate … Continue reading Wellington city in crisis; leadership absent, panic setting in (long read)