An underwhelming response across the board for Justin Lester’s announcement that he is going to run for Mayor again with a series of policies that don’t appear to align with the actual […]
WCC Elections 2019: Lester’s Achilles heel; Shelly Bay? “Somebody stand for mayor and ask Justin Lester some awkward questions.”
In a Dominion Post opinion piece this morning Dave Armstrong looks at the Mayor’s record, bemoans the fact there are no other candidates, and suggests that Shelly Bay could be an Achilles […]
Labour Party Campaign to dominate Wellington kicks off. The Mayor’s record, New Policy, and a Political Hack Pack?
In an all-out media assault, Justin Lester launched his campaign for the Mayoralty over the weekend. Sycophants fell over themselves retweeting Labour politician’s gushing words while the right went into a minor […]
The week that was: Winners, Losers, the Confused, Campaigning Kicks Off, and Chris Calvi-Freeman fronts Shelly Bay
Where to start this week? A lot of activity, most of it pointless, the campaign machine kicks into second gear spawning yet more banality, priorities are all over the place, and we […]
WCC Elections 2019: The Silent Eastern Ward Councillors; who are they, what did they promise, and what have they done?
It’s time to take a far closer look at the current Councillors around the city, and with the seething issue of Shelly Bay in the forefront of everyone’s minds, I thought we’d […]
Peter Jackson posts again; up to 34,000 truck movements and deafening silence from the Council continues
In this third post on the Shelly Bay shambles, Peter Jackson releases a commissioned report that shows the need for approximately 34,000 heavy truck movements to support any development. Again, he raises […]
In the first of a regular weekly opinion column, we are going to look at the biggest losers and winners of the week in local politics. Shelly Bay has been the topic […]