Wellington Central is certainly a fickle place where some areas are dying, some are booming, the fiddling around the edges of policy has unintended consequences, and the economy feels sluggish. It’s important […]
What a lovely shambles you are Eastern Ward. Wedged in between the city and airport, surrounded on three sides by the harbour and open ocean you’re the darling of the movie industry […]
Most of the Western Ward current Councillors are shoot first and ask questions later except for one grizzled campaigner. So far only one person has stood up to take on this unlikely […]
Southern Ward: A sea change is coming; Have the Green’s dumped David Lee, and if so, who gets the tick?
The Southern Ward covers some of the wildest landscapes in the Wellington City area, and the politics have always been just as volatile. From cycleways to sea level changes the Southern Ward […]
Northern Ward: Councillors, what Councillors? Who’s who in the zoo and a new candidate appears in the fog
The Neglected Northern Ward has long suffered under a range of issues of which many still exist today despite promises from the last election made by candidates now elected. The three current […]
A bumpy week for the Council; Island Bay Cycleway bites again, more allegations of a toxic culture, Shelly Bay costs uncertain, and apartment values trend negative
Island Bay just won’t die with a judicial review underway in the High Court. The petitioners want the September 2017 Mayor’s “compromise solution” quashed. I have no idea how successful they will […]
Now that the dust has settled somewhat on last week’s Let’s Get Wellington Moving announcements we look at the fallout. It seems that no one is happy with what has been proposed […]
A new candidate for Lambton Ward, Greens may have dropped a candidate in preference of another, and Shelly Bay Resource Consent is lodged.
A busy 24-hours in Wonderland. It sounds like we have one Councillor off the Green’s Christmas Card list, a new candidate appears in the Lambton Ward, and the good ship Shelly Bay […]
WCC Elections 2019: Pollyanna vs the Chamber of Awkward Questions. Could a kiwi in everyone’s backyard solve our problems?
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 […]