Last week, Tory Whanau was elected as mayor of Wellington. Her chance of success had been expected by many, but … Continue reading A new chapter begins for Wellington
The end of the local election is in sight. Candidates have put their everything into it, and whether or not … Continue reading A hard look in the mirror
The local election campaign has been going for a while now, and I can’t help noticing the “teams” put forward … Continue reading What are residents voting for if they choose to vote for Paul Eagle?
Georgina Campbell’s weekly opinion was titled “The case for councillors, mayor and their kingdoms”. I would not like to paraphrase … Continue reading Is the state of local government a joint failure?
Recently, on the days when I come into the CBD, I am acutely aware of how I am dragging my … Continue reading The CBD is emptying and it is a good thing
Over the past few months, I have extensively covered the airport and its greed-driven expansion plans at any cost, especially … Continue reading Wellington in 2021: a look back
COVID sucks. And with COVID comes lockdown. Lockdown sucks too, except for one thing: how it sounds. I love the … Continue reading We need to build a city without noise
It’s that time of the term where we look back at the achievements of our City Council, and the challenges … Continue reading A mid-term City Council assessment and the Eastern mega developments
In New Zealand, there is one electric plane. Just one, and it is based in Christchurch. So one can imagine … Continue reading A meeting with Electric Air
Earlier this year, the Wellington City Council started discussing the Long Term Plan which went out for consultation in April-May. … Continue reading The runway extension show, edition 2021