Trouble in paradise with our neighbour trespassing the Greater Wellington City Council from his property, which as I have written … Continue reading Postcards from Taumata Island: GWRC under fire at Taumata Island, the NZTA PR Department moves on Wairarapa transport, a visit to 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)
It’s been one hundred and twenty days since the City Council elections and progress has been lacking. Issues from the … Continue reading Wellington’s Summer of Discontent: 120 Days of Council Stasis
A bumbling year for the previous Council and not much hope for the next as the year starts to close. … Continue reading 2019; it’s a wrap, I’ll be back in the New Year, bouquets, brickbats, and a new adventure
My grandfather, Don Ramage, survived World War II to continue life as an artist who also had a great passion … Continue reading WCC Elections: Grandstanding on Climate Change rather than actionable adaptation plans, do candidates get it?
Are you bored yet? This election campaign, that should now be in full swing, is one of the most boring … Continue reading WCC Election News from the Campaign Trail; Magical Thinking, the Art of Pork Barreling, Policy MIA, Transport War
You can’t escape Shelly Bay and once again the issue has burst into life across a range of fronts. It’s … Continue reading The Developer, The Mayor, his Rival, and His Funder; TLDR Andy Foster scores points in the ongoing campaign