Trouble in paradise with our neighbour trespassing the Greater Wellington City Council from his property, which as I have written about before, contains the Taumata (Gretel) Lagoon. This incredibly special wetland hosts […]
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?
In the last week, the Wellington City Councillors have been extremely busy. Water has been high on the agenda, but other significant issues are starting to crowd into the conversation. Media has […]
How Wellington got into this watery mess; Taskforce Waterspout, Inquiries, and Central Government MIA
The worst kept secret in Wellington is that the Council has under-invested in water infrastructure, in fact, pretty much in all infrastructure, particularly over the past decade. This has led to a […]
WCC water crisis proactive meeting results in PR fail; is the water issue going to be swept under the next long-term plan rug?
While it was a positive step by the Mayor and Councillors to hold an urgent meeting concerning the ongoing sewage and water issues, Wellington is fast becoming the City of Fountains; it […]
I am occasionally accused, rightfully, of being pessimistic. Usually, by those who find the truth of a situation to generate an uncomfortable feeling and seek to avoid it. However, right now, the […]
It’s been one hundred and twenty days since the City Council elections and progress has been lacking. Issues from the election campaign trail remain live and problems unanswered. Shelly Bay, traffic congestion, […]
A bumbling year for the previous Council and not much hope for the next as the year starts to close. In a city with some serious issue’s, priorities are still skewed, and […]
WCC Elections: Grandstanding on Climate Change rather than actionable adaptation plans, do candidates get it?
My grandfather, Don Ramage, survived World War II to continue life as an artist who also had a great passion for rugby. His world view, expressed through his art, was very concerned […]
WCC Election News from the Campaign Trail; Magical Thinking, the Art of Pork Barreling, Policy MIA, Transport War
Are you bored yet? This election campaign, that should now be in full swing, is one of the most boring that I have witnessed so far in the many years that I […]
The Developer, The Mayor, his Rival, and His Funder; TLDR Andy Foster scores points in the ongoing campaign
You can’t escape Shelly Bay and once again the issue has burst into life across a range of fronts. It’s starting to take the shine off Justin Lester while it is giving […]