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 […]
Postcards from Taumata Island: Winter doldrums, worries for Wellington, no confidence in Carterton District Council, and dangerous roads
Low lying mist early in the morning is a constant now, as the winter doldrums peak with just a few days before we start to see the light returning at either end […]
How not to fix a dying CBD: Do your duty public servants, return to your battery farm offices, sacrifice yourselves
All the dinosaurs have been out over the last few days trying to bully public servants and other staff back to working in less than humane conditions in CBD offices because the […]
News over the last week that Sue Wells is being bought in to try and help a Council that appears on the face of it to have become tribal, and not in […]
Wellington Council priorities: down with the convention centre, long live the shovel-ready, up the workers, let’s upgrade Wellington while we have the chance
The Council is coming under increased pressure to reduce its spending and re-prioritise current projects to better position the city for a very, very long recovery period. However, shuffling money around is […]
EDIT: Since publishing, the WCC has announced they will be taking a 10% pay cut. Great news. It shows solidarity with the city and it also shows that the Council, when they […]
After nearly a week of the lockdown, the city appears to be faring quite well. Neighbourhoods are bustling, and most people are in good spirits. Still, it is early days with continued […]
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 […]