Halfway through the term of our current beloved City Council, it would be appropriate to check progress on the biggest … Continue reading Stuck in traffic? He’ll sort it
It seems that Wellington City Council is failing to do its job. It’s managed to isolate itself from the residents, … Continue reading Is it time to bring in commissioners to manage Wellington City Council?
As some of you know, I’ve started working back in the city, at least three days a week, after some … Continue reading Wellington’s Growing Pains might be the death of it, Shelly Bay, the last straw for local democracy
Spring has arrived in the Wairarapa with grass growing (it never really stopped over what was an warmer than usual … Continue reading Postcards from Taumata Island: Spring, national elections loom, watching Wellington CBD suffer from a distance
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
Low lying mist early in the morning is a constant now, as the winter doldrums peak with just a few … Continue reading Postcards from Taumata Island: Winter doldrums, worries for Wellington, no confidence in Carterton District Council, and dangerous roads
All the dinosaurs have been out over the last few days trying to bully public servants and other staff back … Continue reading How not to fix a dying CBD: Do your duty public servants, return to your battery farm offices, sacrifice yourselves
News over the last week that Sue Wells is being bought in to try and help a Council that appears … Continue reading Will Wellington City Council have commissioners appointed?
The Council is coming under increased pressure to reduce its spending and re-prioritise current projects to better position the city … Continue reading 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
EDIT: Since publishing, the WCC has announced they will be taking a 10% pay cut. Great news. It shows solidarity … Continue reading WCC in austerity mode, or, “let them eat Lego blocks…”