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…”
After nearly a week of the lockdown, the city appears to be faring quite well. Neighbourhoods are bustling, and most … Continue reading Wellington: Day Seven – Marketing vs Messaging
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)