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)
In my last article, I wrote about the Council facing stasis after 120 days of being in office. The question … Continue reading Why the Wellington City Council finds itself in stasis; it’s about governance, not management
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
I thought it was time to have a look back over the last three weeks to see what our new … Continue reading Andy Foster off to a flying start
In recent weeks the airport has released more of its plans to expand the airport by paving over paradise at … Continue reading Wellington Airport Expansion; you ain’t seen nothing yet, handbags, and hypocrisy
A war of words erupted this week overshadowing several of the typical happy-clap WCC PR releases. Councillors accused of bullying … Continue reading WCC Week Three: Three weeks in a leaky boat, everyone’s a bully baby that’s the truth, a new CEO, and how safe is the city?