It was a completely muddled launch of a new local political party in the past few days. The Wellington Party popped onto the scene and was immediately tagged as “right-wing”, by the […]
With a new website up, more activity on their Facebook page, and the early formation of top level policies The Wellington Party is showing signs of life and are gearing up to […]
Fiddling while Rome burns; now is the winter of Wellington’s discontent. It’s time we broke democracy; everyone stand for Council.
Over the past week, three issues have dominated local media. What we could call the death of the city by a dozen large cuts, the ongoing bus shambles, and what happens when […]
It’s early days, but it appears that Conor Hill has thrown his hat in the ring. We like him. His website has literally just gone live, so no great amount of information […]
The week that was; New cycle way blamed for death of a Dairy, Mayor to open another petrol station in midst of Climate Emergency, and the bus blame game
Seventeen parking spaces were removed near a Dairy on Rongotai Road when a new cycle way was installed leading to a decline in business of “50 – 55%” for the Pop-In Candy […]
LGWM voted on, and first steps likely to slow Wellington down more. Meanwhile the GWRC throws a bucket of rocks through its collective glasshouse windows
Two votes this week on LGWM, one at the GWRC and one at the WCC. Both passing easily leading the way to the very start of work, which is likely to take […]
The week so far; Getting context around opinion, trouble brewing out East, more criticism on our Climate Emergency.
Winter has arrived. The harbour is blanketed by the exhaust of tens of thousands of cars travelling to and fro on the motorway, electric scooters zip through the pre-dawn light, travel times […]
Tamatha Paul; a Lambton Ward candidate, answers our ten questions following the Climate Emergency Declaration
Tamatha Paul answers our ten questions. You can read more on Tamatha’s blog here. We score her response at the bottom of the post. You own a third of the airport, which […]
WCC Climate Emergency Declaration; The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. Open questions for Councillors and Candidates (one week deadline).
All week we’ve been hearing that declaring a Climate Emergency is akin to being in a building on fire and finally flicking the fire alarm switch. Following the same analogy, the City […]
WCC to vote on Climate Emergency; What we need is action, not declarations that will soon be forgotten
The fur is already flying over tomorrow’s vote at the WCC on whether to declare a Climate Emergency or not. The usual suspects on social media from both sides of the normal […]