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Wellington Transport Cold War Rolls On: Reactions to the Flyover Decision (No one wins - Amalgamation gets closer)

Whether you agreed with the flyover of not, the reaction to it being dumped is interesting. Anyone who had an interest in this can’t help but blurt out their reaction publicly with over twelve press releases since late yesterday and counting. 2,283 more words


Wellington City Council fails to take responsibility for failed "e-homeless" campaign

You’re walking down Lambton Quay, a homeless person is sitting with their back to a shop. “Excuse me, can you spare some change.” You whip out your $900 smart phone, bend down next to the unfortunate, and show them you txting a $3 donation to the e-homeless service, you smile benignly. 938 more words


Open Blog: Simon Woolf on The Life and Times of a New Councillor

It all commenced in October, and has been whirlwind of meetings, emails, proposals, workshops, facilities tours, introductions, orientation and induction, just to name a few of the many areas of a new councillor has to adapt to! 2,950 more words


Wellington City Council quietly kills off that "Alternative Giving" campaign

After a year of protest by residents and some Councillors, the City Council has dumped the Alternative Giving Campaign. At a cost of tens of thousand of dollars the controversial campaign has finally, and very quietly (you won’t see this in the WCC News), dumped. 275 more words


WCC Convention Centre Proposal - special ICA meeting Wed 23 July, 6pm

WCC has offered to do a presentation for ICA on the Convention Centre proposal.  There will be a brief presentation with plenty of time for questions. 87 more words


Wellington City Council latest "consultations" still not good enough

Two consultations are currently out for public feedback. The first, the jewel in the Council’s eye, the Convention Centre, the second, a new Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency. 655 more words


Gonzaga’s frontcourt dominates, defeats USF 75-65

Gonzaga forwards Sam Dower and Przemek Karnowski combined to score 36 points on Saturday night to lift the Bulldogs to a 75-65 win over the second place San Francisco Dons.