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Living Wage turns into Lavery v Wade-Lester

Roll up, roll up for the latest Wellington City Council circus. The Council has voted on extending its diluted (half-arsed) ‘living wage’ to external contractors. 1,180 more words


Stanze by Simon Marsh STILL LIFE by Ian Patterson (Oystercatcher Press)

Elegies have various narratives buried within them. Some, like Thomas Gray’s famous reflections in an eighteenth-century country churchyard, have incomplete ones: what might have been rather than what was. 973 more words

English Poetry

Who will it be? NorthernWCCWatch's picks - to inform and wind you up

Naturally, I have voted already but I thought it was worth setting out my thinking for each ward and the Mayoralty. I should firstly note again that I am not a member of any party, and while I have strongly supported and voted for Labour in the past, it is difficult to see the conditions for that to occur again anytime soon. 814 more words


Fisking the #Wgtn2013 Candidates – Eastern Ward

The fourth in our ‘Fisking the Candidates’ series where we take a look at each Ward and its candidates. Feel free to post your own picks and observations in the comments. 658 more words


Who will be the new Deputy?

With the announcement from Sir Ian Mckinnon CNZM confirming our earlier report that he will not be standing, the current bunch of councillors are already talking about who will fill the role of Deputy Mayor. 561 more words


Gill back to work, standing in 2013

It’s good to see Eastern Ward councillor Leonie Gill up and about again following her recent heart attack.

Three weeks after being shocked back to life in Wellington Hospital’s accident and emergency department, Leonie Gill is back discussing trees and rubbish bins with constituents.

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Green candidate takes Free shot at Swampy Marsh

While some of the wards are looking more like a slumber party, the contest in the Eastern Ward seems to be underway with the first shots being fired. 281 more words