Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 66 comments
Wellington has been the poster city for public transport in Aotearoa, but the debacle of introducing the hated hub system to Wellington’s bus system not only threatens that status but has wide implications for the success of government’s policy of favouring public transport over cars. Intervention is needed.
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, November 16th, 2017 - 223 comments
“two multinational companies are demanding the removal of long-standing terms and conditions in the collective agreement.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, August 25th, 2017 - 2 comments
The Green Party will save families and students money, reduce pollution, and make it easier to get around Wellington.
Written By: - Date published: 4:49 pm, March 12th, 2017 - 9 comments
Via Noted, the Mayor of Wellington talks about his city, his mayoralty, and why he’s Labour.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, November 18th, 2016 - 116 comments
Recent events have highlighted Wellington’s geographical vulnerabilities. There is some chatter about the possibility of moving the capital.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 11th, 2015 - 13 comments
A great turnout at last night’s rally at Parliament to call for the government to double the quota for refugees.
Written By: - Date published: 6:22 am, May 15th, 2015 - 46 comments
All the best to those coping with the wild weather or its aftermath. We’ll see lots of photos of floods and damage, but no discussion of the increasing risks of extreme weather.
Written By: - Date published: 2:50 pm, June 13th, 2014 - 40 comments
Rob Salmond at Polity on what has landed in his mail box paid for by your GST and also close to the wrong side the permissible limits of Parliamentary Services funds. Or perhaps this is something for “NZ Taxpayers Union” to moan about wasting taxpayers money with. They won’t of course because they seem to be good little front organisation for Act and Jordan Williams appears to have about as much independence as their beloved slaves. But if you received one, then a complaint seems in order.
Written By: - Date published: 2:49 pm, August 16th, 2013 - 57 comments
Another quake near Seddon that shook Wellington hard. Various reports of strength, probably 6.2 at 8km. Hope all are well…
Written By: - Date published: 5:27 pm, July 21st, 2013 - 123 comments
Venue for discussing the quakes that have hit Wellington and other centers in middle NZ.
Take care all.
Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, May 22nd, 2011 - 17 comments
Written By: - Date published: 1:14 pm, May 21st, 2011 - 43 comments
Wellington airport has decided to go ahead with its fucken ugly, stupid, unimaginative, probably illegal, laughable, hick-imitating-city-sophisticate ‘Wellywood’ sign. It’s “bullshit” says a Wellington director. “Try-hard” says a branding expert. Does the airport know they’re spending hundreds of thousands on what will immediately be bonfire fuel?
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 pm, October 13th, 2010 - 40 comments
Congratulations to Celia Wade-Brown, Wellington’s new Green mayor. Apart from the understandable exception of Christchurch, we’ve seen a Leftwing landslide across the main centres and in many of the provincial councils too. The people have voted for community, democracy, and sustainability, and against corporate cronyism. See ya Kerry.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 11th, 2010 - 20 comments
The more I think about the ‘Wellywood’ sign the angrier I get. Who does Wellington Airport think they are imposing this monstrosity on the people of Wellington without any consultation? It’s just another example of the corporate mentality in this country – a subtle blend of arrogance and idiocy.
Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, March 10th, 2010 - 2 comments
The first Drinking Liberally – Wellington of the year is being held in conjunction with the annual Roger Award. The Roger Award is presented each year to the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand, and the winner of the 2009 Roger Award will be announced at a ceremony in Wellington on Thursday March 11 […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, May 14th, 2009 - 1 comment
Just in from the Wellington DL crew: For our next Drinking Liberally we are honoured to have Prof. Philippa Howden-Chapman speaking on “Healthy homes for a sustainable society”. Philippa is a member of the NZ Heart Foundation Scientific and Population Health Committee and on the board of the International Society of Equity in Health. Philippa […]