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Wellington mayor-elect flip-flops on sale of Wellington Airport

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, October 30th, 2019 - 26 comments

One of the first acts of Wellington mayor-elect, Andy Foster has been to reverse his stance on the council’s 34% holding in Wellington International Airport Ltd (WIAL). Whether he can get his plan to sell the airport stake past a once hostile public or a leftist-dominated council also seems about as likely as his desire to bulldoze through another tunnel through Mt Vic.

Wellington bus debacle deeply damaging to Govt’s transport policy

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.

Wellington Rail Workers Strike to Defend Their Working Conditions

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.”

The Green Party’s Wellington Transport Plan

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.

Justin Lester: Why Wellington, why Labour, and how did he make conference cry?

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.

Move the capital?

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.

Climate Change on our doorsteps (literally)

Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, July 25th, 2016 - 89 comments

In the wake of Wellington’s storm over the weekend, it’s time to future proof our critical infrastructure.

Wellington rallies for refugees

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.

It’s just too expensive to act on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, June 15th, 2015 - 187 comments

Imagine Wellington without coastal roads. Of course, it’s just too expensive to take action on our greenhouse gas emissions…

Wild weather

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.

Polity: News from National Comms!

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.

Wellington quake

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…

Wellington workers

Written By: - Date published: 6:52 am, July 23rd, 2013 - 28 comments

Let’s hope that workers’ rights and safety are protected in the wake of the Wellington quakes.

Wellington quakes

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.

Extreme weather

Written By: - Date published: 6:03 am, June 21st, 2013 - 173 comments

I hope everyone in Wellington, and other places affected by last night’s the ongoing storms, gets through it all OK. New Zealand is entering a new phase, extreme weather will become ‘the new normal’.

Wellington airport to donate $200K to city’s poor

Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, May 22nd, 2011 - 17 comments

No. Really, they’re wasting it on corporate tagging of no value to anyone whatsoever. You can make your own parody sign, like the one below here and join the 7K strong Facebook group.

Wellywood zombie arises

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?

Celia seizes victory

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.

A sign of how corporates think

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.

Reminder: Roger Award tomorrow

Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, March 10th, 2010 - 2 comments

Drinking Liberally

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 […]

Wellywood? Welly-hick, more like

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, March 9th, 2010 - 52 comments

Wellingtonians like to think of themselves as more sophisticated than their rural brethren.

But sometimes they come out with something that shows just what a bunch of hicks they are.

Drinking Liberally WTGN tonight

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 […]

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