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Greens prioritise warm, safe and affordable homes for Wellington

News from Green Party
The Green Party would push to ensure everyone in Wellington has a warm, safe and affordable place to live as part of the next Government. Co-leader, James Shaw visited Dwell Housing Trust and met with Renters United today to talk about the Green Party’s plan to make homes across the city more affordable and accessible. Read more »

Status quo retained: Regional Council votes against a Maori constituency seat

Report from LDR
There will be no specific Māori constituency seat at the Wellington Regional Council table after the board chose to retain the status quo for the 2022 elections. Read more »

MPs and mayors frustrated by lack of progress with LGWM

The New Zealand Herald’s Georgina Campbell has discovered that three Wellington MPs have a sense of frustration at the lack of progress with Let’s Get Wellington Moving. Read more »

Locals want to keep Kāpiti Airport

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce
Kāpiti showed its strong and unwavering support for keeping Kāpiti Airport at a packed public meeting tonight. Read more »

CofC lists business community’s four pre-election concerns

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has released its 2020 Election Report ahead of the election, outlining the main issues facing the Wellington business community. Read more »

TOP suggests taking a third of the Mornington golf course for 500 affordable homes

News from the Opportunities Party
A demonstration was held yesterday by The Opportunities Party (TOP) at the Mornington Golf Club in Berhampore to showcase how the golf club grounds, used by approximately 100 members, could instead be used to build homes for thousands of Kiwis. Read more »

Jacinda Ardern offers more money for Provincial Growth Fund

Report from LDR
Featherston set the scene for a manifesto pledge by Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, her front bench, and local candidates yesterday. But one local leader said the Wairarapa is seeking more for the area than a sliver of a $200million pie. Read more »

Labour lists projects worth $5billion for Lower North Island

Report from RNZ
Labour is today reminding voters of the infrastructure projects it already has in the pipeline for the lower North Island. Read more »

Labour’s $5billion infrastructure projects “rehashed,” says Chris Bishop

News from NZ National Party
Labour’s release today of Infrastructure projects for the Lower North Island is merely a rehashed list of projects already announced, many of which were delayed by Labour’s funding cuts in the first place, says National’s Transport Spokesperson Chris Bishop. Read more »

Campaigner wants Labour support for rail electrification north of Waikanae

Press Release – Gwynn Compton
Kāpiti Coast commuter rail campaigner Gwynn Compton is calling on Labour to switch tracks and get onboard with rail electrification north of Waikanae, after he was supplied an Official Information Act response where Transport Minister Phil Twyford ruled out support for rail electrification north of Waikanae and suggested people catch buses for upwards of an hour to Waikanae instead. Read more »

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