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  1. Traveller, 12. August 2020, 12:44

    Where (or what?) is Lesser Wellington?

  2. Morris Oxford, 12. August 2020, 12:56

    Lesser Wellington is what the WCC looks after. And it’s getting Lesser all the time.

  3. Traveller, 12. August 2020, 13:22

    The WCC may be Lesser, but not its rates – I’ve just opened my rates bill … what a shock.

  4. Trish, 13. August 2020, 9:35

    Can people please get over the “Greater” Wgtn Regional Council. We all know that Wellington covers Kapiti to Upper Hutt. The council also covers southern Wairarapa. (Central and northern Wairarapa are in Manawatu in line with the river catchment.) So instead of simply absorbing S Wairarapa, the council has shown respect by referring to its rohe as Greater Wellington. I just wish that GWRC would occasionally explain that to all the negative people who just want a stick to beat them with.

  5. David Mackenzie, 13. August 2020, 11:30

    Invocation is a sterling concept. What has it to do with convention centres?

  6. TrevorH, 13. August 2020, 15:54

    Isn’t “invocation” about summoning up spirits? Surely “convocation”, ie calling people to gather, would be more appropriate for a “convention centre”. Or is it actually a “coven centre” in which case “invocation” would in fact work well?

  7. Local, 14. August 2020, 11:40

    Trevor H. Broomsticks come to mind. A coven centre would be a great use for this invoking expensive rates sapping thing. I found Mavis’ attempt to find meaning in Takina alluring. The name has nothing to do with our history, the te reo dictionary or conventions.

  8. TrevorH, 14. August 2020, 18:31

    @Local. Broomsticks have never been part of the LGWM conversation as far as I am aware. Because they are powered vehicles, their use within the city should be strictly controlled and discouraged. Hopefully provision can however be made on the light rail system for broomsticks that are not in use by fitting special racks to accommodate them.

  9. One- of -a -coven, 14. August 2020, 21:24

    Thanks TrevorH. Unfortunately we will need to consult for at least 10 years to see whether the public and NZTA and GWRC and WCC and LGWM and the National Party would allow broomsticks on light rail (smelly diesel buses? trackless trams?) But you can be sure an ‘iconic’ and ‘evocative’ and ‘invocating’ decision will be proclaimed by whoever is the mayor.

  10. Casey, 18. August 2020, 17:14

    Just as the Stadium became The Cake Tin, I can see that when Takina is costing hundreds of thousands of dollars a week with staff wages, maintenance, repairs, interest payments but little income, it might become known as Foster’s Folly.

  11. Toni, 18. August 2020, 23:06

    When you have nothing urgent on the agenda, the next best thing to keep you busy is to rename things.