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Scoop Dogs investigate: graffiti replacing roses and rosemary

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by Neil Douglas
The City Council’s bare earth policy is encouraging Wellington’s graffiti artists and costing rate-payers. Scoop Dogs Henry and Harriet sniffed out this big new Asian meal (?) tag on their morning walk around Thorndon. Read more »

Saving the Basin, again

by Tim Jones
I read some interesting news over the weekend. John Milford, the chief executive of the Chamber of Commerce (who’s been a major supporter of a Basin Reserve flyover) says his organisation plans to churn out hundreds of submissions to the Let’s Get Welly Moving process. Read more »

Credible, or incredible?

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A new report shows the danger of decisions that are based on unreliable and overblown forecasts. Read more »

Wrong decision on trolley buses

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More evidence this week to show that the Regional Council’s decision to scrap Wellington’s trolley buses was unwise and illtimed – the plan to convert the old trolleys into electric hybrids has run into trouble. Read more »

Chaos on the tracks

by PCGM
Not content with creating chaos across the Wellington train network from the last strike, it appeared today that all parties were doubling down on industrial action – with another train strike announced for Friday. And against this backdrop, stories are coming out about cancellations and maintenance problems creating chaos on the Wairarapa line. Read more »

Missing the smart city solutions

by Ian Apperley
In the latest debate on how to solve our traffic woes – in the form of the “Let’s Get Wellington Moving” campaign being run by the NZTA – Wellington is missing the Smart City solutions that could help deal with congestion. Read more »

They want to be told

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The Regional Council says it wants us to tell them what matters. The question turns out to be part of their long-term planning process. But the council isn’t waiting for our suggestions – it has already decided what matters, and has made a list of five key priorities. Read more »

Making a better city: Labour candidate lists her aims

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by Fleur Fitzsimons
I know that Wellington is a great place to live but that we can make our suburbs stronger and our city even better. Read more »

Giving back: candidate aims to make local voices heard

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by Mohamud Mohamed
My main reasons for entering the by-election contest are to give something back to the community and the city that have become my home, and to represent the people of the Southern Ward in such a manner that they feel their voices are being heard in discussions where decisions are made. Read more »

Making change: candidate’s vision for Wellington

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by Laurie Foon
Imagine Wellington as the smartest, coolest, most sustainable little capital in the world. This is my vision. It’s not a vision anyone can achieve alone, but I want my kids to grow up believing we stand up if we want to make change. Read more »