Following a survey showing strong public support for 'City Deals' granting certain councils wide-ranging powers, Wellington City Council is hoping to convince the new Government of the merits of the idea. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In this morning's email we caught up with the latest news from in and around Parliament.
A “City Deal” could see Wellington given wide-ranging powers by central Government in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for New Zealand. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
I'll be moving out of Hive News' Parliamentary Press Gallery office today, along with Fairfax, RNZ, TVNZ, Mediaworks and NZME, who have all decided a yellow-stickered building with an overall rating of less than 35% and 15-20% in some places is not safe.
The reality of the significant quake damage done to some of Wellington's largest commercial buildings is now dawning on the capital.
Wellington real estate agents report that house sales have frozen mid-settlement since Monday because insurers are refusing to roll over cover on properties from vendor to buyer, as they did in the immediate aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Monday.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column in which I argue Infratil and the Wellington Council should take the risk of investing NZ$300 mln to extend the Wellington Airport, not the region's ratepayers and the nation's taxpayers in general.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Thursday.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Wednesday.