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Bryan Pepperell answers our questions

by Joanna on September 7, 2010 in Elections2010, Politics

Thanks to Bryan Pepperell for answering our questions.

1. You have 30 seconds to convince someone to come to Wellington. What’s your pitch?

Wellington is one of the most beautiful compact cafe and cultural centres in the world.

2. How do you think traffic flow to the hospital and airport could be improved?

Traffic flow to the hospital and airport could be improved by having mode shift from private to public with light rail, park and ride on bus and cycle.

3. Where do you stand on the issue of opening up government data?

I believe government data should be made more open to the public.

4. What plans have do you have to improve recycling/composting facilities?

Public composting and recycling while energy intensive should take place here rather than in China as is the case with most recycled materials now.

5. What is your policy on street alcoholics?

Help find a place for the drinkers

6. Do you support pedestrianisation of the Golden Mile? Why/Why not?

Not sure it would work but would be happy to give it a try in parts with the agreement of stakeholders and the community.

7. What’s the last local market you went to? What did you buy?

Victoria Market to buy Broccoli, celery, bok choy.

8. Describe your bicycle, or your favourite bus route?

Avanti Montari dual purpose bike with road tyres and twenty four gear options and disc brakes

9. When did you last use the library, a community centre, or a council-run sports facility?

Newtown community Centre for a residents meeting.

10. Would you welcome a central government driven "super-city" amalgamation of local authorities? If not, why not?

I oppose a super city for Wellington as it would make democracy too difficult for citizens to engage with at the local level.

11. Do you think the council has a role in fostering community websites? If so, how?

Council has a role in fostering Community website as they are key to sharing information and should run by the Library.

12. Where do you stand on water privitisation, and why?

I oppose water privatisation because it is a fundamental right and should be delivered at cost and not for profit.

13. What city overseas inspires your vision for Wellington? How?

Amsterdam

14. Is the concept of democratic representation important to you? How so?

Democratic representation provides the possibility of empowering the community.

15. What do you think about commuunity gardens on public land?

Community gardens on public land are an important way to assist those on low incomes and a good way to save energy.

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John W April 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Bravo Bryan, simple transparent answers with a depth of vision.

It is a shame the Wgtn commercial sector don’t have a sustainable long term view for Wellington other than profit harvesting.

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