We offered to publish the answers from any candidates in the local body elections and Rex Nairn who is standing in Southern Ward has stepped up.

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

Central city harbour jewel

A zephyr blows through

Event and party H.Q.


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

Can’t get through the CBD

Transport system, hah!

Buses, not automobiles


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

Sorry some stuff you can’t see

Most of it you should

Nothing to hide from no-one


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

We need to reduce our waste

Compost organics

Put it on public gardens


5. What is your policy on street alcoholics?

Leave them they don’t mean no harm

There but for the grace

A cat can look at a queen


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

I support public transport

Taxis, service trucks

And people if they’re careful


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

Somewhere on state highway one

Veggies and fresh fruit

Sorry it wasn’t closer


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

From Wilton to Kilbirnie

Shining silver route

Pity it’s so expensive


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

Not long ago but too long

Aquatic Centre

Kiddies pool with my daughter


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

No need, we’re doing okay

Our councils do talk

See how it works up north first


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

Sure do, keep people in touch

The interweb rocks

These groups deserve council help


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

Privatisation no way

Fix the main pipes first

We’ve sold too much already


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

Sydney with Darling Harbour

Let’s use waterfront

People first, buildings second.


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

Oh yes my message is clear

Please vote for someone

Don’t complain if you don’t vote


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

Yay community gardens

Yummy food for all

Let’s all be Henny Penny.