Candidate responses to our questions are rolling in. First 25 words to an answer get posted. Check our 2013 Election coverage for all responses as they come in. Here is Brent Pierson, WCC candidate for Southern Ward.

Q:What should be the city council’s role in helping homeless people and beggars?
A: The council needs  to understand who these people are, work with them to find housing and stable incomes. Employing a part time social worker to…

Q: What would you do to make Wellington more cycle and pedestrian friendly?
A: More car free walking  zones. develop a system of safe cycle lines from Island bay, Seatoun, Kaori and khandallha into the city,separate bikes from…

Q:How do you think traffic flow to the hospital and airport should be improved?
A: Finish the cross city link route to airport, without negatively impacting on the basin. Build a high capacity public transport system that passes the hospital…

Q: What are your views on the suggestion Wellington needs to be “more than just Weta and Government” – what do you think are Wellington’s strengths?
A:We are a smart city, knowledge is the power of the future. We need to develop a hub of hightec companies that can tap into…

Q: What will YOU do to get more investment, businesses, and business confidence in Wellington?
A: As a councillor I would support the extension of the airport so we can get more people visiting the city. We need to have a…

Q: What does Wellington need more of, and what does Wellington need less of?
A:We need more and higher paying jobs. We need less infighting and more unity.

Q: What would your city council provide for children and young people?
A: Libraries, more play area’s,  more safe road crossings, safe cycle lines, cheap bus fares for university students.

Q: What steps would you take to encourage civic engagement?
A: More public meetings, reward system for voting, real consultation with the community. The Council needs to work as a team.

Q: Tell us about your personal earthquake plan / What’s unusual about your earthquake kit?
A. quake kit,Food, water and radio.

Q: Why should we vote for you?
Vote Pierson if you want real leadership, if you want the council to work as a team and Vote…

Q: Where can we find out more about what you stand for?
A. Visit my website ”
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Or text/phone me;  027-2622085