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Elections 2016

We hear from some of the 2016 candidates in the local body election

by Joanna September 12, 2016

So, we asked some questions. And we hoped that candidates would get in touch with us. In previous years, we’d obtained a spreadsheet of every single candidate and emailed them, and frankly, working as a group, it was a bloody lot of work getting their answers back, trying to hunt them down, trying to make […]

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Candidates 2016: Justin Lester for Mayor

by Guest September 12, 2016

1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? WCC is the country’s second largest landlord. We’ve got decades of experience in providing affordable housing. I firmly believe there’s a role for WCC to… 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? Over the past 6 years […]

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Candidates 2016: Diane Calvert for Onslow-Western Ward

by Guest September 12, 2016

1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? Streamline consenting process. Open up new land with available public transport links. Support public/private partnerships for new development. Support social housing 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? I brought my local community together in 2015 so […]

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Candidates 2016: Troy Mihaka for Lambton Ward

by Guest September 12, 2016

We asked the questions, they answered. 1. What should the council’s role be in creating affordable housing? Wellington City Council needs to work with developers to create more through a combination of intensification in our inner-city and opening land for development. 2. What one project for Wellington have you been most active on so far? […]

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Candidates, we want to hear from you – Election 2016

by Guest September 5, 2016

Hey, did y’all know there’s an election coming up? Yes, there is! And once again, we want to provide you with some decent coverage of the issues we care about. Local body politics is IMPORTANT. Once again, we’re asking candidates to contact us with the answers to the questions below. We’re doing things a little […]

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