There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a Wellington City councillor.
Six years after Andy Foster led moves as a councillor to scrap catered lunches at committee meetings - saving ratepayers $40,000 - the new mayor has now decided to reinstate them. He said the backflip followed pressure from councillors, while also promising to spend less on the midday spread than previous councils. "People felt when you didn't have lunches provided on days when you were working through [into the afternoon], councillors tended to disappear all over the place to get lunch. It reduced team bonding." What do you think- should councillors get lunch provided?
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Khandallah Presbyterian Church
6pm Carols and bring a picnic for dinner after !
We will have the bbq going with free sausages and have the cafe tables out so people can hang out and have dinner after with no need to do the dishes when you get home!
Santa is going to be dropping in for a Sausage Sizzle and the Wellington Brass Band will be playing all our favourite carols!
Come and chill out during the busy festive season - see ya there!