39 days ago

Wellington's 'sit-down comedian' with a new take on funny

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Audiences often don’t know what to expect when David Batten wheels onto the stage.

More a “sit-down comedian” than a stand-up comedian, as he likes to joke, Dave is 29, (“Holy hell,” he said) and has lived with athetoid cerebral palsy his whole life.

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8 hours ago

Do you support taking cars out of the Golden Mile?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Wellington City Council is looking at removing traffic from the central city.

Under the proposal, all general traffic from the popular thoroughfare could be removed.
Access to many side streets would be closed off, while loading zones and taxi stands would be moved to side streets.

The proposal has resulted in an angry response from business owners, who believe it could result in businesses closing.

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2 hours ago

Poll: Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City is proposing a by-law banning unaddressed or advertising mail being put in letter boxes marked "no circulars" or '"no junk mail".
The by-law is part of a waste management plan to reduce the amount of material going in to landfills.

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Do you support a by-law banning junk mail?
  • 71.2% Yes
    71.2% Complete
  • 28.8% No
    28.8% Complete
59 votes
1 day ago

Leave your car at home and use your feet

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Next Tuesday is World Car Free Day and the council is encouraging Wellingtonians to leave their car at home.

Local schools will also be encouraging students to walk, cycle or scooter.
Workers will be encouraged take a bus or a train, or even walk, rather than their car. Have your ever thought what your neighborhood would be like if there were fewer cars?

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