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?
5.6% Absoultely5.6% Complete
24.5% Only if it's a modest spread24.5% Complete
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Looking for a summer school holiday programme with a difference?
Check out Wilderkids, run by the Sustainability Trust – a social enterprise that invests its profits in to community projects such as the Wellington Curtain Bank.
We’re all time away from screens and out in nature doing things like:
● Building shelters
● Foraging for food
● Learning about nature
● Getting crafty
● Making new friends
When: 8.30 am to 3.15pm – Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 Jan & Monday 27 Jan to Friday 31 Jan.
Where: Innermost Gardens, 31 Lawson Place, Mount Victoria
Who: Kids aged 5-12
How much: $56 per day + 10% discount on full week bookings
For more information, head to: https://sustaintrust.org.nz/school-holiday-programme
Come and take part in a visual and interactive experience that showcases the history and dual heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand.
See you at Circa Plaza, Te Papa Museum on Wed 18 Dec. We're open from 3 pm to 5 pm.