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
70% No way70% Complete
Following the storm on Sunday 8 December we are assessing and collating all of the information and data we received.
This information is important as it helps us understand the impact events like this have on the network. You may see our crews out over the next few days investigating the impact and clearing stormwater drains.
If you experienced flooding within your property (inside your house) during Sunday’s event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and any photos showing the flood water.
The Summer edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's official magazine, is now available!
This edition features articles on Wellington Water’s work towards a more sustainable water supply; a reflection on the climate catastrophe from Rob Blakemore, our Chief Advisor, Service Planning; and, in recognition of our new council-owner, South Wairarapa District Council, images and interviews from the region.
DIY-ers are being urged to dispose of paint responsibly, after a video captured paint flowing from a storm water drain into Titahi Bay. Wellington Water said paint was found in waterways every summer. How do you you dispose of paint?