26 days ago

What's On: Ride The Train for Polio

Geoff from Thorndon

It's World Polio Day on Thursday 24th October. And to mark the occasion, Rotarians from District 9940 will be riding the trains to raise funds and awareness
Ride The Train for Polio
  • All stations on the Wellington Rail network
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3 days ago

Poll: Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

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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Should Wellington city councillors get a free lunch?
  • 5.5% Absoultely
    5.5% Complete
  • 25.3% Only if it's a modest spread
    25.3% Complete
  • 69.2% No way
    69.2% Complete
783 votes
11 days ago

Poll: How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

About 1000 deaths, thousands of injuries and extensive destruction from Wellington up the east coast of the North Island - this will be the result of a tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone under a scenario presented by GNS Science.
The scenario, in a report prepared for the purpose of developing a response plan, is considered serious and credible, but comes with the obvious caveat that there is no way of telling what any earthquake or tsunami would look like. How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?

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How prepared are you for a quake and tsunami?
  • 13.5% I'm fully prepared
    13.5% Complete
  • 50.8% I'm kind of prepared
    50.8% Complete
  • 27.6% I'm not prepared at all
    27.6% Complete
  • 8.2% I don't care
    8.2% Complete
758 votes
6 days ago

Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

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Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
  • 76.3% Absolutely - I’ve personally dealt with bad neighbours
    76.3% Complete
  • 17.4% No - tenants could be evicted unfairly
    17.4% Complete
  • 6.3% I don’t have an opinion
    6.3% Complete
430 votes