33 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?
  • 5.6% Absoultely
    5.6% Complete
  • 24.5% Only if it's a modest spread
    24.5% Complete
  • 70% No way
    70% Complete
1153 votes
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6 hours ago

Would you cross this bridge?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

A wind gust in this gully on the Remutaka Rail Trail once blew a train off its tracks. Now, DOC is building a 90m swing bridge across the gully at Siberia Stream. Would you walk across it?

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6 hours ago

Onslow Road

The Team from Wellington City Council

Onslow Road will be open to all traffic by 6pm tonight, Monday 16 December. Tomorrow, Tuesday 17 December, work will resume from 9am until 9pm. All traffic will be able to use Onslow Road and bus services will resume.
From Homebush Road to Benares Street, through traffic will be detoured. Residents who live on Onslow Road between Homebush Road and Benares Street will have access at all times, but should follow the directions of road crews on site.
This work is weather dependent and if postponed, it will be rescheduled to the next fine day this week.
Onslow Road residents can put their rubbish bins out as normal.

7 hours ago

Be aware - the telephone scamsters are back (or a new lot have taken over)

Charlotte from Khandallah

Be aware - we've been having the odd call from "Spark" (mostly) or "Vodafone" telephone "technicians" to our landline in the last week or so.