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
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?
Thank you to the residents of Martinborough for your conservation efforts this past week. The total outdoor water ban has now been lifted, and residents are now permitted to water their gardens using hand-held devices - no irrigation devices, sprinklers or unattended hoses.
This is in addition to year round, alternate day watering - even numbered properties on even numbered dates and odd numbered properties on odd numbered dates
Stay up to date with current restrictions and check out some water saving tips at wellingtonwater.co.nz/SWDC
Thank you to the community for your water conservation efforts. The reservoirs are back to their normal filling cycles and all is operating normal. The total outdoor water ban in Featherston and Greytown has now been lifted.￼
The total outdoor water ban in Martinborough still applies.