Tag Archives: Wellington

Every Wellington City Councilor should be ashamed of these results — Kiwiblog

The headline on the WCC website is: Wellington performs well in survey and safe city index This headline is so far from reality that it is delusional. Here’s some of the data from their annual survey of residents: Wellington being a great place to live, work and play has dropped from 91% to 76%A sense…

via Every Wellington City Councilor should be ashamed of these results — Kiwiblog

WCC refuses to give the public any say on voting rights — Kiwiblog

Stuff reported: Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has been accused of “delay tactics” and seeking “political cover” after he suggested a proposal to give iwi voting rights on council committees should be taken to the public.A representative from each of Wellington’s two iwi will be given voting rights on all but one city council committee from…

via WCC refuses to give the public any say on voting rights — Kiwiblog

Even Police staff feel unsafe in Wellington — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Police staff were allowed to take over public car parks outside their national headquarters in Wellington after claiming their essential staff felt too unsafe to walk to their cars at night. If only there were some sort of government agency whose job it was to keep the street safe so law abiding citizens…

via Even Police staff feel unsafe in Wellington — Kiwiblog

March For Life – Wellington – 5 December 2020 — Family First NZ

The new abortion law – championed by Jacinda Ardern during the 2017 election campaign and passed this year as the country was preparing to go in to lockdown for COVID-19 – means that New Zealand now has one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world. A number of amendments designed to remove some…

via March For Life – Wellington – 5 December 2020 — Family First NZ

Guest Post: Solving Wellington City Council at a fraction of the cost without a facilitator — Kiwiblog

Faced with a divided and dysfunctional Wellington City Council, Mayor Andy Foster, who campaigned on his ability to bring councillors from across the political spectrum together, has shown the benefits of his recent $30,000 leadership course by decisively hiring an external facilitator to try to bring councillors from across the political spectrum together, all at…

via Guest Post: Solving Wellington City Council at a fraction of the cost without a facilitator — Kiwiblog

National March for Life Wellington 2019 — Right to Life New Zealand

 

March for Life Wellington Dec 9 2019 Right to Life commends the 2,400 men, women and children who peacefully and joyfully marched to Parliament in Wellington yesterday, Saturday 7th December, to express their support for a culture of life with love for mothers and their precious unborn. The march began at Civic Square and the…

via National March for Life Wellington 2019 — Right to Life New Zealand

We Matter & We Are NOT Being Listened To — The BFD

 

On the 14th of November, a group of New Zealand Farmers protested in Wellington. This copy of the speech notes of Eve McCallum was taken from the 50 Shades of Green Facebook page. We are real people, we are families, and we are intergenerational custodians of our land. This is not just about us; it is…

via We Matter & We Are NOT Being Listened To — The BFD

Random Impertinent Question & Answer — The BFD

 

Question for our PM: Does she stand by her comment that Lester ran as an independent in the Wellington local body election? Answer: No she does not. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to apologise to Justin Lester for forgetting he ran as a Labour candidate Newshub

via Random Impertinent Question & Answer — The BFD

Mike Hosking & the PM on the JAG letter — The BFD | Media

Mike: The Julie Anne Genter letter to Phil Twyford. Do you know what’s in it? PM: ah im argh haven’t seen it. But it’s not unusual that argh umm you know there will be decisions over whether or not documents should be released that expose you know umm argh issues umm decisions before they’re made…

via Mike Hosking & the PM on the JAG letter — The BFD | Media

The truth emerges — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Green Party confidence and supply agreement would have been put in jeopardy if a watered down Let’s Get Wellington Moving wasn’t accepted, city councillors claim.A number of Wellington city councillors have revealed to Stuff the behind-the-scenes conversations that pushed the mass transport deal over the line in council chambers.It comes as the Chief Ombudsman investigates Associate Transport…

via The truth emerges — Kiwiblog

What are they hiding? — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper writes: Did The Greens actually have buy-in to the promise by Jacinda Ardern to make her Government the most transparent ever?If they did then they’re not living up to her promise. … It’s the Cabinet door that appears to be firmly locked when it comes to the influence exerted by the Greens in…

via What are they hiding? — Kiwiblog

Release the secret letter! — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A National MP is calling on the government to release the contents of a letter about Let’s Get Wellington Moving he claims pushed the construction of a second Mt Victoria Tunnel back 10 years.However, Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter, who sent the letter to Minister of Transport Phil Twyford on March 26 this year, says…

via Release the secret letter! — Kiwiblog

Competing to be the most woke name — Kiwiblog

Stuff reported: Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve – the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but that could be the new name for Wellington’s historic cricket ground.A $100,000 fundraising drive has kicked off to get two years of naming rights for the Basin Reserve.The move, to rename it Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve, has the support of…

via Competing to be the most woke name — Kiwiblog

Petition Platform Unilaterally Withdraws Pro-Israel Poll — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

 

The Students for Justice in Palestine started a petition to promote the idea that an academic prize offered by the Israeli Government for academic study of the Israeli Democratic system be withdrawn by Victoria University of Wellington. Last week, the Shalom Students Association responded with a petition of their own, asking that the University not…

via Petition Platform Unilaterally Withdraws Pro-Israel Poll — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

Let’s blame Poseidon also — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Tangaroa – the Māori god of the sea – may be little more than a mythological figure, but the mere mention of the divine being’s name in Wellington’s climate change plan has some city councillors spooked.The document sparked a spirited debate at the council’s City Strategy Committee meeting on Thursday after councillors received a report…

via Let’s blame Poseidon also — Kiwiblog

Alt-right slight might — Your NZ

The ‘alt right’ organised protests in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch yesterday – see ‘NZ Sovereignty’ rallies against immigration. Someone tweeted about someone at one of the protests having a swastika tattoo on his head… Sad and a little shocked to see neo-Nazis out and proud. In Wellington, New Zealand. In 2019. …but otherwise things seemed quiet […]

via Alt-right slight might — Your NZ

March for Life Double the Size of Last Year — Right to Life New Zealand

 

The 2018 March for Life was held in Wellington on Saturday 8th December. It attracted over 1200 marchers of all ages from all over New Zealand. The march started at Civic Square in the CBD and ended at Parliament grounds. A number of Pro-Life and Pro-family organisations were represented as well as families and individuals.…

via March for Life Double the Size of Last Year — Right to Life New Zealand

The good, the bag and the ugly — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

The Greens’ week has been a mixed bag. First the good: Quote: Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage wants Kiwis to be reintroduced to urban Wellington – and she’s suggested locals should stop owning cats in order to achieve the goal. The community collective Predator Free Miramar, led by Dan Henry, is having success – with…

via The good, the bag and the ugly — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Enabling Suicide Should Always Be A Crime — Family First NZ

Media Release 11 May 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming the decision in the Wellington High Court of the conviction and fining of Susan Austen who enabled a woman to commit suicide. Family First is now calling on the police to lay similar charges against Dr Philip Nitschke. Family First is also calling on the…

via Enabling Suicide Should Always Be A Crime — Family First NZ

Wellington also wants fuel tax — Your NZ

The regional fuel tax for Auckland could spread, if other regions get what they want. RNZ: Wellington council offers to join fuel tax plan Greater Wellington Regional Council would implement a fuel tax if legislation before the house is passed, it says. Under the proposed law change the regional fuel tax can be charged in […]

via Wellington also wants fuel tax — Your NZ

Family First goes to court in hopes of regaining charity status — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 30 April 2018Family First Comment: Stand by for report from court Advocacy group Family First is heading to court today in a bid to retain its charity status. The hearing at the High Court in Wellington is the second appeal after the Charities Board ruled in 2013 and again in 2017 that…

via Family First goes to court in hopes of regaining charity status — Family First NZ

Ratepayer funded scaremongering — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: It’s hard to imagine sea level rising and creeping over city streets, but if you live in Wellington you don’t have to. The city council has developed a virtual reality simulator, allowing users to travel anywhere in the city, stand on the street, and see the impact of the rising sea levels. You can stand…

via Ratepayer funded scaremongering — Kiwiblog

The SIS dictated secret trial in Wellington — Your NZ

There was an unusual top secret trial in Wellington last week, where neither a Melbourne woman contesting the cancellation of her New Zealand passport, nor her lawyer, nor any media, were allowed to attend the hearing. Andrew Geddis at The Spinoff: The bizarre case of the NZ court case hidden from public and media scrutiny […]

via The SIS dictated secret trial in Wellington — Your NZ

Guilty of importing drugs, not guilty of assisting suicide — Your NZ

In a topical trial in Wellington Susan Austen has been found not guilty of assisting suicide, but guilty of illegally importing drugs that can be used for suicide – but can also be used for alleviating suffering. ODT (NZH): Euthanasia campaigner acquitted of aiding suicide Wellington woman Susan Austen has been found not guilty of […]

via Guilty of importing drugs, not guilty of assisting suicide — Your NZ

A rental crisis. Didn’t I predict that too? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Everything that the current government has signalled leading into the election is landlord unfriendly. And with the house prices topping out, many are choosing to exit the market. Renters are finding it particularly hard in the capital, with the total stock of rental properties in Wellington down by 69 percent. TradeMe Property spokesperson Nigel Jeffries…

via A rental crisis. Didn’t I predict that too? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The laws of unintended consequences bite Labour on the ass — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Socialists have never been able to exhibit joined up thinking with their sloganeering and electioneering. In Wellington we are seeing the unhappy confluence of some of their daft ideas. Wellington could be staring down the barrel of the worst rental crisis in the city’s history, property experts say. Record rent increases are forecast to hit the…

via The laws of unintended consequences bite Labour on the ass — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Eagle wants rewrite of adoption law — Your NZ

Ex Wellington councillor has been elected to take over Annette King’s Rongotai electorate. He wants a rewrite of adoption laws to make it easier for adoptees to find their birth parents. He talked about this in his maiden speech in Parliament. In 1973, the late Norman Kirk and the then Labour Government introduced the domestic […]

via Eagle wants rewrite of adoption law — Your NZ

Get a Labour government and the strikes start roliing in — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It shouldn’t be a surprise that strikes, unheard of under the last government, are rolling in now as unions flex their muscles: Wellington railway workers are to hold a 24-hour strike on Thursday. The workers, employed by Transdev Wellington and Hyundai Rotem on Wellington’s passenger rail network, have voted in favour of taking industrial action,…

via Get a Labour government and the strikes start roliing in — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Prolife Bulletin 338 Pro Life March – Wellington December 9th — Right to Life New Zealand

It is now 40 years on from the assent of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977. Since 1974, when the first abortion facility opened in Auckland, more than 500,000 unborn New Zealanders have been aborted. Many women have experienced physical, emotional and spiritual harm. Fathers and other family members have been also suffered because…

via Prolife Bulletin 338 Pro Life March – Wellington December 9th — Right to Life New Zealand