Wellingtonian District Health Board candidate ‘ratings’Posted: October 3, 2016
The Editor, The Wellingtonian, Wellington
26 September, 2016
It’s good to see the local body candidates canvassed for their positions on certain issues in the Wellingtonian and other papers. However, I have a concern about the District Health Board page in the Wellingtonian (22 Sept).You have used the ratings from the Public Health Association. I can go to their website and check them out, but if you are going to publish their ratings, then you also need to publish a summary of that organization’s positions on those issues in order for readers to understand each rating. You have not done that.
It seemed a ‘red flag’ for me when so many of the candidate ratings were of the ‘very’ variety: ‘very strong’ or ‘very weak’. This is unusual and needs explanation. The Wellingtonian has dropped the ball this time.