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Thanks to Nikki Papatsoumas of Cook Strait News

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

23 January, 2017

Dear Editor:

Thanks to Nikki Papatsoumas for her insight and efforts on Cook Strait News. The coverage of the local body elections in 2016 was second to none when other local media coverage was generally mediocre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mayor Wade-Brown is unable to accept the desperation in front of her.

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

05 September, 2016

Dear Editor:

The reason why Mayor Wade-Brown (Dom Post Weekend, 3 Sept) can so shallowly misrepresent mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan’s “four lanes to the planes” campaign slogan is that she refuses to respect the open desperation evident in it. Read the rest of this entry »


Runway extension suggestion is a sign of desperation

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

11 August, 2016

Dear Editor:

With the deadline for submissions on the airport runway extension Friday (12th) it would be useful to examine this issue in the larger context.

The suggestion to extend the runway at Wellington airport will be seen in the global context of climate disruption. There will need to be less tourism and less air travel in a carbon constrained world. Read the rest of this entry »


Submission on the Airport Corporation’s application to extend the runway

The suggestion to extend the runway at Wellington airport will be seen in the global context of climate disruption. There will need to be less tourism and less air travel in a carbon constrained world.   Read the rest of this entry »


Response to “From the Hood : The Second Time as Farce” on Scoop

It seems surreal, the politics of today. Trump, Brexit, Key, “four lanes to the airport”. Read the rest of this entry »


Response to Ian Apperley’s Random Rant on Scoop

Before we dismiss the elected WCC for the private sector, let’s look at the ‘why”.  Read the rest of this entry »


Airport Corporation dominant player in Wellington planning

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

24 June, 2016

Dear Editor:

The Wellington City Council is not the main player in determining the future of Wellington. Neither is Mayor Wade-Brown.  The Airport Corporation has been dominating the broad discussion for years.  Read the rest of this entry »