The Editor, The Wellingtonian, Wellington
08 December, 2017
It’s a sad day that the Wellingtonian is ceasing publication.. But the best part of it went out earlier this year when the Letters to Editor section was dropped. Subjects which the readership wants to bring up will generally be the most stimulating and useful for democracy. We are living in a time when it is most important to bring new perspectives into the conversation because the world has changed fundamentally. Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Dominion Post, Wellington
20 November, 2017
It is shocking, if not surprizing, that the new Labour government has indicated they might participate in a military option against North Korea while talking gingerly around the issue. Read the rest of this entry »
“Aging infrastructure”? The wire system is not that bad that you can make a mockery of the so-called move to electric buses. The cost of keeping the electric system upgraded is offset by the cost of taking the wires down.
Here you have an opportunity to show leadership in the reduction of CO2 emissions and you FAIL. I know you think that FAILing on climate change is what is expected of you but it is not good enough.
Mr Mayor Lester,
The Council owns the trolley wires and they must be saved. The Regional Council continues to push the interests of Wellington City around and have made a disastrous decision about the trolley buses. That decision can be reversed. Don’t let the Regional Council push WCC around.
(from Mike) – I am anxious to hear about your elections and the new PM. She sounds like someone you would have supported. What is your perspective? Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington
09 October, 2017
As a WCC councillor Paul Eagle had always seemed to support every whim in Island Bay without offering cautionary insights. As the rhetoric over car parking and the cycleway heated up last year, reaching ‘Tea Party’ (read Donald Trump) proportions, there he was nodding his head. Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Sunday Star Times, Auckland
2 October, 2017
So much for the old shallow saw, “three terms for one lot, then throw them out for the other lot”. The post-truth era has arrived in New Zealand, not just the States. Read the rest of this entry »