The Editor, The Post Weekender, Wellington
15 January, 2018
Jo Randerson’s personal reflection on death and life (Weekender, 6 Jan) was especially gratifying in the frank description of the societal / global death threats of nuclear weapons and climate change. A person’s understanding of individual mortality is integrated with that of the possible mortality of the human species. Read the rest of this entry »
These paragraphs were used in creating my submission (on their form) to the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project.
Scenario A is the place to start and finish. Getting people onto public transport is the top priority. Providing better public transport must happen. Light Rail would be the centre of those improvements. This should be referred to as “Scenario A+”. Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington
11 December, 2017
Crawford Road is the main road between Kilbirnie and Newtown. Bus and other traffic relies on that route. It seems time to reconsider whether car parking is a good idea on Crawford Road. As transport in Wellington is re-invented for the future there may a better combination of facilities on Crawford Road in which there are fewer of no car parks.
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.