The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington
23 October, 2018
Ken Mulholland understandably is concerned about the future of the Miramar Golf Club and also potential loss of a noise buffer for nearby residences from the threat of an Airport expansion. But the larger concern should be that the Airport plans to expand at all. 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 »
Keep in mind that the GWRC has majority suburb (Hutt, Kapiti) membership. Cr Donaldson is anathema to Wellington and should be sacked for the vandalism she has led, but she is representing the suburbs not Wellington. The burbs are pressing their resentment at Wellington City being a hindrance to them getting to the airport easily. Mayor Lester should take the lead in fighting back but seems to be acting more a regional mayor than a Wellington mayor.
Response on Scoop article by Infratil on bus tendering and driver wages and conditions in WellingtonPosted: November 16, 2017
One must always bring the Regional Council into the forefront of this type of discussion. Note that the Regional Council is dominated by the suburbs, generally known as The Hutt and Kapiti, but most transport issues involve Wellington City which is in the minority at the Regional Council. The Regional Council has been out to get the City for some time because – well, we all know why but it is a taboo subject to actually mention in polite political discussions.
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 »
It seems surreal, the politics of today. Trump, Brexit, Key, “four lanes to the airport”. Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Dominion Post, Wellington
12 April, 2016
What a nice surprize to see the old “Welcome to Wellington – A Nuclear Free City” sign (or a very good replica of the original) pop up recently in its former place beside the road from the airport. Read the rest of this entry »