Saved the Point!

Great news today that the Environment Court has declined the building of the Marine Education Centre on Te Raekaihau Point on the South Coast. It is fantastic that the naturalness of our iconic coastline will be protected as reserve as it is designated! As I said in my submission to the court, Marine Education is… Continue reading Saved the Point!

Preliminary Results: 6,449 votes!

Preliminary results show that I received 6,449 votes which is a fantastic achievement for a first attempt. As it turned out I needed just under twice that number to get elected. Considering that I only decided to stand as the nominations were due and only spent $500 on the campaign the result is a brilliant… Continue reading Preliminary Results: 6,449 votes!

Big Issues: Water Supply

During the next term of this Council a decision will need to be made regarding meeting the supply of water to Wellington as demand is expected to match the existing capacity by 2013.  So far the two options being considered are to build a new reservoir at a cost of up to $150m with unquantified ecological costs, or… Continue reading Big Issues: Water Supply

Paper free campaign feedback

I’ve just received this email in, so it seems the email campaign is on message!  – Ian, I’m not usually impressed by local body electioneering and I just don’t vote.  But the paper-free campaign is a statement that you practise what you preach, and so you WILL have my vote. And I will try to help get the word… Continue reading Paper free campaign feedback