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Annual Wellington City Council Resident Survey: Is this Council naughty or nice?

This is the unofficial Wellington City Residents annual survey now in it’s third year. Tell us what you think about how the Council is performing, who you would vote in as Mayor, which Councillors are awesome, which are not, and rank the issues the city faces by priority. 66 more words

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Bill Bennett Writes: Why ratepayers should worry about Auckland Council ERP

Bill Bennett is possibly the last independent technology journalist in New Zealand. In this article he talks about the cost to Auckland City Council of their computer system upgrade and the warning signs therein. 470 more words

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Reblog: Climate Change Adaptation versus Mitigation (Two years on in Wellington)

There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it. – David Attenborough

This blog was originally written early in 2013, and is part of a Chapter from my Wellington as a Smart City book.

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Long Term Plan Optimism Bias, more Propoganda, and another Consultation Shambles

The Council isn’t known for its accuracy with figures. They are a bit of a movable feast, as is time, and other elements. So when the Mayor sent out a press release yesterday on the statistics around the Long Term Plan (LTP) and how awesome it has been, with actual statistics, I thought “doesn’t look right to me.” So, I ran some stats for myself and sure enough, they are different. 847 more words

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Celia and Andy: Let them eat cake

The Mayor and Andy Foster this week both supporting the re-introduction of a $20,000 budget to feed Councillors during their meetings. This is because, apparently, the lack of food is causing Councilors attendance to wane and makes them grumpy. 561 more words

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2015 WCC Baseball Championships - Day 1

Day one from the 2015 West Coast Conference Baseball Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. LMU claimed some revenge on regular season champion San Diego, defeating the Toreros 21-3 in a runaway victory in the first game of the tournament. 39 more words

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