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Posts Tagged ‘ local government ’

Council processes under fire in mayoral debate

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Mayoral hopefuls attack each other over council fund process that led to Singapore Airlines being given $800,000 a year. LAURA KEOWN reports.



Wellington and Porirua merger talk has people in three minds

Mar 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.



Capital makes soothing noises, but some are wary of housing review

Dec 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington City Council reviews as central government looks set to get rid of state housing.



Pokie machines split Hutt council, mayor refuses casting vote

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

One side says getting pokies out of high deprivation areas is the answer, the other says enforcing a sinking lid policy is more important for problem gamblers. AMANDA HERERRA attended this week’s long and passionate debate.



Former Masterton mayor speaks up at amalgamation meeting

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Ex-mayor Frank Cody spoke up against regional council changes in a recent meeting.



NewsWire’s coverage of council elections

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Labour MP Kris Faafoi congratulates Nick Leggett, right, on his re-election as Porirua’s mayor on Saturday. Click on the headline for NewsWire’s coverage of national media.



Healthy crowd eyes up 23 candidates standing for Capital and Coast

Sep 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

IDEALISM came head-to-head with funding constraint issues at the Capital and Coast District Health Board candidate meetings. About 100 voters packed a hall at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. BETHANY PEARSON reports.



Featherstonians ask candidates for public transport improvements

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Water fluoridation and the waste water plans also raised in build-up to local body elections.



Council welcomes tree suggestions through Facebook page

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Four trees will be replaced and the South Wairarapa District Council turns to social media for help.



Porirua mayoral candidate nostalgic for harbour’s better days

Aug 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Yvonne Carroll used to be able to walk out, dig her foot down and dig up a couple of cockles.



Nine new Youth Council members sifted from 58 applications

Mar 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Making things happen is on the agenda for fresh faces in city council youth body.



City to honour this year’s ordinary heroes

Sep 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

WCC calls for brave Wellingtonians to come forward.



Doubt hangs over council housing in revamp

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

AFFORDABLE housing for Wellington seniors and other tenants could be in for major change if local government reforms go ahead.

Wellington City Council admits it may not be able to honour the Positive Aging Policy it adopted last week under new local government structures. KRISTEN PATERSON reports,



Community to benefit from Plunket hall decision

Aug 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt City Council decides old building worth investment.



Blanket Man’s back story – what’s really going on with our homeless

Mar 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Student Features

We are quickly falling behind other western countries when it comes to helping the homeless, reports TENNESSEE MANSFORD.



Weather bomb has no effect on NZ’s biggest free festival

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

The threat of rain didn’t deter 60,000 people from attending the Newtown Festival. SARA GREIG (video) and CALLUM VALENTINE (story and photos) were there.



Wellington all set for RWC motor home invasion

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Free parks laid on at city’s two main public swimming pools.



Khandallah pool stays open thanks to Alice

Aug 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Her heartfelt letter sways city council to amend annual plan.



Less advertising, more talking wins council seat

Oct 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua’s Pacific networks spread messages for Fa’afoi Seiuli



Waikanae spending gets off to a flying start

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Waikanae board confident it can support local causes.



Obscure candidates are using multi-media means

Jul 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

SAMANTHA IVES finds some council candidates are using up to 11 different media – many of them online – to market themselves.



Why local body elections aren’t occupying our minds

Jul 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Ministry of Social Development data shows local government voting is on the decline, with less than half of those enrolled bothering to vote, reports ANNA MATHIESON.



Just a regular guy – with his finger on Upper Hutt’s pulse

Jun 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Running a community pharmacy served as his training ground, says Upper Hutt’s plain-talking mayor, Wayne Guppy. TORY REGAN penned this portrait.



Wellingtonians unaware of elections

Jun 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

POLL: Few know council elections will be held this year.



Wellington coastal reserves get new look

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

City council approves Breaker Bay and Point Dorset makeover.



Mayor set to declare commercial interests

Mar 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Councillors to state business interests on public register.



Benefits of warmer homes will cost the borrower

Mar 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

Regional council is offering funding for home insulation