Motu Kairangi-Eastern Ward – 2 Position
Location where the Show is being Filmed – the hub kilbirnie
Date of the show – Friday 16th September 2022
Times to arrive – Audience Members arrive by 630pm
Broadcast Time – 7pm to 9pm
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Submit your questions here – We will select the best questions for the show
Candidates who are Standing
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Confirmed attending It’s in the Ballot in Person
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Ken Ah Kuoi
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Confirmed attending It's in the Ballot in Person Website - https://www.timbrownwcc.nz/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/timbrownwcc Twitter - Instagram - Email - Tim@TimBrownWCC.NZ
Confirmed attending It's in the Ballot in Person Website - Facebook - Teri O'Neill for Motukairangi/Eastern | Facebook Twitter - (3) Teri O'Neill (@TeriONeillNZ) / Twitter Instagram - Teri O’Neill (@teri_oneill) • Instagram photos and videos Email - oneill4eastern.campaign@gmail.
Questions that are in the Shows Boxes
- A councillor resigns 12 months before the next election.
- What would you propose for the vacancy?
- Should WCC social housing firstly be offered to those who are locals?
- What’s your biggest priority for the next term, and how do you intend on delivering on that?
- Do you support the co-governance structure proposed by the Three Waters reform?
- Do you support more housing in the ward, and if so, how would you see this achieved?
- This year sees the start of the Māori wards.
- How are you going to ensure there is true co-governance with Maori for our city?
- I believe we need housing for everyone more than we need draughty heritage buildings
- How will you support more housing against the naysayers in Wellington?
- Newtowners put forward an excellent plan for high density housing which didn’t impact our low rise areas.
- How will you support this plan if elected?
- It feels like every progressive project in Wellington gets stopped by those who don’t like change. (ie judicial reviews for roading projects).
- How will you ensure we can become a better city to live in and not be stopped by NIMBYs?
- Wellington has long been known for its vibrant youth scene.
- What are you going to do to make sure young people can drive change in the city?
- What are you doing to ensure young people’s voices are heard and actioned to keep our city vibrant and growing?
- What is your immediate actionable plan for upgrading decaying and failing infrastructure such as sewage, water, and stabilisation of hillsides for critical routes and suspending non critical projects?
- How do you propose to foster a more positive public impression of more active modes of transport such as cycling and walking?
- Saving the planet and saving the car can’t happen together.
- What are you going to do in the term to actively reduce the number of private cars driving around Wellington and being parked on our streets?
- WCC will get extra rates revenue from increased housing density.
- What actual steps will you take to improve services to these corridor suburbs – including community services and utilities?
- The council has committed to normalising Te Reo Maori in Poneke.
- What will you do to ensure this happens?
- What are you personally going to do to role-model climate action? Bike to work every day? Go zero waste? Eat a plant based diet? Etc.
- Many people want to cycle around Wellington but live up steps and don’t have anywhere to store a bike.
- Do you support the provision of secure, weatherproof bike parking on city streets so that people can keep their bikes in the same way you currently support car owners?
- Internationally, cities that are nicer places to walk around are considered better places to live. What will you do to improve the experience of pedestrians in Wellington such as wider footpaths, less on street parking, more green spaces, protection from the wind and rain?
- Bike theft seems out of control right now (showing that bikes are VERY popular, but disappointing for their owners).
- What will you do to stop thieves being able to easily steal bikes in Wellington?
- The council has to push through some big and expensive projects – particularly LGWM and Rapid Transit.
- Do you think you are up to the job?
- The city needs land for housing.
- How will you support freeing up land in the right places (and without letting rich NIMBYs stop you)?
- Some councillors have actively supported hate speech against cyclists.
- Do you think this is appropriate and what will you do to stop it in the future?
- We know we need to pay now for essential upgrades that previous councils have avoided because of pushback from homeowners and fear of rates bills.
- What will you do to stop pushing these expenses onto the younger generations and ensure that this city is maintained as it should be?
- Wellington Council has committed to normalising Te Reo Maori.
- How much Te Reo do you speak and what will you do to increase your use of it?
- I cycle every day in Wellington (yes, even in the interesting weather).
- What are you doing to support me as I help you reduce congestion and fight climate change? Please be specific and address safety concerns of cyclists.
- Why should I vote for you? (no political jargon please)
- When will you bring in household food waste collection to stop this waste from going to landfill?
Hard Hitting Questions
- What is your position on the Three Waters Reform and why have you come to that position?
- Waka Kotahi is currently building a pedestrian crossing along Cobham Drive that is to stop people running across the road. Some current candidates want this removed because the estimated 30sec increased journey time to the average car journey. This crossing makes it safer for pedestrians and reduces the walking time by 15 mins from Miramar Shops to Kilbirnie.
- Which is more important to you, motorists saving 30sec at the expense of 15 min detour for pedestrians or providing more safe journey options for active mode transport which is within line of LGWM objectives and goal of improving all modes of transport connectivity? And why have you come to that position?
- There is currently no funding allocated to physical work for climate change adaptation. All that seems to be in the pipeline is planning. Communities are looking to the Council for the creation of a multi-party, community-led and council-funded taskforce to accelerate impact assessments and action.
- Do you agree with the community’s call for such a response? And, if so, how would you see it resourced and funded?