Paekawakawa-Southern Ward – 2 Position
Location where the Show is being Filmed – Te Whaea Dance & Drama Centre
Date of the show – Sunday 18th September 2022
Times to arrive – Audience Members arrive by 630pm
Broadcast Time – 7pm to 9pm
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Questions that are in the Shows Boxes
- Should WCC social housing firstly be offered to those who are locals?
- This year there will be a Maori Ward Councillor.
- How do you see WCC achieving true co-governance with Maori?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
- What are you doing to ensure young people’s voices are heard and actioned to keep our city vibrant and growing?
- There have been lots of delays to safe cycleways from Island Bay to the city.
- What will you do to ensure this essential route is completely finished this term?
- Newtown shopping centre is in dire need of an upgrade, with better facilities for walkers and a safe cycle route.
- How will you support this plan if elected?
- 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?
- The southern landfill is in our ward. It is a blight on the city and a regular polluter.
- What will you do to support reducing household waste?
- 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 need more affordable housing.
- How will you ensure more land is freed up to build high density housing? Will you advocate for the council to help buy land in the right places such as along the city to southern corridor
- If elected, what actions would you take to address late night boy racing on the peninsula?
- Did you attend the protest at Parliament in March and what are your thoughts on it now?
- 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?
- Do you think it’s appropriate to have so much central and southern housing land used for vehicle storage such as car yards?
- What will you do to find alternative accommodation for these businesses so that we can have more housing?
- Delaying projects that reduce climate change is a well known strategy by climate change deniers and the fossil fuel industry.
- What will you do to ensure projects are started and completed in a timely manner and not delayed constantly by small groups of people?
- 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?
- Wellington city council has committed to normalising the use of te Reo.
- How much te Reo do you speak and what will you do to increase its everyday usage?
- How will you personally role model reducing climate change?
- Such as cycling to work every day, eating a plant based diet, etc?
- When will you bring in household food waste collection to stop this waste from going to landfill?
- 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?
- 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?
- We need land for housing.
- How will you support freeing up land in the right places (and without letting rich Not In My BackYarder’s (NIMBYs) stop you)?
- 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?
- Should WCC social housing firstly be offered to those who are locals?
Hard Hitting Questions
- What is your position on the Three Waters Reform 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?
- Adelaide Road and Riddiford Street have been deemed not suitable for cyclists and general motor traffic mixing as it has 20,000 traffic movements along them every day, including at least 30% being Heavy Vehicles. WCC attempted to put down a transitional cycleway that was stopped through a court injunction with those applying for the injunction wanting the road space to remain as free car parking space for motorists. Going forward, what is your plan to stop cyclists mixing with general motor traffic along this corridor, while helping those businesses who need car parks in order to trade?
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