Pōneke Wellington Constituency Ward for Councilor – 5 Position
Location where the Show is being Filmed – St Marks School Chapel
Date of the show – Monday 12th 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
- As more farms are turned into pine forests how will that affect the requirement in the future for poplar poles to control erosion?
- Greater Wellington Regional Council has recently considered bus fares.
- Do you think bus fares should be free? And if so, when will you implement this?
- We all recently discovered that there was no oversight of the fluoridation programme and that our teeth had been rotting away on your watch.
- What steps will you put in place to see sure this does not happen again?
- The GW council recently failed in its oversight of our fluoridation programme.
- Will you subsidise or cover the cost of our dental treatment for the next 5 years to make up for this failing?
- I often want to take my bike on the train at weekends and public holidays but there are bus replacements which sometimes don’t take bikes.
- What will you do to ensure bikes can always be taken on public transport?
- Climate change is one of our biggest threats.
- What will you personally do to role model decarbonisation?
- Regarding public transport, do you believe we should invest more or less relatively?
- If so, how do you see us getting to the required level and if not, what other methods do you have for tackling congestion and air pollution?
- What are the best strategies to reduce flood risks?
- Wellington’s water has been without fluoride for some time now.
- What is your response to that?
- GWRC is reluctant to initiate Resource Management Act enforcement proceedings against other local authorities: for example Porirua City Council and its management of the wastewater network and the treatment plant.
- What can councillors do to make the enforcement regime more robust, and will be more achievable with Three Waters?
- Regional Council representatives have been absent from meetings.
- How will you be active for the community across the triennium?
- A councillor resigns 12 months before the next election.
- What would you propose for the vacancy?
- What’s your biggest priority for the next term, and how do you intend on delivering on that?
- This year sees the start of Maori Wards.
- Do you believe this should be extended to the Regional Council?
- I cycle every day in Wellington (yes, even in the interesting weather).
- What will you do as a Regional Councillor to support me as I help you reduce congestion and fight climate change? Please be specific and address safety concerns of cyclists.
- Did you attend the protest at Parliament in March and what are your thoughts on it now?
- Did you agree with the Wellington City Council decision to require vaccine passes for entry to public rate payer supported facilities, despite no scientific reason to justify the policy?
- Councils are being given roles and responsibilities from the Central Government coming from regulation and legislation. These are referred to as unfunded mandates.
- What is your opinion on the unfunded mandates from the Central Government?
- Should councils employ public relations teams?
- Should the Regional Council be funding and helping to organise community events?
- Do you think climate change should be the number one concern at the ballot box?
- What are you going to do to ensure young people’s voices are heard and actioned to keep our region vibrant and growing?
- In your view is the Central Government overloading councils with regulation and legislation?
- Would you bring in household food waste collection to stop this waste from going to landfill, and would you support the Regional Council establishing a joint approach alongside other joining city councils to do this?
- Do you support the use of masks, especially indoors, particularly on our public transport as an important tool for keeping Covid at bay and others safe?
- Do you agree that if there is a move to introduce volumetric charges for water for residents, it should only be introduced with the consent of the majority of voters?
- How respectful is the relationship between the Central and Regional Governments?
- What do you think will be the three biggest issues for the Regional Council in the next term (2022-2025)?
Hard Hitting Questions
- What is your position on the Three Waters Reform and why have you come to that position?
- There are currently provisions under Lets Get Wellington Moving for a Light Rail Network or Bus Rapid Transit. Which of these options would you prefer and why, and would you make a provision for an Eastern Suburbs branch from Newtown?
- Could you please share your thoughts on Covid-19 vaccination, and whether you have any affiliation with Voices for Freedom, Freedom Rights Coalition, or any other organisation involved in the occupation of parliament?
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