Pukehīnau / Lambton General Ward by-election – Wellington City Council
- Location where the Show is being Filmed – Thistle Hall Community Venue
- Date of the show – Wednesday 24th January
- Times to arrive – Arrive by 630pm
- Broadcast Time – 700pm to 900pm
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Questions that are in the Shows Boxes
A. Do you think water meters are a good way of charging for water?
B. Do you think we should have a binding referendum on using water meters to charge for water?
C. Wellington Water contracts out repairs to contractors.
Do you think Wellington City Council should bring ‘repairs to water infrastructure in-house’ and use
contractors only when required?
D. Te Toi Mahana (Wellington City council housing) is now a trust as opposed to owned and managed by
Would you advocate for Te Toi Mahana Board members to be publicly elected in the same way we
E. Te Toi Mahana (Wellington City Council housing) is now a trust as opposed to owned and managed by
Would you advocate for Te Toi Mahana Board members to appoint/elect tenants who live in their
properties in the same way Huhana Hickey was appointed to Kainga Ora?
F. The Wellington City Council (WCC) is the second largest social housing provider in New Zealand with
approximately 1,900 houses.
Should the WCC increase its investment in social housing, retain the current level or reduce its
G. What is the most pressing issue in the Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward Wellington City Council?
H. Many non-arterial route traffic lights prioritise moving cars over pedestrians as its default.
Do you agree with this prioritisation?
I. The current speed limit for Wellington City CBD on its non-arterial roads is 30km/hour. Businesses are
concerned that it is slowing down delivery times.
Do you think that we should increase CBD speed limits to 50km/hour?
J. Cars get fined if they use the bus lanes in the Hataitai Bus Tunnel.
Do you think we should repurpose the Hataitai bus tunnel to allow all traffic to use to reduce
congestion in the Mount Victoria tunnel?
K. There are over 1000 commercial property listings on Trade Me in Wellington Central for lease.
Do you think Council has a role in reducing the number of empty commercial properties?
L. What is your position on congestion charging in Wellington?
M. Southbound Willis Street is ‘bus only’.
Do you agree with opening southbound Willis Street to general traffic?
N. There are many streets in Aro Valley that are not suitable for heavy vehicles and a 50 km/hour such as
Would you support lowering speed limits to 30 km/hour and place heavy vehicle restrictions on those
O. Should Wellington City Council social housing be offered first to people who are Wellington City
P. What’s your biggest priority for the next term, and how do you intend on delivering on that?
Q. Many progressive projects in Wellington get stopped by those who don’t want change.
How will you ensure we can become a better city to live in and not be stopped by NIMBYs?
R. I cycle every day in Wellington.
What will you do to support me as I help to reduce congestion and climate change impacts?
S. Should councils be forced by the Ministry of Health to fluoridate their water supplies?
T. We need land for housing.
How will you support freeing up land in the appropriate places?
U. Do you think we should create a household food waste collection to stop organic waste from going to
V. What are you personally going to do to role-model climate action?
X. Do you think that Council should suspend non-critical projects to fund critical projects such upgrading
water infrastructure and the stabilisation of hillsides on for critical routes?
Y. If you do not become a Councillor, what is your dream job?
Z. What is a quality that you admire in one of your fellow candidates?
AA. Successful organisations have continuous improvement programmes.
What improvements do you think Wellington City Council need to make?
AB. Changes to central government legislation impact on local communities. Councils are expected to
deliver the outcomes of legislation without funding or resources.
As an example, government ministries and departments increasingly communicate with citizens via
email and text.
The ‘non-computer literate’ visit libraries for assistance in tax and benefit matters. This assistance is
funded by ratepayers.
Do you believe that central government should form partnerships with Councils to deliver central
If so, how should these partnerships be funded?
- Do you support Paneke Pōneke, the Wellington City Council Bike Network Plan to add over 100
kilometers of cycleways?
- What option will you vote for with regards the under-insurance problem of Council’s assets?
- Do you think the council should proceed with the $139M Golden Mile Project as currently
approved, or should it reconsult with businesses and perhaps update the design?
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