Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler

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Legal Beagle: Wellington Super City? Not even if it’s the best idea ever.

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  • william blake, in reply to Sacha,

    Sacha, I was meaning that Banks was the hardest member of the Mayoral forum to negotiate with, but I’m sure it’s not easy dealing with Harvey either, too far off consensus and his pants would be down.

    The parochial protection of your own fiefdom and stubborn insularity is the flip side to strong community and a healthy sense of identity. I think we got it right in West Auckland but no so sure about the rest of the region.

    Since Mar 2010 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to william blake,

    too far off consensus and his pants would be down

    too true

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19695 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to william blake,

    Waitakere did OK in the merger too. Manukau got shafted at the staff level despite the Mayor.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19695 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I remember the unhealthy anxiety when Waiheke was annexed by Auckland central. Ok, the Waiheke county council had baggage like the little a problem with its chairperson and the LSD So it's understandable I suppose.

    Great Barrier was way different. It didn't have tare seal, electricity it had a manual telephone exchange and it realy realy Wairarapa time ten, was not and still, is not a city.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4337 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Whether it turns out to be good is entirely dependent on the quality of the representatives

    Which, in part, depends on exactly who they think they're representing. Lower-population districts, less likely to supply representatives, are more likely to get shafted in an amalgamated council.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1895 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to steven crawford,

    is not a city

    is a region

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19695 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to linger,

    The example I offered was not cos of population size so much as cooperative rather than competitve disposition with the other Councils. The Council which stopped cooperating by decree a year before the merge made out like bandits.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19695 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Sacha,

    is not a city

    is a region

    It’s twenty nortical miles beyond Coromandel peninsula. Sixty miles from Auckland, Fourty miles from Whangarei.

    it’s Auckland becouse the fairy buildings down town.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4337 posts Report Reply

  • Daniel Wilton,

    This is a terrible idea.

    What would it do Wellington's "no Mall" rule

    The proposal would marginalise wellington and potentially see it return to the city it was in the 80's

    Boring

    Wellington • Since Jan 2009 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Howard Edwards,

    I must admit that "Absolutely Positively Wellington & Porirua & Lower Hutt & Upper Hutt & bits of South Wairarapa & (etc)" doesn't have quite the same ring about it.

    But the really important question is: will it fix your crappy rugby team?

    Also interesting to read about the ChCh/Banks Peninsula merger - was the original ChCh merger (ChCh, Waimairi, Paparua etc) any less controversial?

    Albany • Since Apr 2013 • 66 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    will it fix your crappy rugby team

    Most Wellingtonians (as in the actual city) would not care.

    We have the best professional soccer club in NZ, however.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    We have the best professional soccer club in NZ

    isn't that the only one?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19695 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Sacha,

    Indeed it is. So logically it is also the best.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    small mercies
    #hurricanes

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19695 posts Report Reply

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