Wellington Mayoral Candidates In 25 Words

The awesome Wellington blog, The Wellingtonista, has asked the following questions of all the Wellington mayoral candidates who are asked to respond to each in 25 words or less. It's a great exercise in getting a sense of each candidates approach and how they feel about our city.
  1. You have 30 seconds to convince someone to come to Wellington. What's your pitch?
  2. How do you think traffic flow to the hospital and airport could be improved?
  3. Where do you stand on the issue of opening up government data?
  4. What plans have do you have to improve recycling/composting facilities?
  5. What is your policy on street alcoholics?
  6. Do you support pedestrianisation of the Golden Mile? Why/Why not?
  7. What's the last local market you went to? What did you buy?
  8. Describe your bicycle, or your favourite bus route?
  9. When did you last use the library, a community centre, or a council-run sports facility?
  10. Would you welcome a central government driven "super-city" amalgamation of local authorities? If not, why not?
  11. Do you think the council has a role in fostering community websites? If so, how?
  12. Where do you stand on water privitisation, and why?
  13. What city overseas inspires your vision for Wellington? How?
  14. Is the concept of democratic representation important to you? How so?
  15. What do you think about commuunity gardens on public land?
And I love that The Wellingtonista (I suspect Jo) has done this - a real service to all of us.

At time of publishing this post they have had responses from:
BTW: I love how The Wellingtonista cut Kerry P off at 25 words, awesome!


  1. We would have cut off anyone at 25 words, I should point out, it just so happens that the other candidates actually read their email properly and realised that the rules apply to everyone.

  2. Or have their PA read the email properly and not then cut-n-paste the relevant sections form their standard response document ... ;-)


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